the Corner Office

A Message from Executive Director Travis Lindley

Survey Says...

In September, all GPPA members were invited to participate in a Membership Engagement Survey.


HR 240 Study Committee Update

In the last edition of Mind Matters we announced that GPPA President-Elect Dr. Yolanda Graham had been appointed to the House Study Committee examining Georgian's Barriers to Access to Adequate Healthcare

Resident Outreach

GPPA currently undergoing a resident member outreach initiative

GPPA Goes To Washington

APA Assembly and Legislative Fly-In

In Memoriam: Sheldon Cohen, MD

GPPA loses a long time member


psychPRO: APA's new mental health registry

Sign up by December 15 for PsychPRO  

GPPA Winter Meeting

February 2-3, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta



Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH 
Yolanda Graham, MD 
Vice President
Sultan Simms, MD 
Colleen McLemore, MD 
Brian Miller, MD, PhD, MPH 
Immediate Past President
Joseph Bona, MD, MBA
APA Assembly Representatives
Howard Maziar, MD (2015-2018)
Joe Morgan, MD (2016-2019)
Sultan Simms, MD (2017-2020)


By January 1, 2018 Every prescriber with a US DEA registration number must enroll and be a registered user of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Click here for GPPA's one-page handout of important PDMP information. 



The GPPA Online Professional Recruitment Board. Members get one free post each year, and posts stay up for at least ninety days. Click here to see the current set of classifieds.



New ICD-10-CM Codes for DSM Diagnosis were recommended for use beginning October 1, 2017, including some 65 codes related to mental health conditions. Click here to download a PDF guide.



Military and Veteran Mental Health Series This collaboration between APA and the SUSP (Society of Uniformed Service Psychiatrists) provides free online courses to member psychiatrists who treat and interact with members of the military, veterans, and their families. Click here for more information. 




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