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The Alaska Psychiatric Association is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, the largest psychiatric organization in the world. We represent psychiatric physicians across the state of Alaska, and work collectively on their behalf and on behalf of the patients they serve.

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Addiction, Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology:

Finding Hope in 2020

27th Annual AkPA CME Conference, March 26-29, 2020

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Current Events in Mental Health

APA Announces Results of 2020 Election
APA’s Committee of Tellers has approved the following results of APA’s 2020 national election.
Please note that these results are considered public but not official until approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on March 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C.
Vivian B. Pender, M.D.

Richard F. Summers, M.D.

Michele Reid, M.D.

Area 2 Trustee
Glenn A. Martin, M.D.

Area 5 Trustee
Jenny Boyer, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.

Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-elect
Sanya Virani, M.D., M.P.H.

“I congratulate Dr. Pender and all of today’s successful candidates on their election,” said APA President Bruce Schwartz, M.D. “I look forward to collaborating with them as APA works to improve access to and quality of mental health care for all.”

Pender’s term as APA president-elect will begin this April at the conclusion of the APA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, when current President-elect Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H., begins his one-year term as president.

“APA members and the profession of psychiatry will be well served by the leadership of Dr. Pender,” said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. “I have known her for years, and her dedication and passion for psychiatry will greatly benefit APA during her tenure.”