Published Friday, February 7, 2014
AAGP President David C. Steffens For my last President’s Column, I thought I’d focus on two themes: gratitude and excitement. First, I have to thank many people who have contributed to the organization’s success this year and those who have helped me personally as President. There are many lists of individuals, who have helped AAGP more»
Published Monday, December 16, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens As 2013 nears its end, I thought I’d take stock of how AAGP has fared this year. Fortunately, this will be a positive story. Financially, we weathered the storm of the multi-year recession, in no small part due to the ingenuity and, at times, sacrifice of the terrific AAGP staff and our CEO, Christine deVries. more»
Published Monday, November 18, 2013
I am thrilled and honored to have been elected to serve as your Member-in-Training (MIT) Representative for this coming year. My goal is to work with you to collectively increase MIT involvement within the various groups/caucuses of the AAGP and continue to modify the trainee section of the AAGP website. I would also like to work with you on pivotal issues more»
Published Monday, October 21, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens Registration is open for our 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld March 14 to 17. It is a cliché to add “hope to see you there!” But, I really do have high hopes that our members turn out in full force to what I expect will be a terrific meeting in a great venue. more»
Published Thursday, October 3, 2013
On September 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) to treat adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). Six clinical studies in which adults with MDD were randomly assigned to receive Brintellix or placebo demonstrated that Brintellix is effective in treating depression, according to the FDA press release. An more»
Published Tuesday, September 24, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens I was pondering what I should focus on for the president’s column, and then I received an email reminder about upcoming deadlines for poster submissions for the AAGP Annual Meeting in Orlando, March 14–17. Specifically, I noted that New Research Posters are due October 1, and Early Investigator Posters are more»
Published Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Now that Congress has returned from its five-week summer recess, it is anticipated that, prior to the end of this year, it will act on a bill that would block cuts to Medicare’s physicians payments on January 1. The question is whether lawmakers will pass a temporary fix, as they have for the past ten years, or whether they will finally make this the more»
Published Monday, July 29, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens It is a truism that the strength of any organization lies in the individual strengths, talents and involvement of its people. AAGP is a strong organization because its members are passionate about our field and are willing to devote time to advancing our clinical, research and educational missions. Over the past couple more»
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