Published Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dan Sewell, MD The AAGP will convene its 2013 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, and the association has a valuable program planned. Here are just a few of the highlights: Several workshops that will provide hands-on training experiences, including one that will unite experts from the USA and the UK in a discussion of the use of antipsychotic more»
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012
Psychiatrist Members Marcia Alexander, MD, JD, Orleans, MA Nidhi Goel, MD, New York, NY Seema Kazi, MD, Princeton, NJ Philip N. Lomas, MD, Madison, WI Francis X. Rathinapandian, MD, Mt.Vernon, NY Members Luisa Elizalde, MSN/FNP, Peoria, AZ Devora Follman, LMSW, Lakewood, NJ Sandra Jo Holmgren, MSN, Salol, MN Michael W. Jennings, PhD, Bellwood, Il more»
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012
Donovan Maust, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, was recently elected by his fellow members-in-training as the MIT representative to the AAGP Board of Directors, and will serve in this position through September 2013. In this role, Maust serves as a liaison between the Board and AAGP’s members-in-training, sharing concerns and perspectives with the more»
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Your Vote is Due December 22 Get to know your candidates, and be sure to vote in the election. Return the ballot that was mailed to you, or visit the AAGP website ( to cast your vote online. President-Elect (March 2013 – March 2014) **Automatically transitions to President for 2014-2015 and to Immediate Past President for more»
Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Most of the codes in the psychiatry section of the CPT® (i.e., 908XX codes) will change effective January 1, 2013. The CPT, or Current Procedural Terminology, is medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs. The new codes were released in late August and will be published by the more»
Published Monday, September 10, 2012
Donate Online to the GMHF Scholars Fund To make a contribution, visit or, call 301-654-7850, or send a check to GMHF, Attn: Scholars Fund, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1050, Bethesda, MD. Donations made to the Scholars Fund by September 30, 2012, will be used to support scholars at the 2013 AAGP Annual more»
Published Friday, August 31, 2012
AAGP President Paul D.S. Kirwin, MD In early July the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a long anticipated report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?, which documents the prevalence of mental health and substance use issues among older adults, the interaction between these issues and physical health, and more»
Published Friday, August 31, 2012
Leilani Feliciano, PhD Scrutiny of the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes has increased exponentially in the last 24 months, driven largely by congressional mandates to the Office of the Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nearly every call for their reduction has been accompanied by suggestions that more»
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