APPI staff member Jan Roque demonstrates PsychiatryOnline.org at the APPI bookstore. This online service is a powerful Web-based portal that features the DSM-IV-TR library and provides access to APA journals and psychiatric texts published by APPI. Annual meeting attendees peruse books and multimedia items at the APPI bookstore. APA’s changing of the guard—at least presidentially speaking—took place at the Board of Trustees meeting. Outgoing APA president Alan Schatzberg, M.D., handed over the gavel to APA’s new president, Carol Bernstein, M.D., after placing the ceremonial presidential medallion around her neck. A Dixieland band begins the Opening Session with an energetic rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Women who have served as president of APA gather for a photo before the Opening Session. From left are Nada Stotland, M.D. (2008-2009), Michelle Riba, M.D. (2004-2005), Marcia Goin, M.D. (2003-2004), Carol Nadelson, M.D. (1985-1986), Elissa Benedek, M.D. (1990-1991), and Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D. (2007-2008). Missing is Mary Jane England, M.D. (1995-1996). Newly inducted APA fellows, distinguished fellows, life fellows, and distinguished life fellows take “The Pledge of Distinguished Fellowship.” Actress and author Carrie Fisher presents the William C. Menninger Memorial Lecture at APA’s Convocation of Distinguished Fellows. Sylke Vothknecht, M.D., and Ben Blansjaar, M.D., share the annual meeting experience with their daughter, Isabella. It’s never too soon to extol the feelings of personal fulfillment of being a psychiatrist with others.
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