Has Anyone Been to the APA Free Workshops on Maintenance of Certification?

I’ve noticed that my blog post from April 21, 2011 about the free sessions on Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in Psychiatry that were to be presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting held in Honolulu are suddenly again very popular. I think it’s interesting because it’s just a notice about the sessions being free and on the schedule. There’s nothing in them specifically from the sessions–I couldn’t attend. That’s why I’m asking if anyone out there attended the sessions and has any comments about them. Were they well-attended and helpful? I was hoping to hear from someone  with practical advice about how to manage the Performance in Practice module that I’ve written about as well. I’ve sent an email to my colleagues in my department but so far no reply. I’ve sent an email to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to see if I could get the slides–no word yet. After all, they were free.  Judging from the traffic to my site just about the announcement, there must be a fair amount of interest in the topic.

Anyone out there care to comment about the free workshops on the MOC for Psychiatry at the APA annual meeting this month? See my blog posts at shortlinks http://wp.me/p1glcu-ff, http://wp.me/p1glcu-nB, http://wp.me/p1glcu-9s,


Author: Jim Amos

Dr. James J. Amos is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Amos received a B. S. degree in Distributed Studies (Zoology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) in 1985 from Iowa State University and an M.D. from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1992. He completed his psychiatry residency, including a year as Chief Resident, in 1996 at the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa. He has co-edited a practical book about consultation psychiatry with Dr. Robert G. Robinson entitled Psychosomatic Medicine: An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As a clinician educator, among Dr. Amos’s most treasured achievements is the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.