Members and guests of the California Psychiatric Association attended the 30th Annual Conference to participate in three days of seminars, educational forums and collaboration. As customary, the event kicked off with a Fun Run that took participants up the hill adjacent to Tenaya Lodge, where runners got a close-up view of the devastation done by forest fires that swept the region months before the conference. Specialty caucuses, such as the Women's Caucus, the Senior Psychiatrists, Training Directors Caucus and Resident Fellow Caucus met throughout the event to provide opportunities to talk among colleagues. A special Sunday morning seminar featured a panel on gender identity and psychiatry that drew an avid audience. The guest speaker at the luncheon was Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula, MD. CPA President Dr. William Arroyo presented Dr. Mary Ann Schaepper and Dr. Larry Lawrence with Special Recognition Awards for their significant Contributions to the CPA.
Tenaya Lodge 2017
The Fun Run Lives up to its name
Seminars and panels provided education and inspired dialogue on a variety of topics of keen interest to physicians, residents and other mental health professionals.
The Legislative Luncheon featured awards for outstanding work in California psychiatry, prizes for Fun Run champs, acknowledgments and guest speaker Assm. Joaquin Arambula.
Residents from throughout California joined in activities and contributed to the excitement of the Annual Conference.