The OPPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose more than 1,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.
Psychopharmacologic Approaches in the Perinatal Period
Each month, the APA offers a free on-line course for members. Be sure to check out the topic for Aug.! Psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period are common and, as such, psychiatrists are often asked to treat pregnant and postpartum women. Unfortunately, psychiatrists often do not feel well-equipped to manage treatment of perinatal patients
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a public listening session on August 2, 2016 from 3:00-5:00pm EST, to solicit comments regarding the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, “Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders Reporting Requirements.” If you would like to attend this public listening session, either in person or by phone, RSVP here.
Earlier this week, the OPPA submitted a letter to the State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) related to a draft rule on telemedicine. Specifically, the OPPA recommended changes that would make an important distinction for what a physician must do when they are the consulting physician versus when they are covering for a colleague. Read More
The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Enlightenment Award. This award recognizes an outstanding activity, presentation or news article in 2016 which enhances the public’s access to treatment and/or enhances the public’s understanding of mental disorders or decreases the stigma often associated with mental illness. Read More
August 8, 2016