American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)

March 24, 2014

In this issue
•    ANPA Administrative Office Is Moving To Detroit, Michigan
•    Sandy Bornstein Retires
•    Membership Dues Reminder
•    26th Annual Meeting Call For Abstracts
•    UCNS Update
•    Treasurer Call for Nominations
•    Information Committee Call for Volunteers
•    Awards Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting
•    Upcoming Meetings of Interest

Beginning April 15, 2014 the ANPA administrative office address will be hosted by the Department of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.  The new contact information is as follows

American Neuropsychiatric Association
One Ford Place
Suite 1F
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Telephone: 313-874-6779 (NPSY)
Fax: 313-874-6895

We would like to welcome our new Administrative Director, Kelly McLaughlin.

The new e-mail will be posted on the web site as soon as it is available.  Until April 15th continue using

We would like to thank Ed Coffey, MD, Chair of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, for agreeing to host the new national office within his department.  The decision to move the office to Henry Ford was taken after an RFP process that resulted in 18 proposals by management organizations and a few proposals by psychiatry departments.  The new office will be able to continue to operate on roughly the same budget as we have had in the past, thus ensuring stability for the organization.

After 15 years of running the ANPA National Office, Sandy Bornstein is retiring this year.  Sandy was celebrated at the annual meeting and roasted at the annual meeting banquet by Alya Reeve and Tiffany Chow, who described her skills as the cognitive center of ANPA, demonstrating each of the higher cortical functions she has brought to ANPA during her tenure in the national office.  She was presented with a framed map of the United States showing the locations of the meetings she has organized and bearing a plaque that reads, “With profound gratitude from the officers and members of ANPA.” Sandy has taken personal pride in the accomplishments of ANPA and its members and has gone the extra mile to make certain that our meetings have gone off smoothly. The officers, executive council and members will sorely miss Sandy’s dedication and energy.  Sandy will continue to be involved with ANPA in the coming months during the transition to the new national office, helping Kelly McLaughlin get started.

It is now time to pay your 2014 membership dues.  If you have already renewed – thank you.  If not, please go to:

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
March 25-28, 2015

Call for Abstracts
You are invited to submit abstracts reporting new research or challenging clinical cases for poster or platform presentations. Abstracts of posters and oral presentations will accompany the online edition of the spring 2015 issue of The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Submission instructions will be available on line at: by July 1, 2014. Information about ANPA’s award programs, platform sessions and poster sessions will also be available by July 1, 2014.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 3, 2014

Practice Track Pathway Extended Through 2014 Exam.

The 2014 UCNS Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry certification examination is scheduled to be given November 3-7, 2104. The application cycle is now open and the deadline to apply is May 15, 2014. This examination is especially noteworthy because it is the last to be given before expiration of the practice track; thereafter, only graduates of UCNS-accredited Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry fellowships will be eligible to sit for examinations. More information about this examination can be found on the UCNS website at:

As Ed Coffey M.D. assumes to his new responsibilities as Academic Liaison for ANPA, he will begin to transition his duties as Treasurer.  Nominations including self-nominations are being sought for the office of Treasurer.  Statements of interest including relevant experience should be sent to Sheldon Benjamin at:

The Treasurer is responsible for managing the financial affairs of the Association.  The Treasurer will issue a written financial report annually, indicating the income, expenses, and balances of the Association.  In addition, the Treasurer will assist the Administrative Director in the performance of the Administrative Director’s financial responsibilities.

We are looking for volunteers with interest in oversight of our web pages and increasing electronic resources provided to members, social media, and electronic information distribution to be a part of the Information Committee.  The Information Committee will work with the Administrative Director and the web site host to improve and expand our communication through the web and other electronic media.  E-mail Sheldon Benjamin at:  if you are interested.

Congratulations to our 2014 award winners!

Gary J. Tucker, M.D Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuropsychiatry
Stuart C. Yudofsky, MD, FANPA, Chair of Psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the inaugural Gary J. Tucker MD Award in Neuropsychiatry at the 2014 Annual Meeting Banquet.
Established in his memory, the Gary J. Tucker, M.D Award in Neuropsychiatry is the highest honor bestowed by ANPA and is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the field of Neuropsychiatry and sustained service to ANPA.  Dr. Yudofsky was selected for his having founded and edited the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, in addition to his authorship of many neuropsychiatry textbooks, his teaching, advocacy, and mentorship.

Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association
Moises Gaviria, M.D., Kaloyan S. Tanev, M.D., and Hal S. Wortzel, MD were elevated to Fellow at the 2014 meeting.

The designation of Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association recognizes significant contributions to the field of neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, neuropsychology or the clinical neurosciences and to ANPA.

ANPA Career Development Award
David L. Perez M.D received the 2014 Career Development Award at the annual meeting.
The ANPA Career Development Award Program recognizes an advanced trainee in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology or neuropsychology whose accomplishments during training offer outstanding promise of a successful career in neuropsychiatry and the clinical neurosciences.

ANPA Young Investigator Awards
Nolan R. Williams, M.D. and Joshua J. Rodgers, M.D. were selected as the 2014 Young Investigator awardees.
The ANPA Young Investigator Award recognizes early trainees who are embarking on promising careers in the clinical neurosciences. The recipients are chosen from the submitted presentations at the Annual Meeting. The decisions are based on the quality of the abstract submission and, more broadly, the candidate’s perceived ability to make a contribution to the field with the encouragement and support provided by the award.

ANPA Clinical Neuroscience Trainee Award
Jennifer M. Erickson, D.O was selected as the inaugural Clinical Neuroscience Trainee awardee.
The ANPA Clinical Neuroscience Trainee Award recognizes an outstanding trainee with special accomplishments or involvement in the clinical neurosciences. This award was designed to facilitate early involvement in ANPA by highly motivated residents in psychiatry or neurology, considering careers in neuropsychiatry or behavioral neurology, or doctoral candidates considering careers in neuropsychology.


World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions
Montreal, Canada
April 7-9, 2014
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Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
61st Annual Meeting
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Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
November 12-15, 2014
Call for Abstracts deadline is April 1, 2014
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International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA)
10th International Congress of the INA
Jerusalem, Israel
October 14-16, 2015
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American Neuropsychiatric Association
• One Ford Place - Suite 1F  • Detroit, Michigan 48202 • (313) 874-4907