Welcome to Seattle from the Membership Committee and the Trainee/Early Career Committee!
We are thrilled you are able to join us in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, Starbucks, grunge, the Superbowl-winning Seahawks, and Macklemore. The next few days will be a whirlwind time of meeting colleagues old and new, learning the latest in neuropsychiatry from the brightest minds in the field, and enjoying the glorious...weather...well, two out of three isn't so bad.
New and International members of ANPA, please join us for breakfast at 7 am on Sunday, 2/16 in the Medina Room. All members are welcome to attend to give a special welcome to new and international ANPA members.
We will then have a networking breakfast at 8 am on Sunday 2/16 to connect trainees and early career members to established ANPA members, in the Ravenna Room. The coffee will be flowing as rapidly as the ideas for collaboration and career development. (yeah, I know, that was terrible.)
Sunday continues to be a whirlwind of social activities as the American Neuropsychiatric Association welcomes all members to a cocktail reception following the keynote address, in the pre-function area, from 7-7:30 PM. Trainees and new members will then trade our traditional “psycho-cinema” pizza and movie night for a night out on the town at Kells Irish pub, a short walk from the hotel. Our guide will be the amazing Ronan Murphy, former resident of Seattle and Actual Irish Person. He has arranged for us to have our own area of the pub to spend the evening talking about everyone's favorite topic, Beyonce. And neuropsychiatry.
Special Interest Groups will be meeting for lunches on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. We have spaced out the groups as many folks have overlapping interests, so that we can all attend and be engaged in more SIGs. See the meeting schedule for further details.
Tiffany Chow and Anne Lipton will be giving us a special presentation on publishing books and in the popular press from 6:30-7:30 on Monday night, following the poster presentations. This is an exciting opportunity for us to learn more about this topic, as well as begin to work on how we communicate our scientific and clinical knowledge to our peers and the world at large. Check your program for more information.
Ronan Murphy has agreed to play the role of a personal concierge for members while we are here in his former hometown. He is happy to be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep an eye out for the open hours for the Hospitality Suite—a fun place to enjoy a snack or drink while hanging out with neuropsychiatry folks. Trainees and early career members are especially encouraged to use the room as a hang-out and meeting space. Text or call Chris Brownlowe at 207-522-3160 for further information.
Trainees and Early Career members, please contact Kate Brownlowe at email@example.com or text/call at 207-522-3338 with any questions or to plan more get-togethers.
Glad to have you here!
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