Duties include attendance at four Area 7 meetings every year, with travel paid by the APA. The term will start after the APA annual meeting this May in Atlanta. In addition to the Area 7 meeting at the APA annual meeting (noon Friday-noon Sunday), there are 3 other quarterly meetings (August and February at a rotating location in a western Area 7 state and late October meeting in Washington DC). As a member of Oregon’s Area 7 delegation you would also be a voting member of the OPPA Executive Committee. Area Reps have many unique opportunities, such as serving on APA Assembly committees and writing position papers.
At this time in your early career as a psychiatrist, participation in APA Area 7 governance activities offers special opportunities to network with other psychiatrists from the region and country to discuss the evolving and ever changing role of psychiatry and the psychiatrist in American medicine and in public policy, representing the views of your colleagues who are also early in their careers.
If you are interested in being considered for this position please forward a brief statement of interest and your curriculum vitae to Annette Mathews MD at Annette.Mathews@va.gov no later than February 22, 2016. Questions should also be forwarded to Annette.
We hope that you seriously consider this unique opportunity,
Your OPPA Executive Committee