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Upcoming Events

Annual Wellness Event (yoga nidra)
Saturday, February 23
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Reflections Yoga227 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010
 
RSVP to: jennifer.okeeffemd@gmail.com
Come learn and practice Yoga Nidra, the art of conscious relaxation and psychic sleeping. Learn a new skill to tackle the stress of these cold winter months!
This complementary session will be led by our very own NYCCAP member, Dr. Jennifer Cabrera. There will also be time to network and mingle with light refreshments.



NYCCAP's Career Night 2019 (Registration: onsite)
Hosted by the MIT Subcommittee and Training Committee
February 20, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lenox Hill Hospital, Achilles Building, Theater Room, 2nd Floor, Theater Room, 130 E. 77th Street, New York, New York 10075 (entrance through Black Hall Bldg)

NYCCAP Theater Night: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

NYCCAP Theater Night: “To Kill a Mockingbird” 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Show Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street, New York, NY
Note: Due to the early show time, a post-show gathering is planned. Details will be announced when available.

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Psychiatry in the Age of Social Media Register Now! Deadline: February 6
Sponsored by NYCCAP's Communications Committee
Thursday, February 7, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, JW Conference Center, 1184 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 7-12, New York, NY

NYCCAP is hosting this event to draw attention to the prolific impact Social Media has had on the development of children and the field of psychiatry.

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NYCPS, NYCMS, and NYCCAP: 2019 Legislative Breakfast (Register Now)
Sunday, January 27 2019
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), 1216 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), New York, NY
Featuring Senator Gustavo Rivera; Assembly members Richard Gottfried, Carmen de la Rosa and Daniel O'Donnell; and other key lawmakers. Lively Discussions with audience Q&A.
Admission is $35 for members of any of the three hosting organizations, and $50 for non-members. Medical students and residents are free of charge. (Members of MSSNY, APA and AACAP attend at member rates.)
Did you know . . . 
AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families
AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), a medical association representing physicians dedicated to the health of children and families around the globe, advocates putting an end to the practice of separating immigrant children from their families. (more . . .)

NY Assembly Bill goes to the NY Senate (A03977)

Conversion Therapy Bill passes NY Assembly!  On to the Senate!
On May 1, the NY Assembly passed a bill banning conversion therapy: http://assembly.state.ny.us/Press/files/20180430a.php.
Bill:  A03977 
The bill now moves to the NY Senate.

What do I need to know if the DACA Program ends?


There are some reports that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program soon.  At this time, we do not know when or if the DACA program will be terminated or what the end of the program may look like. 

New York State Dept of Health Mandatory Requirement

The New York Public Health Law was amended last year to establish new mandatory continuing education requirements in the areas of pain management, palliative care and addiction. These changes reflect efforts to address the problem of opioid abuse. 
PHL Section 3309-a(3) requires all physicians (including all non-physician prescribers) who . . . (read more)

CAP Workforce

Organized by state and includes the state shortage rate


C2C integrates mental health services into programs already serving low-income communities where people may not know they need help, or are reluctant to access it. ". . . our city is taking a huge leap forward in our quest to embed mental health resources in the places where people live, work, play, and go for help." -- Chirlane McCray, First Lady and Chair, Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City (see Letter from the First Lady)