APA Advocacy Leads to Changes in MOC Program


NYSPA is pleased to report that American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) recently revised its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program to adopt the following changes:

1) Patient survey is no longer mandatory and will now be listed as one of several options in the category of assessment of practice.

2) Lifetime Certificate holders will no longer be referred to as “not participating in MOC.” Instead, ABPN will utilize the phrase “not required to participate in MOC.”

Qualifying Quality Improvement projects will now satisfy Performance in Practice requirements for chart review.

These changes to the MOC program are a direct result of the advocacy of the APA and the Assembly Work Group on MOC, which worked closely with ABPN to make these necessary clarifications. Special thanks and recognition to Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., Brooklyn DB Representative and newly elected NYSPA Secretary, for his leadership in this area.

2014 Annual Resident Paper Session

BPS Annual Residents Paper Session

Thanks to everyone who came to the 2014 Annual Resident Paper Session held by the Brooklyn Psychiatric Society at Maimonides Medical Center.

All of the papers were excellent and a huge congratulations goes to the winner, Anupriya Gogne, MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center on her paper, “Reduced P3 Amplitude in Individuals at High Risk for Alcoholism.”

You can view photos from the event here.

NYSPA Election Results

Dr. Ramaswamy Viswanathan has been elected Secretary of the New York State Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Subhash Chandra has been elected APA Area 2 RFM Representative and Chair, Committee on RFMS for the New York State Psychiatric Association.

A huge congratulations to them both!

APA Fellows

Congratulations to the following Brooklyn Psychiatric Society members becoming APA Fellows:

William Florio, M.D.

Chinmoy Gulrajani, M.D.

Aron Pinkhasov, M.D.

Caroline Stamu-O’Brien, M.D.

Jonathan Weiss, M.D.

APA 100% Club Members

We are very proud to announce that the Maimonides Residency Program has achieved Gold Level status in the APA 100 % Club – meaning all their residents are members of the APA.

In addition, the Brookdale Residency Program has achieved Silver Level status – meaning that 90-99% of their residents are members of the APA.

Congrats to our Brooklyn Residency Programs!