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On April 21, 2005, the MPS held its annual dinner, at the Hunt Valley Golf Club in Phoenix.  Highlights of the evening included the installation of Dr. Joseph M. Schwartz as President, the presentation of the 2005 Lifetime of Service Award to John C. Urbaitis, MD, and a talk by the APA President-Elect, Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein.

On May 13, 2004, Gerald Klee, MD was honored, Dr. Steven Daviss became the President, and Dr. Carolyn Robinowitz spoke about "Psychiatry for the 21st Century: Great Expectations.” The dinner, held at the Overhills Mansion in Catonsville, was attended by 73 members and guests.

The 2008 Olympics are over, baseball is winding down, and football’s winding up. News reports of sports figures using performance-enhancing drugs to improve their odds against competitors have become almost routine and expected. However, little attention has been paid to the problem of using performance-enhancing psychotropics to improve cognitive abilities.

Maryland is well-represented in the development of DSM-V. Nine of the 28-member APA DSM-V Task Force live or work in Maryland: William Carpenter, Wilson Compton, Howard Moss, William Narrows, Roger Peele [one of the authors], Daniel Pines, Darrel Regier, Susan Swedo, and Philip Wang. 

A Note From the Editor: Dr. Komrad is the Chairman of the Clinical Ethics Committee and Consultation Service for the Sheppard Pratt Health Systems. Dr. Komrad has agreed to edit and write for “Practicing Ethically”, a column for MPS members on topics in this field.

Editor’s note:   Leo Kanner first used the term Infantile Autism 65 years ago while at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The following article was written by another Johns Hopkins scientist and MPS member from Johns Hopkins’ affiliated institution, the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Editor’s Note: I have asked Dr. Rama Reddi to write the following article about her experiences with the PEP Program, as part of a series written by Maryland psychiatrists about their work.

My training was a long time ago now, but I can’t recall that we ever had any lectures offering guidance on what to do with terminally ill psychotherapy patients when they are no longer physically able to come into the office. If you’re in practice long enough, it happens, and then it happens again and again.

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