The joint CME planning committee has finalizing the Annual Meeting which will be held in Natchez, MS at the Grand Hotel from March 16-18, 2018. This is the 50th Annual Meeting and the MPA wants to celebrate with you. Mark your calendar and get out your call schedule so that you can make plans to attend. Highlights will include a Friday afternoon Mock Trial which utilizes videotaped components of a psychiatric malpractice trial based on a patient’s suicide, with live commentary before and after each segment. Attendees will enjoy being the jury and being polled throughout the trial about liability issues. We will have a poster competition for Residents of both states on Saturday morning as well as a track hosted by ASAM members featuring addiction issues and treatments. On Saturday evening, we will have an MPA 50th Anniversary celebration for all to attend. Sunday will bring a new highlight called our President’s Choice, which allows each State President to choose a topic and speaker for that hour. Plan on joining MPA and LPMA for springtime in Natchez! Links to online meeting registration and hotel reservations are below. There will be something for everyone so make your plans now to get 12.0 CME hours and enjoy time with your colleagues from Mississippi and Louisiana. 

March 16-18, 2018

Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites

111 Broadway St | Natchez, MS 38129 | Ph: 601-446-9994 | Toll-free: 1-866-488-0898

Room Block Rate: $129 single/double   $139 River View

Group Code is LPMA2018.

 Click here for your registration

The tentative schedule is as follows:


2018 Spring Meeting

March 16-18, 2018

12.0 CME Credits


Friday, March 16                                                                                                                       

11:00 a.m. –  12:30 p.m. Exhibitor Setup                                                                           

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Exhibits                                                                                             

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration                                                                                     

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.           Risk Management Mock Trial                                                      

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.           Break with Exhibitors                                                                    

3:15 – 5:15 p.m.           Risk Management Mock Trial                                                      

5:15 – 6:45 p.m.           Poster Set Up

5:15 – 5:45 p.m.            LCCAP/MCCAP Joint Meeting

                                      LPMA Committee Meetings

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.            LPMA General Membership Meeting                                              

                                      MPA Executive Council                                                                      

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.            Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

8:00 – 10:00 pm           Resident’s/Fellows Event (MS & LA)                                        


Saturday, March 17

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.            Poster Set Up

7:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.   Registration/Exhibitors                                                                 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.            Breakfast and Meet/Greet with Exhibitors

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.            Presentation of Posters                                                                

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.            “Dual Disorders in Substance Use Disorders:

                                       The Importance of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists”

                                        Presented By: Mark Gold, MD

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.          “Management of Maternal Substance Use Disorder to

                                       Improve Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Outcomes in  Louisiana” Presented By: Pooja Mehta, MD

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.        Break with Exhibitors                                                                    

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.       “Adolescent Addictions-Opportunities for Early Intervention”

                                    Dr. Jennifer Creedon

11:15. – 12:15 p.m.    “Delusional Misidentification Syndrome as a Risk for Violence”

                                    Dr. Sarah Deland                                                                             

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.          Lunch/Awards/Legislative Advocacy Update

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.            “Research Developments in Addictions” Joseph Kwentus, MD

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.            ASAM Break Outs Sessions for Each Presented Topic            


Sunday, March 18

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.            Breakfast and Meet/Greet with Exhibitors                               

7:30 – 9:15 a.m.            Exhibits Open                                                                                  

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.            LPMA Executive Council Meeting                                                    

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.            MPA General Membership/Business Meeting

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.            Break with Exhibitors                                                                    

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.         Cultural Diversity in Psychiatry- Dr. Maxie Gordon            

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.       Ketamine and Depression – Dr. Mark Townsend

11:15 a.m.                    Closing Remarks-Door Prize Drawing-Poster Competition  Awards

Follow this link to make a hotel reservation: