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APA 2019 opening session promotes diversity, addresses stigma




SAN FRANCISCO — In the opening session of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, current President Altha J. Stewart, MD, reflected on her accomplishments over the last year, and President-elect Bruce J. Schwartz, MD, talked about his goals for the coming year.
Those who began the APA 175 years ago started with the principle that there was a more humane way to treat people with mental illness, which Stewart still sees as the “north star that should always guide us.”

“As psychiatrists, we recognize that we work with people,” she said during the opening

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