General Information

The Psychiatric Society of Virginia's fall meeting for 2018 is entitled "Fighting Stigma in Mental Healthcare." The presentations will inform the participants on: 1) Providing competent and affirming psychiatric care to transgender individuals, 2) Stigma in substance use disorders and trends in addiction policy, 3) Gain a better understanding of how culture affects stigma, 4) Hear updates on mental health parity law in Virginia, 5) Understand the impact of stigma surrounding mental illness, including the impact to patients in the therapeutic relationship, and 6) Discuss the impact of negative attitudes about aging and how to combat ageism. These are all intended to inform those who practice medicine in order to improve decision-making and delivery of health care services to our patients.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Psychiatric Society of Virginia. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Scientific Session = 5.5 hours
Friday Breakout Session = 2.5 hours
Poster Session = 1.0 hour

Parking at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel:
As you arrive at the hotel, there will be Traffic Managers directing traffic.  Let the Traffic Manager know that you are attending a meeting at the Stonewall Jackson hotel. 
Once parked, visit the hotel front desk or the PSV registration desk to receive a parking pass that must be displayed on your car.
There will be a $6.00 per day charge for parking in the Parking Garage. Guests who are staying the night can have this added to their room bill and use their room key to exit the garage. Guests who are travelling and do not have a room can pay the $6.00 with Quarters, $5.00 bills, or $1.00 bills as they exit the garage.
For those arriving on Saturday, plan to arrive early to avoid traffic from the Mischief and Magic Festival that will be going on at the same time in the streets of Staunton.  


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