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The Florida Psychiatric Society would like to thank our members for their patience while the FPS administrative staff and Executive Board addressed issues related to the scheduled Spring Meeting and COVID-19. We tried to see if the Meeting could still be held as scheduled, but with changing recommendations from the CDC and state government officials on what size of gatherings are permissible, and the space needed to reduce risk of infection, it became clear that our Spring Meeting had to be canceled. We will try to provide refunds in a timely manner. We do ask that members are patient with us, since we may need to have staff working at home, or we may run into other unexpected barriers or delays.
We hope everyone stays healthy and we apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation or its timing may have caused.
Ryan C. W. Hall MD
President of the Florida Psychiatric Society


Meeting Fee Refunds or Donation of Meeting Fee
We will be issuing refunds for registered attendees. Additionally, many board members have offered to forfeit their registration fee in an attempt to help offset the financial loss to the FPS, so that we can continue to support you and the work you do. We understand that some cannot forfeit their registration fees, due to employer coverage of the payment or otherwise, and encourage anyone in this case to considerdonating to the 50 Minute Club in order to facilititate FPS' work. If you are in a position to support to FPS through donating your registration fee, please

Hotel Room Reservations
The hotel will cancel all reservations on that were within the FPS group block, and will refund the pre-paid one night deposit (please note this could take up to 14-30 days to process refunds). Anyone who reserved a hotel room outside of the block will need to call the hotel directly at 877-803-7534 to cancel.

Board and Committee Meetings
If you are a member of the Board or an FPS committee, we will be emailing you separately with information on a virtual Board meeting to replace the canceled Spring Board Meeting.

Fall 2020
As of now, the FPS Fall Meeting is still in place for September 25-27 at the Hilton Orlando and we look forward to seeing you all there! Since our CME Committee planned a wonderful program on a critical topic, we will keep the Violence Does NOT Equal Mental Illness theme for the Fall Meeting. In addition, we will have the required Human Trafficking course at the Fall meeting, the John E. Adams Poster Competition, and much more. Please consider joining us to show our support of one another, the profession of psychiatry and FPS.


Find Coronavirus resources here.


Violence does not equal mental illness

The FPS Spring 2020 CME Meeting & EXPO:

Violence Does NOT Equal Mental Illness

March 27-29, 2020

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Orlando, FL




Overview of Agenda:

Insanity by Malpractice - A Moot Court Exploring Issues of Mental Health in the Justice System. Join expert witnesses and attorneys to explore malpractice prior to a crime, and not guilty by reason of insanity in this mock trial. (2.0 CME)

President’s Symposium: Violence Risk Assessment for the Clinical Office (1.5 CME)
Presenter: Ryan Hall, MD, DFAPA, Forensic Psychiatrist and Expert Witness

Panel on School Violence: Responding to Aggressive Behavior in Schools – a Recipe for Safety (1.5 CME) Panel led by Jamie Runyons-Hiers, Licensed School Psychologist in Columbia County, Kishan Nallapula, MD, UF Health Child Psychiatry, Inpatient Child Psychiatrist (additional school administrators will join the panel)

Paraphilic Disorders: What Psychiatrists Need to Know (1.5 CME) Presenter: Renee Sorrentino, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Psyched Out: A team quiz game for RFMs! Residency programs will go toe-to-toe on topics of this meeting, psychiatric practice, and trivia. Psyched Out is a "double CME" – a Collaborative Mental Exercise, and 1.5 hour credit for Continuing Medical Education. (1.5 CME) Contact your Residency Program Director about creating a team of 3 (Psychiatry fellows may participate but are limited to 1 per team)! Team nominations due March 1st to

Human Trafficking:  What You Need to Know and More for the Florida CME Requirement  (1.5 CME) Presenter: Manal Durgin, MD, DFAPA, Medical Director, Devereux- FL Diplomate- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Liability for Violent Patients: Facts vs. Fiction (1.5 CME) Presenter: Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD, Vice President, Risk Management Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS)


The event will also feature:

  • The John Adams Award – a poster content for FPS Resident-Fellow Members.
  • Member Recognition Awards.
  • An EXPO hall with raffle prizes.
  • Complimentary Lunch & Learns on Saturday (limited seating) - sign up for luncheons will be emailed to registrants in late February.
  • Life After Residency - an opportunity for RFMs and ECPs to ask questions about starting life in the field of Psychiatry in a casual group setting.


Registration Fees

Early Bird Price
- Before 3/ 18 /20

Online Price 3/19/20-


FPS/ APA Member




FPS/ APA Resident/ Medical Student




Non FPS/Non APA Member








Children 6-17 years old





No Charge

No Charge

No Charge


Hotel Reservation Information

Standard King or One Queen+One Full Room Rate: $199.00/night. Resort fee waived!

Online Reservations:

DEADLINE FOR FPS GROUP RATE: March 4, 2020 (room prices will increase after this date)

Phone Reservations and other Hotel Assistance: 877-803-7534

The award-winning Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located one mile from Walt Disney World and close to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando. The 1,500 acre resort offers families and business travelers an upscale travel experience with newly renovated rooms and a host of amenities and activities, including a luxury pool, rock climbing, biking, hiking, volleyball, golf, water sports, and more.

Self-parking is discounted to $10 per day!

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.

Picture of hotel pool


Disney is offering an exclusive ticket deal for Spring Meeting attendees!

For meeting guests, Disney offers exclusive Partial Day Tickets (currently After 1:00 PM and After 5:00 PM Twilight Tickets), as well as a savings on all Multi-day (2+ Day) tickets. All Multi-day tickets include an additional complimentary “Bonus Visit” admission to a Disney Water Park or Mini Golf. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone bringing family, and planning to spend extra time in Orlando.

We will be sending all registered attendees an email with Luncheon registration instructions and a link to purchase Disney tickets closer to the event


CME Reporting Information

FPS will report your credits to CE Broker on your behalf within 30 days of the event. Please check CE Broker to confirm your CME has been recorded properly. Evaluations must be completely filled out for each presentation you attended in order to receive CME credit.

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