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IPA Names New Digital Editor

The International Pscyhogeriatric Association (IPA), the global leader in the geriatric mental health field, today announced that Dr. Maria Lapid will assume the role of Digital Editor.  This is a two year appointment beginning January 2018.

“With so much information passing through IPA’s online platforms, Dr. Lapid’s background as a geriatric psychiatrist, palliative medicine specialist and hospice associate medical director will be a tremendous asset to ensuring our members are kept informed of the latest, most relevant materials to the field of old age psychiatry”, said Kate Filipiak, CAE, Executive Director of IPA. “Dr. Lapid represents our membership with editorial and digital experience from a regional, national and international perspective.”

Dr. Lapid holds board certifications in psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, and board eligibility in hospice and palliative medicine. She also brings experience serving on the editorial board of Clinical Psychiatry News, a monthly newspaper which reports clinical developments from scientific meetings as well as international perspectives through her work with the Philippine Psychiatrists in America, World Psychiatric Association and European Psychiatric Association. Dr. Lapid is currently affiliated with the Mayo Clinic and is the founding program director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship in Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

To contact Dr. Lapid regarding items for submission to the IPA website or other digital platforms, please email info@ipa-online.org.

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VCambridge University Press