2023 FPS Spring CME Meeting Recap

The Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) held it’s Annual Spring CME Meeting April 21-23 in Orlando. The meeting was well attended by our department and we had quite a productive meeting. Check out some of the highlights and photos from the meeting below.

Uma Suryadevara, MD with outgoing President Caryn Schorr, MD

Florida Psychiatric Society President

Congratulations to Uma Suryadevara, MD, DFAPA the 2023-2024 Florida Psychiatric Society President!

Dr. Suryadevara was installed as the 2023-24 President of FPS and assumed her responsibilities at the spring meeting and will serve until the following spring meeting.


Chloe Schneider, DO and Anu Stephen, MD

Tom and Donna Buchanan Grant for RFMs

Chloe Schneider, DO and Anu Stephen, MD were recipients of the Tom and Donna Buchanan Grant for RFMs.

In recognizing that funds are often tight during residency-fellowship, up to three FPS Resident-Fellow Members participating in a Florida residency/fellowship program may receive grants to attend a FPS CME Meeting & EXPO event. The mission is to introduce FPS Resident-Fellow Members to the Florida Psychiatric Society, to the Society‚Äôs goals, services and programs. 


Psyched Out!

Drs. Ashraf Muzwagi, Ana Reyes, and Chloe Schneider
Drs. Ashraf Muzwagi, Ana Reyes, and Chloe Schneider

The University of Florida Psychiatry team placed first in the Psyched Out! competition at the Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) Spring CME Meeting. The team consisted of child and adolescent psychiatry fellow, Ashraf Muzwagi, MD, MPH; PGY-4 Chloe Schneider, DO and PGY-2 Ana Reyes, MD.


Distinguished Fellows

Distinguished Fellows 2023

Several of the University of Florida Psychiatry faculty were elected as Distinguished Fellows of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, as well as for clinical excellence. Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor the APA bestows upon members.