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					Re: APA Joint Membership Campaign with the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dear APA Member:

We are writing to invite you to take advantage of a unique opportunity that is being made available to
American Psychiatric Association members. The APA and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have partnered
together to offer discounted memberships for the 2012 membership year.

APA members who do not currently belong to the Royal College of Psychiatrists are eligible to receive a one-
time reduction of 25% off their 2012 International Associate membership subscription fee. Subscription fees
are banded according to World Bank classifications
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/member/yourmembership/categoriesfees/bandings.aspx . Listed below are the four
income categories and the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Associate membership subscription
fees before and after the 25% discount is applied:

Income Category          Subscription Fee (before discount)        Subscription Fee (after discount)
Band A                   £216                                      £162
Band B                   £173                                      £130
Band C                   £130                                      £97
Band D                   £86                                       £64

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United
Kingdom. They are committed to improving the understanding of psychiatry and mental health and are at
the forefront in setting and achieving the highest standards through education, training and research. The
College publishes books, reports and educational material for professionals and the general public.

As a Royal College of Psychiatrists International Associate, you are eligible to receive the following benefits:

       Affiliation to relevant International Division of the College
       Welcome pack and certificate of association
       College journals – free monthly copies of the British Journal of Psychiatry and The Psychiatrist
        (worth over £300 a year), paper and online, and the quarterly International Psychiatry; free online
        access to Evidence-Based Mental Health and Australasian Psychiatry
       Continuing professional development – the College’s CPD journal Advances in Psychiatric
        Treatment free online; discounted subscription to CPD Online, an unrivalled educational resource
        developed by the College for its members
       Advance notification and membership rates for College conferences (this year’s discount at the
        International Congress for Band A countries equates to £130 [$210])
       Invitations to meetings of International Associates to be held from time to time either during the
        International Congress or at the College
       Opportunity to participate in the College’s programme of Continuing Professional Development
        (CPD)
       Eligibility to access the College Information Service, which includes the full use of course stock of
        psychiatric texts and journals for references purposes as well as on-line electronic journals

The APA’s unique partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists is for a limited time only, so I urge you
to sign up today to take advantage of the member benefits that await you. As part of this special offer,
arrangements will be made by the Royal College to identify two members to support your International
Associate application. Please visit the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ website at
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/member/aboutmembership.aspx#inter for information on how to join.

Sincerely,

John M. Oldham, M.D.                                       Professor Sue Bailey
President, APA                                             President, RCPsych

				
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