Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

March 27, 2020

  • Deadline extension for final installment payment for 2020 Psychiatry, Neurology, Child Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Initial Certification exams
    • ABPN has extended the deadline for the final installment payment for those who have applied for the 2020 Psychiatry, Neurology, Child Neurology or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Initial Certification exam to June 1, 2020. In addition, all late payment fees have been waived.
    • All those making installment payments should have received an email on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 with this information. For questions, contact payments@abpn.com. As a reminder, payments are required to be made through your Physician Folios account at www.abpn.com/folios.
  • Deadline extension for final installment payment for 2020 Subspecialty Initial Certification exams
    • ABPN has extended the deadline for the final installment payment for those who have applied for the 2020 Addiction Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine, Epilepsy, Geriatric Psychiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, or Vascular Neurology Initial Certification exam from April 6, 2020 to June 1, 2020. In addition, all late payment fees have been waived.
    • All those making installment payments will receive an email reminding them of this information. For questions, contact payments@abpn.com. As a reminder, payments are required to be made through your Physician Folios account at www.abpn.com/folios.

For questions, contact questions@abpn.com.

March 18, 2020

From ABPN President and CEO Larry Faulkner, MD

ABPN senior leadership has been actively monitoring the events and circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the impact on our candidates, diplomates, and volunteers. After several large medical institutions announced domestic travel bans and acknowledging the uncertainty of an evolving level of public concern, extremely difficult decisions had to be made that resulted in the postponement and cancellation of some planned events.

We appreciate your patience during this chaotic time. We will continue to carefully evaluate the situation as it evolves.

As of today:

  1. We have cancelled all in-house meetings until at least the end of April and are preparing to conduct those meetings by conference calls and webinars.
  2. We have decided to reschedule our Crucial Issues Forum on Supporting and Promoting Women in Academic Psychiatry and Neurology to 2021.
  3. We have cancelled all travel to off-site meetings through the end of April and will participate in crucial activities through conference calls and webinars.
  4. We have arranged for our staff to work from home. We ask that all questions you may have be directed to questions@abpn.com.  An ABPN representative will get back to you within one business day.
  5. We have prepared communications to candidates and diplomates reassuring them that they will not be penalized for any delays or cancellations that take place for the Spring Continuing Certification examinations.
  6. We have posted a notice to Program Directors and Program Administrators regarding board eligibility and COVID-19.

We want everyone to be aware that their certification status will not be negatively impacted by this healthcare crisis.  We will continue to post updates on this page.

We are committed to supporting you during these challenging times and thank you for all that you do to care for your patients and for each other.

Respectfully,

Larry R. Faulkner, MD
President and CEO
ABPN

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

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