Aloha means the American Psychiatric Association is coming to Hawaii soon. The first 2,000 attendees in New Orleans to register for the 2011 meeting in Hawaii will receive leis, arranged by APA Assembly past-President Jeffrey Akaka, M.D. Dr. Akaka has been working since 1998 to bring the APA meeting to his home state of Hawaii. The association received a special message from Hawaii's U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, who is Dr. Akaka's uncle. In a letter to the APA Assembly, Sen. Akaka recognized the integral role psychiatrists play in the health care delivery system. "We share a committment to improving the quality and accessibility of mental health care," the senator said.