Interested in a particular topic or developing a particular skill? Tracks are a great way to structure and organize your conference experience. Explore the different tracks offered at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
This track will explore the evaluation and treatment of individuals with alcohol, drug and other substance-related disorders. Sessions will discuss critical issues, assessment techniques and possible solutions to advance scientific developments in addiction psychiatry.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The child and adolescent psychiatry track will provide an in-depth review of the most common childhood disorders and the role of psychiatry as it pertains to the healthy development of children and young adults. Sessions in this track will cover topics such as cyberbullying, depression, and tools and resources for teens and parents.
This track will provide a broad examination of the history of psychiatric care in correctional settings and how the law has driven and shaped this care. Attendees of these sessions will also discuss available and practical preventive interventions when persons with mental illness present increased risk of violence and will review facets of a comprehensive public health strategy to help maximize treatment and minimize morbidity and mortality associated with firearms.
With the ever-increasing population of adults over the age of 65, the population of elderly patients in a general psychiatry practice is growing exponentially. This track will review current strategies as well as new research in geriatric psychiatry that provides more effective ways to detect, treat and prevent major and minor psychiatric disorders of late life.
Early identification and prevention of worsening morbidity are key components of any psychiatric treatment strategy. This track describes successful interventions clinicians can use to screen patients, identify high-risk individuals and prevent worsening morbidity, comorbidity and mortality.
Effectively diagnosing and treating comorbid psychiatric disorders is a critical function of psychiatric care. Sessions in this track explore how the practice of psychosomatic medicine can help streamline care for patients with even the most complex and difficult cases.
National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The APA is pleased to feature a special research track organized by the NIAAA. The 13 sessions in this track are presented by some of the leading researchers in the field to bring the latest research findings to the practicing clinician.
Residents, Fellows and Medical Students
The APA recognizes that learning and professional development are more important than ever and therefore has pulled together sessions tailored specifically for residents and their professional growth. Sessions will educate residents on addressing diversity, gaining leadership skills as well as patient suicide.