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The APA Assembly represents and serves the needs of the district branches (DBs) and state associations (SAs) and recommends actions to the Board of Trustees.

To ensure a wide range of voices and ideas, representatives of the Assembly are selected regionally and by special groups determined by the Assembly. The APA Assembly consists of representatives from the DB/SAs and includes resident-fellows, early-career psychiatrists, minority and underrepresented (M/UR) psychiatrists, and representatives from allied organizations approved by the Assembly. Each DB/SA elects its representatives to the Assembly through its own election process.

The Assembly is officiated by a Speaker, Speaker-Elect and Recorder and governed by a Procedural Code of the Assembly (.pdf). The American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure is used to maintain order during Assembly meetings.

Assembly Officers

Steven M. Starks, M.D., M.B.A.
Steven M. Starks, M.D., M.B.A.
Speaker, 2024-2025
A. Evan Eyler, M.D., M.P.H.
A. Evan Eyler, M.D., M.P.H.
Speaker-Elect, 2024-2025
Ray Hsiao, M.D.
Ray C. Hsiao, M.D.
Recorder, 2024-2025

Find Your Representative

Search the Assembly Directory to find your Representative.

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Action Paper Central

The action paper deadline for the November 1 – 3, 2024, Assembly meeting is September 12, 2024. Visit Action Paper Central for more information including the status of governance actions, future meetings, and the path of an action paper.

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Governance Meetings

View the schedule of upcoming APA governance and allied organizations meetings.

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