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Annual Meeting Press Registration + Guidelines

The 2024 APA Annual Meeting

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News Media Policy - Registration

Press registration at the APA annual meetings is extended to:

  • Working journalists on assignment, including photojournalists, videographers, producers, web-based media, writers of the general mental health and medical press, and news staff from journals.
  • Non-profit organization public relations staff may sign up to serve as the press liaisons for their group or organization (limit of two per organization). Call APA Communications, 202-459-9732, to register.

Press registration at APA annual meetings is NOT extended to:

  • Non-news editorial staff of publications
  • Advertising, marketing or publishing staff or administrative personnel
  • Freelance writers not on assignment from a media outlet
  • Communications/public relations staff persons from (or representing) a for-profit company
  • Organizations that primarily produce audio/video continuing education resources
  • Individuals based on previous registration (must re-credential each year)
  • Exhibitors

Press Guidelines

  • Information presented at the Annual Meeting is the responsibility of the presenters and does not represent the views, policies or positions of the APA. Any event not listed in the Annual Meeting program should not be reported as happening in association with or as having any relationship to APA.
  • Press may attend scientific sessions (except those limited to APA members) as observers, not participants. Interaction with presenters and attendees is permitted before and after the session.

Credentialed press who fail to comply with these guidelines will forfeit their press credentials and admittance to this Annual Meeting and possibly future APA meetings. APA reserves the right to deny or terminate press privileges to credentialed press or non-profit public relations staff at any time prior to or during the meeting.

CME credit will not be granted with press registration. Paid registration is required for CME credit.

Key Events

Press Briefing: New Research
Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m., Javits Center, Room 1E03

Opening Keynote Address: Anderson Cooper
Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.EDT, Javits Center, Room 3E1

Press Briefing:
Special Edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry on Addiction
Monday, May 6, 11 a.m., Javits Center, Press Briefing Room 1E03

View the press preview virtual briefing (recorded April 24).

On-site Press Room

The Press Room, the Javits Center Room 1E01 - 1E02, will be open Saturday through Tuesday, May 4-7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, and Wednesday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., ET.

Registration is also available on-site in the press room but to ensure expedited access, we encourage all journalists to register in advance.

More Information

See the APA Annual Meeting site. Searchable listing of sessions

Join the conversation at #APAAM24.

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at [email protected] or 202-459-9732.

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