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Media Advisory: Media Encouraged to Attend APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco

  • February 13, 2023

WHAT: The American Psychiatric Association’s 2023 Annual Meeting features nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research, and clinical practice. The meeting’s theme is Innovate, Collaborate, Motivate: Charting the Future of Mental Health and will feature more than 600 educational sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more. The meeting will also include a clinical updates track; a research track hosted by NIAAA, with sessions also from NIDA and SAMHSA; and a special technology track.

Media who attend the meeting in-person will have first access to APA’s yearly Healthy Minds poll; an embargoed study from the American Journal of Psychiatry; on-the-record talks with APA leadership, policymakers, and other experts in mental health; a new research briefing; and more. Among the top speakers are APA President Rebecca Brendel, M.D., J.D., APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., APA President-Elect Petros Levounis, M.D., and best-selling author Heather C. McGhee.

Full listing of sessions. Key highlights of the meeting.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, to Wednesday, May 24

WHERE: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.

TO REGISTER: Credentialed media can register through online advanced registration for journalists. The Press Room in the Moscone Center will be open Saturday through Tuesday, May 20-23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., PT, and Wednesday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., PT. Daily press briefings will be held in the Press Room Saturday through Tuesday at 9 a.m., PT.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: All APA staff and in-person Annual Meeting attendees, including press, and exhibitors must be fully vaccinated and follow health and safety guidelines during all indoor activities at APA’s 2023 Annual Meeting. More information on pre-clearing vaccinations will be emailed upon registration. APA’s health and safety policies are available here and updated frequently.

MORE INFORMATION: See the APA Annual Meeting site. Contact APA at [email protected] or 202-459-9732. Join the conversation at #APAAM23.

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