MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Encouraged to Attend APA Annual Meeting in New York City


The American Psychiatric Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting features nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research and clinical practice. The meeting will feature more than 550 sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, physician well-being and burnout, and more. It will also include a Mental Health Innovation Zone highlighting advances in mental health technology.”


  • Elinore McCance-Katz,, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, author of “Growing Physician Leaders: Empowering Doctors to Improve Our Healthcare”
  • Baroness Susan Greenfield, C.B.E., British scientist and member of the House of Lords
  • Thomas R. lnsel, M.D., Co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health
  • Wendy Burn, M.D., President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., DPresident and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Anita Everett, M.D., APA President
  • Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., CEO and Medical Director, APA


Saturday, May 5, to Wednesday, May 9, at the Javits Center in New York City.

  • Webinar: Advance Media Briefing: Thursday, April 26, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
  • Opening Session, Sunday, May 6, 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. ET
  • Convocation Lecture, Monday, May 7, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET
  • New Research Media Briefing: Sunday, May 6, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Credentialed media can register through online advanced registration for journalists.

The Onsite Meeting Press Room, Javits Center, Room 2D10/2D11, will be open Saturday through Tuesday, May 5 - 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Daily press briefings will be held in the Press Room Saturday through Tuesday at 9 a.m.

More Information: See the APA Annual Meeting site, and the APA Meeting App. (Available at the Apple Store and Google Play.) Contact APA at or 202-459-9732.

Join the conversation at #APAAM18.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information please visit

Media Contacts

Glenn O'Neal, 202-459-9732

Erin Connors, 202-609-7113