2022 Theme:  Social Determinants of Mental Health
Registration Opens Early January 2022

Save the date for APA’s 2022 Annual Meeting!

Join APA in New Orleans and Online

APA is gathering in-person for the first time since 2019, in the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans! We’ll also offer an online option of connecting from your home to the strongest scientific program in psychiatry.

Why Attend?

  • Hear from experts on emerging trends and research that will impact your practice.
  • Participate in fascinating and powerful conversations on the social determinants of mental health.
  • Meet with new colleagues, reconnect with old friends, and interact with psychiatrists and mental health advocates from around the world.

APA is keeping a close watch on the evolving COVID-19 situation and protecting the health and safety of our attendees is paramount. All in-person Annual Meeting attendees and contractors must be fully vaccinated and must wear a face mask during all indoor activities at APA’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Read more about safety considerations here.

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An Excellent Scientific Program

APA is looking forward to presenting an excellent scientific program in a safe and welcoming in-person environment at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center & through an immersive virtual experience.

Over 1,200 abstracts were submitted by some of the most brilliant minds in mental health. The program is set to include a total of 300 scientific sessions, 3 plenary sessions, and 1,000 posters.

A new Clinical Updates Track will be introduced this year, focusing on knowledge exchange to provide attendees with tangible tools they can take back to their practices.

The Annual Meeting Experience

We’re excited to bring back unique parts of the APA Annual Meeting experience, like our Convocation of Distinguished Fellows, our bustling exhibit hall, business meetings where you can connect with top innovators in the field, and all those serendipitous moments that occur when thousands of APA members and other mental health advocates get together in person. In the three-day virtual experience, attendees have access to top-notch content and faculty as well as ample networking opportunities with peers. And, we're adding a few new surprises that will make our 2022 meeting even better.

About In-Person and Online Options

APA will provide a blended experience for attendees, with both an in-person experience followed by a smaller online experience two-weeks later.

Everyone who attends the in-person experience has access to the full experience two-weeks after New Orleans, which includes exclusive virtual content you do not want to miss! And if in-person isn’t right for you, register for the virtual experience and also get access to the top sessions from our APA Annual Meeting On Demand product.

Annual Meeting Experience in New Orleans

Held May 21-25, in-person attendees have the best of both worlds, with access to the virtual  meeting held later in June also included with your in-person registration.

Best for those looking for maximum live education CME, in-person networking, career advancement and camaraderie as an addition to your educational experience.

Package Includes:

  • Registration to in-person event in New Orleans
  • Complementary registration to Online meeting June 8-10
  • In-person meeting will provide 30 CME
  • Access to all session recordings with the full On Demand product by selecting the "Gold" registration at checkout (CME tbd.)

Annual Meeting Experience Online

Held June 8-10, attendees will gather online in June after the in-person Annual Meeting for a live virtual event with limited number of sessions and the On Demand package detailed below.

Best for those who want access to educational content with the flexibility of a remote experience.

Package Includes:

  • Registration to Online meeting June 8-10
  • Online meeting will provide 13.5 CME
  • Complementary limited On Demand product (CME tbd.)

About APA Annual Meeting On Demand

APA's Annual Meeting On Demand product offers sessions from the in-person meeting, the virtual event, and supplementary recordings. On Demand offers you the convenience of learning on your own time and terms – from the comfort of your home, the office, while traveling or wherever you choose. Watch slides with synchronized audio or download the MP3 audio files and listen on-the-go. We make it easy for you to access content anytime, anywhere, from any device.

More details on what’s available—including information about registration and CME—is coming soon.

New Orleans Hotels & Official Conference Housing

Browse and book your preferred hotel with onPeak, APA's official housing partner. Booking with onPeak gives you access to the best conference rates with the top hotels closest to the meeting. Rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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2022 Annual Meeting Exhibitors and Events

The Annual Meeting offers the largest audience of psychiatrists and mental health professionals at any meeting in the world, making it the perfect venue to display products designed for the mental health professional, recruit for psychiatric positions or to offer other services to attendees.

Exhibitor Opportunities

2022 Annual Meeting Submissions

The 2022 Annual Meeting submission site is currently open to submissions of New Research posters. The site will close on Thursday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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