Save the Date for 2022

May 21-25, 2022  |  New Orleans, La.

2022 Annual Meeting Theme:
Social Determinants of Mental Health

Registration opens early January 2022

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Save the date for APA’s 2022 Annual Meeting!

We’ll have an in-person gathering 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.

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 facial mask during all indoor activities at APA’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Read more about safety considerations here.

Over 1,200 presentation abstracts were submitted by some of the most brilliant minds in mental health. 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, and in an innovative online package.

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 new colleagues and reconnect with old friends on the streets of one of America’s cultural gems, or interact with psychiatrists and mental health advocates all across the country from the comfort of your sofa.

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. We’re building an online platform that will wow and engage you in ground-breaking scholarship. And, we're adding a few new surprises that will make our 2022 meeting even better.

Everyone who attends the in-person version will have access to a rigorous and engaging virtual meeting in June 2022—and if in-person isn’t right for you, it will be your next, best option, supplemented by our excellent 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 in-person networking, career advancement and camaraderie as an addition to your educational experience.

Annual Meeting Experience Online

Virtual attendees will gather online in June after the in-person Annual Meeting for a limited number of sessions and the On Demand package. Specific dates to be announced.

Best for access to educational content and for those who need the flexibility of a remote experience.

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

Sponsors and Exhibitors: information for you is coming in November!

2022 Annual Meeting Submissions

The Annual Meeting submission site is currently closed and will reopen to New Research poster submissions ONLY Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Submission Details and Guidelines


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