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About APA's Annual Meeting

APA’s Annual Meeting is the premier psychiatry event of the year.

With 500+ educational sessions and paid courses covering over 28 topics , four plenaries, and 1,000+ posters, APA’s Annual Meeting is the best place to connect with colleagues, get the latest in scientific advances, and meet your certification and licensure requirements.

The meeting theme of 2024 focuses on confronting addiction and charting the course from prevention to recovery.

Why Attend?

  • Reconnect With Colleagues and Friends – APA’s Annual Meeting brings together colleagues who share a mission: to improve the lives of their patients. Join us in the experience that works best for you, to connect with old friends and new faces about how to do just that.
  • Engaging Sessions to Bring Home to Your Practice – Whether it’s an inspiring plenary session, a panel of experts on the new clinical updates track, or a poster breaking scientific news, our goal is that you leave Annual Meeting invigorated and with actions you can take right back to your office.
  • Better Value – Our program is designed to ensure you can access the content and CME and MOC credits you need.

Who Should Attend?

The Annual Meeting is designed for both psychiatrists and all mental health professionals and advocates, including practicing, administrative, and consultative psychiatrists; researchers and educators of psychiatry; residents; and students. Whether you work in a private hospital, state mental health facility, correctional setting, or private practice, APA's Annual Meeting has something to offer you.

Annual Meeting Syllabus

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Annual Meeting Poster Proceedings

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Continuing Medical Education

In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


APA is committed to providing a positive Annual Meeting experience to all attendees, including attendees with disabilities. If you require an auxiliary aid or service during the Annual Meeting, please submit your request via email to [email protected].

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