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About APA's Annual Meeting

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

This year, APA welcomes attendees from around the world back to the Moscone Center in San Francisco for five full days of mental health programming and the chance to reconnect with your peers and reinvigorate your practice.

With 600+ educational sessions and paid courses covering 50+ 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.

This year’s meeting features a deep and timely discussion on charting the future of mental health through innovation, collaboration and motivation.

Last year's inaugural clinical updates track will be back with practical pearls of wisdom; a research track hosted by NIAAA, with sessions also from NIDA and SAMHSA; and a special technology track to help you stay up to date on the major changes to clinical practice brought about by the pandemic.

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.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this meeting, you will:

  • Describe new research findings in psychiatry and neuroscience and how they may impact practice.
  • Apply quality improvement strategies to improve clinical care.
  • Provide culturally competent care for diverse populations.
  • Describe the utility of psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatment options.
  • Integrate knowledge of current psychiatry into discussions with patients.
  • Identify barriers to care, including health service delivery issues.

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.

The American Psychiatric Association designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 43 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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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