About the Meeting


Continuing Medical Education

Learn about CME accreditation for the 2020 Annual Meeting.


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The APA provides an online CME certificate for physicians and a certificate of participation for non-physicians. The overall scientific program provides a broad range of CME presentations, which include courses and master courses, general sessions, presidential sessions, and various other formats. Poster sessions and activities in the Mental Health Innovation Zone are not part of the CME program. For further information, please review the CME information in the session search and the final Program Guide on site. Credit is earned on an hour-for-hour basis.

All physician registrant categories are eligible for CME credits.

Statement on Disclosure

For all program planners and presenters at CME activities, the American Psychiatric Association requires disclosure of all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including those of spouse/partner. A commercial interest is an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria for promotional speakers' bureau, ownership interest, or other financial benefit. An "affiliation" may include holding a position on an advisory committee, speakers' bureau, or some other role or benefit to a supporting organization.

In compliance with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, the APA has a management of conflict of interest (MCI) process for all CME activities. The process ensures that all conflicts of interest are identified, managed and resolved prior to the educational activity. All presenters and planners must complete a disclosure in order to participate in an APA CME activity.

View more information on Disclosures here.

CME Evaluation

Participants will be given the opportunity to evaluate and provide feedback on the quality and value of their learning experience. Course directors and program planners will use this information for future activities. CME credit for APA members completing the evaluation will be recorded at education.psychiatry.org. Credits must be claimed by July 29, 2020.

Educational 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.