About the Meeting


Scientific Program Committee and Administration

  • Scientific Program Committee

    The Scientific Program Committee evaluates abstract submissions for the Annual Meeting and curates the scientific program. Out of more than 2,000 submissions, the committee could select only 500 sessions for the final program. The committee is instrumental in recommending and assembling key invited speakers, as well as new offerings, to produce the meeting's high-caliber educational content.

    APA President

    Bruce Schwartz, M.D.


    Philip R. Muskin, M.D., M.A.

    Jacqueline Feldman, M.D.

    Edmond Hsin T. Pi, M.D.

    Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.


    Iqbal "Ike" Ahmed, M.D.

    Lama Bazzi, M.D.

    Rustin Dakota Carter, M.D.

    Steven Richard Chan, M.D., M.B.A.

    Lara Cox, M.D.

    Nancy Diazgranados, M.D.

    Howard L. Forman, M.D.

    Helen Lavretsky, M.D.

    Jessica Mayer, M.D.

    David Pollack, M.D.

    Barry Sarvet, M.D.

    Ronald Winchel, M.D.

    Glenda L. Wrenn, M.D., M.S.H.P.


    Robert O. Cotes, M.D.

    Michael Champion, M.D.

    Danielle Hairston, M.D.

    Maria I. Lapid, M.D.

    Margo D. Lauterbach, M.D.

    Michael F. Myers, M.D.

    Oliver Stroeh, M.D.

    Sarah Y. Vinson, M.D.

    Sidney Zisook, M.D.

    Corresponding Members

    Carol L. Alter, M.D.

    David R. Beckert, M.D.

    Catherine Crone, M.D.

    J. Raymond DePaulo, M.D.

    Maryann Popiel, M.D.

    Ralph De Similien, M.D.

    Maryem Hussein, M.D., Ph.D.

    Abhisek Chandan Khandai, M.D., M.S.

    Jeremy Kidd, M.D., M.P.H.

    Petros Levounis, M.D.

    Taber C. Lightbourne, M.D.

    John Luo, M.D.

    Adrienne Mishkin, M.D., M.P.H.

    Bernardo Ng, M.D.

    Uchenna Barbara Okoye, M.D., M.P.H.

    Maryann Julia Popiel, M.D.

    John Torous M.D.

    Art Walaszek, M.D.

  • Administration

    APA Leadership and Administration work year-round to coordinate the Annual Meeting, orchestrating logistics for 125 concurrent educational sessions, 225,000 feet of exhibit space, 5,000 hotel rooms, 150+ temporary staff, and every other detail, both large and small, that ensure a successful experience for each attendee.

    CEO and Medical Director's Office

    Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A.
    Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director

    Division of Education

    Tristan Gorrindo, M.D.
    Deputy Medical Director

    Office of Scientific Programs

    Leon Lewis

    Austin DeMarco
    Senior Manager

    Tiffany McCoy
    Project Manager

    Sydny Grossman
    Project Manager, Education Innovation

    Christopher Salazar
    Education Coordinator

    Meetings and Conventions

    Paula Schneider

    Cristina Adames
    Senior Meeting Planner

    Vernetta Copeland
    Associate Director

    Chantalle Hinton
    Associate Director

    Traci Williams
    Meeting Manager