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Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee, overseen by APA's Office of Scientific Program within the Division of Education, evaluates abstract submissions for the Annual Meeting and curates the scientific program. Over 2,000 abstracts were submitted by some of the most brilliant minds in mental health. The program is set to include a total of 600+ scientific sessions, 4 plenary sessions, and 1,000+ posters. 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

Rebecca Brendel, M.D., J.D.


  • Eric R. Williams, M.D.
  • Josepha A. Cheong, M.D.


  • A Jacques H. Ambrose, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Lama Bazzi, M.D.
  • Philip Candilis, M.D.
  • Carlyle Hung-Lun Chan, M.D.
  • Catherine Crone, M.D.
  • Jacqueline Feldman, M.D.
  • Tanuja Gandhi, M.D.
  • Vikas Gupta, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Danielle Hairston, M.D.
  • John Luo, M.D.
  • Lawrence Malak, M.D.
  • Sarah C. Noble, D.O.
  • Uchenna B. Okoye, M.D.
  • Nhi-Ha Trinh, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Art C. Walaszek M.D.


  • David R. Beckert, M.D.
  • J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.
  • Dionne Hart, M.D.
  • Sofia Matta, M.D.
  • Arnaldo Moreno, M.D.
  • Philip R. Muskin, M.D., M.A.
  • Edmond T. Pi, M.D.
  • Julia Tartaglia, M.D.
  • Ronald Winchel, M.D.

Corresponding Members

  • Alicia Barnes, D.O., M.P.H.
  • Hector Colon-Rivera, M.D.
  • Xiaoduo Fan, M.D.
  • Carlos Fernandez-Robles, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Amir Garakani, M.D.
  • Dhruv R. Gupta, M.D., M.S.
  • Brandon Manor
  • Jessica Mayer, M.D.
  • Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, M.D., M.S.
  • Jacqueline Posada, M.D.
  • Diego Regalado
  • Karen B. Rosenbaum, M.D.
  • Joseph Cullen Truett, D.O.
  • Farah Zaidi, M.D.

PsychSign Liaison

Sean Woodward

APA Leadership and Administration work year-round to coordinate the Annual Meeting, orchestrating logistics for 600 scientific sessions, 1,000 posters, and courses in addition to an exhibit hall, and every other detail, both large and small, to 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

Vishal Madaan, M.D.
Chief of Education

Office of Scientific Programs

  • Austin DeMarco
    Interim Director
  • Christopher Salazar
    Project Manager
  • Brittany Bullamore
    Project Coordinator

Meetings and Conventions

  • Paula Schneider
  • Alida Roberts, CMP
    Associate Director, Logistics
  • Mariella Ley, CEM
    Registration & Meetings Manager
  • Vernetta Copeland
    Associate Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales
  • Kate McCullough
    Exhibits Specialist
  • Traci Williams
    Associate Director, Meetings and Events

Communications and Marketing

  • Ryan Vanderbilt
    Marketing and Membership Officer
  • Ginnie Titterton
    Director, Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

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