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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. Nearly 2,000 abstracts were submitted by some of the most brilliant minds in mental health. The program is set to include approximately 500 scientific sessions, four 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

Petros Levounis, M.A., M.D.


  • Eric R. Williams, M.D.,
  • Vikas Gupta, M.D., MP.H.,
  • John Luo, M.D.,
  • Tanuja Gandhi, M.D.,


  • Jacques H. Ambrose, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Philip Candilis, M.D.
  • Carlyle Hung-Lun Chan, M.D.
  • Akira Sawa, M.D.
  • Danielle Hairston, M.D.
  • Luming Li, M.D.
  • Nina Kraguljac, D.O.
  • Nhi-Ha T. Trinh, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Art C. Walaszek, M.D.
  • David Beckert
  • Catherine Crone, M.D.
  • Josepha A. Cheong, M.D.
  • Venkata Kolli, M.B., B.S.

Corresponding Members

  • Hector Colon-Rivera, M.D.
  • Xiaoduo Fan, M.D.
  • Carlos Fernandez-Robles, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Ronald Winchel, M.D.
  • Raman Marwaha, M.D.
  • Farah Zaidi, M.D.
  • Gene Nakajima, M.D.
  • Dora-Linda Wang, M.D.
  • Cynthia Turner-Graham, M.D.
  • Edmond T. Pi, M.D.
  • Dhruv R. Gupta, M.D., M.S.
  • Avani K. Patel M.D.
  • Jessica Mayer, M.D.
  • Vanita Sahasranaman, M.D.
  • Eric Jarmon, D.O., M.S.C.
  • Sudhakar Shenoy, M.D.
  • Monica J. Taylor-Desir, M.D., M.P.H.


  • Joseph Cullen Truett, D.O.
  • J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.
  • Dionne Hart, M.D.
  • Sofia Matta, M.D.
  • Arnaldo Moreno, M.D.
  • Karen B. Rosenbaum, M.D.
  • Lorenzo Norris, M.D.

PsychSign Liaison

Donald Brandon Prunty

APA Leadership and Administration work year-round to coordinate the Annual Meeting, orchestrating logistics for 500 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

  • Kara Dixon,
  • Maggie Dougherty,
    Project Manager
  • Brittany Bullamore,
    Project Manager
  • Jamil Ahmed,

Meetings and Conventions

  • Paula Schneider,
  • Alida Roberts, C.M.P.,
    Associate Director, Logistics
  • Mariella Ley, C.E.M.,
    Registration & Meetings Manager
  • Kate McCullough,
    Exhibits Specialist

Communications and Marketing

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

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