175th Anniversary Events

What's Your Story?

Tell us your story using video recording booths throught the meeting.

Every psychiatrist’s story is part of the legacy of the American Psychiatric Association’s 175 years. While many clinicians spend their days asking their patients about their stories, we are “flipping the script” by asking our membership and attendees: “What’s your story?"

There will be story booths set up throughout the Moscone Center for Annual Meeting attendees. These booths will allow members to self-record responses to APA-chosen prompts or speak freely about their experiences. Individuals or groups of two or three can record together. Each participant receives a copy of their video they can share on social media, and APA receives the footage to hold as part of the permanent collection of the Melvin Sabshin, M.D. Library & Archives.

Story Booth Locations

  • Location 1: Two booths outside Room 20, Exhibition Level, Moscone North
  • Location 2: One booth outside Room 201, Second Level, Moscone South
  • Free Response – Tell a story that’s meaningful to you.

Questions to consider:

  • Why did you choose a career in psychiatry? What’s been most rewarding about it?
  • What are you most excited about regarding the future of psychiatry?
  • How has your involvement with APA been supportive to your career?
  • Has APA addressed an issue over the years (social or professional) that has a had an impact on you personally?
  • Free Response – Tell a story that’s meaningful to you.