Annual Meeting Blog

Get the latest updates and information on sessions, speakers and events at the 2021 Annual Meeting.


How I Chose the Theme for This Year’s Annual Meeting

In 2021, we need an Annual Meeting that increases our skills to practice while expanding our understanding of and sensitivity to the social and cultural contexts in which we now work.

What to Expect from This Year’s Virtual Program

No corners have been cut to provide you with an online meeting experience as rich as a live one.

Sessions Search Now Available

The full scientific program is now available online. Explore the 135 sessions included in the 2021 Annual Meeting, searchable by title, topic, day or speaker.

Hear From Isabel Wilkerson at the 2021 APA Annual Meeting

APA is pleased to announce that Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste, will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Annual Meeting Opening Session.

APA Gives Back to L.A. Community Program

In its 12th year, the “APA Gives Back” program provides an opportunity for the APA, its members, and Annual Meeting attendees to support a community organization.

Hear From Dr. Anthony Fauci at the 2021 APA Annual Meeting

APA is pleased to announce that Anthony Fauci, M.D. will deliver the 2021 William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture at the Convocation of Distinguished Fellows.

Plan Now to Participate in APA’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

JANUARY 18, 2021 – These are unsettling times, indeed. As you have already been notified, the APA Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for May 1 to 5, 2021, in Los Angeles, has evolved into a virtual conference. Given concerns about COVID-19 and wanting to ensure the health and safety of APA members, the Board of Trustees voted last month to make this move.

Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind & Brain in Unsettled Times

JANUARY 20, 2021 – The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is dedicated to addressing disparities in health care delivery and pursue a meaningful and equitable future for our patients and the field of psychiatry.

Save the Date! Registration Opens Tuesday, Feb. 2

JANUARY 15, 2021 – Save the date! Registration for the 2021 Annual Meeting, a virtual live conference, opens on February 2, 2021. Learn more about the conference.

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2021 Meeting Theme

Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind & Brain in Unsettled Times

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