Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting Blog

Get the latest updates and information on sessions, speakers and events at the 2020 Annual Meeting.

NIAAA Marks 50 Years With Special Research Track

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, explore new NIAAA resources that can be integrated into clinical practice, and more.

NIMH Director to Discuss Advances in Treating Major Depression

Efforts to build upon the successful FDA approvals of esketamine and brexanolone are a part of NIMH’s research priorities, as the institute looks toward a future of precision depression care.

Five Philadelphia Museums Bring the Arts Alive

From Picasso to rare books, treasures await art lovers who attend APA’s Annual Meeting.

Making the Most of the APA Meetings App

Learn how to use the APA Meetings App to search sessions, build an itinerary, find general information and connect with other conference attendees.

Celebrate at the APA Foundation Annual Benefit

Held each year during the APA Annual Meeting, we are proud to return to APA's roots in Philadelphia to raise funds and awareness of the Foundation's vision: A Mentally Health Nation for All.

What's in Store in Philadelphia?

Famous for being the birthplace of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Philadelphia offers fascinating museums, vibrant parks, national historic sites, excellent dining options, and more - all nearby the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

What to Expect at the 2020 Mental Health Innovation Zone

Hear from APA’s Director of Education, on the 2020 Mental Health Innovation Zone and what to look forward to this year.

Hear from Nora Volkow, MD, Director of NIDA

Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain.

Exhibit Hall Activities & Information

Connect with exhibitors offering the latest in technology, solutions and services in psychiatry.

APA President Bruce Schwartz, MD on Advancing Quality in Medical Care

The theme for this year's meeting is "Advancing Quality: Challenges and Opportunities," chosen because of the importance and timeliness of the topic of quality in medical care.