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What to Expect from the Virtual Exhibit Hall

The APA exhibits program is an integral part of the overall Annual Meeting and provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to obtain the latest information on products and services related to the psychiatric profession.

Attendees will have early access to the platform on April 30 to get acclimated with the virtual environment, create a profile, bookmark and add sessions to their calendar, and connect with exhibitors during the Pre-Conference Expo.

Pre-Conference Expo on April 30

  • Engage with over 85 exhibitors offering the latest developments in technology, solutions and services
  • Attend Product Theaters presented by industry leaders
  • Form new connections with interactive networking opportunities, one-on-one meetings and group huddles
  • Earn participation points towards prizes, promotions, and raffles, including a Peloton® Bike grand prize

Product Theaters

Product theaters are 60-minute promotional sessions presented by industry thought leaders on a range of clinical topics. There will be 4 product theaters during the Pre-Conference Expo on April 30 and 2 each day of the meeting May 1-3. There is no CME credit associated with these sessions.

Visit these Product Theaters during the Pre-Conference Expo on Friday, April 30!

New Pathways in Depression: Potential to Improve Clinical Outcomes
Noon - 1:00 PM EST | Supported by Axsome Therapeutics Inc.

Managing Patient Challenges with Functioning and Quality of Life in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST | Supported by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Trending Topic: Update on Tardive Dyskinesia Screening and Treatment Guidelines
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST | Supported by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Patient and Physician Perspectives on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and the Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST | Supported by Sage Therapeutics

Engagement Opportunities

To visit an exhibitor booth, log into the virtual meeting platform and select Exhibitors > Virtual Exhibit Gallery in the top navigation toolbar.

Virtual Exhibit Gallery Navigation

Attendees will be able to select from a list of exhibitors, filter by companies of interest, and visit each unique exhibitor page to learn more about products and services, participate in promotions, prizes and raffles, and take advantage of any discounts associated within the exhibit space.

You will also have the option to leave a business card, communicate via chat, or schedule a one-on-one meeting.

APA Central

All attendees are invited to visit APA Central to learn more about how APA provides medical leadership for mind, brain and body. Representatives from APA will be available to answer your questions related to:

  • APA Membership
  • APA Publishing
  • APA Foundation
  • PsychPRO Registry
  • JobCentral Career Center
  • APA Daily
  • OnDemand Product
  • Advocacy / APAPAC

Participate for a chance to win a Peloton®

APA will award a Peloton® Bike to the attendee who accumulates the most engagement points throughout the course of the meeting!

The more you engage with exhibitors, posters, and utilize networking features within the platform, the more points you will earn towards the grand prize. Be sure to get a head start at the Pre-Conference Expo on April 30! The winner will be selected at the end of the program on Monday, May 3.

View the Official Rules for more information. Participation is limited to U.S. attendees only.

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