Learn More + Engage Throughout the Year

This year's educational program from May 1-3 will be focused on the 135 live sessions and Q&A. In addition, APA will offer virtual opportunities to engage throughout the year.


These 90-minute interactive sessions allow participants to test their knowledge of specific topics in psychiatry. Peter Buckley, M.D. and Boadie Dunlop, M.D., guest editors of FOCUS, will lead the audience through a series of multiple-choice questions and lively discussion. Results are tallied instantly, providing participants with immediate feedback and avenues for further study. Participants will have the opportunity to claim MOC–2 credit for FOCUS Live in the APA Learning Center.

This years topics: Progress in Schizophrenia Research and Treatment and Psychopharmacology

Learn more in the FOCUS Live! section on the Self-Assessment page.

Summer Courses

APA is offering a 2021 Online Summer Courses program in the APA Learning Center, which will feature ten, interactive, collaborative courses with reading, pre-recorded videos and quizzes, live webinar and group activities via Zoom, case vignette discussions, and individual project assignments.

Learn more on the 2021 Summer Course program page.

Mental Health Innovation Zone

Mental Health Innovation Zone (MHIZ) is APA’s showcase for the advancement of mental health technology. Typically hosted at the Annual Meeting, APA is developing a program of activities throughout 2021.

Learn more on the MHIZ page.

APA Annual Meeting On Demand 2021

Watch all 135 sessions from this year's live 2021 APA Annual Meeting and more than 250 additional sessions uniquely recorded for the APA Annual Meeting On Demand 2021 product! The full online APA Annual Meeting On Demand library will become available after the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Learn more on the On Demand product page.

Self-Assessment Activity

Complete the 2021 Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry and earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits, approved by ABPN for MOC Part 2.

The online Self-Assessment is a series of 100 questions that will help a physician self-assess current knowledge in major topics in psychiatry, providing feedback that can be used as the subsequent basis for focused CME, lifelong learning, and/or professional development.

This activity became available February 2, 2021 and must be completed by July 3, 2021.

Session Search

View the full list of scientific sessions, searchable by title, topic, day or speaker.

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2021 Meeting Theme

Learn more about this year's theme, Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind & Brain in Unsettled Times

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