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New Orleans Learning Opportunities

The APA's Annual Meeting covers the full breadth of psychiatric topics, with a focus on the most pressing issues facing your practice and patients.

This year the Annual Meeting will provide a blended experience for attendees, with both an in-person experience in New Orleans followed by an online experience in June 2022. In-person attendees have the best of both worlds, with complimentary registration to the online meeting, which includes exclusive virtual content, included with in-person registration.

This year's in-person program includes:

  • 3 plenary sessions featuring distinguished keynote speakers
  • 300 scientific sessions with live Q&A with presenters
  • A new Clinical Updates Track featuring renowned experts presenting on the clinical issues within the field of psychiatry
  • Online Poster Hall with up to 1,000 posters
  • Exhibit Gallery, Product Theaters, and Huddle Sessions

Learn more about the online-only Annual Meeting experience and program here

Session Search

View the full list of scientific sessions available in New Orleans, and filter by title, topic, day or speaker.

Session Search

Featured Speakers

Scientific Program Presenters at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans represent experts in the fields of academia, clinical services, government, and more. Stay tuned for announcements on Opening Session, William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation, and Monday Plenary keynote speakers, and other featured presenters/speakers.

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Session Tracks

Topical session tracks to help organize your experience – choose sessions from any track and go in-depth on topics that include:

  • Clinical Updates
  • Technology
  • NIH Research (Hosted by NIDA, with sessions from SAMHSA and NIAAA)
  • Diversity and Health Equity
  • Well-being & Burnout

More details on session tracks in New Orleans will be announced in February 2022.

Program Topics

With 300 sessions and courses, the Annual Meeting in New Orleans covers the full range of psychiatry and mental health. More than 50 individual topics in psychiatry will be featured, including (but not limited to):

  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Global, political, and social issues
  • Community psychiatry

Self-Assessment Activity

Meet your MOC Part 2 requirements in conjunction with the meeting by completing the online Self Assessment activity or attending a FOCUS Live! session in New Orleans.

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Paid Master Courses

In-depth, clinically-focused content to equip you with practical skills to help you meet the challenges of daily practice. Attendance is limited. Master courses are designed to broaden and enhance your professional skills and knowledge in special areas, and include applicable publications from American Psychiatric Association Publishing. Five master courses are available at the 2022 in-person meeting.

Registration for paid master courses is available as an add-on in the registration platform during or after completing your in-person Annual Meeting registration. More details on the following master courses will be available in February 2022:

  • Buprenorphine and Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
  • Motivational Interviewing: Practice Your Skills, Change Your Practice
  • A Primer on First-Episode Psychosis for the Practicing Psychiatrist: Keys to Providing Quality Psychiatric Care Within This Emerging National Model
  • Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • The Suicidal Patient: Principles and Practice of Assessment, Treatment, and Care Management

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Virtual Courses

Presented online in 2022, following the online Annual meeting experience in June, courses provide training in essential/in-depth skills for the psychiatric profession and ensure opportunities for interaction. Each course meets requirements for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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Government Agency Partnerships

APA partners with several government agencies to develop special sessions and will host a research track with sessions from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). More details and information on Government Agency Partnerships at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans will be available in February 2022.

The Annual Meeting will also include sessions with these esteemed agencies:

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Poster Sessions

Discover the latest scientific discoveries, new therapies and innovative treatment options and technologies with up to 1,000 poster presentations presented in-person in New Orleans. All presented posters will also be hosted in a poster library during the online Annual Meeting experience.

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