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Educational Program

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 as we look toward the future of psychiatry. Gain new skills and knowledge through in-depth training at the annual meeting.

The 2024 program included:

  • Four plenary sessions featuring distinguished keynote speakers
  • 500+ scientific sessions with live Q&A with presenters
  • 30 in-person paid courses, comprised of eight-hour and four-hour courses
  • One virtual four-hour paid course
  • Clinical Updates track featuring renowned experts presenting on the clinical issues within the field of psychiatry
  • Resident, Fellow and Medical Students Track
  • Poster Hall with 1,000+ posters
  • MindGames and MindGames Masters
  • The Mental Health Innovation Zone

Session Search

View the full list of 500+ scientific sessions and courses available at the 2024 In-Person Only experience in New York City, and filter by title, topic, day or speaker.

To view the 100+ select sessions included in the Virtual-Only experience, filter by Track Alignment: Virtual Annual Meeting.

Session Search

Session Tracks

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

  • Clinical Updates – also available for the Virtual-Only experience
  • Technology
  • Research/Government
  • Diversity and Health Equity
  • Humanities
  • Residents, Fellows and Medical Students
  • International Medical Graduates
  • Ethics

Program Topics

With 500+ sessions and courses, the Annual Meeting 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.

Paid Courses

Four-hour, clinically-focused content to equip you with practical skills to help you meet the challenges of daily practice.

Paid Master Courses

In-depth, eight-hour, 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. 

Virtual Paid Courses

Virtual-only attendees are invited to register for one virtual-only paid course during the virtual Annual Meeting. Virtual-only attendees are also invited for an exclusive first chance to register for four virtual course offerings taking place June-July 2024.


MindGames, APA's national residency team competition, is a fun way for residents to test their knowledge on patient care, medical knowledge, and psychiatric history while earning bragging rights for their program. Come watch our top three residency programs compete in this Jeopardy-style event, and live-streamed for the Virtual-Only experience.

MindGames Masters

New for the 2024 Annual Meeting! A three-part, in-person educational experience that allows psychiatrists to assess their knowledge and learn more about five subspecialties in an engaging, fun, and competitive format.

The Mental Health Innovation Zone

The Mental Health Innovation Zone (MHIZ) in APA's showcase and catalyst for the advancement of technologies in psychiatry, is dedicated to answering the question “What’s next in mental health technology?”

Poster Sessions

Discover the latest scientific discoveries, new therapies and innovative treatment options and technologies with poster presentations.

Medical leadership for mind, brain and body.

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