Sessions + Speakers

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's program includes

  • three plenary sessions,
  • 135 general sessions with presentations, live chat and speaker Q&A, and
  • a large offering of virtual posters.

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

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All domains within psychiatry will be covered by the program. Attendees will find a special emphasis on sessions responding to this year's meeting theme, "Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind & Brain in Unsettled Times," with topics that include: Diversity and Health Equity (Structural Racism and Health Disparities); Global, Political, and Social Issues (Coronavirus/COVID-19 and Climate Change); Community Psychiatry; and Technology (Telepsychiatry), among many others.

View the extensive list of program topics here.

Featured Keynotes

The 2021 Annual Meeting includes keynote addresses by distinguished speakers, delivered at the Opening Session, Convocation, and Closing Session. This year's William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture will be delivered by Anthony Fauci, M.D.

Featured Speakers

Scientific Program Presenters at the Annual Meeting represent experts in the fields of academia, clinical services, government, and more.

Government Agency Partnerships

APA partners with several government agencies to develop special sessions and will host a research track with four sessions with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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

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

Self-Assessment Activity

The 2021 APA Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry 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.

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

Complete the 2021 Annual Meeting self-assessment quiz online and earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1TM credits, approved by ABPN for MOC Part 2.

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2021 Meeting Theme

Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind & Brain in Unsettled Times

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