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Session Tracks

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

With 600+ sessions and courses, the 2023 Annual Meeting in San Francisco covers the full range of psychiatry and mental health. View session tracks below:

Clinical Updates

Back for the second year, the popular Clinical Updates Track includes practical and pragmatic training.

The Clinical Updates track includes 18 sessions by renowned experts presenting on the practical domains clinicians deal with every day. The presenters combine their expertise with tangible learning points that provide attendees with a clear “what and why,” which can be applied directly into their practice, right away. The domains covered are based on ABPN’s core competencies and include:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sleeping Disorders
  • Technology
  • Gender-Affirming Care

Residents, Fellows and Medical Students

New this year, the APA Annual Meeting will include a track specifically tailored toward residents, fellows, and medical students. This track will provide trainees with a curated meeting experience and content throughout all five days of the meeting with topics ranging from how to apply to residency or get involved with the APA as a medical student, to developing your CV and getting started in your career.

International Medical Graduates

International medical graduates have unique needs and considerations when navigating the mental health workforce. This track will provide IMGs with tools and tricks designed specifically for their unique situation and the issues they encounter on a daily basis.


In the COVID era, psychiatry took a leap overnight into telehealth. But what have we learned? How are we protecting patient privacy as we move forward? How can we harness other emerging treatments involving technology in the future, so that we keep our discipline on the cutting edge? Find out with sessions in this track.


Keep up to date on the latest policy developments impacting your practice at the state and federal levels. Hear what’s happening and what’s coming next from key policy makers who advance mental health on a national scale. Learn how to make yourself heard, as a psychiatrist, in the discussion about social determinants of mental health.

APA partners with several government agencies to develop special sessions and will host a research track with sessions from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This year's research track is hosted by NIAAA, with sessions from SAMHSA and NIDA.

Diversity and Health Equity

Racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and sexual minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due to multiple sociopolitical determinants, including inaccessibility of high-quality mental health care services, cultural stigma surrounding mental health care, discrimination, and overall lack of awareness regarding mental health. This track will examine issues related to health equity and social determinants of health in the care of those with mental illness.

Well-being and Burnout

Clinicians promote well-being to their patients every day, but mental health providers must care for their own needs as well as the needs of patients. Many physicians have experienced compassion fatigue and burnout, particularly over the past two years. This track explores strategies for promoting physician wellness and interventions that can help both psychiatry as a specialty and colleagues in other branches of medicine.

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