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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 300 sessions and courses, the Annual Meeting in New Orleans covers the full range of psychiatry and mental health. View session tracks below:

Clinical Updates

New this year! In response to the overwhelming demand for practical and pragmatic training, APA has developed a Clinical Updates track for the 2022 Annual Meeting.

The Clinical Updates track introduces 20 sessions in a brand-new format to the 2022 Annual Meeting, where renowned experts w present 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
  • Substance
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Neurocognitive
  • Eating and Sleeping Disorders
  • Sexual and Gender Dysphoria


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 NIDA, with sessions from SAMHSA and NIAAA.

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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