Learning Opportunities



Explore the different tracks offered at the 2020 Annual Meeting

Interested in a particular topic or developing a particular skill? Tracks are a great way to structure and organize your conference experience. Explore the different tracks and highlighted sessions offered at the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Addiction Psychiatry

This track will explore the evaluation and treatment of individuals with alcohol, drug and other substance-related disorders. Sessions will discuss critical issues, assessment techniques and possible solutions to advance scientific developments in addiction psychiatry.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The child and adolescent psychiatry track will provide an in-depth review of the most common childhood disorders and the role of psychiatry as it pertains to the healthy development of children and young adults. Sessions in this track will cover topics such as cyberbullying, depression, and tools and resources for teens and parents.

Community Psychiatry

Psychiatrists are the front line of mental health care, and practitioners focus much of their attention on personalizing treatment strategies for the patients they treat. This track considers psychiatry as a public service and the impact psychiatrists have on their communities.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Effectively diagnosing and treating comorbid psychiatric disorders is a critical function of psychiatric care. Sessions in this track explore how consultation liaison psychiatry can help streamline care for patients with even the most complex and difficult cases.

Diversity and Health Equity

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

Forensic Psychiatry

This track will provide a broad examination of the history of psychiatric care in correctional settings and how the law has driven and shaped this care. Attendees of these sessions will also discuss available and practical preventive interventions when persons with mental illness present increased risk of violence and will review facets of a comprehensive public health strategy to help maximize treatment and minimize morbidity and mortality associated with firearms.

Geriatric Psychiatry

With the ever-increasing population of adults over the age of 65, the population of elderly patients in a general psychiatry practice is growing exponentially. This track will review current strategies as well as new research in geriatric psychiatry that provides more effective ways to detect, treat and prevent major and minor psychiatric disorders of late life.

NIAAA Research Track

The APA is pleased to feature a special research track organized by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The thirteen sessions in this track are presented by some of the leading researchers in the field to bring the latest research findings to the practicing clinician.

Residents, Fellows and Medical Students

The APA recognizes that learning and professional development are more important than ever and therefore has pulled together sessions tailored specifically for residents and their professional growth. Sessions will educate residents on addressing diversity, gaining leadership skills as well as patient suicide.