Program Topics

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

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.

This year's program includes

  • Diversity and Health Equity
  • Global, Political, and Social Issues
  • Administrative Psychiatry
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Suicide and Risk Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students
  • Academic Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Technology (EHR, Telepsychiatry, Apps)
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Integrated and Collaborative Care
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Quality and Outcome Studies
  • Military/Veterans and Their Families
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • International Collaborations
  • Religion and Spirituality Psychiatry
  • Wellness
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Women's Health
  • Ethics
  • Physician Well-Being and Burnout
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Prevention
  • Psychoanalysis
  • AIDS and HIV
  • Eating Disorders
  • Patient Safety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Neuroscience and Genetics
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
  • Diagnosis/Assessment
  • Somatic Treatments (ECT, rTMS, DBS, etc.)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Practice Management
  • Treatment (other non-pharmacological)
  • Brain Imaging
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Paraphilias
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Somatic Symptom Disorders
  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAIM)
  • End of Life and Palliative Care

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2021 Meeting Theme

Learn more about this year's theme, Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind & Brain in Unsettled Times

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