Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting Registration

Registration Information for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 25-29.


Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting opens on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Member Registration Rates

Enjoy the benefits of membership and save on registration rates. View registration rates below or download them here. To become a member of the APA or confirm your membership status please contact the APA Membership Office at 202-559-3900 or 888-357-7924.

Your 2020 APA membership dues must be paid to qualify for the member registration rate. You will still be able to register; however, your registration will be at the non-member rate until your dues are processed. Contact the APA Membership Office at, 202-559-3900 or 888-357-7924 with questions regarding your membership status BEFORE registering for the meeting.

Group Registrations

The APA classifies groups as five or more registrants.

Registration Rates and Information

APA Member Early Bird Advance Late Advance/Onsite
Full Program $395 $445 $495
Resident-Fellow $120 $160 $195
One-Day Registrant $215 $245 $285
Two-Day Registrant $345 $395 $465
Medical Student $0 $0 $0
Presenter1 $295 $295 $345
Presenter Daily1 $160 $160 $205
Honorary Fellow2 $0 $0 $0
Nonmember Early Bird Advance Late Advance/Onsite
Full Program $985 $1035 $1115
Resident3 $190 $230 $265
Mental Health Advocate3, 4 $190 $230 $265
One-Day Registrant $535 $565 $595
Two-Day Registrant $935 $985 $1065
Medical Student4 $0 $0 $0
Presenter1 $740 $740 $825
Presenter Daily1 $405 $405 $490
Nonpsychiatrist Presenter1 $190 $230 $265
  1. Presenters will receive a presenter email once accepted. Nonpsychiatrist presenters will only receive a fee waived registration for the day they are scheduled to present. Nonpsychiatrist presenters wishing to attend the full conference should register under the Mental Health Advocate registration category.
  2. Does not include APA Fellows, Distinguished Fellows, Distinguished Life Fellows, or Life Fellows.
  3. Mental Health Advocate registration category includes: Non-psychiatrist Physicians, Non-medical students, Advocacy Group Members, Non-psychiatrist Presenters, and Non-physicians, including but not limited to Chaplains, Nurses, Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists.
  4. Proper credentials, such as a copy of your valid medical student ID, valid student ID, letter from your program director, business card, or letter from the agency stating your role, or a copy of your certification (whichever is applicable) must be uploaded with your online registration or included with your mailed or faxed registration. Registrations received without credentials will be cancelled.

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Registration January 7, 2020 – February 24, 2020
Advance Registration February 25, 2020 – March 23, 2020
Late Advance Registration (online only) March 24, 2020 – May 16, 2020
Onsite Registration May 17, 2020 – May 22, 2020

Registration deadline periods conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the eligible registration period.

Provisional Registrations

Non-member Medical Student, Non-member Resident, and Non-member Mental Health Advocate registrations are considered provisional until status verification is received. To qualify for the fee reduction or exemption, a copy of your proper credentials — such as a copy of your valid medical student ID, valid student ID, letter from your program director, business card or letter from the agency stating your role — or a copy of your certification must be uploaded with your online registration or included with your mailed or faxed registration form. Registrations without proper credentials will be cancelled after 7 days.

Cancellation Fees and Refunds

All Registration and/or course cancellation requests must be received in writing by March 26, 2020 (see dates below for refund schedule) by the APA Office via fax, 202-380-0676 , or email, A confirmation will be sent once the request has been processed. The fee (if eligible) will be refunded in the manner in which it was received. Refund policy and cancellation fees are as follows:

  • Until February 20, 2020: Full Refund
  • February 21 – March 26, 2019: Refund less cancellation fee equal to 25% of the total amount paid
  • March 27, 2019, and beyond: No refunds

General Registration Questions

Questions about registrations or difficulties registering should be directed to:

APA Registration
202-559-3900 or 888-357-7924

If you are experiencing difficulties with your APA member login or need assistance retrieving your member login information please contact 202-559-3900.

Participation Policy

The American Psychiatric Association's policy is to promote an environment of mutual respect, well-being, and collegiality at its meetings. APA values and benefits from the diverse opinions its members hold on the issues with which the Association and the psychiatric profession are confronted. All individuals at the meeting agree to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for health care professionals. This includes respect for the intellectual property of others, proper display and use of meeting badges, and the avoidance of aggressive or inappropriate behavior towards others. Individuals participating in APA sponsored meetings agree to listen respectfully to all views presented, be courteous to others regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the views presented, and to exhibit the professionalism and collegiality expected of psychiatrists. If an individual believes that these rules have been violated or acceptable social decorum has otherwise been breached, he or she shall contact APA staff to help with the situation. APA reserves the right to remove meeting access rights of any individual violating this policy and will not provide a refund. By registering for this meeting, you agree to abide by the Participation Policy as described above.

Ensure Proper Registration

We are aware that outside entities not representing the APA offer to register and book housing for attendees. is the only official site for registration.

If you receive communication from any domain other than offering to register or book housing on your behalf please contact APA by at to confirm authenticity.


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