Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting Registration

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco from May 18-22, 2019.


Registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now open.

Your 2019 APA membership dues must be paid to qualify for the member registration rate. You will still be able to register at the member rate; however, your registration will be provisional 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.

Register Online

Group Registration

To register a group, create a group account to access the group service center. The APA classifies groups as five or more registrants.

Group Registration

To register by fax and or mail please request a copy of the form by emailing or calling 202-559-3900 or 888-357-7924. Mailed and faxed registrations are assessed a $25 registration fee per registrant. Please note, paper registration forms can only be accepted via fax and/or mail. In an effort to adhere to PCI-compliant policies, paper forms will not be accepted via email.

The APA shares personal identifying information about Annual Meeting registrants with meeting exhibitors. This includes your name, title and mailing address.

Registration Rates and Information

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.

View Registration Rates

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Registration December 11, 2018 – February 12, 2019
Advance Registration February 13, 2019 – April 9, 2019
Late Advance Registration (online only) April 10, 2019 – May 16, 2019
Onsite Registration May 17, 2019 – May 22, 2019
Registration deadline periods conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the eligible registration period.

Provisional Registrations

Nonmember Medical Student, Non-medical Student, Nonmember Advocacy Group Member, Nonphysicians, Mental Health Chaplain and Nonmember Psychiatric Resident 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.


APA only accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, money order, or a check (in U.S. funds only), payable to the American Psychiatric Association. Registrants wishing to pay by check or money order can do so online or by mailing the completed registration form with payment to American Psychiatric Association – Registration, P.O. Box 896656, Charlotte, NC 28289-6656. Check or money order payments not received within 14 days of an online registration will be cancelled. APA does not accept bank or wire transfers.

Mailed and Faxed Registration Forms

To Register by fax and/or mail please request a copy of the registration form by emailing or calling 202-559-3900 or 888-357-7924. Allow 7 – 10 business days for mailed or registration forms to be received and processed by APA. To qualify for the current registration period rates mailed and faxed forms must be received one week prior to that rate period's deadline. Faxed forms should be sent to 202-380-0676. Paper registration forms can only be accepted via fax and/or mail. In an effort to adhere to PCI compliant policies, paper forms will not be accepted via email. Mailed and/or faxed registration forms will not be accepted after April 9, 2019.

Cancellation Fees and Refunds

All Registration and/or course cancellation requests must be received in writing by April 26, 2019 (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 March 7, 2019: Full Refund
  • March 8 – April 25, 2019: Refund less cancellation fee equal to 25% of the total amount paid
  • April 26, 2019, and beyond: No refunds

Attendee Service Center

Once registered you will have access to the Attendee Service Center, which will allow you to print receipts, add courses, register a spouse (APA members only), request a Visa letter, change a registrant or correct the information that appears on your badge. Visit the Attendee Service Center.

General Registration Questions

Questions about registrations or difficulties registering should be directed to:

Chantalle Hinton
Associate Director | Meetings and Conventions Department
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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about registration, continuing education, the scientific program, courses, housing, travel or APA membership.

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