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Annual Meeting Registration

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

Registration

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 membership@psych.org, 202-559-3900 or 888-357-7924 with questions regarding your membership status BEFORE registering for the meeting.

Register Online

Group Registrations

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

Mail or Fax Registrations

To register by fax and or mail please request a copy of the form by emailing registration@psych.org 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

  • Registration
    APA Member Early Bird Advance Late Advance/Onsite
    Full Program $395 $445 $525
    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
  • Annual Meeting on Demand Add-On
    Rates below reflect additional charges incurred to add-on AMOD. View more details about On Demand here.
    APA Member AMOD Domestic Shipping International Shipping
    Full Program $459 $15 $50
    Resident-Fellow $259 $15 $50
    One-Day Registrant $459 $15 $50
    Two-Day Registrant $459 $15 $50
    Medical Student $259 $15 $50
    Presenter1 $459 $15 $50
    Presenter Daily1 $459 $15 $50
    Honorary Fellow2 $459 $15 $50
    Nonmember AMOD Domestic Shipping International Shipping
    Full Program $459 $15 $50
    Resident3 $259 $15 $50
    Mental Health Advocate3, 4 $259 $15 $50
    One-Day Registrant $459 $15 $50
    Two-Day Registrant $459 $15 $50
    Medical Student4 $259 $15 $50
    Presenter1 $459 $15 $50
    Presenter Daily1 $459 $15 $50
    Nonpsychiatrist Presenter1 $259 $15 $50
  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 – April 22, 2020
Onsite Registration April 23, 2020 – April 29, 2020

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

Registration Add-Ons

While purchasing your APA Annual Meeting Registration through our registration portal, you will also have the option to add additional items to your purchase. See below for the registration add-on options. You can also purchase these options at a later time by visiting the Attendee Service Center after you have registered.

Paid Sessions

A few select sessions at the Annual Meeting require additional payment in order to attend. These select sessions are held in small group-settings and have limited seating. Read more about the paid sessions and pricing available for the 2020 Annual Meeting here.

EduTours

EduTours are designed to change the way in which attendees think about psychiatric research, treatment and care delivery. The tour is scheduled during the meeting hours and transportation is provided. View more information and pricing for the 2020 Annual Meeting EduTour.

APA Gives Back

In its 11th year, APA Gives Back provides an opportunity for APA, its members, and Annual Meeting attendees to support a community organization in the city where the Annual Meeting is held. This year's program will support Angels in Motion (AIM). You can choose to donate to Angels in Motion during the registration process.

Annual Meeting On-Demand

Save on APA Annual Meeting On Demand by purchasing it as a registration add-on before the conference. Annual Meeting On Demand gives you access to more than 300 hundred hours of high-quality education from the 2020 Annual Meeting. The On Demand experience offers you the convenience of learning on your own time and terms. Watch slides with synchronized audio or download the MP3 audio files and listen on-the-go. View details here.

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.

Payment

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 registration@psych.org 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 March 23, 2020.

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, registration@psych.org. 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, 2020: Refund less cancellation fee equal to 25% of the total amount paid
  • March 27, 2020, 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.

Attendee Service Center .

Annual Meeting Press Registration & Guidelines

Press registration for the 2020 APA Annual Meeting is now open. Review APA policies and guidelines for receiving press credentials at the Annual Meeting.

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General Registration Questions

Questions about registrations or difficulties registering should be directed to:

APA Registration
registration@psych.org
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. Psychiatry.org is the only official site for registration.

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

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