Annual Meeting Registration

Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting Registration

Register for the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego from May 20-24, 2017.

Register Online

To register by fax and or mail please request a copy of the form by emailing or calling 703-907-7300 or 888-357-7924. Mailed and faxed registrations are assessed a $25 registration fee per registrant.

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 703-907-7300 or 888-357-7924.

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Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Registration APA Members Only: December 1, 2016 – February 2, 2017
Nonmembers: December 15, 2016 – February 2, 2017
Advance Registration February 3, 2017 – April 20, 2017
Late Advance Registration (online only) April 21, 2017 – May 18, 2017
Onsite Registration May 19, 2017 – May 24, 2017
Registration deadline periods conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the eligible registration period.

Quick Guide to the Annual Meeting

Information to help you navigate the Annual Meeting.

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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 received within seven (7) days of 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, Annual Meeting Registration, P.O. Box 418237, Boston, MA 02241-8237. 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 703-907-7300 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 703-907-1097. 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 20, 2017.

Cancellation Fees and Refunds

All Registration and/or course cancellation requests must be received in writing by May 4, 2017 (see dates below for refund schedule) by the APA Office via fax, 703-907-1097, 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 16, 2017: Full Refund
  • March 17 – May 4, 2017: Refund less cancellation fee equal to 25% of the total amount paid
  • May 5, 2017, and beyond: No refunds

APA Gives Back

In its 8th year, “APA Gives Back” provides an opportunity for the APA, its members and Annual Meeting attendees to support a community organization in the city where the Annual Meeting is held. Support this year’s program by donating to UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project. Based in San Diego, in partnership with the community, their mission is to provide respectful, empowering, high-quality health care with the underserved while inspiring the next generation of health professionals. The UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, in partnership with the community, provides accessible, quality healthcare for the underserved in a respectful environment in which students, health professionals, patients and community members learn from one another. View more information. Since its inception in 2010, “APA Gives Back” has donated over $129,000 to local groups where our Annual Meeting has been held.

Contact Us/Confirmations

If you do not receive a registration and/or course enrollment confirmation within two weeks of registering, contact the APA Registration Office by emailing or calling 703-907-7300 or 888-357-7924.

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.

Annual Meeting Press Registration & Guidelines

Press registration for the 2017 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:

Chantalle Hinton, CGMP
Associate Director | Meetings and Conventions Department
703-907-7300 or 888-357-7924

If you are experiencing difficulties with your APA member login or need assistance retrieving your member login information please contact 703-907-7300.

Virtual Registration Bag

View discounts available to attendees and information on program tracks and product theaters.

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Ensure Proper Registration

We are aware of an outside entity not representing the APA, which has offered to register attendees and charge extra fees. is the only official site for registration.

If you received communication from the domain “” please contact APA at or by calling 703-907-7300 or 888-357-7924 to confirm your registration.

Guide to the 2017 Annual Meeting


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