About the Meeting


World Psychiatric Association Partnership

This year's IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference is presented in collaboration with the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).

The WPA is psychiatry's global association, representing 140 psychiatric societies in 120 countries and supporting more than 250,000 psychiatrists.

Contributions to the Program

Two appointments were made by the WPA to the meeting’s Scientific Program Committee, which shapes programming for the conference:

  • K. Sonu Gaind, M.D. FRCP(C), FCPA
  • Afzal Javed, M.D.

International Content in the IPS Scientific Program

Unique international content in the program includes the following sessions:

WPA's Mission, Vision, and Action Plans

Climate Psychiatry: What Every Psychiatrist Should Know

    • Chair: Anne Richardson, M.D.
    • Faculty: Robin Cooper, M.D.; Elizabeth Haase, M.D.; Janet Lewis, M.D.
    • Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
    • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
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In the Shadow of History: The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Psychiatric Experience

    • Chair: Howard Rubin, M.D.
    • Faculty: Adriana De Julio, M.D., M.P.H.; Harshit Sharma; Amilcar Tirado, M.B.A., M.D.; and Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., FRCP-E, FRCPsych
    • Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
    • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
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Doctors' Mental Health and Well-Being

Help APA Build the Meeting of the Future: An Interactive Town Hall Looking at IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference in 2021 and Beyond



View the Guide for sessions, courses, housing, travel and other general information.


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New York City | October 3 – 6, 2019

Pre-Conference | October 2, 2019