Scientific Program Committee


The Scientific Program Committee evaluates abstracts and curates the scientific program. The committee is also instrumental in recommending and assembling key invited speakers, as well as new offerings, to produce the meeting's high-caliber educational content.

APA President

Vivian Pender, M.D.


Sarah Vinson, M.D.


Auralyd Padilla Candelario, M.D.

Robert Cotes, M.D.

Benjamin Druss, M.D.

Jacqueline Maus Feldman, M.D.

Abhisek Chandan Khandai, M.D., M.S.

Sosunmolu O. Shoyinka, M.D.

APA Office of Scientific Programs

Leon Lewis
Director, Scientific Programs

Austin DeMarco
Associate Director, Scientific Programs

Christopher Salazar
Program Manager, Scientific Programs

Brittany Bullamore
Project Coordinator, Scientific Programs

Amy N. Cohen, Ph.D.
Program Director, SMI Adviser

Zhuoyin Yang
Project Manager, SMI Adviser

Laura Shelters, M.S. Ed.
Director, Online Learning

Sydny Grossman, DES
Digital Producer, Online Learning


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