APA Fall Conference to Focus on Determinants of Mental Health

As a result of hard work and hours of study done by dedicated committees, the former IPS conference has been revamped to address evolving issues impacting patient care, deliver a more useful experience, and include more interaction between presenters and attendees.

The reformatted conference will consist of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and deep-dive discussions on the following core topics:

  • Systemic trauma
  • Structural racism in the mental health care community
  • Discriminatory practices
  • Integrated care of those with SMI
  • Climate change
  • Criminal justice
  • Rural and indigenous populations
  • The Impact of COVID-19

I plan to initiate discussions at the conference about forming coalitions between different disciplines and from various sectors to work together to effectively advance patient care and address social determinants of mental health.

Because of the intersectionality of social determinants of mental health, leaders in multiple disciplines engaged in frontline care, not just psychiatry, must work together more effectively than in the past I encourage you to register now for ta stellar scientific, educational, clinical, research, and policy experience!

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Vivian Pender, M.D.

Vivian Pender, M.D.
APA President

Registration Is Now Open

Register today for the for this year's virtual Mental Health Services Conference.

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2021 Meeting Theme

Learn more about this year's theme, Sociopolitical Determinants: Practice, Policy and Implementation

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