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Annual Meeting Blog

Get the latest updates and information on sessions, speakers and events at the 2020 Annual Meeting.

What to Expect at the 2020 Mental Health Innovation Zone

Hear from APA’s Director of Education, on the 2020 Mental Health Innovation Zone and what to look forward to this year.

Hear from Nora Volkow, MD, Director of NIDA

Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain.

Exhibit Hall Activities & Information

Connect with exhibitors offering the latest in technology, solutions and services in psychiatry.

APA President Bruce Schwartz, MD on Advancing Quality in Medical Care

The theme for this year's meeting is "Advancing Quality: Challenges and Opportunities," chosen because of the importance and timeliness of the topic of quality in medical care.

What to Expect from This Year’s Educational Program

Hear from the Scientific Program Committee on what to look forward to from this year’s educational program at Annual Meeting.

Announcing the 2020 Opening Session Speaker: Patrice Harris, M.D.

APA is pleased to announce that Patrice Harris, M.D., president of the American Medical Association, will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Annual Meeting Opening Session.

Don't miss this year's William C. Menninger Memorial Lecture by Richard Kogan, M.D.

Dr. Kogan, a celebrated concert pianist and physician, will give the keynote at the 2020 Convocation of Distinguished Fellows.

FOCUS LIVE!: Not your average MOC Self-Assessment

Liven up you time earning self-assessment CME credit for Part 2 of MOC at Annual Meeting's FOCUS LIVE!, two sessions designed to make earning self-assessment CME credit a little more fun.

Top reasons to stay at the official conference hotel at the 2020 Annual Meeting

The official conference hotel for the 2020 Annual Meeting offers attendees special pricing, amenities and a great location to base your meeting experience.


View registration details. Early Bird Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting ends February 24, 2020.

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Session Search

View the full list of the schedule of scientific sessions—searchable by title, topic, day/time or speaker.

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APA Foundation Annual Benefit

April 25 at Phildelphia's spectacular Union League Club. Proceeds benefit APA Foundation's programs and grants.

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