IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference

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About IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference

New York City  |  October 3 – 6, 2019

IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference is the American Psychiatric Association's gathering for mental health clinicians in community settings. IPS features 80+ sessions over four days at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are available.

This year’s presidential theme and focus for the meeting is Improving Access Through Innovation and Collaboration. IPS was founded 71 years ago as the "Institute on Psychiatric Services."

IPS's Mission

Through interactive, clinically focused educational sessions, IPS features advancements in mental health care and psychiatric services to better meet the needs of all populations, and explores community psychiatry from a clinical, social, and systems-based perspective.

Featured topics include:

  • Community Psychiatry
  • Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Care
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Diversity and Health Equity

Who Should Attend?

  • Psychiatrists of all levels, including early career and residents
  • Allied mental health care clinicians who work in a community-based setting
  • Social workers
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Peer counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Behavioral health administrators
  • Primary care providers

Why Should You Attend?

  • Get up-to-date on the latest research and new clincal innovations from the nation's leading experts
  • Find resources to help you identify, address and advocate about mental health disparities in diverse patient populations
  • Network with other public and community-focused colleagues—both psychiatrists and other members of the care team—facing similar challenges
  • Earn up to 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Shaping the Future of the APA's IPS Meeting

APA is currently engaged in a strategic planning process for its fall meeting. Throughout 2018, an IPS workgroup engaged in a year-long strategic planning process, which culminated in the presentation of six recommendations to the APA Board of Trustees in December 2018. To evaluate the financial and logistical impact of these recommendations, APA President Dr. Bruce Schwartz constituted a new IPS Vision Group that is focusing on programmatic development for IPS 2021 and beyond. This workgroup is charged with reviewing all relevant data regarding education goals, attendance of different target audiences, fiscal performance and logistics in order to make recommendations to the APA Board of Trustees

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

As part of the data collection for these recommendations, a town hall was held at the 2019 Annual Meeting. An additional town hall will be held at the 2019 IPS meeting in New York City, with regards to questions such as: meeting name, meeting structure, meeting length, meeting location, and potential partnerships.

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

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Guide

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New York City | October 3 – 6, 2019

Pre-Conference | October 2, 2019