APA Will Not Hold Its 2020 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Plans to Support the Learning Needs of Psychiatrists Through Online Education

The 2020 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia will not take place in the wake of numerous travel restrictions and public health guidance associated with the pandemic spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The meeting was scheduled for April 25-29. In lieu of the Annual Meeting, the APA will work with speakers to develop the 2020 APA On Demand product this spring. APA is also exploring other options for delivering psychiatric education this spring.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2020 Annual Meeting is organized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The session is held from Apr 25 - 29, 2020.

Who Should Attend?
Over five days, those who will shape the future of psychiatry will come together under one roof. The Annual Meeting is designed for all mental health professionals and advocates, including practicing, administrative, and consultive psychiatrists; researchers and educators of psychiatry; residents; and students. Whether you work in a private hospital, state mental health facility, correctional setting, or private practice, APA's Annual Meeting has something to offer you.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The symposium is an association of psychiatrists working synchronically to assure humane care and effective treatment for patients with mental disorders. The session is the voice and the concise of modern psychiatry. 

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

APA knows how challenging clinical practice can be, with the variety of pressures on psychiatrists and care teams. At times, these pressures can even seem at odds with delivering high-quality care. And yet, there are opportunities ahead to ensure more individuals suffering from mental illness have access to quality psychiatric care.

The 2020 Annual Meeting will help you navigate issues like outcome measurement, quality improvement, infrastructure, reporting, service delivery and systems change. Sessions on quality will range from the most practical clinical topics, to the latest research, to the policy and advocacy issues that impact your everyday practice.

Educational Objectives:
By participating in this meeting, you will:
• Describe new research findings in psychiatry and neuroscience and how they may impact practice.
• Apply quality improvement strategies to improve clinical care.
• Provide culturally competent care for diverse populations.
• Describe the utility of psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatment options.
• Integrate knowledge of current psychiatry into discussions with patients.
• Identify barriers to care, including health service delivery issues.

Why Attend?
APA's Annual Meeting is the premier psychiatry event of the year. With 500+ educational sessions, 34 courses, 8 tracks, 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available, and 15,000+ attendees, there's no better event to learn, discover and experience the best educational content in psychiatry for the maximum value.
Earn your annual state licensure CME credit at one meeting.
Discover cutting-edge science and new therapies.
Learn from renowned thought leaders in the areas of health policy and ethics.
Reconnect with your peers and expand your professional network.
Explore the exhibit hall for innovative treatment options and new technologies.

• Addiction Psychiatry
• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Community Psychiatry
• Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
• Diversity and Health Equity
• Forensic Psychiatry
• Geriatric Psychiatry
• National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
• Residents, Fellows and Medical Students

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Activity Fee : USD $459.00

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