2019 NCPS Annual Conference

59th Annual Meeting & Scientific Program
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Registration is now open for the 2019 Annual Meeting & Scienific Program.  

Registration includes:*

  • Conference Presentations on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Cocktail Reception on Friday and Saturday evening
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday (*Please note we will not have an evening dinner this year)
  • Opportunity to network with exhibitors and colleagues 




Conference Fees


Early Bird Rate
Dec. 11 - Jan. 31

Standard Rate
Feb. 01 - Mar. 24
General Members $300.00 $375.00
Early Career Psych.'s (ECP's) Members $200.00 $275.00
Residents & Medical Students Free $25.00
Retired/Spouse/Guest w/no CME $200.00 $275.00
Non-Member $400.00 $525.00

To register now, click here.

Please note that online registration will be closed on March 21, 2019. All registrations after March 21 will only be accepted onsite.


Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing on or before March 8, 2019 to receive a full refund minus a $35.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after March 8.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email info@ncps.org or call (415) 334-2418.  

Early Bird Rate
Expires 01/31/2019


We are working hard on planning a great program for you!

Please check back for a list of speakers and topics.

Below is a tentative schedule.
This will be updated as planning finalizes. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

11:00am - 12:30pm Council Meeting (All NCPS members are welcome, must RSVP)
01:00pm Registration Opens
02:00pm - 05:00pm General Sessions - TBD
05:00pm - 06:00pm Reception & visit with Exhibitors
07:30pm - 09:00pm Evening Event & dessert social - TBD

Saturday, March 23, 2019

08:00am Registration Opens & Breakfast
08:30am - 10:30am General Sessions - TBD
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Break & Visit with Exhibitors
11:00am - 12:30pm General Sessions - TBD
12:30pm - 02:00pm Lunch & Resident Vignettes
02:00pm - 03:00pm General Sessions - TBD
03:00pm - 03:30pm Afternoon Break & visit with Exhibitors
03:30pm - 05:00pm General Sessions - TBD
05:00pm - 06:00pm Reception & visit with Exhibitors

Sunday, March 24, 2019

08:00am - 09:00am Breakfast & Caucus Meetings
09:00am - 10:00am General Sessions - TBD
10:00am - 10:30am Break & visit with Exhibitors
10:30am - 12:00pm

General Sessions - TBD

12:00pm Adjourn



Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa | March 22 - 24, 2019

Room Rates:

Standard room: $229.00 per night

To reserve your room, please click here  
* note that this link will not work on mobile devices or for extended stay bookings. 
You may also book directly with the hotel or for questions, please call: (800) 334-3999

About Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Perched dramatically on historic beachfront property above the crashing surf of the Pacific, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa delights its guests with classic, California coastal experiences animated by an irresistible spirit of conviviality and play. Here you’ll be welcomed with warm hospitality and elegantly-appointed guest rooms with thoughtful extras and luxury touches. From our chef-driven oceanfront restaurant, award-winning rooftop luxury spa and prime location steps from charming Cannery Row, our elegant oceanfront hotel is the centerpiece of Monterey Bay.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Fiber-optic Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • Complimentary apples in hotel lobby
  • Courtesy Land Rovers Shuttle Service
  • Concierge service
  • Nightly turndown service
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Same-day dry cleaning service
  • Electric vehicle chargers of 250v

Spa & Fitness Center:

  • Our award-winning luxury, spa and fitness center offer a coastal setting, to restore balance and refresh your sense of wellness. Enjoy a generous dose of sunshine on the stunning sundeck complete with two whirlpool spa tubs and a fireplace on the top floor of Monterey Plaza Hotel. Click here to learn more.

Hotel Dining:

  • Schooners: Perched dramatically over the bay, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar is an award-winning, local landmark featuring approachable, contemporary American cuisine and sustainable seafood.

  • Tidal Coffee: Tidal Coffee is a celebration of place. Every artisan food we craft and thoughtfully sourced bean we brew salutes the history and character of Cannery Row — and the spirit of camaraderie that helped bring it to life. Here in this precious patch of Pacific Coast that inspired Ricketts and Steinbeck, we wanted to establish a comfortable place for locals and wanderers alike to commune over a cup of coffee in tribute to the artists and thinkers of Monterey’s past, present and future. 
  • Helmsman Loung: guests are drawn to the spirited conversation, inspired libations, live music and incredible views at the Helmsman Lounge. Meet friends for a round of cocktails handcrafted from small-batch, artisan spirits, or indulge in delicious small plates while gathered around the fire pit overlooking the bay.
  • In-Room Dining: For guests who prefer a quiet or romantic dinner in the comfort of their guest room, we provide in-room dining from our outstanding Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar. Fancy a pot of tea, or hankering for a late-night snack? We’re delighted to bring our gourmet fare directly to you.

Know Before You Go:

  • The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a 100% non-smoking facility.
  • Check In: 4pm Check Out: 12pm (noon)
  • Guests 13 years of age or older are welcomed in the Vista Blue Spa facility with a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Alcoholic Beverages and outside food/drink are not permitted in the Vista Blue Spa.
  • Pack your swimsuit! Vista Blue Spa offers two luxurious rooftop hot tubs.
  • RESORT FEE: The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa charges an amenity fee of $20 per room per night. This amenity fee is not itself a tax. We have included valet parking, the Spa facility fee, internet access, local telephone calls, and local transportation in this $20 nightly fee. For a full list of hotel services and amenities, please . * please note that this fee has been negotiated down for your event block (originally $29)
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa does not allow pets.
  • Monterey weather can be unpredictable, we recommend packing a light jacket.
  • The Pacific Ocean is chilly, most visitors prefer to use a wetsuit.
  • Monterey Bay is a Marine Sanctuary, and is protected to ensure that our local wildlife continues to thrive. We encourage our guests to view the wildlife, but ask that they do not interact for everyone’s safety.
  • Adventures by the Sea offers complimentary bicycles to our guests, perfect for cruising the coastline! They also offer a variety of rental items ideal for every age. For more information, click here.
  • Our Team of Coastal Curators are delighted to create a personalized itinerary to meet your every need! Please contact them directly at  to start planning your perfect Monterey Bay vacation!
  • For guests flying in to San Francisco International, San Jose International, or Monterey Regional airports, Monterey Airbus offers shuttle services and point-to-point transportation to nearby locales. For more information, click here.


Thank You to Our 2019 Annual Sponsors and Exhibitors

Gold Partner

2018 Annual Meeting Exhibitors

American Professional Agency, Inc.


Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.

Many more to come!

*If you are interested in exhibiting at this meeting, please click here and complete the form.  

**If you would like more information on annual partnerships, please click here.  


Beauty Along the Coast

Conjuring up images of crashing surf, verdant wine valleys, charming seaside shops and buzzing street cafes, Monterey Bay has a classic, enduring appeal. Home to some of the world’s most spectacular coastline, vibrant streets of historic Cannery Row, scenic hiking trails, driving routes, glorious wine country, and pristine golf courses – Monterey is an unmatched California escape. Monterey Bay engages travelers in endless ways. And when the road beckons, visitors can take the beautiful coastal drive to neighboring destinations, such as Big Sur and Carmel, all within close proximity of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Discover why the Monterey Bay Aquarium is consistently ranked #1 in the United States for its innovative exhibits and unsurpassed visitor experience. With a mission to inspire conservation of the oceans, the aquarium is a stunning showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions.

Cannery Row: Our luxury Monterey Resort is located on Historic Cannery Row. These once gritty dockside streets have been transformed into a vibrant modern, boulevard, alive with chic boutiques, upscale galleries, and over 25 restaurants and wine tasting rooms.

Adventures by the Sea: Right next door to our hotel, hotel guests enjoy complimentary bikes and can also rent kayaks, paddle boards or join an adventure tour of the area.

California's Finest Wine Tasting: As one of California’s premier wine-producing regions, wine lovers will delight in exclusive tasting rooms right on Cannery Row. Enjoy a day of wine tasting in Monterey’s Wine Country, home to over 85 vintners and growers including the nearby Carmel Valley.

Whale Watching: We’re part of a protected marine sanctuary, home to a rich marine life. Enjoy close sightings of blue, gray and humpback whales as well as dolphins and orcas in season. Visitors can enjoy whale sightings close to shore as they come to feed in the deep Monterey Submarine Canyon.

Old Fisherman's Wharf: Old Fisherman's Wharf is bustling marina at the heart of the area’s fishing industry. Sample a hot cup of clam chowder from one of the many restaurants, watch trawlers haul in the day’s catch and view the sea lions and otters frolicking in the calm inner harbor waters.

Scenic Day Trips: Explore the incredibly scenic ride along 17-Mile Drive, sojourn to charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, or visit the Big Sur, known for its epic scenery.

A Treasure Trove of History: Monterey's natural beauty has been the inspiration for artists, poets and novelists alike. Made famous by author and former resident John Steinbeck, in his famous book Cannery Row in 1945, there is a treasure trove of history to be discovered.

World's Top Golf Destination: The Monterey Peninsula is ranked the number-one golf destination in the world by Golf Digest Magazine. From the world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links to the oldest golf course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi, Monterey County entices golf aficionados with some of the finest fairways in the world.

Hike the Valleys: Plan a day trip to Jacks Peak in Monterey or Garland Park in Carmel Valley, where you can explore dense forests, open meadows and paths alongside the Carmel River. Or head out to Big Sur, where meandering trails wind enticingly along the coast.

Beachfront Bike Trails: Bicyclists adore Monterey Bay, with miles of bike lanes, waterfront trails and off-road tracks. We offer complimentary bicycles, perfect to cruise along the scenic Monterey Coastal Recreation Trail, stretching 18 miles from Castroville to Pacific Grove. Along the way, you can stop for a bite to eat at Fisherman’s Wharf, or visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


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