MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Encouraged to Attend APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco


The American Psychiatric Association's 2019 Annual Meeting features nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research and clinical practice. The meeting will feature more than 650 sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and more. It will also include a Mental Health Innovation Zone highlighting advances in mental health technology and a special track highlighting APA’s 175th Anniversary. This year's Annual Meeting theme is Revitalize Psychiatry: Disrupt, Include, Engage & Innovate.


  • Valerie Jarrett, attorney, businesswoman, politician, and longest-serving senior advisor to President Barack Obama
  • Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., President-elect, American Medical Association
  • Skip Rizzo, Ph.D., Director, MedVR, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
  • Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., President, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Altha Stewart, President, American Psychiatric Association
  • Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association


Saturday, May 18, to Wednesday, May 22, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco

  • Webinar: Advance Media Briefing: May 1, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET
  • Opening Session, Saturday, May 18, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT
  • Convocation Lecture, Monday, May 20, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PT
  • New Research Media Briefing: Sunday, May 19, time TBD


Credentialed media can register through online advanced registration for journalists.

The Onsite Meeting Press Room, Moscone Center, Room TBD will be open Saturday through Tuesday, May 18 - 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Daily press briefings will be held in the Press Room Saturday through Tuesday at 9 a.m.

More Information: See the APA Annual Meeting site, and the APA Meeting App. Contact APA at or 202-459-9732.

Join the conversation at #APAAM19.

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The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,800 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information please visit

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