The American Psychopathological Association (APPA), founded in 1910, is one of the oldest research organizations in North America. The APPA is devoted to the scientific investigation of disordered human behavior, and its biological and psychosocial substrates. Its primary function is to sponsor an annual conference on a specific topic relevant to research in psychopathology. Leading investigators from the U.S. and abroad are invited to give original papers on the topic chosen by the President.

This annual conference provides a unique opportunity for mental health specialists to learn about, discuss, and debate cutting edge issues in the topic area. It is open to all mental health professionals and trainees, as well as APPA members.

The annual conference is held in Manhattan beginning the first Thursday of March and ending on the following Saturday at noon. The next meeting: Psychopathology Across the Life Course, will take place March 1-3, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square New York. The 2018 Annual Meeting Announcement is available here. Please check our Registration page for more information and for the downloadable form. Attendees may register early for a significant discount.

See our Awards page for information on how to nominate a candidate for the 2018 Robins/Guze Award.

The theme of last year's 2017 annual meeting was: Personality and Personality Disorders: Foundations of Pathology, Pathways to Health. See Past Programs to view the programs from prior years.

Participants at the annual conference include students, mental health scientists and practitioners. Therefore another important APPA function is to provide a forum for high level professional and social contact between established investigators, younger researchers, interested clinicians, and trainees. Special registration rates are available for students attending the meeting.

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