Become a Member of APPA

Membership in APPA denotes a significant contribution and commitment to advancing knowledge in psychopathology research and clinical practice.

Donate to the APPA

Donations to the APPA are tax-deductible and help promote the exchange of information across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

2021 APPA Post-Meeting Evaluation and Continuing Education

We encourage every attendee to complete the Annual Meeting Evaluation. Your feedback not only helps us understand if the recent program met your needs and expectations, but also helps with planning for future meetings. Attendees wishing to request Continuing Education credits or a Certificate of Attendance must first complete the meeting evaluation.

Thank you for attending the 2021 APPA Virtual Meeting!

There is no charge to apply for credits or request a certificate of attendance. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be asked if you would like to apply for CME credits or a certificate of attendance. Select ‘Apply for Hours’ and it will direct you to login and attest the sessions you attended.  If you are applying for APA credits, you will also need to complete some additional evaluation questions and a required post-test. Once complete, your certificate will be emailed to you immediately. The evaluation is anonymous and therefore cannot be accessed when the attendee is logged into their account. If you can see the conference hall, you are logged in and will need to click on your profile button in the bottom left corner and select logout before clicking the evaluation link. Logout, and then click here.

For additional details regarding the evaluation and continuing education credits, visit the CME Center by clicking here.  The deadline to complete the evaluation and request credits is Friday, April 9, 2021.

Virtual Conference Hall

To access the recordings, agenda, the poster gallery and more, enter The APPA Virtual Conference Hall. Recordings from the conference are available for 30 days post-conference in the virtual platform.  Attendees can watch sessions they missed live and claim them for credit by the deadline.

The e-Poster Gallery is still open, as well! Browse through all posters, listen to any pre-recorded audio presentations, and post a comment/question for the presenter.



The American Psychopathological Association (APPA), founded in 1910, 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 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.

Annual Meeting

The annual conference is typically held in Manhattan beginning the first Thursday of March and ending on the following Saturday at noon.  The 2021 Annual Meeting was held virtually to ensure the safety of our members and attendees.   The 2021 Meeting, Mental Health Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, was held March 4-6, 2021 on a virtual platform.  

CME and CE credits will be available for the meeting at no additional charge. Participants at the annual conference include students, mental health scientists and practitioners. An 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.


For over a century, APPA has brought diverse groups of researchers, policy makers and scholars together to an annual meeting where vital issues and developments in psychopathology are presented and discussed. Although the meeting is open to all mental health professionals and researchers, the bulk of those attending belong to the community of APPA members. The members are active basic and clinical researchers whose observations, questions and insights are always valuable. Indeed, a unique feature of the APPA annual meetings is that there is a single series of presentations on a specific theme and there is scheduled discussion that involves members of the audience. 

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