2021 American Psychopathological Association Annual Meeting

Join us for the Virtual Annual Meeting from  March 4-6, 2021

Mental Health Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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.

Webinar- Tuesday, November 24th


Dear colleagues,

As President of the American Psychopathological Association, I would like to invite you to the third in a series of four webinars leading up to our meeting in March, 2021 that will be focused on mental health aspects of COVID. Our first two webinars were very successful, and we are ready for more. We want to do this next one on Tuesday, November 24, from noon to 1 (EST).

There will be two talks. One will be from Paul Nestadt, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He will discuss suicide rates in the US during the COVID pandemic, in relation to gun use and to race/ethnicity. The second talk will be from Eva Velthorst, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She will speak on her recent PNAS paper on economic hardship and mental health complaints during COVID.

We hope you will be able to join us.


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Paul Nestadt, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Eva Velthorst, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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 will be held virtually to ensure the safety of our members and attendees.   The next meeting, Mental Health Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, will take place March 4-6, 2021 on a virtual platform.  Please check our Registration page for more information and for the registration form. Attendees may register early for a significant discount.

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. 

Join Us for the 2021 APPA Virtual Annual Meeting!