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, trainees, and APPA members.
The annual conference is typically held in New York beginning the first Thursday of March and ending on the following Saturday at noon. The 2023 APPA Annual Meeting will be held on March 2-4, 2023. The 2023 Meeting theme is Complexity in Psychopathology: One Size Does Not Fit All.
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, policymakers, 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 belongs 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; there is scheduled discussion that involves members of the audience.