The APPA meeting in 2022 will examine the importance of timing in the classification, assessment, etiology, risk factors, manifestations, course and consequences of psychopathology. The speakers and discussants will cover the full range of evidence from our growing understanding of the short-term dynamics and rhythms of biologic systems to broader patterns of both contextual and biologic influences on manifestations of psychopathology across the life span. These principles will be applied to evidence about mental disorders including affective disorders, psychosis, substance abuse and other conditions as well as their underlying domains such as mood, anxiety, sleep, attention, behavior, etc. The concepts and research presented will include neural dynamics, critical periods, environmental and intrinsic drivers of within day, daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms from basic and human studies, determinants of sex differences across life stages, life course patterns derived from developmental psychopathology and aging research and the role of timing of social and environmental influences on health and mental health. These principles will then be applied to identify how such rhythms and dynamics may be incorporated into our conceptualization, classification, risk estimation and treatment of mental disorders.
For the 2022 Annual Meeting, APPA anticipates being able to award meritorious abstracts with scholarship awards to support the cost of attending the annual meeting. To be eligible applicants must be presenting a poster at the meeting. There are 3 categories of scholarship awards: Student/Trainee, Early Stage Investigator, and Diversity. If you would like to apply, you can include the application with your poster submission. Applicants will be asked to provide information on their educational qualifications, scientific publications and presentations, research interests, and how they expect to benefit from the meeting scholarship award.