APPA Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter Protests


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 held in Manhattan beginning the first Thursday of March and ending on the following Saturday at noon. The next meeting, Mental Health Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, will take place March 4-6, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York. 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.

2021 Meeting Program


APPA Webinars

We are planning a series of webinars on mental health aspects of the COVID-19 crisis. These online webinars will be available live, and then also made available here as recordings for APPA members. The first of these will be held on Tuesday June 16, from noon to 1 pm. It will feature two speakers: Sarah Lowe, PhD, a psychologist and Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, speaking on the epidemiology of mental disorders following disaster, and George Everly, a psychologist and Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins, focusing on the psychological phases of disaster response and psychological first aid. 

To participate email Jamie Elswick.  


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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