APPA Webinar on Mental Health Aspects of COVID-19: Sept 2

There will be 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 next webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 2, from noon to 1 pm. It will feature two speakers: E. Beth McGinty, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She will discuss her recent paper on “Psychological Distress and Loneliness Reported by US Adults in 2018 and April 2020” that appeared in JAMA in June. The second talk will be from Christine Peat, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Center of Excellence in Eating Disorders at University of North Carolina. She will speak on her group’s recent paper on the impact of COVID in eating disorders, based on a survey of ~1,000 people in the US and the Netherlands, published in July.

To participate email Jamie Elswick.


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 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.  In light of the global health pandemic, the 2021 meeting will be held virtually.. We will continue to update this site as information becomes available. 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


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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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