2020 Annual Meeting: March 5-7, 2020


APPA offers a significant discount for early registration and for trainees currently enrolled in a graduate, post-graduate, or medical residency program. Registration rates are listed in the table below. Registration for the 2020 APPA meeting is through our website at this link.

*APPA members and fellows can also use the site to renew their annual memberships. 

Early Registration:
On or before December 13, 2019
$380.00 $685.00 $240.00
Standard Registration:
From December 14 to
February 12, 2020
$445.00 $765.00 $295.00
 Late Registration: 
February 13 to March 3, 2020
 $500.00 $920.00  $345.00
*Cancellation Policy: Prior to February 1st a $25.00 processing fee for cancellations will be assessed.  From February 1-15th, half of the registration fee will be returned from cancellation.  After February 15th, NO refund can be processed.   










Reservations can be made online with the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, https://www.cpmanhattantimessquare.com/. For a map and directions, parking or other information, please view the hotel website: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

Child and Family Care Resources

Attendees are invited to contact Claire Walsh ([email protected]) regarding options for child/family care while attending APPA.

Continuing Education

AMA and APA credits will be available for the meeting.  There is no charge to apply for credits.  All attendees wishing to apply for credits will be required to complete an online evaluation of the meeting prior to applying for credits.  The online evaluation and credit application will be available at the conclusion of the meeting.

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.


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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the American PsychoPathological Association (APPA).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and APPA.  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Maximum of 13.50 hours. 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY 

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME. Maximum of 13.50 hours.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit. Maximum of 13.50 hours.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this educational activity, the attendee should:

1. Understand what is known about risk factors for substance use and substance use disorders (alcohol and drugs), from the neurobiological to macro-societal level, and what remains to be learned.
2. Understand what is known about the medical, psychiatric, cognitive and psychosocial consequences of substance use and substance use disorders, and what remains to be learned.
3. Understand what is known about the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders, including the effectiveness of pharmacological and behavioral treatments, and what remains to be learned.

Target Audience
The primary audience for the conference is researchers and clinicians. Researchers will be in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology, neuroscience, economics, genetics and general medicine. Clinicians will include psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

For registration questions, please contact [email protected]