The American Psychiatric Association's leading educational conference on clinical issues and community mental health to meet the service needs of people with severe mental illness.
APA hosts two major educational conferences every year: the APA Annual Meeting and the Institute on Psychiatric Services (IPS). Both meetings provide a robust scientifi c environment featuring new research, patient care strategies, and new treatment choices.
Why Should You Attend?
Understand and master the rapid and dramatic changes in the practices of psychiatry and behavioral health
Learn about clinical innovations to improve patient care
Identify and improve mental health disparities in the community
Network with colleagues and share solutions to the challenges you face
Earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM)
Generate new sales leads
Build visibility for your company
Meet with psychiatrists and mental health professionals from around the country
Introduce new products and services to attendees and media
Advertise to a wide range of attendees
The IPS attracts an unusually high percentage of psychiatrists in leadership positions at community mental health centers, state offices of mental health, university clinics, and private group practices. Many such individuals play major roles in setting clinic, hospital, city, or state pharmaceutical policies. Many have significantly larger case loads under their supervision or direct care. Thus, the IPS provides a unique opportunity to educate leaders in mental health policy and care from around the country.
The IPS Program Committee has structured the scientific program to attract maximum attendee participation in the exhibit hall. In addition to dedicated exhibit hours, we will again have beverage services, various food events, and receptions, as well as the popular APA Cafe, all in the exhibit hall.
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing growing membership of more than 36,000 psychiatrists.
Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.