APA is now accepting abstract submissions for its 2022 Annual Meeting, which will be held May 21 through 25 in New Orleans. The theme of the meeting is “Social Determinants of Mental Health.” Submissions must be made electronically through APA's online abstract submission system to be considered. The site will close on Thursday, September 9, at 5p.m. ET.
APA has made the following updates to the submission process:
- All presenters/co-authors must attest to their participation in the proposal.
- A single author cannot be listed on more than five submissions of any type, including a maximum of two posters.
- A general session cannot have more than one chair and three presenters.
- Proposals by residents and medical students must be reviewed by a faculty mentor prior to submission.
All presenters and co-authors must enter the abstract system using their my.psychiatry.org username and password. All authors must have an account before submission. To obtain additional information about topics and format and to download sample abstracts, view the Submission Guidelines.
APA’s next major meeting is coming up this fall–the Mental Health Services Conference, whose theme is “Sociopolitical Determinants: Practice, Policy, and Implementation.” It will be held virtually on October 14 and 15. The conference, which is the successor to APA’s Institute on Psychiatric Services and has a new, more intensive format, will highlight educational programs and innovations in clinical services that are designed to ensure equal access to high-quality mental health care to all patients regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or geographical background.
Experts will discuss the following topics:
- The impact of social determinants of health in the care of those with serious mental illness
- How systems of care can influence the use of the social determinants of mental health to improve diagnosis and treatment planning
- The policy landscape and opportunities encouraging the use of evidence-based medicine and the role it plays in addressing care equity
Register by Monday, August 16, to take advantage of the meeting’s lowest registration rates.
For related information, see the Psychiatric News article “Addressing Social Determinants of Mental Health.”
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