First Time Attendees


Be sure to check the “Is this your first meeting?” box when registering. 

The American Psychoanalytic Association is pleased to welcome you to your first APsaA meeting. We hope it will be the first of many to come. By choosing to attend an APsaA meeting you are making a significant investment in expanding and developing your professional knowledge and skills. And you are going to meet a terrific group of people as well.

Attending APsaA’s Annual Meeting for the first time can feel overwhelming but we’ve got you covered:

Before the meeting:

• Schedule an appointment with a program committee member who will review the program with you and offer suggestions regarding what sessions might be most beneficial and enjoyable to you based on your interests. To arrange this, email [email protected] with a brief bio detailing your professional background and interests. Then a program committee member will reach out to you via phone or email.

 At the meeting:

• Join us at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, June  1st from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeurves. This is a great opportunity to meet APsaA staff,  (you’ll be seeing us around the whole week), Executive Committee members and other first-time attendees. We’ll have an area designated for First Time attendees located next to Fellows, Candidates and Psychotherapist Associates.

• There will be a Dine Around just for First Timers.  More information will be posted when available.

• Grab a First Time Attendee ribbon to wear on your badge if you want. It’s a great conversation starter. Of course, you can choose to go incognito.

Contact Carolyn Gatto, Scientific Program and Meetings Director to ask any questions you might have.