More than 25% of APA members are International Medical Graduates who often practice in rural and underserved areas where care is desperately needed. Almost one-third of APA Annual Meeting attendees travel from outside the United States to connect with colleagues and share their valuable research and experiences.
The 2017 APA Annual Meeting, 20-24 May, focuses on “Prevention Through Partnerships” and will recognize over 100 APA International Fellows and Distinguished Fellows who have made significant contributions to psychiatry. Nearly 100 international trainees will present their research and are invited to participate in a newly developed resident leadership track tailored to their transitionary needs. Additionally, the Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators will include participation by individuals from countries in Africa, Europe, and Latin America.
For up-to-date Annual Meeting information, including topics and speakers, go to annualmeeting.psychiatry.org. Psychiatrists and trainees not traveling to the APA Annual Meeting are encouraged to explore the “Learning Center” for online courses and activities, many available for free to APA members, at education.psychiatry.org. For information on becoming an APA International Member, go to psychiatry.org/international.