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Welcome to the 2025 APA Annual Meeting Submission Site!

The 2025 Annual Meeting submission site is now open to all submissions. To view the status of a submission, please visit the Abstract Service Center.

The theme for the 2025 APA Annual Meeting is "Lifestyle for Positive Mental and Physical Health.” The Scientific Program Committee encourages all submitters to keep this theme in mind while crafting their submissions.
  • The submission form will close on Thursday, September 5, 2024 promptly at 5:00 p.m. ET; no submissions will be allowed after this time
  • All presenters/co-authors must attest to their participation in the proposal
  • A single presenter/co-author cannot be listed on more than 5 submissions of any type, including a maximum of 2 posters—additional submissions beyond this limit may be rejected
  • A general session cannot have more than 1 chair and 5 presenters—if the session chair is also presenting, they must also be added as a presenter
  • A poster cannot have more than 1 presenter and 4 co-authors
  • Poster proposals must include results to be considered
  • Resident and medical student proposals must be reviewed by a faculty mentor prior to submission
  • All presenters attending the meeting must agree to pay the appropriate speaker registration fee
  • If your submission is the product of an APA component or affiliate organization, verification of this designation will be required
  • NEW: All submissions, except posters, must include three self-assessment questions—sample self-assessment questions can be found here.
  • All sessions, except for courses, are 90 minutes
  • An agenda is required for all submissions, except posters
  • References are required for all submissions
  • Please note: Your submission will not be sent to grading by the Scientific Program Committee until all co-presenters/co-authors have completed their financial disclosure forms.
You will use your username and password to log into the submission site. If you do not yet have a account, you can create one here. During the submission process, you will be asked to complete the following agreements:
  1. Financial Disclosure
  2. Presenter Release
  3. Registration Acknowledgment

Any co-presenters/co-authors on your submission will also need to have an active account before you can add them to your proposal.

Important information for a successful submission:

  1. The submitted abstract(s) will be graded for the 2025 APA Annual Meeting, May 17-21, 2025, in Los Angeles, CA.
  2. For guidelines and examples of abstracts, please click here.
  3. Acceptable browsers: Windows and MAC PCs: Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera. Other browsers, including Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, may be incompatible.
  4. Only the director or chair of a submission (or the poster presenter for a poster submission) will be able to submit. If you are submitting on behalf of the session director or chair, you will need to obtain his or her login credentials.
  5. Email correspondence with the Office of Scientific Programs will come from Please ensure that you are able to receive emails from this address before submitting your proposal.
  6. We cannot accommodate requests to schedule your session at a particular date/time.

To begin, click on the submission type below.
General Session Submission Course Submission Poster Submission

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