Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

Save the Date: 2020 Annual Meeting & Scientific Session
October 1-4, 2020 
│ Renaissance Asheville Hotel 

Registration Opening Spring 2020

The handouts from the 2019 Annual Meeting will remain online for your convenience and review at a later time.

Collect your CME Certification

Still need your 2018 Annual Meeting CME Certificate? Email us for help. If you need to print a certificate you've already claimed login to your APA profile at, click “My Portfolio” and select the “Certificates” tab.


2019 Annual Meeting & Scientific Session Handouts

Thank you your support of our “going paperless” for the presentations for the Annual Meeting. Please be sure to download the slide presentations in advance to the desktop of your tablet or laptop or to your mobile device. If you prefer, you may print handouts of the presentations and bring them with you.

PLEASE NOTE: The presentations/handouts that are included in these links are not comprehensive. Some speakers did not provide slides or did not give their permission for slides to be shared. Speakers may update their slides prior to presentation. NCPA staff will do their best to provide the most up-to-date version of speaker handouts online. 

Because of the images, some files are large so they may take some time to download. Wireless access will be available in the meeting space, but connectivity cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, it is very important that you download the presentations prior to the meeting, rather than at the meeting.

Handouts will also be available on the free conference Guidebook App. To access handouts, select Schedule & Handouts within the menu, then navigate to the day and session to find the PDF weblinks. Or, click here to view the content online without downloading the app.

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CME Information

Thank you for attending the NCPA Annual Meeting! We hope enjoyed your time in Myrtle Beach.


At the conclusion of the conference, physician participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and receive an official CME certificate by completing the online CME conference evaluation.

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Access Activity" and log in with your APA username and password or create a new account. (Helpful hint: Your APA username is typically the email address that is on file with the APA.)
  3. Enter the Group ID NCPA191 on the Purchase page and click "Submit" to proceed to the evaluation and certificate. Select "AMA PRA Category 1 Physician" as your certificate type.

You must claim your CME credit within 60 days of the conference. Certificates will not be issued after November 22, 2019. For customer support, please email [email protected].


Non-physician participants will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance. At the conclusion of the conference, participants should complete the online conference evaluation at in order to print a certificate of attendance. Follow the instructions above, but select "Certificate of Participation" as your certificate type.

Still need your 2018 Annual Meeting CME Certificate? Email us for help. If you need to print a certificate you've already claimed login to your APA profile at, click“My Portfolio” and select the “Certificates” tab.


Sponsor a Resident!

Every year as a way to support training and education, the Psychiatric Foundation of North Carolina generously pays the registration fees for psychiatric residents to attend the Annual Meeting & Scientific Session. If you would like to provide support for a resident attending the Annual Meeting, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Psychiatric Foundation of North Carolina. 

From the Residents...
“I was able to attend the NCPA annual meeting in Asheville due to the generosity of those who donated to The Foundation. During this meeting I was able to learn best clinical practices, present my research in the resident poster session, and meet other psychiatrists from around the state. Thank you for this opportunity and to the NCPA members who have made this possible. ” – Megan Pruette, M.D., PGY-4, VA Chief Resident, Duke University Health System

Click here to Sponsor a Resident by making a tax-deductible donation