Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

2018 Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

September 27-30, 2018 â”‚Renaissance Asheville Hotel 
13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Registration is now open for the 2018 NCPA Annual Meeting & Scientific Session! We hope you will join us in Asheville, NC from September 27-30, 2018.

The 2018 schedule builds upon NCPA's tradition of inviting nationally-known experts to provide the most up-to-date reports on the timeliest topics in psychiatric medicine and mental health care. 

Click here to view the full scientific schedule.


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the North Carolina Psychiatric Association. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Still need your 2017 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.


2018 Scientific Schedule

This year's Program Committee has put together an outstanding conference that features nationally known speakers from across the country and from North Carolina! 

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2018 Annual Meeting & Scientific Session Handouts

You may either download or print the handouts prior to the Annual Meeting or access them on your device during each session. Due to the file size some may take a few minutes to view. 

NCPA will provide a pre-loaded USB drive for all attendees. Please note: speakers may update their slides after submitting a copy for the USB drive. NCPA staff will do their best to provide the most up-to-date version of speaker handouts online. 

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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Hotel Information

Our NCPA room block at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel is now FULL.

Hotel Information

Things to Do in Asheville

Asheville has countless activities and attractions for all interests and ages. It's the perfect destination for families, couples, or anyone looking to explore western North Carolina during its most beautiful time of year! Explore Asheville has extensive information about the area's attractions, dining, museums, and more! 


2018 Resident Poster Session Information

The North Carolina Psychiatric Association and the North Carolina Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are pleased to host the Poster Session taking place on Saturday, September 29 at the Annual Meeting & Scientific Session in Asheville, NC.

Poster Session Information

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...
“Thank you for making this conference affordable to residents via scholarships! I was so happy be able to present my poster and also participate in a number of activities due to the scholarship.” – Anonymous Comment from 2016 Evaluation Form

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