Frequently Asked Questions

Will the sessions be recorded so I can watch them again later?
We've got you covered! All CME sessions will be recorded, including the live Q&A with each speaker. If you register to attend the live Annual Meeting from October 1-3, you will have access to the meeting platform for several months past October. Access includes the ability to watch the lectures again, download the PowerPoint slides and other materials, revisit the Virtual Exhibit Hall, and find your CME information.

Do I have to watch sessions at the scheduled times? I never know when work will call or my kid needs me in the other room.
In order to claim CME credit, you must log into each session at the scheduled time during the weekend of the meeting. For CME purposes, we must keep record of who logged into each session at some point during the scheduled time. However, if you must step away from the computer for a brief moment, you will still receive credit. You will have access to rewatch the few minutes you missed (or the entire lecture) after the meeting.

Can I watch with my spouse or a small group of colleagues?
Yes! Make it a (COVID-approved) party! If you'd like to view the meeting with another registered attendee - spouse, friend, or coworker - go for it! For CME purposes, please be sure to email [email protected] to let us know which session(s) you watched and who was present. We will be sure those names are counted on the attendance log. Please note: Each person claiming CME must individually register for the meeting.

I miss social interaction! Can I mingle with attendees?
NCPA worked hard to select a virtual meeting platform with networking capabilities for attendees. The platform we have chosen is called PheedLoop, and registered attendees will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to set up your account and log into the platform. (Please take a few minutes to set up your account at least a few days before the meeting so that you are familiar with the platform.) Once logged in, you will be able to see who else is in the meeting space at the same time. If you would like to start a conversation with that person, you can either send them a message or invite them to join you in a one-on-one video chat!

What about the Annual Business Meeting?
Glad you asked! Both NCPA and the NC Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NCCCAP) will still host Annual Business Meetings for members of their association only. As these meetings will be held via Zoom, all members - regardless of conference attendance - will be able to participate. They will have separate Zoom meeting links that will be distributed at a later date.

What's a Virtual Exhibit Hall? Are any prizes up for grabs?
We know you'll miss taking home a tote bag stuffed to the brim with pens, koozies, candy, and business cards. But you will still get to network with our awesome exhibitors and sponsors. Looking for a new job? Interested in hearing about that new treatment center that just opened up? Want to say hello to a friend you've seen at every meeting for the past decade? Hop over to the Virtual Exhibit Hall! We're keeping the Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt tradition alive, this year offering a Shibumi Beach Shade or a Cuisinart Chef's Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer as prizes! Don't like these prizes? The recipient can opt for a cash option instead ($250 cash value)!

Are out-of-state physicians and other non-physician mental health professionals welcome? Can I invite my friend from residency I haven't seen in ages?
Of course! Please feel free to invite any friend or colleague who you think may be interested in the program. Generally, the meeting is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and administrators. 

How much is registration?
Due to the nature of a virtual meeting, we were able to significantly reduce the cost of registration. (Food is expensive!!) The quality of the meeting content and experience, however, will be comparable to our in-person events. The fee is $275 for NCPA/APA members and NCCCAP members; $325 for non-members; and free for psychiatry residents & medical students. 

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