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A Summary of Upcoming Behavioral Health Conferences Geared Towards the Private Practice in 2018

Conferences are great for brushing up on the latest industry knowledge, collaborating with colleagues, and discovering new ways to improve professionally. This year there is a pretty exciting line-up of private-practice-oriented conferences.

Are you considering attending a behavioral health conference this year? We’ve compiled a list of the most notable events.

23rd National Psychopharmacology Update

  • Hosted by Nevada Psychiatric Association
  • February 14-17, Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • “32 dynamic sessions will be presented by a slate of distinguished faculty on a wide variety of topics tailored towards psychiatrists and mental health clinicians who need the most up-to-date information available.”

Elevate by Psych Congress

  • February 23-25, JW Marriott Austin, Austin, Texas
  • “Elevate by Psych Congress will equip early career mental health professionals with the knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to confidently diagnose disorders, develop effective treatment plans, apply evidence-based approaches into daily practice, and prepare for the realities inherent in mental health today and in the future.”

2018 NEI Synapse

  • Hosted by Neuroscience Education Institute
  • April 20-22, ARIA Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • “Empower yourself with the critical knowledge needed to accurately identify, treat and manage patients with mental health issues. [This conference is for] all clinicians treating patients with mental health disorders who want to use evidence-based science to improve their patient care.”

APA Annual Meeting

  • Hosted by American Psychiatric Association
  • May 5-9, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, New York
  • “Discover cutting-edge science and new therapies. Learn from renowned thought leaders in the areas of health policy and ethics. Explore the exhibit hall for innovative treatment options and new technologies.”

APA Annual Convention

  • Hosted by American Psychological Association
  • August 9-12, Moscone Center South, San Francisco, California
  • “APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.”

AACAP 65th Annual Meeting

  • Hosted by American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • October 22-27, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
  • “The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.”

Psych Congress

  • October 25-28, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
  • “Psych Congress serves as a unique, integrated forum to connect members of the entire mental health team — psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, primary care physicians, and other mental health professionals — with the foremost experts in mental health to improve patient outcomes through education.”

2018 NEI Congress

  • November 7-11, Hilton Orlando, Orlando, Florida
  • “This content has been developed for prescribers specializing in psychiatry. All other health care providers interested in psychopharmacology are welcome for advanced study, especially primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and pharmacists.”

Mental Health America 2018 Annual Conference: Fit for the Future

  • June 14-16, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
  • “Our Fit for the Future theme will explore what we can do personally as individuals to keep ourselves healthy in the 21st Century – how data and personal narratives are increasingly connecting exercise and nutrition to overall mental health, and how leaders in the nutrition and fitness fields are using this information to promote overall health and well-being and impact the mental health of millions.”