CPA Virtual Conference – Oct. 23-24, 2020


Mark your calendar! The CPA annual conference is going virtual and will be held online from Oct. 23-24, 2020

The conference is a key opportunity to develop knowledge and gain competencies that are vital to modern psychiatric practice. Online conference sessions will feature the latest discoveries in clinical practice and research. Participants will learn about health policy initiatives and be empowered to create lasting positive changes in Canadians’ mental health.

This year’s virtual conference promises interactive engagement with the best minds in psychiatry from across the county. Attendees will explore new perspectives in psychiatry, reconnect with colleagues and learn from the passion of others in the field. We welcome and invite your participation.

Watch your inbox and visit this page for the program schedule and registration details, or follow us on Twitter at @CPA_APC.

Look for the conference app in early October, which will feature the program, invited speaker profiles, social media, conference alerts and evaluations. You can search by date, presentation type or time, and can also create your own schedule.



What happens to my abstract submission?
The conference planning committee will confirm in June which abstracts will be offered once it has explored all options and worked out the details. This will be the first-ever virtual CPA Annual Conference and it is important that we deliver an outstanding product for all involved.

How much will registration cost?
Pricing will be based on the number of sessions offered. As always, CPA members will pay a discounted rate.

When will CPA release the program schedule?
The conference committee plans to release further details in July.

Will the virtual conference be accredited?
The program committee will apply for accreditation. Further details to follow.

Will there be a conference app?
There will be a conference app to help you build your schedule, read about invited speakers, and network with other attendees.

When is the next face-to-face Annual Conference?
The 71st Annual Conference will be held Oct. 14 – 16, 2021 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

What will happen with my committee meeting that normally takes place during the Annual Conference?
CPA committees will meet at another predetermined time, either by Zoom or teleconference.

When will the date for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) be announced?
The AGM (CPA’s business meeting) will be held virtually this fall. Details will be shared with eligible CPA members once the date is confirmed.

Where do I find more information?
Check this page each week, look for updates in PsychEXPRESS and follow us on Twitter at @CPA_APC.
You can also email Heather Cleat, Director, Annual Conference & Meetings.