First Time Attendees


The American Psychoanalytic Association is pleased to welcome you to your first APsaA meeting. We hope it will be the first of many to come. By choosing to attend an APsaA meeting you are making a significant investment in expanding and developing your professional knowledge and skills. And you are going to meet a terrific group of people as well.

Attending APsaA’s National Meeting for the first time can feel overwhelming but we’ve got you covered:

Before the meeting:

• Schedule an appointment with a program committee member who can offer personal guidance to the scientific program based on your interests. A member of the program committee will contact you by email or phone to go over the program and offer suggestions on which sessions might be most beneficial and enjoyable to you. To schedule an appointment, contact Rosemary Johnson or 212- 752-0450, ext 28.

At the meeting:

• Meet APsaA staff and other first time attendees on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. We’ll meet at a bar in the hotel for a complimentary cocktail and conversation. Make sure to register for “First Time Attendee Gathering” when you register for the meeting. 

• Sign up for a Dine Around which takes place after the First Time Attendee Gathering.  By the time the scientific program officially starts on Wednesday, you’ll have met a core group of people that you’ll see throughout the meeting week.

• Grab a First Time Attendee ribbon to wear on your badge if you want. It’s a great conversation starter. Or you can choose to go incognito.

Contact Carolyn Gatto, Scientific Program and Meetings Director to ask any questions you might have.