American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)


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28th Annual Meeting
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
March 8-11, 2017

29th Annual Meeting
The Westin Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-24, 2018

30th Annual Meeting
The Westin Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
March 20-23, 2019
31st Annual Meeting
The Westin Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 18-21, 2020



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The American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), established in 1988, is a non-profit organization of professionals in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, neuropsychology and the clinical neurosciencesANPA has over 500 members from around the world. ANPA's Mission is to improve the lives of people with disorders at the interface of psychiatry and neurology.

 Welcome from the President 

Welcome to the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) homepage. Founded in 1988, ANPA is the premier national organization of clinicians and investigators in the interdisciplinary areas of behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.  The annual ANPA meeting continues to be one of the best continuing education meetings in all of medicine, featuring renowned researchers, clinicians and educators in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, neuropsychology and the cognitive neurosciences. ANPA meetings are unique in that all participants attend all of the presentations together and are a great place to obtain continuing education credits, and network with like-minded individuals from around the world. The poster and platform presentation are high visibility forums for both junior and senior clinician scientists to showcase clinical and research findings. ANPA membership is open to students, trainees, practitioners and researchers.  The official journal of the American Neuropsychiatric Association is the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, edited by Stuart Yudofsky, MD. Browse the current website, and come back often as we update the site to reflect new trends in neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology, and introduce new features to enhance member benefits and thereby help advance the care of our patients.

Jeremy D. Schmahmann, MD, FANPA
ANPA President 2015-2017

The ANPA Nominating Committee is pleased to present three outstanding candidates for the positions of ANPA councilors (Margo Lauterbach, MD, FANPA and David Silbersweig, MD, FANPA
and President Elect (Robin Annette Hurley, MD, FANPA). Learn more about the candidates and their vision for the Association via the online ballot.  
Please participate in the elections by casting your vote using the link below. Regular and trainee members in good standing are eligible to vote. Be sure 2016 dues have been paid and that you are logged-in in order to access the ballot. Voting will remain open until Sunday, December 4, 2016.  
Gary J. Tucker M.D. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry

C. Edward Coffey, MD, FANPA received the 2016 Gary J. Tucker Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry at the 27th annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) in San Diego, CA on March 18, 2016. The Gary J. Tucker Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuropsychiatry recognizes individuals who, as did Dr. Tucker, demonstrate lifelong achievement in neuropsychiatry and years of service to the American Neuropsychiatric Association.  

Dr. Coffey is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Neurology at the Baylor College of Medicine, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. Dr. Coffey’s writing and teaching have been enormously influential through the years, and his approach to the management of depression, “Perfect Depression Care”, remains a model for health care transformation. He has made major contributions to academic neuropsychiatry, authored more than 130 publications, and edited several textbooks including Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. He has been recognized nationally by the American Geriatrics Society, the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation, and the International Neuropsychiatric Association, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow of ANPA. In the America Neuropsychiatric Association he founded the Committee on Research in 1993 and served as its Chair until 1998, served as Treasurer since 1997, and was ANPA President in the 1999-2000 two year term.

Characterizing Dr. Coffey as “a visionary leader in academic and clinical neuropsychiatry”, Jeremy Schmahmann, MD,ANPA President, recognized Dr. Coffey for his transformative work on the neuropsychiatry of depression and the delivery of mental health services, and recognized his major and ongoing contributions as Treasurer, former chair of the Research Committee and former President of ANPA.  In presenting the award, Schmahmann described Coffey as epitomizing the combination of “Physician, Scientist, and Visionary Leader.”


ANPA invites you to make a tax deductable donation to one of our funds.

Gary J. Tucker, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuropsychiatry Fund
Established in his memory, the Gary J. Tucker, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuropsychiatry is the highest honor bestowed by ANPA and is presented to an individual whose career has best exemplified the professional and personal values of Dr. Tucker. 
Trainee Awards Fund 
Established to finance the ANPA trainee awards, donations support The ANPA Young Investigator Award which recognizes trainees who have submitted outstanding abstracts for presentation at the Annual Meeting and who are perceived to have the ability to contribute to the field with the encouragement and support provided by the award. Donations also support The ANPA Clinical Neuroscience Trainee Award which recognizes trainees considering careers in the clinical neurosciences. This award was designed to facilitate early involvement in ANPA by highly motivated residents in psychiatry or neurology, considering careers in neuropsychiatry or behavioral neurology, or doctoral candidates considering careers in neuropsychology.  
American Neuropsychiatric Association Development Fund
This fund was established to advance the mission of the ANPA.  Donations support ANPA's membership and educational initiatives.
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 Special Interest Groups

ANPA has established Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to draw together ANPA members with similar clinical, research, and academic interests for the purposes of peer discussion, education, and potential collaboration. The current list of SIGs includes:  Clinical Practice, Conversion Disorders, Dementia, Developmental Disorders, Epilepsy, Neuroimaging, Forensics, Pediatrics, Movement Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury.  If you are interested in joining a SIG please contact Chair of SIGs, Jay Salpekar at 

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