Alberta Psychiatric Association

The Alberta Psychiatric Association (APA) is the not-for-profit professional organization that represents the Psychiatrists of Alberta. For more than fifty years, the APA has advocated for its psychiatrist members by:

  • Providing leadership and support for their role in the provision of quality mental health care in Alberta
  • Promoting effective professional relationships, and
  • Influencing health policy and clinical practice.

Recent News

  • How to Maximize Psychiatrist Billing - Free Webinar

    The team at is putting on a free noon hour webinar targeted towards Psychiatrists on March 30th, 2016. Their goal is to provide practitioners with the knowledge to improve their billing experience. The participating guest speaker is Amy Waldroff, the owner of MedSecure Billing Inc. and her knowledge of billing extends to physicians of every specialty, priding herself on her extensive knowledge and ability to spot billing errors while staying within the rules of the SOMB. Amy will be providing a talk on how to maximize Psychiatrist billing while highlighting some of the most common issues they encounter.

    ClinicAid was developed out of the need for a good set of web-based tools for Health Care Providers across Canada to make their practices easier to manage. Directly integrated with the province's health services plan, ClinicAid is always accessible and easy to set up making physician lives easier.

    If you are interested in attending the webinar, please register at the following link

  • 2016 APA Scientific Conference - Program

    The conference 8-page program is now available, find out more by clicking here.

  • Psychiatry Online Literature Review Course

    February 8 - May 29, 2016

    Providing the opportunity for psychiatrists to discuss current relevant journal articles. All discussions are held online in an asynchronous format. Check out the course brochure for more details!

  • 2016 APA Scientific Conference - Call for Abstracts

    The Alberta Psychiatric Association 2016 Conference - Mental Health over the Life Span is taking place at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff from March 17 - 20, 2016. Registration is now open at

    The Conference Organizing Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2016 conference. Deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, January 8th. Please send your submission (along with the disclosure statement) or any questions via email to and we will do our best to accommodate.

    Thank you and stay tuned for additional conference details!

    Call for Abstracts Form here
    Disclosure Form here

  • Light Up Purple

    Dear members,

    The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day. On the 10th of October 2012, Amanda Todd took her own life after being a victim of bullying.

    Her mother, Carol Todd started an initiative, "Light up Purple" to increase awareness to Mental Health issues and the effects of bullying. Her website is :

    We, as the APA have added our support to this initiative. We urge all members and, indeed all mental health staff at clinics and hospitals, to wear purple on Friday 9th October, to draw attention to 10th October, which falls on a Saturday and thus won't be as well staffed.

    Please support this worthwhile campaign to increase awareness to Mental Health issues.

    Thanks and regards,
    Dr. Lorella Ambrosano
    President, APA

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