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On March 13th, 2020, NASSPD made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference due to the global health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 virus. We will reconvene in April 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA. Please visit our refund page for information regarding registration refunds, or learn how you can donate to assist NASSPD during this time.

NASSPD 2020 Annual Conference



Experience 3 days of featured presentations by innovative and esteemed field leaders, thought-provoking and informative conference workshops, and  opportunities to network with hundreds of professionals across the field of personality disorders. April 2nd, 2020 will include a pre-conference workshop, while April 3rd-April 4th will comprise of the 2020 NASSPD Conference. 

Check back in for more updates regarding the 2020 NASSPD Annual Conference!


Registration is now open! Options are available for both 1-day and 3-day conference attendance.


Conference Agenda

Click below to download the 2020 Conference Agenda.  Continuing Education Credit information is now located within the conference agenda. Room locations for conference sessions will be posted closer to the event.

2020 NASSPD Conference Brochure_3.02.2020 .docx

THE NASSPD 2020 Experience

Learn & Discover

NASSPD is committed to informing others about the latest in personality disorder research. From inspiring keynotes to engaging workshops and presentations, NASSPD 2019 is the place to discover all of this years most buzzworthy breakthroughs in the field. Earn CE credits and boost your professional development with this year's workshops and interactive sessions.

Make Connections 

Expand your network and connect with both new and established leaders across the field of personality disorder research. NASSPD is not just an opportunity to learn, but the foremost opportunity to make lasting connections with others across the discipline. 

Enjoy & Unwind

Experience all that Pittsburgh has to offer--have a taste of the city's first-class culinary scene, immerse yourself in cultural districts, art galleries, and events, and of course, join NASSPD members at our annual dinner for a night of fun and friendships.

Why Attend NASSPD 2020?

Learn, Connect, & Be Inspired with NASSPD.

Join us in Pittsburgh for three incredible days of learning, networking, and innovation. Hear inspiring keynotes and presentations by field leaders, participate in engaging workshops, discover new opportunities and make lasting connections. Don't miss a moment of this year's annual conference. 


Looking to book your stay for the 2020 conference?

A block of rooms have been reserved at special rates for NASSPD conference attendees. These discounted rooms are available at the conference location, the Westin Pittsburgh. Discounted rooms are available until March 11th, 2020, or until the group blocks are sold out.

Don't delay! Book your accommodations early. These discounted rooms are available at a first-come, first-served basis!

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CALL FOR NASSPD 2020 Proposals

Submit your proposal for NASSPD 2020, the premier annual event showcasing exciting advances in the field of personality and personality disorders. We are now accepting proposals for NASSPD 2020!

Please note:The submission deadline for the NASSPD 2020 Conference is now closed. 

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The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders welcomes you! 

For general questions regarding NASSPD or the 2020 conference, email:

Harmony Mohr, NASSPD Assistant


Dr. Stephanie Stepp, NASSPD President

For questions regarding NASSPD Membership, email:

Dr. Lori Scott, Membership Chair

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