Join us April 23-24, 2015, for the American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Legislative Conference (formerly known as Advocacy Day) in Washington, DC! During this two-day event, you will partner with fellow members, trainees, families, and youth to promote child and adolescent psychiatry on Capitol Hill.

Working with you, the AACAP Department of Government Affairs will schedule your congressional meetings and provide you with the training and advocacy materials to shape the most effective messages. During your meetings, you will address critical issues relating to improving mental health workforce, comprehensive mental health reform and increased access to child and adolescent psychiatry services.

To view the 2015 Legislative Conference one-page briefings and informational documents:

Tentative Schedule of Events for 2015 Legislative Conference (all times are in ET):

Thursday, April 23
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Registration (Mayflower Renaissance)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Resident, Newcomer, and Family Orientation Briefing (Mayflower Renaissance)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Special Advocacy Training and Question and Answer Session (Mayflower Renaissance)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Legislative Conference Reception (Mayflower Renaissance)

Friday, April 24
6:30 am – 7:00 am: Breakfast (Mayflower Renaissance)
7:00 am – 9:00 am: Advocacy Issue and Political Tutorial with special keynote Congressional speaker (Mayflower Renaissance)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Hill Visits (Capitol Hill)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Legislative Conference Debriefing (Mayflower Renaissance)

AACAP Advocacy Day 2013

Click here to view images from AACAP's 2014 Advocacy Day!

For more information on the Legislative Conference, contact Zachary Kahan via email or call: (202) 587-9669.