The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Annual Meeting
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The following is a breakdown of maximum CME credits offered by session type: 3 credits for each Clinical Case Conference, 1.5 credits for each Clinical Consultation Breakfast, 3 credits for each Clinical Perspectives, 6.75 credits for the Clinical Practicum, 0.75 credits for each Honors Presentation, 6-8 credits for each Institute, 1 credit for the Joseph Noshpitz Memorial Lecture, 1.75 credits for the Karl Menninger, MD Plenary, 1.5 credits for the Lawrence A. Stone, MD Plenary, 2-3 credits for each Media Theatre, 2.5 credits for each New Research Poster Session, 1-3 credits for each Other Program, 7 credits for the Research Forum, 1.5 credits for each Special Interest Study Group, 3 credits for each Symposium, 6 credits for the Systems of Care Special Program, 2 credits for each Town Meeting, 1 credit for the Training and Education Luncheon, and 3 credits for each Workshop*.

The following programs are not accredited for CME: Distinguished Member Awards Lunch, Medical Student and Resident Networking Hour, Monitors’ Orientation, and Young Leaders Awards Lunch.


*Workshop 2: Helping You Know What You Don’t Know – A Self-Assessment Review of Psychopharmacology offers ABPN-approved self-assessment credit and will offer its own separate CME certificate. The credit earned from this session should not be included with the master CME certificate used for the rest of the meeting.

Self-Assessment Exam
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is also approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology towards completion of the self-assessment component of maintenance of certification.

How do you earn CME credit?
  • Annual Meeting
    CME credit is earned by attending educational sessions. For each hour you attend an educational session, you earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. It is your responsibility to keep track of the sessions you attend. You should note the sessions you attend in your Program Book and keep it for your records. AACAP does not keep records of registrants’ attendance at individual Annual Meeting sessions.
  • Self-Assessment Exam
    CME credit is earned by completing the 100-question exam and evaluation. Users should then review their exam feedback to best determine future CME activity planning.

How can I obtain a CME certificate from the 61st Annual Meeting?
  • Annual Meeting
    Within one week following the meeting, attendees are emailed a link to the General Evaluation Form which needs to be completed online. Once completed, you can print or save the CME certificate from your personal computer. Remember to confirm that AACAP has your correct email address when you register for the meeting.
  • Self-Assessment Exam
    You will be able to print out your Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Exam CME certificate once the 100-question exam and evaluation survey are completed.

Will a record be kept of my 61st Annual Meeting CME activities?
Registrants’ attendance at individual sessions is not recorded by AACAP. It is your responsibility to keep track of which sessions you attend, and claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of your participation in the educational activity. We recommend you note the sessions you attend in the Program Book (distributed onsite at the meeting) and keep it for your records.

Will I earn CME credits by purchasing the session recordings or notebooks from AACAP’s meetings?
No. CME credit is not available for session recordings or notebooks purchased from AACAP meetings.

For additional information on CME please contact Elizabeth Hughes, AACAP Assistant Director of Education and Recertification, via email at 202.966.1944, or email the CME Department at CME@aacap.org. You may also visit AACAP online at www.aacap.org.