Join us April 14 - 15, 2016, for the American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Legislative Conference 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.

AACAP's Government Affairs team will provide you with advocacy materials and schedule your meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill. During your meetings, you will address critical issues related to improving the mental health workforce, achieving comprehensive mental health reform, and increasing access to child and adolescent psychiatry services. Materials will be emailed in advance.


The 2016 tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, April 14
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Registration (Hyatt Regency Washington)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Resident, Newcomer, and Family Orientation (Hyatt Regency Washington)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Special Advocacy Training and Question and Answer Session (Hyatt Regency Washington)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Legislative Conference & Assembly Reception (Hyatt Regency Washington)

Friday, April 15
6:30 am – 7:00 am: Breakfast and registration (Hyatt Regency Washington)
7:00 am – 9:00 am: Advocacy and Political Tutorial (Hyatt Regency Washington)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Hill Visits (Capitol Hill)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Legislative Conference Debriefing (Hyatt Regency Washington)


View the 2016 Legislative Conference one-page briefings and informational documents:



AACAP Advocacy Day 2013

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