PLEASE SAVE THE DATE - MAY 11 - 12, 2017! Join us May 11 - 12, 2017, for the American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC! During this two-day event, you will join with fellow members, trainees, and family and youth advocates 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, ensuring comprehensive mental health reform, and increasing access to child and adolescent psychiatry services. Materials will be emailed in advance.

The 2017 tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, May 11
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Registration (Hyatt Regency Washington)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Advocacy Training and Q&A Session - highly recommended for all attendees (Hyatt Regency Washington)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Legislative Conference & Assembly Reception (Hyatt Regency Washington)

Friday, May 12
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)

Learn more by reading the 2016 AACAP Legislative Conference Recap published in AACAP News.

AACAP Advocacy Day 2013

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