2021 Virtual Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update Institute

This meeting is now closed. Attendees are able to view the pre-recorded content on Pathways until March 31, 2021. Thank you.

Beyond One Size Fits All – Predicting Medication Response

Co-Chairs: Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, and Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD

February 18-27, 2021

Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD

AACAP would like to thank our Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update Institute meeting sponsors, American Professional Agency and McLean Hospital for their support.


AACAP’s 2021 Virtual Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update Institute attempts to answer the question: “How do we select the right medication or intervention for the right patient at the right time?” This complex question reflects a shift in child and adolescent psychiatry from 'one size fits all approaches' towards precision medicine. This Institute reviews precision medicine approaches that leverage our understanding of predictors of treatment response and tolerability to select from evidence-based treatments and tailor psychopharmacologic interventions.

The meeting includes:

  • Up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 
  • Flexibility to watch the content from the comfort of your home or office
  • 8 clinically relevant presentations from top speakers and researchers in psychopharmacology
  • Includes new topics not covered at AACAP’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
  • Live interactions with the speakers in panel and small group settings

Here’s how it works:

Part 1 – February 18-27: All 8 institute presentations are pre-recorded and available on-demand for attendees to view at any time. Each presentation is approximately 45-minutes long. To get the most out of the meeting, plan to view the lectures by February 26.

Part 2 – February 26 & 27: Various live Zoom sessions take place both days including:

  • Two (2) Q&A panel discussions with our expert speakers to further delve into the topics.
  • Small group case discussions with each of the presenters offered at four different times. You are able to select up to two (2) small group discussions whose topics are most interesting to you. Limited to 50 people per group, these small group discussions are meant to provide a deeper dive into a topic and allow for face-to-face time with a specific presenter. Be sure to register early to claim your two spots before the discussion sessions fill up!

Check out the program schedule to learn more about what to expect from the live event!

Can’t attend the live session(s) in real-time? Want more time to access the lectures?
Sign up for the Conference Enrichment Package (CEP) to access the recordings of the Q&A sessions after the live meeting and extend the time you have to watch the lectures. Details on the Registration page.


Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD