AACAP's 60th Annual Meeting LogoTo celebrate AACAP’s 60th Anniversary, the 60th Anniversary Committee, chaired by Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D. and Robert Hendren, D.O. has been planning a variety of tributes before, during, and after the Annual Meeting in Orlando. Click the links below to find out more about what we’ve planned and about AACAP’s past, present, and future.

Anniversary Posters
For AACAP’s 50th Anniversary, a series of posters were created to highlight AACAP’s History, and now we’ve created four new posters to highlight the accomplishments of the last decade. Click the links to see all of the Anniversary Posters

Robert HendrenAACAP News Articles
In honor of AACAP’s 60th Anniversary, Committee and Regional Organization leaders were asked to look back on their history and reflect on the future of AACAP and the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Marilyn BenoitClick here to read the articles!


  • AACAP News and How It Has Changed Over the Years
  • Big Sky Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • AACAP Ethics Committee
  • Training and Education in the Academy: Highlights From the Last 15 Years and Introducing the AACAP Alliance for Learning and Innovation (AALI))
  • AACAP Committee on Quality Issues: Evolution of the Development of the AACAP Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • AACAP Committee on Medical Students and Residents: 15 Years of Promoting Connectedness to AACAP

JAACAP Editorials
In collaboration with AACAP’s 60th Anniversary Committee, the Journal presents a series of editorials from current and former AACAP leaders, key figures in AACAP's development, and prominent members who help to provide perspective and context for AACAP's accomplishments and its role in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry as it turns 60.

Click here to read the editorials!


  • How Are Our Children? A Dialogue; Thomas F. Anders and Virginia Q. Anthony
  • The Development of Targeted Neurobiological Therapies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Benedetto Vitiello, Margaret Grabb

Annual Meeting Programs
Celebrations for AACAP’s Anniversary will culminate at the Annual Meeting, October 22-27, 2013 in Orlando. We hope to see you there and remember to add these special programs to your schedule of must-see events!

Clinical Perspectives 1: 60 years of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Educational Systems: Old School, Now School, New School (open)
Tuesday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the AACAP Schools Committee

60th Anniversary Program Part 1: Looking Ahead from the Past: Perspectives from AACAP Committees (open)
Wednesday, October 23, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sponsored by the AACAP 60th Anniversary Committee

Noshpitz Cline History Lecture: Through the Looking Glass Brightly: 60 Years of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (open)
Wednesday, October 23, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Sponsored by the AACAP History and Archives Committee and supported by David Cline and the Grove Foundation

60th Anniversary Program Part 2: Looking Ahead from the Past: Perspectives from AACAP Regional Organizations and the History and Archives Committee (open)
Thursday, October 24, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the AACAP 60th Anniversary Committee

Town Meeting: Back to Project Future: Defining the Coming Decade (open to all AACAP members)
Thursday, October 24, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Clinical Perspectives 23: Jeanne Spurlock Clinical Perspectives: Diversity in Children and Adolescents and Their Psychiatrists (open)
Thursday, October 24, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the AACAP Diversity and Culture Committee, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues Committee, and Native American Child Committee

Lawrence A. Stone, M.D. Plenary, From Psychiatry to Clinical Neuroscience (open)
Friday, October 25, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.

Presidential Interview: Martin J. Drell, M.D., interviews James C. MacIntyre, M.D. (open)
Saturday, October 26, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.