AACAP's 60th Annual Meeting LogoThe AACAP Annual Meeting in Orlando has many opportunities for medical students and residents! Aside from the hundreds of symposia, workshops, and forums that are open to everyone, there are many events designed especially for you - check out these fantastic programs!

Medical Student and Resident Networking Hour
Recommended for: Medical Students, Residents
Time: Tuesday, October 22: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Status: Open to medical students and residents
Description: The Medical Student and Resident Networking Hour is an opportunity for medical students and residents to network with peers, mentors, and AACAP members in an informal setting.

Mentorship Program
Recommended for: Medical Students, Residents
Time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Attendees should attend all three sessions)
Status: Ticketed, but the ticket is FREE when registering for the Annual Meeting
Description: This event is open to ALL medical students and residents; just check the box requesting a free ticket when you sign up for the meeting! The Mentorship Program spans three days over the course of the meeting, and matches trainees and medical students with senior child and adolescent psychiatrists. Trainees and psychiatrists form collegial relationships in small groups that include sharing ideas, challenges, and accomplishments.

Workshop: ABCs of Advocacy: Becoming an Effective Advocate for Children's Mental Health
Recommended for: Residents
Time: Thursday, October 24: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Status: Ticketed, but the ticket is FREE when registering for the Annual Meeting
Description: We all have a role to play in improving policies and services for children and adolescents with mental illness - and your voice is crucial! As part of professional practice, it is imperative that child and adolescent psychiatrists advocate for the important mental health issues that directly address the needs of patients, parents, and practices. Join AACAP's Department of Government Affairs to learn the skills you need to be an effective advocate. Designed for child and adolescent psychiatry trainees and early career psychiatrists, this seminar will help participants develop the advocacy knowledge and skills that are critical to a child and adolescent psychiatrist's professional practice. You will learn how to engage legislators, work with the media, and partner with coalitions, as well as have the opportunity to put your skills into practice.

Medical Student and Resident Breakfast: Inspiration for Success in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Recommended for: Medical Students, Residents
Time: Thursday, October 24: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Status: Ticketed
Description: Wake up early to discover your own inspiration with three distinguished child and adolescent psychiatrists. Tom Anders, M.D., Nancy Rappaport, M.D., and Eric Williams, M.D. provide inspiration to attendees by discussing their career aspirations, achievements and obstacles as child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Medical Students and Residents: Career Development Forum
Recommended for: Medical Students, Residents
Time: Thursday, October 24: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Status: Open - no ticket required
Description: Trainees interact with highly regarded child and adolescent psychiatrists and peers who represent a diverse array of professional careers within child and adolescent psychiatry. Experts in various topics answer your questions on steps toward success in your training and career.

Workshop: National Institutes of Health Research Priorities and Competitive Grant Writing for Success
Recommended for: Medical Students, Residents
Time: Friday, October 25: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Status: Open to all AACAP members
Description: New and experienced investigators are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about current opportunities, processes, and mechanisms to apply for and obtain grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support training and research in child and adolescent psychiatry. This workshop familiarizes investigators with the grant writing and grant review process, with a special emphasis on research mechanisms for early investigators. Participants learn about successful strategies for grant submissions related to substance abuse and mental health, current research funding opportunities and priorities, and new measurement resources and databases on children and adolescents.

Resident as a Teacher: Educational Survival Guide for Your First Year on Faculty
Recommended for: Residents
Time: Thursday, October 24: 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Status: Open - no ticket required
Description: Trainees improve their teaching skills through a series of interactive workshops on giving clinical feedback to medical students, becoming a new resident supervisor, and giving effective large group presentations.

New Research Poster Session 6
Recommended for: Medical Students, Residents
Time: Saturday, October 27: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Status: Open - no ticket required
Description: Come see all of the latest research completed by medical students, residents, and early career psychiatrists! This year's recipients of the AACAP Young Leader awards present their clinical and research findings in a poster session.