We look forward to welcoming our allied professionals to this year's Annual Meeting! We hope you will join us at these valuable programs to better integrate the care that we give to the mentally ill children that we treat every day.

Saturday, October 25
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fundamentals of Practical Pediatric Psychopharmacology for the Primary Care Clinician
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt
Many pediatricians and primary care physicians have a knowledge gap in training and little experience on the use of psychotropics in children and adolescents. With the prevalence of mental disorders in the pediatric population, this lack of knowledge and training makes pediatricians and primary care physicians ill-prepared to recognize and treat common childhood psychiatric disorders. This Institute provides practical information to these clinicians on the use of psychotropic medications in their practices. Presentations include discussions of clinically relevant aspects of pediatric psychopharmacology for the treatment of ADHD, depression, and anxiety disorders. Discussions focus on the “basics” of assessment, medication selection, initiation, titration, and management. Additionally, management of medications used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, pervasive developmental disorders, and aggression are addressed. Participants gain knowledge in the application of practical clinical information pertaining to pediatric psychopharmacology and how to responsibly use psychotropics for common pediatric mental health disorders.

Sponsored by the AACAP Research Committee

Nonmembers - Click the button below to register for Institute 9 ONLY.

Members and those wanting to sign up for the entire Annual Meeting should visit the Registration page.

Thursday, October 23
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pediatric Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Collaborative: Behavioral Health in the Pediatric Clinic: Case-Conferencing With Child Psychiatry
Location: Rady Children's Hospital, MOB Room 113
This program provides guidance to primary care practitioners about the management of behavioral health concerns in clinical practice. This 3 hour dinner program offers a combination of brief presentations, case‐driven small group discussions, and expert commentary by leading child and adolescent psychiatrists. The program covers recognizing at‐risk kids; formulating intervention plans, working with schools; setting up consultative supports; knowing how and when to prescribe or refer; monitoring treatment response; and managing risk.

This program is supported by the Vista Hill SmartCare Behavioral Health Consultation Service and San Diego County Behavioral Health Services. It is free to San Diego pediatrics and family medicine practitioners. To register, contact Mariel Bridges at mbridges@vistahill.org or 858-956-5900.

Annual Meeting attendees may also attend to learn about the model of collaboration used in San Diego. Select the ticket for this event when you register. The cost is $65 and includes transportation to Rady Children’s Hospital. Attendees that are already registered for the meeting can add this event to their registration by contacting the AACAP Registrar at registrar@aacap.org.

Sponsored by the AACAP Local Arrangements Committee and the San Diego Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry