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Below are descriptions of each type of program offered at the Annual Meeting. Each type of program has a unique focus and purpose, so you can pick the programs that best fit your needs.

  • Clinical Case Conference 3 hours; open to all attendees; allows clinicians to present difficult case material and includes discussions of diagnostic, clinical formulation, and/or treatment issues
  • Clinical Consultation Breakfast (CCB) 1.5 hours; ticket required; limited to 15 attendees; forum for experts to share clinical wisdom and discuss difficult cases with attendees
  • Clinical Perspectives 3 hours; open to all attendees; similar to Symposia; present a particular topic related to treatment, research method, service delivery, or clinical care, which is evidenced-based, but also includes the “art” and clinical wisdom of the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Clinical Practicum ticket required; limited to 30 AACAP members; provides clinicians with practical guidelines on the assessment and treatment of a specific clinical topic. The Clinical Practicum takes place offsite from the hotel and features facilities that are unique to the area.
  • Committee Meeting Official meetings of AACAP’s Committees and are open to all AACAP members, unless otherwise noted.
  • Institute full day; ticket required; focuses on “how to do it” with respect to clinical problems, academic areas, or a blending of the two. Institutes are designed for attendees who wish to be taught a comprehensive and authoritative overview of a topic area. Notebooks with all of the program materials are included.
  • Media Theatre 2-3 hours; open to all attendees; features motion pictures, commercially released documentaries, videotapes, music, and other forms of media relevant to any area of child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Member Forum An open discussion for AACAP members, about a topic specific to AACAP membership.
  • Member Services Forum Designed to provide a practical service to AACAP members, such as training on how to be an advocate or updates on CPT codes.
  • New Research Poster Session Authors present the results of data-rich research or clinical reports with opportunity for feedback from viewers. There are six New Research Poster Sessions throughout the meeting, and they are open to all attendees.
  • Special Interest Study Group (SIG) 1.5 hours, ticket required, limited to 25 attendees; allow individuals with similar interests to share their clinical or research experience, develop collaborations or networks, or discuss mutual interests
  • Symposium 3 hours; open to all attendees; data-driven programs that present perspectives on different aspects of a topic or differing views of the same topic
  • Workshop 3 hours; ticket required; limited to 30 attendees; provide instruction on treatment, research method, delivery, or organization of services, and are designed to encourage discussion in a small group.