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AACAP Members qualify as Life Members when their age and membership years total 100, with a minimum age of 65 and continuous membership. Life Members are seasoned professionals with tremendous expertise. Led by the Life Members Committee, activities include a Wisdom Clinical Perspectives and Life Members Reception and Dinner at the Annual Meeting, mentorship opportunities, a seasonal e-newsletter, and more.

We look forward to welcoming our Life Members to Seattle! Here are some of the programs at this year's Annual Meeting that are open to all Life Members.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (open)
Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows: Meet Life Member Mentors at the 2018 AACAP Annual Meeting

Chair: Joseph J. Jankowski, MD
Sponsored by the Life Members Committee, the Committee on Medical Students and Residents, the Training and Education Committee, and the Membership Committee

Thursday, October 25, 2018
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (open)
Clinical Perspectives 45: Life Members Wisdom Clinical perspectives: Off the Beaten Path of Child Psychiatry: Interesting people, Interesting  Careers, Interesting Lives
Chair: Douglas A. Kramer, MD, MS
Sponsored by the Life Members Committee, the Family Committee, and the Child Maltreatment and Violence Committee

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (ticket)
Life Members Reception and Dinner
Garden Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Sponsored by the Life Members Committee

Life Member SpeakersJoin us at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for this exclusive event for Life Members to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues while mentoring our young award winners as they start their careers in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Keep Changing the Face of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Since 2010, the Life Members Fund has made an investment in 91 medical students and 109 residents through its two grant awards, Education Outreach for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents and Mentorship Grants for Medical Students. You impacted 140 lives, who are and will become the next generation of child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Because, the Life Members Committee approved 30 new investments—13 medical students and 17 residents—to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting in Seattle!

The achievement to date is remarkable. But we must continue to work together to keep this number growing. We're at a time of great healthcare change and we must continue to help solve the problems of the future while remembering lessons of the past.

Become a Member

To learn more about Life Member activities, grant awards, membership, the Owl Newsletter, or to donate, please contact Jill Brafford, at

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