Medical Students, Residents, and Trainees:
Attend the Annual Meeting for FREE!

What is the Monitor Program?
The Monitor Program is an opportunity for students, residents, and trainees to volunteer their time, and in return receive FREE access to the largest gathering of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the world! This program allows Monitors to network with senior child and adolescent psychiatrists, as well as with other colleagues and friends in the field.

What does a Monitor do?
Monitors assist AACAP staff in running the meeting by checking badges and tickets to confirm attendance, providing help to speakers as needed, and distributing and collecting evaluation forms and/or other materials that speakers supply. Monitors are expected to attend a short training session before they perform their duties.

Why should I register as a Monitor?

  • FREE registration for all residents, trainees, and medical students
  • Six days of scientific content given by the top experts in the field
  • Customized programming, including a mentorship program
  • Networking opportunities with presenters and peers

How do I know what to do as a Monitor?
Watch the Monitor Orientation Webinar! This brief, 20 minute webinar will tell you everything you need to know to get ready for the Seattle Annual Meeting. Please plan to watch it before arriving in Seattle.

Why should I become an AACAP member BEFORE registering as a Monitor?
Monitor Registration opens August 1 for AACAP members ONLY; nonmember registration opens one week later. All Monitors choose their own assignments through the registration system. Monitor assignments are the programs/presentations that you will be assisting at during the meeting. Increase your chances of getting the Monitor assignment that you want by becoming an AACAP member today! Hurry – the most popular assignments fill up FAST!

How do I register as a Monitor?
Registration for the Monitor Program will open on August 1 for AACAP members and on August 8 for nonmembers. You will register as a Monitor when you register for the Annual Meeting. The link to registration for Members is available on the Members Only page, under Member Resources, above. Your Monitor registration will allow you to choose your own Monitor assignments, and will register you for the Annual Meeting all in one process.

IMPORTANT: Non-members MUST contact the AACAP Meetings Department to receive a registration log-in ID and password BEFORE starting the Monitor registration process. Please email with the following information:

  • Your full name and contact information 
  • Business Address
  • Phone Number
  • Primary Email Address
  • Name of training program or university
  • Proof of training or enrollment (letter from training director, class schedule, student ID card, etc.).

We encourage nonmembers to contact the Meetings Department now to get a log-in created so that you may register on August 8. It can take 3-5 days for non-member log-in IDs to be created, so please contact AACAP’s Meetings Department at as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about becoming a Monitor, please contact the Meetings Department at 202.966.9518 or