AACAP Legislative Conference
Registration for the 2018 Legislative Conference & Assembly Meeting is now open.

AACAP’s Legislative Conference, sponsored by the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, takes place on April 8-9 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Please note the importance of attending the sessions on Sunday and Monday to ensure you make the most of your visit to Washington, DC, and your time with lawmakers. AACAP’s Government Affairs team will schedule your meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill and provide you with advocacy materials to shape the most effective messages for your meeting. The Legislative Conference will be held in conjunction with AACAP’s Assembly of Regional Organizations Meeting on April 8.

On Sunday, April 8 and Monday, April 9, learn about the legislative process and federal policy issues impacting child and adolescent psychiatry. AACAP's Government Affairs team will provide you with advocacy materials to help develop and deliver the most effective message for your Congressional meetings. Once again, family advocates will be invited to join AACAP members on Capitol Hill.

Tentative Schedule of Events (all times in ET):

Sunday, April 8: *Strongly Recommended Attendance for ALL Attendees*
2:00 pm-6:00 pm: Legislative Conference Check-In (Mayflower)
3:00 pm-6:00 pm: Legislative Conference General Session (Mayflower)
6:15 pm-7:30 pm: AACAP Welcome Reception (Mayflower)

Monday, April 9: *Mandatory Attendance for Legislative Conference Attendees*
6:00 am-9:00 am: Legislative Conference Check-in (Mayflower)
6:30 am-9:00 am: Legislative Conference Breakfast and General Session (Mayflower)
9:00 am-4:00 pm: Capitol Hill Visits (Capitol Hill)
4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Post-Meeting Conversation on Sustaining Relationships with Lawmakers (Mayflower)

For more information on the Legislative Conference, please contact our Government Affairs team at gov@aacap.org or 202.587.9667.  To apply for the 2018 AACAP Fellow Advocacy Ambassador Program and its grant to attend the Legislative Conference, please fill out the following form.

Learn more by reading the 2017 AACAP Legislative Conference Recap published in AACAP News.

AACAP Legislative Conference Members Photo