Information for Attendees of AACAP 57th Annual Meeting


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Information for Attendees of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 57th Annual Meeting

At the 57th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, which will take place Oct. 26-31 in New York, experts from around the world will discuss the latest in research and clinical care, and explore what is on the horizon for those who practice in the field. With a focus on cutting edge science, this year’s program will address several timely topics, including the impact of health care reform on child psychiatry. The meeting will offer increased workshop sizes, more than 350 new research posters, and improved online resources for attendees.


Online registration is now closed. To register for the meeting or make changes to your existing registration, please go to AACAP Registration on the 2nd Floor of the Hilton New York. For daily registration hours, click here.


There’s a lot to do and see at AACAP, so plan your time accordingly with the Schedule At-a-Glance. Attendees can also browse the schedule of events by day or by program, or access a searchable version. Want to get even more organized? The AACAP site features the Itinerary Builder, a tool that provides access to proceedings abstracts and speaker handouts, and allows you to create your own personal schedule that can be printed or downloaded to your PDA.

Please be sure to consult your schedule for location information for each event; although the Hilton New York is the AACAP Annual Meeting Headquarters hotel where most of the meetings will take place, some events will be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers located one block from the Hilton.

Special Events at AACAP

A number of opportunities are available at AACAP to obtain information about specific facets of child psychiatry and to network with peers. Among them are hands-on workshops focusing on dozens of different topics, the Clinical Consultation Breakfast series, component meetings on topics ranging from adoption and foster care to health promotion and prevention, Media Theatre sessions, research forums, and Special Interest Study Groups, and the Welcome Reception, which will take place Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New York.


The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AACAP designates these educational activities for a maximum of 50 hours in category 1 credit.

  • Clinical Consultation Breakfast 1.5 hours
  • Clinical Case Conference 3 hours
  • Clinical Perspective 3 hours
  • Clinical Practicum 7 hours
  • Institute 6-8 hours
  • Joseph Noshpitz Memorial Lecture 1 hour
  • Karl Menninger, MD Plenary 1 hour
  • Media Theatre 2-3 hours
  • Research Forum 7 hours
  • New Research Poster Session 2.5 hours
  • Saturday Plenary 1 hour
  • Special Interest Study Group 1.5 hours
  • Symposium 3 hours
  • Systems of Care Special Program 6 hours
  • Town Meeting 2 hours
  • Workshop 3 hours

AACAP Expo Hall

The expo hall, located at the Hilton New York, will be open Wednesday, Oct. 27 — Friday, Oct. 29 (hours are 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on 10/27; 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on 10/28; and 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on 10/29).

Looking for Things to Do While You’re in New York?

The AACAP provides recommendations for those looking to explore the area’s best restaurants, landmarks, and hot spots. Attendees can access a listing of activities found in the Big Apple or view a restaurant guide.

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