General InformationThe Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts of original investigations for consideration in the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), October 19-27, 2013 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, in Orlando, Florida. Before beginning a submission, please thoroughly review the Instructions and Rules and Regulations for the Annual Meeting.
All submissions (Clinical Perspectives, Institutes, Media Theatre, Posters, Symposia, Workshops, etc.) must be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee. Topics may include any aspect of child and adolescent psychiatry: clinical treatment, research, training, development, service delivery, administration, etc. The AACAP encourages submissions on neurodevelopmental interventions (helping children grow healthy brains), translational research, maximizing the effectiveness of community and educational child and adolescent psychiatry consultation, services research, and violence prevention.
Submissions require a review abstract, proceedings abstract, and professional practice gap identification. Professional practice gaps describe problems in contemporary practice, and include lack of knowledge, lack of understanding and implementation, or lack of a strategy or algorithm to approach a problem. Practice gaps are not limited to clinical practice, and also include research, education, and administrative practice gaps. These gaps identify the difference between current practices and desirable or achievable practices.
Because of the requirement for time spent understanding ethical issues, presenters are also encouraged to identify any relevant ethical issues related to their submission topics for discussion.
All submissions are accepted as is and we expect presenters to present what was originally accepted. Please check air fares and hotel costs before you submit to ensure that you and your co-presenters will be able to attend the Annual Meeting.
All presentations and materials should be in English however we expect that 20-25% of the attendees will be from outside of the United States; please take this into consideration when preparing your submission. To facilitate effective communication, the Program Committee strongly suggests that participants who do not use English as their primary language have their submission materials, posters, and/or slides reviewed in advance by colleagues with an excellent command of the English language. If you would like assistance with your submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.