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Session Length: Varies
Number of Presenters: Varies


If a proposal does not fit into a specific category of programming, submit it as an “Other Program.” This may include a committee-sponsored social event, a new educational session, or a caucus.


An Other Program has flexible guidelines and can accommodate any number of programs in order to be considered by the Program Committee for the 2024 Annual Meeting program:

  • Be designed around a larger topic or skill set pertinent to CAPs.
  • Can be a mix of didactic lectures, discussion, and hands-on learning exercises.
  • Based on high anticipated interest, relevance to the field, and timeliness.
  • The Review Abstract must provide details about how the session will be structured and facilitated, INCLUDING the roles of all presenters included in the session.


The room set for Other Programs can be flexible and will be in a room with theatre-style seating or round tables. A tentative room set request must be included in your submission. A podium and head table will be provided for presenters. If accepted, AACAP will provide a screen and a projector for this session type. Microphones are provided based on room size. Additional AV requests will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.


Each submission for Other Programs should include the following items:

  • Submission Title
  • Chair(s) affiliation and email address(s)
  • At least two (2) educational learning objectives
  • Expected length (1-3 hours)
  • Requested Room Set (round tables, theatre style, classroom setup, etc.)
  • Review Abstract (see details below)*
  • Names, organizations, contact information, email addresses, and disclosures for all co-presenters

* Submitters should organize the Review Abstract for the entire Other Program under the following headings:

  • Objective (what is the topic related to CAP that is illustrated in this session)
  • Background (some information about the topic presented in the Objective)
  • Methods (give at least a one-paragraph description of each case that will be presented and the manner of presentation)
  • Conclusions (what aspect will each of the presenters or discussants address)
  • Bibliography (provide at least 1 and no more than 5 references supporting this work)

NOTE: An Other Program does not require a Proceedings Abstract.


AACAP has a strong commitment to promoting mental health equity and combating health disparities. We support cultural competency efforts that enable practitioners to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Each presentation MUST include relevant information on differences in prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment pertaining to diverse racial and ethnic populations and/or consider other ways of infusing diversity, equity and inclusion principles into the proposal in other ways. This may include selecting diverse presenters, including participants with lived experience, using the backdrop of Seattle to the benefit of the program, or many other ways that reflect AACAP’s values. If information is not available or if the presenters’ research does not include this information, speakers should address limitations of current research data in addressing needs of minoritized groups.


Questions regarding Other Programs can be directed to the Program Committee’s Chair, Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS, at

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