Registration for the 2018 Legislative Conference & Assembly Meeting is now closed and onsite registration is not available.
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 (Grand Ballroom, Mayflower)
6:15 pm-7:30 pm: AACAP Welcome Reception (Chinese Ballroom, Mayflower)
Monday, April 9: *Mandatory Attendance for Legislative Conference Attendees*
6:00 am-7:00 am: Legislative Conference Check-in (Mayflower)
6:30 am-7:00 am: Legislative Conference Breakfast (Grand Ballroom, Mayflower)
7:00 am-9:00 am: General Session (Grand Ballroom, Mayflower)
9:30 am-4:00 pm: Capitol Hill Visits (Capitol Hill; your Congressional meeting schedule will be shared with you on-site)
4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Post-Meeting Debriefing (Grand Ballroom, Mayflower)
Frequently Asked Questions
Tips for Effective Meetings with your Legislators
You will receive a memo with your Congressional meeting times and locations for each of your visits on-site
- Addressing the children’s mental health workforce shortage
- Mental Health in Schools Act
- Reducing Mental Health Stigma
Learn more by reading the 2017 AACAP Legislative Conference Recap
published in AACAP News.