AADCAP is composed of the heads of child and adolescent psychiatry divisions and seeks to aggressively promote the field of academic child and adolescent psychiatry. 


Welcome to the American Association of Directors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AADCAP). AADCAP helps heads of child and adolescent psychiatry strengthen their existing programs, patient care, and research. AADCAP provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas between the child and adolescent psychiatry program directors in medical schools in the United States and elsewhere for the purposes of:


  • Enhancing the growth and development of child and adolescent psychiatry as a discipline;
  • Strengthening graduate and postgraduate medical education, patient care and research in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry; and
  • Providing appropriate liaison between academic child and adolescent psychiatry as represented by the membership and administrative persons and organizations in medical education (e.g., departments of psychiatry, medical school deans, and specialty boards), government, research, and health care delivery to forward our objectives.

The strength of AADCAP is in its collaborations, fellowship, and advocacy efforts that have a positive impact on our profession.


AADCAP's 53rd Annual Meeting was held April 6-9, 2018 at The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC in conjunction with AACAP's Legislative Conference.  The Executive Committee and Committee Chairs developed the 2018 program that included 4 symposia and, once again, the Program Consultations session.  The weekday format for the meeting changed.  The meeting began on Friday afternoon, April 6 with the New Division Directors Roundtable then officially kicked-off on Saturday morning and concluded on Monday, April 9 with AACAP's Legislative Conference. See the full schedule.
AADCAP's annual Dessert Reception is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 8:00-10:00 pm during AACAP's Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.  Please plan to drop by and catch up with your colleagues and friends. 
If you are interested in learning more about AADCAP, please contact Earl Magee (info@aadcap.org) or me.

Victor M. Fornari, MD
President, AADCAP
Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry
The Zucker Hillside Hospital & Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center 


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by Cameren Rogers

October 22-27, 2018
Washingotn State Convention Center, Seattle, WA 

April 6-9, 2018
Contact info@aadcap.org 
2016-2018 AADCAP President John Diamond, MD officially thanking John Pruett, MD for his outstanding service as AADCAP's Secretary-Treasuer, 2016-2018. 

2018 Membership Dues
To pay your dues, please contact the Executive Director at info@aadcap.org.

Educational Fund: DONATE!
Support our educational activities (i.e. quality speakers and more)
Please make a tax-deductible contribution today by contacting the Executive Director at info@aadcap.org.

Executive Committee
Conference Call
Friday, August 10, 2018
1:00-2:00 PM (Eastern)


Larry K. Brown, MD
Division Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brown University, Providence, RI
W. Burleson Daviss, MD
Acting Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dartmouth University Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
Yael Dvir, MD
Vice Chair & Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Bruce Waslick, MD
Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA