A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT . . .
 
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 54th Annual Meeting will be held April 25-27, 2019 at the Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT.  The Executive Committee and Committee Chairs have developed the program.  We are honored that Josh Gordon, MD, Director of the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH), has agreed to be our keynote speaker. Along with Dr. Gordon, we have an outstanding group of esteemed speakers: 
 
Karen Dineen Wagner, MD, PhD (Depression)
Melissa DelBello, MD (Bipolar)
Christoph Correll, MD (Psychosis) (remote)
 
The meeting format will be Thursday to Saturday with our annual banquet dinner on Thursday evening. 
 
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
(vfornari@northwell.edu)