The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) held their 64th Annual Meeting October 23-28th in Washington, DC.
The UF Department of Psychiatry had several members attend this year’s meeting. They attended as a Committee Member, a presenter, or in some cases both.
Michael Shapiro, MD is a member of CME and Psychotherapy Committee and presented Friday, October 27th “I Am Scared!” Dilemmas Children Face When Their Parents Have Substance Use Disorders or Addictions: Bringing Clarity to Complex and Emotionally Charged Clinical Work in a Multidimensional Approach”.
Dr. Shapiro also participated in the AACAP Legislative Program and Congressional Visits. This was a member services forum where members were invited to participate in a legislation program to advance children’s mental health through legislation. This program helps equip members with the necessary know-how and offers the advocacy material needed to successfully lobby your own U.S. Representative and Senators on AACAP’s policy priorities.
Mariam Rahmani, MD attended as a member of the Women Child Psychiatrists Committee and presented on Friday, October 27th The Hidden Message: How Implicit Bias Impacts Girls and How Clinicians Can Help Them. Her focus was Family Gender Bias and Influence on Girls’ Mental Health Vulnerabilities.
Also attending the conference were Regina Bussing, MD; member of the Program Committee and Kohl Mayberry, DO.