American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) 65th Annual Meeting

The University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry went to Seattle, Washington for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) 65th Annual Meeting.

We were well represented this year at the meeting with a number of our faculty, child fellows, and residents presenting sessions and posters.

Below is a photo gallery from the meeting and a list of the sessions and posters our faculty, fellows, and residents presented at the conference.

Two of our Child and Adolescent Fellows, Camilo Leal, MD and Sarah Andrews, MD received the AACAP Educational Outreach Program for Child and Adolescent Residents Award.

UF Child & Adolescent Psychiatry goes to Seattle!
AACAP Hoxha, Huey, Rahmani
Leal and Andrews receive award
AACAP Shapiro, Pumariega, Rahmani, Hoxha, Leal
AACAP Selfie
AACAP Andrews, Hoxha, Rahmani, Leal



Wednesday, October 24, 2018


  • Jaison Nainaparampil, MD
    Carol Mathews, MD
    Regina Bussing, MD
    Session- New Research Poster 1.43: Provider Utilization of Pharmacogenetic Testing in a Child Psychiatry Clinic


  • Andres Pumariega, MD
    Session- Clinical Perspectives 31: School Mental Health Services as a Safety Net for Children in Vulnerable Communities in 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018


  • Andres Pumariega, MD
    Session- Clinical Consultation Breakfast 2: Cultural Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Nikhil Rao, MD
    Suraj Modi, MD
    Session- New Research Poster 3.60: Screening for Medical Comorbidities in the Outpatient Pediatric Psychiatric Setting


  • Michael Shapiro, MD
    Session: PechaKucha Presentation


  • Andres Pumariega, MD
    Session- Clinical Case Conference 10: Living in Uncertainty: Special Immigrant Populations

Friday, October 26, 2018


  • Mariam Rahmani, MD
    Session- Member Services Forum 10: When Child Psychiatrists Are Parents, Too: Snapshots of Adversity and Resilience in Balancing the Physician/Parent Role


  • Regina Bussing, MD
    Melanie Nelson, PhD
    Session- Workshop 26: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Evidence-Base and Treatment Components


  • Mariam Rahmani, MD
    Elyse Huey, MD
    Avjola Hoxha, MD
    Session- Workshop 29: Psychiatric Assessment of Preschool-Age Children

Saturday, October 27, 2018

  • Andres Pumariega, MD
    Session- Clinical Perspectives 75: Outrunning Stigma: How Do Advancements in Neuroscience and Genetics Inform Our Ability to Reduce Child Mental Health Stigma?