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Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) 35th Annual Meeting


We invite you to respond to the CACAP 35th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts. Your participation will help make the meeting in Quebec City (October 4-6, 2015) an academic and social success. The Meeting will be held at the Quebec Hilton. The theme is “Evidence-Based Child Psychiatry in the Electronic Age.” The goal is to present new ideas about mental health ande-technologies. Our speakers will examine the relationships between e-technologies, child and youth development, and psychopathology. Topics will include effects of mobile technologies, internet and video games overuse on children, cyberbullying and cyberbullycide, early exposure to sexual education, and the “porning” of youth sexual behavior. They will also examine the novel use of e-health technologies for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders and the use of e-technology to support and educate parents. Our keynote presenters are as follows:

  • Phil Kendall, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished University Professor, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University - “Treating anxiety in youth: Computer-assisted and web-based programs”
  • Samuele Cortese, PhD, University of Nottingham, UK and New York University - “Evidence Base for the Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments for ADHD”
  • Dr Mario Alvarez-Jimenez PhD, D.Clin.Psy, Associate Professor, Head, Online Interventions & Innovation Research, Orygen, The National Centre Of Excellence In Youth Mental Health, The University Of Melbourne - “Towards Long-Term Recovery in Early Psychosis: Novel Social Media and Mobile Based Interventions for Young People”
  • Paul Weigle, MD, Associate Medical Director of Natchaug Hospital, an affiliate of Hartford Healthcare - “Internet Gaming Disorder - a Virtual Addiction”
  • Erin L. Belfort, MD,Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine - “Texting, Tweeting and Cyber-bullying: Clinical Implications of Adolescent Social Media Use”



In addition to soliciting papers, posters, and workshops on e-technology, we encourage submissions that address our CACAP’s broad-based goals to advance our knowledge in new clinical, research, educational, and advocacy.  Accepted submissions on topics related to Education and Advocacy may be sponsored by the Education Committee and the Advocacy Committee, respectively.


Five types of submission are available: Research Symposium, Academic Perspectives, Workshop, Special Interest Study Group, and Poster Presentation. Presenters have the option of presenting in French.


We particularly encourage submissions from Members-in-Training, early career CACAP members, early career and trainee non-MD investigators who are eligible for a best oral or for a best poster presentation awards ($500 each). There is also a new Early Career Community Intervention / Access to Care Award for a presentation or poster by an early career CACAP member. We also now sponsor up to 10 travel awards for Members-in-Training ($500 each). No separate award application is necessary.


Accepted submissions will be short-listed for awards based on the submission materials. Please note that only CACAP Members, Affiliated Members and Members-in-Training are eligible for awards. Membership status must be confirmed by the time submission results are announced in May 2015. Click on the following link for further information on CACAP Awards.


Accepted submissions will also be compiled into a bilingual abstract supplement of the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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