Abstract Submission

MARCH 27th, 2017
Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) 37th Annual Meeting
Dear Colleagues,
We invite you to respond to the CACAP 37th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts. Your participation will help make the meeting in Ottawa an academic and social success. The meeting will be held at the Westin Ottawa from September 17th to 19th, 2017, as Canada celebrates its 150th year anniversary. The theme is “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry across the Lifespan.” The goal is to present new ideas about child and adolescent psychiatric practice from pregnancy into adulthood. Our speakers will review lifespan aspects of psychopathology, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Our confirmed keynote presenters are as follows:
Joan Luby, MD, Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Child Psychiatry, Director of the Early Emotional Development Program, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
“Mood disorders in preschool children: diagnosis, early intervention and long term outcomes”
James McGough, MD, MSc, ABPP, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
“Update in Adult Psychiatry - ADHD”
Debate: “The treatment of adult ADHD – good practice or brain steroids giving an unfair advantage?”  
Jennifer Pillay, MSc, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with clinical commentary by 
Khrista Boylan, MD, PhD, FRCP, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
“Update in Psychopharmacology – A comparative effectiveness review of first and second generation antipsychotics for children and young adults (2017 AHRQ update): The evidence and clinical implications” 
Laurence Y. Katz, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Health Sciences Centre Site, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba 
 “Update in Psychotherapy - Dialectical Behavior Therapy”
Klaus Minde Memorial Keynote 
Ruth Grunau, PhD, Professor, Neonatology Division, Pediatrics Dept., University of British Columbia Senior Scientist, Brain, Behaviour & Development, B.C. Children's Hospital Research Institute
“Update in Pediatrics: Early Pain-Related Stress - Brain, behavior and neurodevelopment in children born very preterm” 
Expert Psychiatry Series - hosted by CACAP at the Annual CPA Meeting (September 16, 2017)
Peter Szatmari, MD, FRCP, Chief of Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative, Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Meng-Chuan Lai, MD, FRCP, O'Brien Scholar within the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative, Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
"Lifespan Development in Autism: A Sex and Gender-informed Perspective"
We are soliciting papers, posters, and workshops on lifespan dimensions of child and adolescent psychiatry. We also encourage submissions that address CACAP’s broad-based goals to advance knowledge in clinical research, education, 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, and early career and trainee non-MD investigators who are eligible for a best oral or for a best poster presentation award ($500 each). There is also an Early Career Community Intervention / Access to Care Award for a presentation or poster by an early career CACAP member. We also 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 2017.
Accepted submissions will also be compiled into a bilingual abstract supplement of the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Abstracts must be submitted online before March 27th, 2017
This meeting program will be intellectually stimulating and scientifically exciting. We look forward to your participation!
Best wishes,
Dr. Ashley Wazana
Chair, Research and Scientific Program Committee
Dr. Kathleen Pajer
Vice-Chair, Research and Scientific Program Committee
© 2017 Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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