Annual Meeting

Early career award

Early Career Addiction Psychiatrist Award will be awarded at the 27th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium on December 8-11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL.

The award will be presented based on the quality of original research in the field of substance use disorders/addictions conducted by the applicant and the demonstrated commitment of the applicant to the field of Addiction Psychiatry. The recipient of the award will present their work during the Paper Session at the Annual Meeting. Attending and presenting at the 27th Annual Meeting and  Scientific Symposium in Bonita Springs, FL is required.

Travel and lodging expenses will be covered, and the meeting registration fee will be waived.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Submit Application


The applicant must be one of the following and have completed the majority of his or her research during the time they were a resident/fellow:

  • A general psychiatry resident
  • A PGY-5 or higher Addiction Psychiatry resident (fellow) in an ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry subspecialty program
  • An early career psychiatrist who has either completed a psychiatry residency (within 5 years of residency or Addiction Fellowship completion) or completed an ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry residency (fellowship).
  • Applications will not be accepted from undergraduate students (i.e., Bachelors or pregraduate students)
  • Medical students/residents/fellows who have previously been awarded AAAP travel awards of any kind are not eligible to receive a second travel award

You must submit the following:

  1. Statement of career goals
  2. Description of the context of the research, e.g., rationale for selecting the topic, role of mentors
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae

AAAP will begin contacting applicants in mid October to announce the award recipients.

Reimbursements for travel and lodging will be provided AFTER the annual meeting. Awardee must retain all original copies of receipts and submit those with his/her Travel Expense Report for reimbursement not to exceed $1200. Completed, signed forms with original receipts should all be mailed directly to the AAAP National Office after December 12, 2016.