23rd Annual Meeting Symposium Proposals

Please use the online form below to submit a symposium abstract for the AAAP 23rd Annual Meeting and Symposium in Aventura, Florida on December 6-9, 2012.


Provide a brief abstract describing the proposed program and state the implications of the findings for clinical practice, research, education, and/or policy (limit to 250 words). We need detailed information about the presentation content in order to adequately evaluate the symposium proposal. Symposia are expected to be research, data-driven presentations and provide clinical relevance. Note: Abstract must fit within the box provided below.

If there are more than three objectives, please attach an additional sheet with the additional numbered objectives.

All disclosed information must be shared with the audience on program handouts and/or via audiovisual presentation.

Maintenance of Certification

AAAP is working with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) to assist psychiatrists in Maintenance of Certification activities required by diplomats of the ABPN to maintain certification in General Psychiatry and/or to maintain Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry. We will be developing the required examination that will assist psychiatrists in assessing their strengths and weaknesses in the field of Addiction Psychiatry so that they may direct their course of continuing medical examination. Please provide us with 4 questions with 4 answers and the correct answer, reference and explanation (see example below):

The incidence of prescription opioid abuse most closely approximates that of which of the following substances:

A. Cocaine
B. Methamphetamine
C. Marijuana
D. Heroin
E. Inhalants

Answer: C

Explanation: For many years, marijuana has been the most widely used of the illicit drugs in the U.S. with the highest number of new users yearly relative to misuse/abuse of other drugs. With the epidemic abuse of prescription pain medications, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported for the first time in 2006 that the number of new misusers of these drugs exceeded that for marijuana.

Reference: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2010). Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Volume I. Summary of National Findings (Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-38A, HHS Publication No. SMA 10-4856). Rockville, MD.