Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021 (11:59PM Eastern)
Notice of acceptance: April 26, 2021
Registration launch: May 28, 2021

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Russell Viner, Professor, Adolescent Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London; President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
  • Dr. Eesha Sharma, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India.
  • Dr. Shirley Reynolds, Director, CBTReach Ltd
  • Dr. Per Hove Thomsen, Professor and Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Research Aarhus University Hospital, Psychiatry


NEW THIS YEAR – Master Clinician Sessions
Dr. Khrista Boylan and Dr. Daniel Gorman

CACAP Institute September 11th, 2021
Dr. Benjamin Goldstein and Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to respond to the CACAP 41st Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts. Your participation will help make the meeting an academic and social success. The meeting will be held virtually from September 11th to 14th, 2021. The theme is “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Global Perspective”.

We are soliciting papers, posters, and workshops on how different risk factors may lead to psychopathology in children and 􏰍adolescents. We also encourage submissions that address CACAP’s broad-based goals to advance knowledge in clinical research, education, and advocacy.

Below are listed the types of submissions for the 2021 conference. Please note that Poster presentations are considered as important as oral presentations, as we value all types of presentations equally. The Conference Committee may promote a few posters to oral presentations to ensure that key submissions reach a broader audience.

  • Research Symposium
  • Academic Perspectives
  • Workshop
  • Special Interest Study Group
  • Poster

For full abstract guidelines and submission instructions, please click here.

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 (trainees also receive a cash award). There is also an Early Career Community Intervention / Access to Care Award for a presentation or poster by an early career CACAP member.

Accepted submissions will be short-listed for awards based on the submission materials. Please note that only CACAP Members are eligible for awards. Membership status must be confirmed by the time submission results are announced in June 2021.

Accepted submissions may be compiled into an abstract supplement of the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

This meeting program will be intellectually stimulating and scientifically exciting. We look forward to your participation!

Best wishes,

Dr. Daphne Korczak
Chair, Research and Scientific Program Committee

Dr. Evelyn Stewart
Vice-Chair, Research and Scientific Program Committee


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