Call for Proposals

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) 55th Annual Meeting

October 21, 2024 - October 27, 2024

Sheraton Wall Centre - 1000 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

55th Annual Meeting
Forensic Treatment, Ethics, and Administration
Thursday, October 24 – Sunday, October 27, 2024
Sheraton Wall Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada

You are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), to be held October 24 - 27, 2024, at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Program Committee will review proposals for Audiovisual Sessions, Panel Discussions, Workshops, Posters, Research in Progress, Scientific Papers, Courses, Debates, Mock Trials, Flash Talks and Posters.   

This year the Program Chair encourages submissions related to the theme Forensic Treatment, Ethics, and Administration, as well as submissions about correctional psychiatry and themes about creativity.

Please note that under the system of accreditation designed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the purpose of CME is to improve physician competence, physician performance, or patient outcomes.  This is accomplished by identifying gaps in physicians’ competence, skills, or performance, and offering medical education to overcome the following gaps. 

  1. Not practicing forensic psychiatry at the highest level attainable based on current knowledge of the fundamentals of the field
  2. Lacking the knowledge of content or technique to teach psychiatrists the fundamentals of forensic psychiatry in the most effective ways
  3. Lacking the ability to conduct or assess research in forensic psychiatry

On the abstract form, you will be asked to indicate which of these gaps your submission addresses.

All information on the abstract submission form must be completed.  Submissions missing any information will not be submitted to the Program Committee for review.

Submissions must include learning objectives for improving knowledge, skills, or performance in at least one of the following categories:

  1. Service, e.g. treatment of forensic patients, development of service delivery systems and enhancement of consulting skills;
  2. Teaching, including new methods of training forensic psychiatrists and clarification of the functions of a forensic psychiatrist;
  3. Research, gaining access to new scientific data as well as improved data in areas that form the basis for practice of the discipline.

Proposers must ensure that materials do not violate confidentiality, privacy, or copyright.  By completing this submission, you attest that if IRB approval is required you have obtained it or will obtain it before presentation.  The maximum number of submissions for each presenter is limited to five. 

The purpose of our meeting is CME as defined by the ACCME.  Proposals will be evaluated for scholarly and relevant content by reviewers from the AAPL Program Committee.  Please ensure that diversity is reflected within your submission and proposed presenter(s).  "A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone." — Sundar Pichai

Deadline for abstract submissions is Midnight on March 15, 2024.  For further information, please call the AAPL Office at 800-331-1389.

Cheryl D. Wills, MD, Chair, 2024 Annual Meeting Program