American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP)

ASAP Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting:  July 18 & 19, 2020

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Shots Fired: Gun Violence and Youth Mental Health contains valuable educational material for our membership and our meeting attendees.

Earn up to 8.0 CME credits!

IF you registered for the Philadelphia meeting, your registration can be transferred to the virtual meeting. Registrants will be contacted separately.

ASAP presents a very timely conference developed in response to the national crisis of gun violence. This meeting is for community leaders, providers, researchers, & health officials to discuss the most effective and relevant strategies to address gun violence in adolescents and young adults. Youth in the U.S. experience staggeringly high rates of gun deaths and injuries. Gun homicides, non-fatal shootings, and exposure to guns are omnipresent in some communities and are a lurking threat in all communities.  School attendance and performance, safety outside of the home and honest self-expression are affected by guns in the wrong hands. Our neighborhoods, schools, colleges, and houses of worship are not safe from gun violence.

The meeting will explore the causes and the impact of gun violence on adolescents and young adults across the U.S. Outstanding speakers at the meeting will assess current gun safety strategies. They will present evidence-based solutions to strengthen gun safety and to protect youth from suicide, homicide, and accidental gun death.

ASAP’s meeting brings people together from across the United States who work with and for young people. At its heart, this meeting explores the solutions, evidence-base, and challenges of services, programs, and approaches for improving adolescent and young adult mental health.

Learning Objectives  EARN 8.0 CME CREDITS!

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
  1. The participants will be able to describe the direct and indirect burden of gun violence to youth, families & communities.
  2. The participants will be able to provide an overview of the prevalence and patterns of gun-carrying and use among high-risk adolescents.
  3. The participants will be able to provide an overview of the epidemiology and risk/protective factors associated with the public health problem of interpersonal firearm violence among urban youth populations.
  4. The participants will be able to describe the importance of collaboration and multi-stakeholder involvement in handling the challenge of gun violence in the urban setting.
  5. The participants will be able to describe evidence-based gun violence reduction efforts for high-risk youth and young adults who have a history of involvement in street groups and gangs.
  6. The participants will be able to describe the impact of increased firearm access and the right to carry laws on college campuses on liability concerns for students with a history of mental illness.
  7. The participants will be able to describe an evidence-based intervention for suicide prevention in adolescents and young adults related to firearm safety promotion.
  8. The participants will be able to explain novel programs, strategies, and collaborations that better assess and mitigate the risk of targeted school violence.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




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Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Cancellation Policy:  NO refunds after July 15, 2020