American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP)

ASAP Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting:  Postponed

Earn 8.0 CME credits!

April 6, 2020 UPDATE:  Due to the severity and priority of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASAP Executive Committee has agreed to postpone our virtual 2020 Annual Meeting.  An announcement will be sent when dates and times have been set.  Until then, ASAP wishes everyone well during these difficult times. Be safe, be healthy, be well.

March 16, 2020:  Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 that has been declared a global pandemic, the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP) joins with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in cancelling our 2020 Annual Meeting, April 24, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA.   We understand the timing may present an inconvenience for you, but our top priority is for your health and well-being.  

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

You can earn up to 8.0 CME credits!

IF you registered for the Philadelphia meeting, your registration will be transferred to the virtual meeting unless you notify Earl Magee ([email protected]) before April 20.  We will be reaching out to current registrants separately about this.

On behalf of the Executive Committee and the ASAP membership, thank you in advance for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we work together to address concerns related to COVID-19 as they arise.

Be well,

Stephan Carlson, MD
ASAP President


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.

REGISTRATION:  Deadline April 19, 2020



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*In order to receive the ASAP Member rate, members MUST pay any current and past dues. 

Registration Deadline:  Sunday, April 19

After April 19, please contact Earl Magee ([email protected]). 

Cancellation Policy:  NO refunds after April 19, 2020