Welcome to aacdp.org

Welcome to the web site of the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry. Our organization represents the leaders of departments of psychiatry in all of the medical schools in the United States and Canada. As such, we are committed to promoting excellence in psychiatric education, research, and clinical care. We are also committed to advocating for health policy to create appropriate and affordable psychiatric care for all.

2022 Leadership Award Presentation

Left to right, Mauricio Tohen, Jed Magen, Jair Soares, John Greden, Leadership Awardee, Britta Ostermeyer

President's Message

Hello and welcome to the AACDP! We are living in a most important time of development for the field of psychiatry.  As we have experienced several years of a global pandemic, we now face economic and social challenges that have strained our multi-cultural society, while gaining important new ways to connect.

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7 Ingredients for Resiliently Weathering AdversityEffectively charting a course through challenge is more important now than ever -from the Disaster, Trauma and Global Health Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry

Important COVID-19 Resources - Click here for more.

Why join AACDP?

  • No one understands the opportunities and challenges of conducting research, providing leading edge clinical care, and educating the next generation like we do.
  • We provide orientation sessions for new chairs, a networking session for female chairs and a workshop for associate members (associate & vice chairs).
  • AACDP meetings are a great opportunity to network with colleagues who understand and share the challenges you face.
  • Leadership training and peer mentoring for you and for your rising leaders in your department who can now join (with your support) as Associate Members.
  • AACDP supports advocacy efforts: for example, AACDP helped get APPI to reduce fees for use of SCID-5 for academic institutions/training-research activities
  • AACDP hosts and facilitates active discussions about future of psychiatry, integrated care, healthcare reform

From our Past Meetings

Please click here to see Chair Vacancies.

Billings MT Clinic seeks an experienced psychiatrist with demonstrated leadership capabilities to serve as its next Chair, Department of Psychiatry.  Click here for more.

VA Portland Health Care System is seeking a Physician-Scientist Staff Psychiatrist - Click here for more.

Fall Meeting - September 19-20, 2023, Washington DC

  • No upcoming events

AACDP Executive Office | PO Box 570218 | Dallas, TX 753357-0218
Phone: 972-613-0985 | Email: psychiatrychairs@gmail.com

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