AAPP 2024 takes networking to new levels with daily opportunities to participate in a range of unique interactions with other attendees. Attendees may choose based on their availability, preferred type of networking, and practice-based interests. Networking events do not offer ACPE credit and are only available to in-person attendees in Orlando, Florida unless otherwise noted.

Take advantage of these opportunities to expand your network of colleagues and improve your practice. 

*Will be live-streamed for virtual attendees.

AAPP Connect: A Mentoring Opportunity

AAPP 2024 in-person attendees have an opportunity to mentor students, residents, and new practitioners one-on-one. Attendees will be prompted to indicate their interest in becoming a mentor during the registration process and should do-so by the March 7, 2024, early registration deadline.
Pairings of mentors and mentees will be based on preferences and specialty interests. Once paired, mentors and mentees will coordinate a time to meet during AAPP 2024 to dialogue about career goals, future plans, etc.

Idea Exchanges

Several hours have been reserved for discussions on current issues in practice on Sunday, 4/7 through Tuesday, 4/9. Led by AAPP Communities, these sessions allow for peer-to-peer collaboration and information sharing between attendees who share a special interest or practice setting and involve exchange and dialogue on issues of common interest.

Sunday, April 7: 10:00-11:00 AM

Monday, April 8: 1:00-2:00 PM

Monday, April 8: 2:10-3:10 PM

Monday, April 8: 3:30-4:30 PM

Tuesday, April 9: 3:30-4:30 PM


Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award Presentation*

Sunday, April 7, 4:45 PM

The Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was Clinical Pharmacologist and Clinical Coordinator of Pharmaceutical Services at San Antonio State School and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This award is presented annually to a senior psychiatric pharmacy practitioner who has achieved a level of professional distinction and demonstrates a continuing dedication to the practice of psychiatric pharmacy. AAPP is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2024 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award, Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD, FCCP, FACNP. Dr. Ellingrod will accept the award on Sunday, April 7, following an afternoon of programming.

Vicki L. Ellingrod, PharmD, FCCP, FACNP, is the Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan and the John Gideon Searle Professor of Pharmacy. She is also a professor of Psychiatry and Psychology within the Medical School and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Within the University of Michigan, she serves as associate director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), and principal investigator for the K12 program, which provides training and mentoring in translational research for health professionals and junior faculty. Those who nominated Dr. Ellingrod had this to say:

  • Vicki is a leader in precision medicine research, and her investigations in psychotropic medication response have been funded by the NIH for the past 20 years.
  • In all aspects of her work she plays a significant role in building programs to improve education and mentoring.
  • She does a fantastic job exposing her trainees to as many aspects of an academic career as possible.

AAPP Forum on Our Future & Poster Awards Presentation*

Sunday, April 7, 6:00 PM

Participate in discussions with the AAPP Board of Directors on issues critical to the profession and AAPP as an organization. The Board will update attendees on the highest priority issues and activities within the association while also providing the opportunity for participant questions and input. Following the Forum, the poster award winners will be announced!

Welcome/Outgoing President's Reception

Sunday, April 7, 6:15-7:15 PM

Join us for an evening of celebration to honor outgoing AAPP President Amy Werremeyer! 

Online Poster Viewing

Although there is no scheduled session for viewing online posters, in-person and virtual attendees may view all posted poster PDFs at their convenience.

Browse Posters

Poster Sessions

Monday, April 8, 5:45-7:15 PM, National BCD: Students, Pharmacists, and other Health Care Professionals
Tuesday, April 9, 4:30-6:00 PM, National BCD: Residents and Fellows

Two poster sessions round out the AAPP 2024 schedule on Monday and Tuesday evenings. During scheduled sessions, poster authors will be available at their posters to discuss the research and answer your questions. 

Veterans Affairs Forum

Monday, April 8, 7:15-8:15 AM
This VA Forum will provide an opportunity for VA pharmacists practicing in the area of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy to collaborate and discuss issues pertinent to VA pharmacy practice. The session will consist of policy and program office updates from VA Central Office on topics pertinent to psychiatric and neurologic practice within the VA as well as open discussion on topics that the facilitators have solicited from VA pharmacists using the VA psychiatric pharmacist listserv.
  • Tera Moore, PharmD, BCACP 
  • Cindy Gutierrez, PharmD, MS, BCPP

Stay Connected!

While attending AAPP 2024 attendees can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi at the host hotel throughout the meeting spaces, courtesy of Karuna Therapeutics!