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May 14 - 18, 2016
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
May 14 – 18,
Georgia World Congress Center
Welcome to AAEP, the Voice of
Emergency Mental Health Professionals!
American Association for
Emergency Psychiatry or AAEP is a multidisciplinary
organization that serves as the voice of
emergency mental health. The membership includes directors of psychiatric emergency services and emergency departments, psychiatrists, emergency physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, educators and other professionals involved in emergency psychiatry.
The AAEP sponsors educational programs and
provides a network of experts to address
clinical, educational, administrative,
research and legal problems.
AAEP Mission Statement
AAEP promotes timely, compassionate, and
effective mental health services, regardless
of ability to pay, in all crisis and
emergency care settings.
AAEP represents a multidisciplinary
professional membership by:
- Developing standards to promote
excellence in care;
- Educating the public and health
professionals about crisis and emergency
mental health care;
- Encouraging research in all aspects
of crisis and emergency psychiatric
- Promoting training and the
continuing education of health
professionals working in crisis and
emergency care settings; and
- Providing opportunities for
fellowship among its members.