Inaugural Scientific Symposium

The brightest minds of youth mental health research convene in Monterey, California.

AIM’s global Scientific Advisory Board along with key players in the mental health community will convene for a special retreat focusing on early intervention and dissemination of the best treatments for youth struggling with their mental health. You will have the opportunity to hear and meet them at two special events.

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Event Details

May 15, 2019
An Evening with the Best and the Brightest in Youth Mental Health

May 16, 2019
AIM Scientific Advisory Board convenes (Private event)

May 17, 2019
AIM Scientific Symposium


Join us for an evening with the best and the brightest minds in youth mental health.

After a day of think-tank sessions and strategic planning, the AIM Scientific Advisory Board and guests within the youth mental health sector will convene for an evening with a dinner at a private club in Pebble Beach, and you are invited!

The cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 pm with passed hor d’oeuvres and a silent auction followed by a dinner featuring the top doctors discussing the state of youth mental health and providing critical insights on how we can move towards a better future for our children.

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Tickets – $125 per person
$150 includes Scientific Symposium


Join us for the first annual AIM Youth Mental Health Scientific Symposium on May 17, 2019 at the Sunset Center in Carmel.

Featuring presentations from the top doctors in youth mental health on the latest advancements in research and treatment. Scroll down to see the featured doctors and their discussion topics.

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Tickets – $30 | Students – $10

Eating Disorders: Insights into Choosing Effective Treatments

Walter H. Kaye, MD | University of California San Diego

Dr. Walter Kaye is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and the Founder and Executive Director of the UCSD Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program.

Adolescent Depression: Prevention and Treatment

W. Edward Craighead, PhD, ABPP | Emory University

Dr. W. Edward Craighead is the J. Rex Fuqua Endowed Chair, a Professor and Vice Chair of Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Programs at Emory and a member of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Psychology.

Childhood Anxiety & OCD: Does Early Intervention Work?

Kate Fitzgerald, MD | University of Michigan

As a child psychiatrist and co-director of the Pediatric Anxiety and Tic Disorders Clinic at Michigan, Dr. Kate Fitzgerald is seeking better interventions for childhood anxiety. She was awarded the AIM Sullivan Family Rising Star Award to fund her research.

Social Anxiety: Promising Therapies

David M. Clark, CBE, FBA, FMEDSCI, FACSS | Oxford

Dr. David Millar Clark has been a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oxford since 2011 and is also the National Clinical Adviser at the Department of Health.

Bipolar Disorder in Teens: Coping Tips for Families

David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D. | UCLA

Dr. David Miklowitz is Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute, and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University.

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