Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format of this year's conference?

For the 20th Annual AACN Conference, we will provide the best of both worlds: a traditional live (in-person) conference in Minneapolis, MN and a virtual component. 

The in-person conference will provide the fully immersive experience to which AACN conference attendees are accustomed: live workshops, special meetings, and various enriching activities. Plus, we will all be together again with our friends and colleagues for the social gatherings and fun that an in-person event facilitates. However, not everyone will be able to attend a live event due to the ongoing pandemic. Furthermore, since several workshops and meetings are scheduled simultaneously, one would usually have to pick one workshop at the expense of another. Our virtual component solves both problems.

The virtual component of the AACN 20th Annual Conference will consist of pre-recorded CE workshops. Our presenters will record their talks in advance of the live conference. Those talks will then be made available to conference registrants after the live in-person conference has concluded.

The Scientific Poster Session will be held in a traditional in-person format in Minneapolis.

In sum, those who attend the live conference will have access to the workshops that they missed, and those unable to travel to the conference will be able to enjoy all of the workshops and earn CE credit. What’s not to love?

What precautions are being taken to prevent COVID-19?

All AACN 2022 attendees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated1 against SARS-CoV-2 and agree to abide by all local ordinances to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission, including mask wearing, social distancing, etc. Additionally, due to dynamic and evolving challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be alterations in the conference format as well as last minute changes in safety precautions for conference attendees.

1Fully vaccinated means that one’s final COVID-19 vaccination dose (excluding CDC-recommended booster shots, if applicable) was administered before June 8, 2022. “Final COVID-19 vaccination dose” means the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

How do I submit an abstract?

The abstract submission portal is open! Click here to submit an abstract. The submission portal will close at midnight on January 31, 2022.

Are you an APA approved CE provider?

Yes! The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please note that APA treats live events differently from pre-recorded ones. The virtual component of this year’s conference will count as “home study” for CE purposes, whereas the live component will not have that designation. Please be sure to check your state/province/territory’s requirements regarding continuing education.

Do the CE credits count for those licensed in New York?

Yes! As of May 28, 2021, The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0094). 

Please note that NY State treats live events differently from pre-recorded ones. The virtual component of this year’s conference will count as “home study” for CE purposes, whereas the live component will not have that designation.


Effective January 1, 2021, the State of New York began requiring each Licensed Psychologist to complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period.

What date will be listed on my CE certificates?

After attending a live conference event, you will complete an evaluation form. The date on the CE certificate will be the date of the live event.

By contrast, after you view a pre-recorded workshop, you will need to pass a quiz based on the content and complete an evaluation form. (These are required for “home study” CE offerings.) Once you do so, the date on the CE certificate will be the day that you passed the quiz and completed the evaluation form.

After you view the pre-recorded content, you will complete a CE evaluation form that includes some quiz questions. When you complete it successfully, the certificate will display the date on which you completed the form, not the date on which the video first became available or when you viewed it.

What does the registration fee include?

AACN is pleased to again offer all-in-one pricing for the 2022 Conference. As such, your registration fee provides access to 100% of the conference content, including the live conference events and the pre-recorded CE workshops. Recordings will become available in May 2022 and will remain so for three months after the conclusion of the conference (i.e., September 2022).

How do I pick the workshops and events that I want to attend?

If you will attend the live event, you will indicate this preference at registration and select the workshops and events that you want to attend at that time.

For the virtual component, no such selections are necessary: all of the CE workshops will be available to you. 

Can I keep a copy of the recordings?

Attendees will have access to the pre-recorded content and live Q&A material during the conference and for up to three months after its conclusion (i.e., September 2022). This interval will provide plenty of time to view and enjoy all of the material. We do not allow any recordings to be saved, although you are welcome and encouraged to keep your copy of the workshop handouts.

Do I have to be board-certified or an AACN member to attend?

Not at all! AACN welcomes members and non-members to its conference every year. Current AACN active, senior, and student members, as well as non-certified affiliates, receive discounted rates on conference registration. You are welcome to join AACN as a student member or non-certified affiliate to enjoy the same savings!

What is AACN's policy on sponsors?

AACN receives funds from various test companies and publishers to provide financial support for receptions during the conference; however, no financial support is provided for individual workshops that offer CE credit.

Click here to learn more about becoming a sponsor!