The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held their national convention in Washington, D.C., September 3-6. The popular CPNP “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth received special mention in NAMI’s post-convention video update from Mary Giliberti, NAMI Executive Director.
In the recorded interview (timestamp 2:25-3:25), CPNP member Judy Curtis explains who CPNP is and what neuropsychiatric pharmacists contribute to patient care. CPNP student members Kayla Tegeler and Marcus Ellis, with assistance from Heidi Wehring, PharmD, BCPP, staffed the “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth and shared the type of questions they answered at the very popular booth.
CPNP has had a long-lasting relationship with NAMI staffing the Ask the Psycyhiatric Pharmacist booth and providing 2 educational sessions (Medication and Treatment Challenges for the Young Adults and New Psychiatric Medications: Knowledge is Power) as a way to reinforce the important role psychiatric pharmacists can bring to the treatment team. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who represented CPNP and provided valuable services at NAMI 2014: Shelly Spollen, Karen Moeller, Judy Curtis, LaGenia Bailey, Alice Mascialino, Heidi Wehring, Kayla Tegeler, Marcus Ellis, Jerry Overman, and Cassidy Zammit.