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College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
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Advocate for Inclusion of Provider Status in Forthcoming COVID-19 Legislation

The pharmacy community submitted a joint letter to senate and house leaders and bill sponsors requesting inclusion of language from the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act in any forthcoming COVID-19 legislation.

Pharmacist Advocacy Groups Call for New Action to Enhance COVID-19 Patient Care

Pharmacy organizations representing the interests of all pharmacists in the United States have released a joint set of policy recommendations critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CPNP Announces 2020 Research Award Finalists

A record number 249 abstracts will be featured at the CPNP Annual Meeting. Posters will be displayed Monday, April 27-Tueday, April 28, 2020. Students, pharmacists, and other health care professionals will man their posters on Monday while resident and fellow posters will be manned on Tuesday. A special thank you to the abstract reviewers who participated in making these selections.

CPNP Announces Election of 2020-2022 Board Officers

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) membership has elected three officers to serve on the 2020-2022 Board of Directors. Assuming their offices effective July 1, 2020, will be Drs. Cindy Gutierrez, Robert Haight, and Clint Ross.

Newly elected Board members will fill the following roles on the Board:

CPNP Joins Mental Health for US Advocating for Actions to Change the US Mental Health System

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) joins the chorus of voices expressing sadness and concern regarding the state of US mental health systems in our country today.

CPNP Announces 2020 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award Recipient

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is pleased to announce the selection of Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, as the recipient of the 2020 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award. Dr. Dopheide is a professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

CPNP Announces Slate for 2020-2022 Board Officer Election

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the slate of 6 candidates for 3 positions on the 2020-2022 Board of Directors. CPNP active members will have the opportunity to select one individual to serve in each position starting October 7, 2019.

Candidates Include:

President Elect Candidates:

CPNP Joins Coalition Partners in Urging Congress to Oppose Policies that Stigmatize or Harm People Living with Mental Health Conditions and Disabilities

This past week, CPNP joined its partners in the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) coalition in a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the US House Committee on the Judiciary to oppose any gun violence policy that furthers the dangerous conflation of mental health and gun violence or encourages the practice of involuntary commitment.

This letter, which can be read by viewing the full press release, urges the committee to:

  • Recognize that evidence shows that mental illness does not make a person dangerous and instead makes them more likely to be victimized.
  • Acknowledge that extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) perpetuate the myth that those living with mental illness perpetrate acts of violence.
  • Recognize that civil commitment has a profound effect on the lives of those affected and should not be considered indiscriminately for persons living with mental illness.*

An electronic version of this letter will be available on CPNP’s advocacy web pages when provided by the coalition.

*CPNP supports interventions that are in place to prevent suicide or homicide when there is intent, plan, and/or means.