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CPNP Releases Toolkit Pharmacist Guide to Benzodiazepine Taper

The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and members of its Substance Use Disorders Committee are pleased to announce the release of a toolkit intended to provide tips and a consolidated resource on benzodiazepine taper. The Pharmacist Toolkit: Benzodiazepine Taper is authored by CPNP members Jeff Gold, PharmD, BCPP, with the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Denver, CO and Kristina Ward, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, with the VA Northern California Health Care System in Martinez, CA.

CPNP Releases Harm Reduction Strategies for People Who Inject Drugs: Considerations for Pharmacists

The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and members of its Substance Use Disorders Committee are pleased to announce the release of a resource document on harm reduction strategies s. Harm Reduction Strategies for People Who Inject Drugs: Considerations for Pharmacists is authored by Chris Stock, PharmD, BCPP, Michelle Geier, PharmD, BCPP, and Kathie Nowicki, PharmD, and is intended to highlight what harm reduction is, services, and barriers.

CPNP Announces Election of 2019-2021 Board Officers

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) membership has elected three officers to serve on the 2019-2021 Board of Directors. Assuming their offices effective July 1, 2019, will be Drs. Marshall Cates, Tawny Smith, and Heidi Wehring.

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

CPNP Announces 2019 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award Recipient

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is pleased to announce the selection of Gary Levin, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP, as the recipient of the 2019 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award. Dr. Levin is the founding dean and a professor at Larkin University in Miami, Florida.

CPNP Announces Slate for 2019-2021 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 2019-2021 Board of Directors. CPNP active members will have the opportunity to select one individual to serve in each position in October of 2018.

Candidates Include:

President Elect Candidates:

CPNP Releases Toolkit Pharmacist Guide to Alcohol Use Disorders

The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and members of its Substance Use Disorders Committee are pleased to announce the release of a toolkit intended to provide quick tips and a consolidated resource on the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD). The Pharmacist Guide to Alcohol Use Disorder is authored by CPNP members James J. Gasper, PharmD, BCPP and Bethany A. DiPaula, PharmD, BCPP and is intended to highlight both the evidence base available as well as strategies of clinical decision making used by expert clinicians.

CPNP 2018 Annual Meeting

Indianapolis, Indiana served as host city for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist’s 21st Annual Meeting held April 22-25. A record-breaking 774 healthcare professionals registered to attend this four-day conference which featured nearly 30 hours of cutting-edge scientific presentations, three symposia, two product theaters and a display of 206 scientific posters.

CPNP Awards Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award to Matthew A. Fuller, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP

Indianapolis and the 21st CPNP Annual Meeting served as the setting for the awarding of the 2018 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award to Matthew A. Fuller, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry, Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC, Cleveland, OH.

CPNP Announces Research Award Recipients Presented at the 2018 CPNP Annual Meeting

CPNP Research Awards

Abstracts and Awards Council Chair Gregory Bogart, PharmD, BCPP, is pleased to recognize the 2018 CPNP Research and Practice Award winners and finalists. Presented April 23, during CPNP’s 21st Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, these awards recognize excellence in investigators presenting abstracts at the CPNP Annual Meeting. Award Finalists presented platform presentations and displayed their posters during the meeting.

JCPP Approves New Medication Management Services Definition

Definition Focuses on the Key Elements of Medication Management

The Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) Board of Governors has approved a revised and expanded definition and term for the pharmacy profession’s original Medication Therapy Management Services definition1 to better align with contemporary pharmacy practice. The definition is intended to promote better understanding of medication management services and provide consistency in how those services are defined: