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CPNP Announces 2017 Research Award Finalists

A record number 236 abstracts will be featured at the CPNP Annual Meeting. Posters will be displayed Monday, April 24, 2017. Students, residents, and fellows will man their posters for a one hour segment in the morning while all other posters and award posters will be manned during a one hour evening event. Conversations and networking can continue during the reception that concludes Monday evening. A special thank you to the abstract reviewers who participated in making these selections.

CPNP Achieves JCPP Membership

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is proud to announce the organization's recent election to membership in the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP). JCPP was established in 1977 and serves as a forum on matters of common interest and concern to national organizations of pharmacy practitioners and invited liaison members. CPNP President Chris Thomas, PharmD, BCPP, notes that "Membership in JCPP has been a goal of CPNP's for some time.

CPNP Announces Election of 2017-2019 Board Officers

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) membership has elected three officers to serve on the 2017-2019 Board of Directors. Assuming their offices effective July 1, 2017, will be Drs. Benjamin Chavez, Megan Ehret, and Amy Werremeyer.

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

CPNP Announces 2017 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award Recipient

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is pleased to announce the selection of Eugene Makela, PharmD, BCPP as the recipient of the 2017 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award. Dr. Makela is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Mental Health at the Asheville Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

CPNP Announces Slate for 2017-2019 Board Officer Election

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the consideration of over 125 individuals for 3 positions on the 2017-2019 CPNP Board of Directors. Now narrowed to a slate of 6 candidates, CPNP active members will have the opportunity to select 1 individual to serve in each position. Elections will take place online at from November 1-18, 2016. A link to the voting center will be sent via email to all active members on November 1.

Candidates Include:

President Elect Candidates:

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Releases Practical Guidelines on Opioid Use Disorder for Community Pharmacists

The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and members of its Substance Abuse Task Force are pleased to announce the release of a guideline document intended to educate community pharmacists on interventions they can employ to provide safe and appropriate access to opioids while also protecting the public from the hazards of misuse and abuse. This publication is supported by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry under its prime grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.