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Activity Dates: 11/04/2021 - 08/03/2022

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Target Audience

This activity serves as an educational tool for pharmacists seeking Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) Recertification credit and other pharmacists and health care providers seeking advanced education in patient management, disease state management, information management, and health policy and practice management in the field of psychiatric pharmacy.


The CPNP Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Summit 2021 content is intended to improve your ability to care for patients with co-occurring substance use disorder(s) and mental illness. The SUD Summit offers 7.5 hours of ACPE- and BCPP- approved programming focused on the complicated relationships between substance use disorders and mental illness. The goal of the Summit is for participants to leave with knowledge and tools to apply in their practice setting as they provide care to those living with substance use and mental health disorders. After attending this Summit, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the prevalence of co-occurring mental illness with substance use disorders (SUDs). 
  2. Illustrate the impact of SUDs on the prognosis and treatment course of psychiatric disorders. 
  3. Evaluate the literature describing the management of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. 
  4. Design pharmacotherapeutic plans for patients with a psychiatric disorder and co-occurring SUD. 
  5. Employ tools and resources to assess and monitor a patient when creating a pharmacotherapy plan for co-occurring substance use and mental illness. 

The curriculum includes:

  • Online access to the recorded speakers' audio presentations synchronized with their slide presentations.
  • For pharmacists, 7.5 hours of ACPE credit and 7.5 hours of BCPP Recertification credit achieved by successfully completing the online CPNP recertification examination.
  • Access to the CPNP testing center with exam submission due on or before August 3, 2022.

The 2021 Substance Use Disorder Summit 2021 is an application-based continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity designed to improve competency of partcipants. An application-based CPE activity requires that participants apply the information learned. In an application-based CPE activity, the learning objectives are written at a higher level in order to assess the learners’ ability to use the information that is learned at the current level of practice by Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists. The examination for this product often features case studies requiring that the participant apply the principles learned through the readings

Course Requirements

To satisfactorily complete the Summit and receive 7.5 hours of BCPP Recertification and ACPE credit, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Abide by a confidentiality and honesty statement requiring individual completion of the Recertification education.
  2. Complete an online assessment on or before the deadline of August 3, 2022.
  3. Meet the minimum passing score (70%).
  4. Completion of an activity evaluation form.
  5. Partial credit is not available for individual topics within the programming; it is either all 7.5 hours of credit or none.

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • Wait for the official review of exam questions within 4 weeks following the closing date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor.

Participants successfully passing the required assessment/examination will obtain both ACPE and BCPP recertification credit. Credit is awarded in the calendar year the assessment is completed. ACPE credit is reported through CPE Monitor within days of examination submission, while BCPP recertification credit is reported to BPS within 6 weeks after the examination deadline.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Michelle Geier, PharmD, BCPP, APh
Ericka Crouse, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, FASHP, FASCP
Sandra Mullen, PharmD, BCPP
Theresa Frey, PharmD, BCPP
Brian Miller, MD, PhD, MPH
James Gasper, PharmD, BCPP
Deirdre A. Conroy, PhD

View biographical information and disclosures

Learning Objectives


Finding Light in Darkness: Managing Depression and Anxiety in Persons with OUD

ACPE #: 0284-0000-21-056-H01-P (Application)

Speaker: James Gasper, PharmD, BCPP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate the relationship between opioid use disorder (OUD) and comorbid depressive and anxiety disorders.
  2. Determine the impact of mental health disparities in accessing co-occurring OUD and depression/anxiety disorder treatment.
  3. Evaluate the available evidence for the treatment of depression and anxiety in patients with co-occurring OUD.
  4. Design a medication regimen for patients with co-occurring OUD and depression or anxiety disorders.

What’s the Key to Catching Some ZZZ’s? The Complex Relationship between Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and Sleep Disturbances

ACPE #: 0284-0000-21-055-H01-P (Application)

Speaker: Deirdre Conroy, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the alterations in sleep physiology in patients using substances.
  2. Interpret the appropriateness of sleep disturbance treatment in patients with SUDs.
  3. Design a pharmacotherapy plan appropriate for the treatment of sleep disturbances in a patient with SUDs.


Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 11/04/2021 - 08/03/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 7.5
ACPE Numbers: 0284-0000-21-051-H04-P (Application), 0284-0000-21-052-H08-P (Application), 0284-0000-21-053-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-21-054-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-21-055-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-21-056-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-21-057-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists can obtain 7.5 hours of ACPE credit and 7.5 hours of BCPP Recertification credit by successfully completing the online examination.

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is approved as a Professional Development Provider for the Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) specialty by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). (Applicable to programs where individual sessions are listed on separate course pages). This course is part of a 7.5 hour BCPP recertification product earned after successful completion of the associated BCPP recertification examination for the full product.

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