CPNP 2003 Annual Meeting

The 6th Annual Meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists

May 1-4, 2003
Charleston, South Carolina
Lightsey Center and
The Francis Marion

Crossing Barriers: Brain and Body

Education Goals and Specific Learning Objectives

  • Discuss and review current trends of the most frequently abused substances.
  • Review current heroin detoxification programs and improve skills in the management of patients with co-morbid substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.
  • Learn advances in psychoneuroimmunology, as applied to clinical practice, including treatment of interferon-induced depression.
  • Gain familiarity with the emerging problems associated with Hepatitis C.
  • Develop understanding of basic neurobiology of sleep and discuss comorbid states and their influence on sleep.
  • Discuss the effects of psychiatric and non-psychiatric medications on sleep architecture.
  • Develop an understanding of somatoform pain disorder.
  • Gain exposure to alternative therapies available in psychiatry practice.
  • Gain knowledge of changes in epilepsy and migraine treatment and psychiatric drugs in the pipeline.

Continuing Education Credit


The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. The 2003 Annual Meeting will provide up to 14 contact hours of continuing education credit. Up to 5 additional contact hours are available by participating in the BCPP Recertification program. Universal Program Numbers assigned to the 2003 Annual Meeting are 284-000-03-001-L01 for 13 contact hours, 284-000-03-002-L02 for the 1 contact hour Psychiatric Considerations for HIV Patients and 284-000-03-003-L01 for the 5 contact hours of recertification programming on Sunday. Attendees will be issued a statement of credit acknowledging completion of the approved ACPE hours.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, practitioner, educator, scientist, administrator, resident, fellow or student involved in the pharmaceutical care of psychiatric and/or neurologic patients, we invite you to attend the Annual Meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. Through this meeting, practitioners at all levels in the areas of neurology and psychiatry can grow and improve in their specialty area. The Annual Meeting also benefits those pharmacists who play an ever-increasing role in assuring appropriate drug use, providing overall pharmacotherapy management and enhancing positive outcomes. More importantly, the Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for all attendees to interact and share experiences regarding their areas of common interest.