CPNP 2009 Annual Meeting

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Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the CPNP Programming and Recertification Committees, I am pleased to announce the 2009 Annual Meeting showcasing Comprehensive Approaches to Improving Minds and Lives. This year’s meeting promises to uphold the tradition and mission of CPNP by offering programming to meet the diverse needs of our membership with the goal of improving the minds and lives of our patients.

On behalf of the Board and your dedicated peers on the Program and Recertification committees, I invite you to join your friends and colleagues at the 2009 Annual Meeting. We hope to see you in Jacksonville!

Kelly C. Lee, PharmD, BCPP
2009 Program Committee Chair

Educational Goals and Specific Learning Objectives

  • Screen, assess, intervene and educate tobacco users regarding tobacco cessation using skills recommended by US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline.
  • Identify the risk factors, evidence, and clinical outcomes of recent findings of antidepressant-associated suicidality and suicide rates.
  • Describe the symptomatic response to psychostimulants in ADHD, the neurobiological correlates of treatment outcome, and the effects of psychostimulant treatment on cortical development.
  • Discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of ADHD in adults.
  • Explain the evidence and benefits of non-pharmacological treatment modalities in the management of schizophrenia.
  • Describe the risk factors, symptomatology, and medication management of post-stroke depression.
  • Differentiate fibromyalgia from conditions with similar symptoms and discuss non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.
  • Compare European and U.S. guidelines for the treatment of bipolar disorder with an emphasis on key differences between the sets of guidelines.
  • Discuss the presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of tremor disorders, dystonias, and psychogenic movements.
  • Evaluate the impact and treatment options for mood and anxiety disorders in patients with co-morbid alcohol dependence.
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis, contributing factors, monitoring parameters, and management of anticholinergic delirium.
  • Describe basic principles of pharmacogenomics, especially in relation to psychiatric medications, and discuss studies involving pharmacogenomics.
  • Discuss technological advances of dosage forms, including depot, oral sustained release, and inhaled antipsychotics, and describe the role of these dosage forms in the treatment of specific patient populations.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, practitioner, educator, scientist, administrator, student, resident, fellow, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the medication therapy management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to attend the CPNP Annual Meeting. Through this meeting, practitioners at all levels in the areas of neurology and psychiatry can grow and improve in their specialty areas. 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.

Continuing Education Credit

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The 2009 Annual Meeting will provide up to 11 contact hours (1.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The pre-meeting workshop is provided for an additional 4 contact hours (.4 CEUs). Additional ACPE contact hours will be available through up to five industry supported satellite symposia. Five contact hours (.5 CEUs) of Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) recertification programming is also available at the CPNP Annual Meeting

Participants must verify their attendance at the programming and complete evaluations and self-assessment questions in order to request ACPE credit. Statements of credit will be retrieved by participants online on the CPNP website within one month following the event. The CPNP Annual Meeting is structured to provide knowledge based education as defined in Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) guidelines.


Business casual attire is recommended throughout the Annual Meeting.

For CPNP Beach Party (extra registration fee required), recommended attire is casual beachwear. The Beach Party will be held outside so a jacket is also recommended.