If you are a pharmacist, physician, educator, scientist, administrator, student, resident, fellow, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of patients with psychiatric and/or neurologic disorders, we invite you to attend the CPNP Annual Meeting. As a practitioner in psychiatry and neurology, you can grow and improve in your specialty area. The CPNP Annual Meeting also benefits you in your ever-increasing role in assuring appropriate drug use, providing overall pharmacotherapy management and enhancing positive outcomes. More importantly, the Annual Meeting provides you the opportunity to interact and share experiences with your peers regarding areas of common interest.
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The 2013 Annual Meeting will provide up to 15.75 contact hours (1.575 CEUs) of knowledge- and application-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The pre-meeting workshop is provided for an additional 3.5 contact hours (0.35 CEUs) and when combined with all other CPNP programming, allows for a maximum achievable 19.25 contact hours (1.925 CEUs). Industry supported symposia offered at the Annual Meeting offer additional ACPE credit.
To earn credit, participants must participate, verify their attendance at the programming and complete evaluations and self-assessment questions. CPNP reports to CPE Monitor within 1 month of the event and provides transcripts online on the CPNP website.
ACPE and ACCME approved contact hours are accepted for ANCC Certification Renewal (as quoted on the ANCC website): “Other health disciplines' continuing education hours may be used if the content is applicable to your area of certification. ACPE and ACCME are specifically listed as approved credit types.
The CPNP Annual Meeting has been designed to bridge the perceived "practice gap" between current knowledge and practice in a number of areas of neuropsychiatry. Published psychiatric guidelines serve as a synthesis of the available evidence base, but there is often disparities seen in clinic practice when compared to these guidelines. Academic Detailing combined with clinical informatics tools for provider audit and feedback can bridge this information gap and allow for action by the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes and promote evidence-based care in treating mental illness. Another process, drug repositioning and repurposing, capitalizes on the fact that drugs often interact with secondary targets, producing effects that may be beneficial. These processes can assist in linking current knowledge about neuropsychiatric medications and disorders to develop new knowledge and treatments.
Another area that the CPNP Annual Meeting will address is the treatment of delirium and the use of antipsychotics in dementia. With the recent recommendations by CMS to reduce antipsychotic medication use by 15% in nursing home settings, alternative treatment options and pearls for decreasing usage of antipsychotics in geriatric population must be explored by practitioners.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complicated disorder with many co-occurring symptoms and sequelae. PTSD is the most common mental health diagnosis and is frequently seen in veteran populations especially combat veterans. This meeting will also address the management of PTSD and the sleep disorders associated with PTSD, which will serve as a platform to optimizing the care of this debilitating disorder.
Business casual attire is recommended throughout the Annual Meeting.