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Target Audience

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting is the premier meeting devoted to advancing the practice of neuropsychiatric pharmacy in the context of a rapidly changing health care environment. The meeting provides opportunities for immediate application and idea exchange through cutting-edge educational programming and networking opportunities such as community meetings, forums, poster sessions, and member-driven learning labs. Programming is dedicated to providing current information on neuropsychiatric health care issues and disease states with the goal to advance the specific knowledge, leadership skills, and competence required for neuropsychiatric pharmacy practice. All health professionals engaged in the care of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders will find this meeting to be an educational and enlightening experience that positively impacts daily practice.

Continuing Education Credit

ACPE 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 2016 Annual Meeting will provide up to 16.5 contact hours (1.65 CEUs) of knowledge- and application-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The pre-meeting workshop is provided for an additional 4 contact hours (0.4 CEUs) and when combined with all other CPNP programming, allows for a maximum achievable 20.5 contact hours (2.05 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 at cpnp.org.

Nursing Credit

ACPE 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."

Goals

The CPNP Annual Meeting has been designed to bridge the perceived practice and knowledge gap between current knowledge and practice in a number of areas of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy practice. Published evidence-based guidelines help establish standards in regard to medications, dosing, and treatment, however, there are often disparities seen in clinical practice when compared to these guidelines. Additionally, many guidelines fail to keep up with emerging treatments and controversial issues or simply do not address practical day-to-day treatment dilemmas. This meeting will attempt to bridge this gap in treatment and knowledge with selected psychiatric and neurologic issues.

Attire

Business casual attire is recommended throughout the Annual Meeting.