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Activity Date: 04/17/2016

Student Track Schedule


CPNP is experimenting with a quick poll system during CPNP 2016 that will displace longer evaluations that we have traditionally asked students to complete. These "CPNP Asks" polls will arrive via text or email and take a matter of seconds to complete. This will offer you a convenient, quick way to provide us real-time feedback regarding your experience at CPNP 2016. We really want to hear from you as students so please sign up to participate in CPNP Asks.

Student Mentorship Pilot

All student attendees will have an opportunity to be paired up with an active practitioner for a one-on-one (30 minute) mentoring meeting during CPNP 2016. You can register for the mentoring session online via your annual meeting registration form where you will rank order your practice interest areas and provide background information to be shared with your selected mentor. Matches will be completed and communicated in early April 2016.

Sunday, April 17

One afternoon of programming is specifically designed to meet the needs of students. No ACPE credit is provided for the student track programming.

2:00-2:15 p.m.: Welcome and Introduction to CPNP and the Annual Meeting

Gain insights into how to make the most of your Annual Meeting. Idenfity the must-attend evenets and networking opportunities available to you. Additionally, gain information on how your CPNP membership can benefit you through activities such as participating in CPNP communities, publishing in the Mental Health Clinician journal, and by taking CPNP University courses.

2:15-3:00 p.m.: Securing Residency: Tips and Insights
Joshua Caballero, PharmD, BCPP

Speaker Joshua Caballero, PharmD, BCPP, will present an impactful program introducing you to fundamental strategies for obtaining a residency.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify crucial steps needed to take when preparing to compete for a pharmacy residency.
  2. Describe and implement networking strategies to start building your professional network.

3:00-3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15-4:00 p.m.: Resident/New Practitioner Panel

Get the real-world view from two new practitioners and one PGY2 resident who will share the networking strategies they employed in securing a residency and how they prepared for a residency.

Category Panelist
Resident Shannon Eaves, PharmD, BCPS
New Practitioner Chelsea Carr, PharmD, BCPP
New Practitioner Kristen Gardner, PharmD


4:00-4:45 p.m.: Pharmacy Practice Specialty Showcase

Learn about career opportunities in psychiatric pharmacy during this event showcasing three practitioners discussing their specialty area of practice. Presentations will feature ambulatory care, state psychiatric facility, and geriatric practices.

Specialty Showcase Presenter
Ambulatory Care Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP
State Facilities Marie Mackowick, PharmD, BCPP
Geriatrics Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP


4:45-5:30 p.m.: Specialty Roundtable Discussions

Dig deeper into career opportunities in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy by engaging in small group discussions with a variety of experts from differing practice areas. Learn what it is like to work in the specialty areas of ambulatory care, state psychiatric facilities, and geriatrics.

Specialty Roundtable Facilitator 1 Roundtable Facilitator 2
Ambulatory Care Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP Susie Park, PharmD, BCPP
State Facilities Marie Mackowick, PharmD, BCPP Ellie Elliott, PharmD, BCPP
Geriatrics Joshua Caballero, PharmD, BCPP Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP


7:00-8:30 p.m.: From Compassion to Action - A Volunteer Opportunity for Students and Residents (RSVP required to attend)

Students and residents will team up to decorate meal bags for underserved residents in Colorado Springs. Enjoy pizza and networking while putting your compassion into action.

Student Registration Grants        

Thanks to the generous support of the CPNP Foundation, CPNP Past Presidents’ Destiny Fund, and CPNP members, 20 students received a $500 grant consisting of a full registration to the Annual Meeting ($170 value) and a $330 travel stipend based on the merits of their applications. Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Nasar Ansari, East Tennessee State University
  • Chelsea Bast, University of Connecticut
  • Brittney Dewey, University of Arizona
  • Joelle Hall, Ohio Northern University
  • Tiffany Harrison, Nova Southeastern University
  • Rachel Jackson, Ohio Northern University
  • Jini John, Texas Tech University
  • Estelle Kim, University of California San Diego
  • Ashley Mittereder, University of Pittsburgh
  • Lindsey Sandler, Purdue University
  • Daniel Schroedl, East Tennessee State University
  • Megan Skelly, University at Buffalo
  • Luke Smedley, Purdue University
  • Ryan Starr, University of Maryland
  • Caitlyn Thiboutot, Husson University
  • Carmen Truong, University of California San Diego
  • Sinziana Ungureanu, Nova Southeastern University
  • Gabrielle Vaz, Nova Southeastern University
  • Bruce Williams, East Tennessee State University
  • Lauren Woolley, University of Pittsburgh
  • Derek Yates, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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