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The Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award*

Sunday, April 22, 4:45-5:05 PM

The Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was a Clinical Pharmacologist and Clinical Coordinator of Pharmaceutical Services at San Antonio State School and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This award is presented annually to a senior psychiatric pharmacy practitioner who has achieved a level of professional distinction and demonstrates a continuing dedication to the practice of psychiatric pharmacy. CPNP is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award, Matthew A. Fuller, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry, Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Fuller will accept his award during CPNP's Forum on Our Future. 

Forum on Our Future*

Sunday, April 22, 4:45-6:15 PM

Participate in discussions with the CPNP Board of Directors on issues critical to the profession and CPNP as an organization. The Board will update attendees on the highest priority issues and activities within the association while also providing the opportunity for participant questions and input. 

Welcome Reception*

Sunday, April 22, 6:15-7:15 PM

Enjoy engaging with your colleagues as you help kick off CPNP 2018! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket will be provided.

Veterans Affairs Forum*

Monday, April 23, 7:00-8:00 AM

This VA Forum will provide an opportunity for VA pharmacists practicing in the area of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy to collaborate and discuss issues pertinent to VA pharmacy practice. The session will consist of a variety of discussion topics that the facilitators have solicited from VA pharmacists using the VA psychiatric pharmacist listserv. Topics include, but are not limited to: updates from the VA CPPO MH SME group, updates on utilization of MH pharmacists within the ORH CPPO project- CVT, e-consults, etc., discussion on how VA pharmacists are reaching/providing services to our rural Veterans, discussion on whether pharmacists are assisting with meeting the SUD16 metric, updates on formulary issues and concerns as well as Academic Detailing initiatives, MH RPD group update, as well as time for open discussion to discuss VA issues pertinent to mental health.


  1. Review topics pertinent to psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy practice within the VA system.
  2. Facilitate networking between VA pharmacists at different facilities to allow for collaboration and the sharing of best practices.

Poster Sessions

Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24

Research and networking with colleagues take center stage on Monday and Tuesday when 240+ research and practice posters are displayed. Be sure to stop by both days and take advantage of the three hours of uninterrupted viewing time with poster authors to further explore presented research, innovative practices, and case management. Award finalists will provide platform presentations during Monday's concurrent track with winners announced Monday evening.

Discussion Dens

Attendees will have extensive opportunities for peer-to-peer idea exchange at CPNP 2018. Hosted and led by CPNP Community and/or CPNP leaders, discussion dens will take place on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday during the annual meeting, allowing for participation in multiple dens.

Sunday, 4/22 (7:15-8:15 PM) 


Monday, 4/23 (7:00-8:00 AM)


Monday, 4/23 (10:45-11:45 AM)


Monday, 4/23 (1:30-2:30 PM)


Monday, 4/23 (2:45-3:45 PM)


Tuesday, 4/24 (7:15-8:15 AM)


Tuesday, 4/24 (1:30-2:30 PM)


Tuesday, 4/24 (2:45-3:45 PM)


StigmaFree Walk with NAMI

Wednesday, April 25
7:00-7:45 AM

Join CPNP Foundation in the tenth annual 5K run/walk bright and early on Wednesday morning. Your donation supports the StigmaFree efforts of both NAMI and the CPNP Foundation equally, and a portion is matched by CPNP. Run, walk or bypass the walk and sleep in, but donate any amount to this wonderful event benefiting NAMI and CPNP Foundation. A t-shirt will be provided to the first 300 participants who register for the event and attend the CPNP Annual Meeting. 

Stay Connected!

While attending CPNP 2018 enjoy complimentary wifi in guest rooms at the host hotel and throughout the meeting spaces.

*=No ACPE credit provided