Several hours have been reserved for discussions on current issues in practice. Led by CPNP Communities, these sessions allow for peer-to-peer collaboration and information sharing between attendees who share a special interest or practice setting and involve exchange and dialogue on issues of common interest.
Sunday, 4/7 (5:45-6:30 PM)
Transitioning to a New Practitioner (led by the Resident Community)
The Psychiatry Resident Community will host a small group session to discuss research efforts, relevant topics in psychiatry, career advancement, and resources that will aid in the transition to becoming a new practitioner post-residency. The following topics will guide this discussion: research involvement, career advancement, volunteer opportunities, resident self-care, CPNP resources, and clinical controversy.
Monday, 4/8 (7:00-8:00 AM)
Role of Clinical Pharmacists in Ambulatory Neurology Clinics (led by the Neurology Community)
This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for pharmacists working within a neurology setting to share the successes and challenges encountered while establishing clinical pharmacy services. Participants will have the opportunity to share their clinical background, explore current pharmacy initiatives and collaborate with peers in an effort to strengthen pharmacist presence within neurology clinics. Clinical pharmacy services to be discussed include (but are not limited to) the following disease states/areas of interest: Epilepsy and other seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, infusion center, migraine, and neuromuscular disorders. All meeting attendees are welcome, even if you do not currently work within the neurology community.
Monday, 4/8 (1:30-2:30 PM)
Five Years in the Making: The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (led by the Patient Care Practice Management Community)
It was almost five years ago when the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners released the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PCPP) to address the need to establish a consistent process of providing patient care across the profession. Using the principles of evidence-based medicine, pharmacists are encouraged to use a 5-step, cyclic process for care delivery: 1) Collect, 2) Assess, 3) Plan, 4) Implement, and 5) Follow up. While many of us are aware of this process and likely use some of the guiding principles of the PPCP, it can be challenging to apply the PPCP to all practice settings in its entirety. However, given the continued shift to outcomes-based payment models across the healthcare system, the importance of measuring outcomes of pharmacists’ services in a meaningful way grows, and following the PCPP is one of the ways to ensure consistency across our profession. Participants will engage in guided discussions regarding the history and potential value of the PPCP, steps for implementing the PPCP across all settings and strategies of addressing challenges, utilization of the PPCP within Comprehensive Medication Management, and methods of documenting outcomes related to pharmacists’ services. Residents and new practitioners are welcome!
Monday, 4/8 (2:45-3:45 PM)
Shared Strategies in Group Education for Substance Use Disorders (co-led by the Patient Medication Education Group Community and the Substance Use Disorders Community)
This Idea Exchange will be focused on sharing strategies and examples that engage patients in group education related to substance use disorders. The plan is to discuss various formats, creative ideas, and worthwhile topics and concepts for group education for patients with substance use disorders. We will also discuss how these strategies may change in various settings (outpatient groups vs. inpatient residential vs. inpatient psychiatric unit). The facilitators will come prepared with their own ideas and examples of successful group education, and participants will be encouraged to share their ideas and examples. The goal after this Idea Exchange is to generate a selection of group education templates and ideas to share with all CPNP communities and members.
Tuesday, 4/9 (7:15-8:30 AM)
Tips for Success as an RPD (led by the RPD Community)
All RPDs are welcome to attend this idea exchange! Participants will be able to learn tips and strategies for building and sustaining a residency program in neuropsychiatry. They will be able to learn from others and also share their own challenges and solutions. Specific topics to be discussed include PharmAcademic updates, tips, and tricks and accreditation issues and challenges.
Tuesday, 4/9 (9:45-10:45 AM)
This Idea Exchange session was designed specifically for student and resident attendees. Join a panel of new practitioners for a 30-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes for Q&A. Attendees should come prepared with questions.
Tuesday, 4/9 (11:00-12:00 PM)
During this idea exchange, attendees will review high-risk populations that would benefit most from medication reviews, how to complete medication reviews, and potential reimbursement for medication reviews. The discussion will also focus on the process of medication reviews at their practice sites.
Tuesday, 4/9 (2:00-3:00 PM)
Chronic pain within addiction medicine requires a multidisciplinary approach to provide various perspectives and treatment strategies. Conversations with patients about chronic pain and opioid use can be challenging and involve motivational interviewing. This idea exchange will provide pharmacist attendees an opportunity to have a discussion with a psychologist specialized in working with patients who have substance use disorders and concomitant chronic pain. After a brief presentation/discussion from the facilitators, attendees will be prompted to discuss barriers, strategies, and ideas about how to have successful conversations with patients related to opioids and chronic pain.
Tuesday, 4/9 (3:15-4:15 PM)
Mental health and wellness of pharmacists are on the radar of professional pharmacy organizations. However, published literature on effective strategies for improving mental well-being is sparse in pharmacy education literature. Participants will be asked to share strategies they may have implemented or are considering implementing ranging from preventative, crisis response, and educational programs.
Sunday, April 7
The Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was 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 2019 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award, Gary M. Levin, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP, Professor and Founding Dean, Larkin University, Miami, FL. Dr. Levin will accept his award during CPNP's Forum on Our Future.
Sunday, April 7
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.
Sunday, April 7
Engage with your colleagues and help kick off CPNP 2019! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket will be provided.
Monday, April 8
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 policy and program office updates from VA Central Office on topics pertinent to psychiatric and neurologic practice within the VA as well as open discussion on topics that the facilitators have solicited from VA pharmacists using the VA psychiatric pharmacist listserv. Topics may include but are not limited to policy updates, recent OIG reviews of psychiatric pharmacy practice within the VA, Academic Detailing program offices, etc.
While attending CPNP 2019 enjoy complimentary wifi in guest rooms at the host hotel and throughout the meeting spaces.
*=No ACPE credit provided