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Pre-Meeting Workshop: Mental Health First Aid (Saturday, 4/6 and Sunday, 4/7)

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training developed to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course will be offered to students over two days and is also supported by the CPNP Foundation . Session 1 will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 1:00-6:00 PM. Session 2 will take place the following day, Sunday, April 7 from 8:00-11:15 AM. A separate registration fee is required to attend Mental Health First Aid training at CPNP 2019, and participants must attende both days to receive certification.

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid at CPNP 2019.

Student Education Track (Sunday, 4/7): 1:15-4:45 PM

Join other students for an educational afternoon to learn about preparing for residency and about specialties in psychiatric pharmacy. The student programming track is best suited for P1-P3 students. P4 students are encouraged to participate in the resident programming track which will provide programming directed toward new practitioners.

Student Mixer: "Speed Meeting" (Sunday, 4/7): 5:00-5:45 PM

This session is a great opportunity for students to meet other students! Expand your network and enhance your CPNP 2019 experience by jumping in and participating in a Speed Meeting event.

Student Chapter Meeting (Sunday, 4/7): 5:45-6:30 PM

All members of CPNP student chapters, chapter advisors, and anyone hoping to start a CPNP student chapter, are invited to attend the Student Chapter Meeting on Sunday, 4/7. In this meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and network with other student chapter members and advisors.

Research Trainee Poster Session (Monday, 4/8): 5:30-7:00 PM

Students and trainees are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for the opportunity to present a poster at CPNP 2019. Students may also apply for the Research Trainee Award for the chance to win $500. For more information, visit the Posters page.

Being a Successful New Practitioner: Tips From the Field (Tuesday, 4/9): 10:45-11:45 AM

This Idea Exchange session was designed specifically for student and resident attendees. For the first 30 minutes, a panel of new practitioners will give brief presentations about their practice sites. The remaining 30 minutes will be kept open for Q&A, so come prepared with questions! Topics could include:

  • How to build a new practice site?
  • How can I be successful?
  • How do I maintain a work-life balance?
  • How do I set the stage for my career?
  • How do I create a positive rapport with my multidisciplinary colleagues?

Learn about all of the Idea Exchange sessions that will be offered at CPNP 2019 on the Engage page.

CPNP Connect: A Mentoring Opportunity

Students have an opportunity to be paired with a pharmacist member for a one-on-one mentoring opportunity during CPNP 2019. Pairing of the mentor to the mentee will be based on the specialty interests of the member and student as identified during the online registration process. Once paired, mentors and mentees will set up a time to meet during CPNP 2019 to answer questions and discuss future plans.

Students should indicate their intent to participate in CPNP Connect when they register for CPNP 2019.

Student Registration and Travel Grants

Thanks to the generous support of the CPNP Foundation, CPNP Past Presidents’ Destiny Fund, and CPNP members, up to 20 students will receive a $500 grant consisting of a full registration to the Annual Meeting ($215 value) and a $285 travel stipend based on the merits of their applications. Applications are due in the online application portal by January 7, 2019. Grant recipients will be announced by February 1, 2019.