Under Construction! Thank you for your patience as we transition to Virtual CPNP 2020. The dates and times on this page are subject to change. We are working with volunteers, speakers and industry partners to finalize the updated schedule quickly. Registrants will receive an email when the updated session details are available, or you can check back regularly on this page.
Navigating the Challenges of Kratom Use (led by the Substance Use Disorders Strategies Community)
Following reports of several deaths related to kratom use, the DEA has identified kratom as a substance of concern. Indigenous to Southeast Asia, the leaves of the kratom plant have been used both medicinally and as a stimulant for migrant workers for centuries. The unique pharmacologic properties make it difficult to classify, but kratom’s opioid-like effects appeal to opioid-users who wish to self-manage their withdrawal symptoms. This “natural” opioid replacement may not be so innocent, as literature supports the potential for developing a “use disorder” by DSM-5 standards. This idea exchange will lay the groundwork for what kratom is and how it is causing roadblocks for treating our patients. Some of the primary issues to be discussed include legal status, urine drug screens, challenges in treating kratom use as “opioid use disorder”, and consideration for adding “kratom use disorder” to the DSM-5 in hopes of generating targeted treatments. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own cases and challenges ready to discuss.
The Current RPD Landscape (led by the RPD Community)
The RPD Community will meet onsite at the 2020 Annual Meeting for an open discussion on the current state of PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Training Programs. Community leads will facilitate discussion about a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
This forum will be discussion based and participants will have ample time to ask question or discuss relevant concerns to residency training and training programs.
Training Faculty/Preceptors to Help Students with Mental Health (led by the Teaching Community)
Anxiety and depression are prevalent, with higher rates reported in health professional students compared to national averages. Pharmacists commonly report low levels of comfort and confidence when engaging individuals with mental illness. This session will address the following topic of training faculty and preceptors to help students with mental health.
Telehealth Networking Meeting: Increasing Access to Care (led by the Patient Care Practice Management Community)
Telehealth is used in a variety of healthcare settings for timely communication between patients and healthcare professionals. It is associated with improved patient outcomes, including mortality, quality of life, and healthcare utilization, and reduced healthcare costs. Though telehealth has historically been limited to a finite number of patient care issues, the application of telehealth continues to expand. While physicians have been involved with the delivery of telehealth services for over 40 years, little is known about how it can support pharmacist services and the most appropriate use of telehealth to increase access to pharmacy care.
This idea exchange will primarily serve as a networking meeting for those currently using telehealth services and those who are interested in learning more about telehealth. Participants will engage in guided discussions regarding the history and potential value of telehealth, steps for implementing telehealth across a variety of care settings, and strategies of addressing challenges. Participants are encouraged to attend regardless of their current level of experience with telehealth, and residents and new practitioners are welcome!
Psychotropic Medications for 1000! Patient Medication Education Groups in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (co-led by the Patient Medication Education Group Community and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Community)
Nearly 10% of youth are prescribed at least one psychotropic medication, with many lacking adequate psychoeducation - leading to improper use, poor adherence and adverse effects. Patient medication education groups (PMEG) led by psychiatric pharmacists have demonstrated improved medication-related outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost savings in adult populations. While many psychiatric pharmacists lead PMEG on inpatient child and adolescent units, this is not well described in literature. The CAP/PMEG idea exchange will allow for high-level discussion of current processes for PMEG on child and adolescent psychiatry units – allowing for much needed attention to this important topic. This will be a special opportunity to share tools, ideas, and current practices among this unique population.