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Target Audience

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting is the premier meeting devoted to advancing the practice of psychiatric pharmacy in the context of a rapidly changing health care environment. The meeting provides opportunities for immediate application and idea exchange through cutting-edge educational programming and networking opportunities such as community meetings, forums, poster sessions, and member-driven discussion dens. Programming is dedicated to providing current information on psychiatric health care issues and disease states, including substance use and neurologic disorders, with the goal of advancing the specific knowledge, leadership skills, and competence required for psychiatric pharmacy practice. All health professionals engaged in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders will find this meeting to be an educational and enlightening experience that positively impacts daily practice.

Continuing Education Credit

ACPE Credit

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The 2020 Annual Meeting will provide up to 16 contact hours of knowledge-based and application-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The pre-meeting Pharmacy Leadership Workshop is provided for an additional 10.0 contact hours; the pre-meeting Pharmacogenomics workshop is provided for an additional 3.0 contact hours; the Mental Health First Aid pre-meeting workshop is provided for an additional 8.0 contact hours through NCPA. Industry supported symposia offered at the Annual Meeting offer additional ACPE credit.

To earn credit, participants must participate, verify their attendance at the programming, and complete evaluations (by June 1) and self-assessment questions. CPNP reports to CPE Monitor within days of evaluation completion and provides transcripts online at cpnp.org. CPE Monitor does not accept ACPE credit submissions after 60 days making timely evaluation completion essential.

Nursing Credit

ACPE approved contact hours are accepted for ANCC Certification Renewal (as quoted on the ANCC website): “Other health disciplines' continuing education hours may be used if the content is applicable to your area of certification. ACPE and ACCME are specifically listed as approved credit types."

Goals

The CPNP Annual Meeting has been designed to bridge the perceived practice and knowledge gap between current knowledge and practice in a number of areas of psychiatric, neurologic, and addiction pharmacy practice. Published evidence-based guidelines help establish standards in regard to medications, dosing, and treatment, however, there are often disparities seen in clinical practice when compared to these guidelines. Additionally, many guidelines fail to keep up with emerging treatments and controversial issues or simply do not address practical day-to-day treatment dilemmas. This meeting will attempt to bridge this gap in treatment and knowledge with selected psychiatric, neurologic, and substance use disorder issues.

Attire

Business casual attire is recommended throughout the Annual Meeting.

Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and CPNP staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, CPNP staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by the Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy. This Policy applies to all events hosted by CPNP. Organizations or individuals hosting public or private events in conjunction with a CPNP event should review this policy for the safety of their attendees. The meeting safety and responsibility policy is not intended to and should not prevent or supersede the contacting of security or law enforcement personnel in circumstances that would warrant such actions. All attendees should review the policy prior to attending any CPNP event.