APNA 12th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
From Cells to Community: Integrating Psychopharmacology into Nursing Practice

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2 hour Pre-Conference Session - Thursday, June 19, 6:00-8:00pm:

Conquering Clinical Conundrums: Psychopharmacology in the 21st CenturyLaura G. Leahy, DrNPc, APN, PMH-CNS/FNP

This pre-conference session will provide the PMH APRN with real life prescriptive challenges and offer new and innovative ways to address them.  Utilizing psychopharmacogenetics, laboratory studies, review of systems, symptom evaluation and observation as clinical tools, this presentation will guide PMH APRNs in how to personalize psychopharmacological treatments for their patients. Don’t miss out on this exciting precursor to the conference! Select the pre-conference session during registration (additional fee) to earn up to an additional 2 contact hours.  Dinner on your own.

Topics & Speakers

Tentative Program - Friday, June 20 - Sunday, June 22:

  • Personalized Medicine Approaches to the Treatment of Alcohol Addiction Keynote:  Markus Heilig, MD, PhD
  • PMDD, Pregnancy, and Medications Laura G. Leahy, DrNPc, APN, PMH-CNS/FNP
  • Uncommon Complications in Using Psychotropic Medications with Older Adults Elizabeth Galik, CRNP, PhD
  • Understanding Sleep and Antidepressants: Lessons from Research Literature and Clinical Practice Joseph M. Holshoe, MSN, PMHNP-BC
  • Symposium Luncheon: Managing Bipolar Type I Depression: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risks Faculty TBA
  • "I am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help!" Research on Poor Insight and How We Can Help Keynote:  Xavier F. Amador, PhD
  • PANDAS, CANs, Autism Spectrum Update – Susan E. Swedo, MD
  • Cannabinoids Overview: Medical Use, Abuse, Pharmacotherapy, and Assessment of ConsequencesChristian J. Teter, PharmD, BCPP
  • Collaborative Care: Organizing Treatment Options and Psychopharmacology in Integrated Mental Health SettingsSharon R. Katz, MSN, FPMH-APRN, CRNP
  • An Exemplar of the use of Genomics to Determine Pharmacological Agents to Treat Trauma-related DisordersJessica M. Gill, PhD, RN
  • Consumer Perspectives on Medication: A Conversation Barbara J. Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC and Eric C. Arauz, MA, MLER
  • Treatment Choices in Neuromodulation as compared to Medication Mary Rosedale PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
  • Assessing, Prescribing, and Examining the Evidence through a Forensic Lens Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN, AHN-BC, FPMHNP

**Earn up to 21.5 total contact hours Thursday - Sunday.  Possibility for an additional 3 contact hours if educational programs are funded during the lunch period.  Program is subject to change.  Please continue to check this page for updates.

The content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

For detailed faculty information & affiliations, see the 2014 CPI Faculty Listing.