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Virtual Livestream Program

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Full In-Person Program

As a virtual livestream attendee, you’ll:

  • Select one of two livestream session options for each time block, earning up to 24.75 contact hours for the live event
  • Use the chat feature to ask speakers questions and connect with fellow virtual attendees.
  • Browse and evaluate poster presentations in the online poster gallery.
  • 2-3 months after the conference, access podcast recordings of the sessions presented on the days for which you registered. Earn up to 90+ more contact hours for these sessions until September 30, 2024.

Note: Virtual livestream package does not include access to industry-sponsored product theaters. Symposia and poster presentations will not be available on demand after the live conference.

Wednesday, October 4

Symposium | 1 Contact Hour
6:30AM – 7:30AM Eastern
5:30AM CT | 3:30AM PT

More than Skin Deep: Examining the Full Impact of Tardive Dyskinesia
Sponsored by HMP Education
Presenter: Amber Hoberg, PMHNP-BC

Pre-Conference Sessions | 2 Contact Hours
8:00AM – 10:00AM Eastern
7:00AM CT | 5:00AM PT

1012: Practice
8:00am – 10:00am Eastern

Pediatric Bipolar: What We Know and How We Care for This Vulnerable Population – RN APRN

This presentation will encapsulate the most up-to-date information on the intricacies of assessing, diagnosing, and caring for those with Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD). Participants will leave with increased confidence in differentiating and caring for PBD from other common pediatric psychiatric disorders and the best current evidence-based interventions.

Presenter: Daniel Wesemann, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP

1017: Psychopharmacology
8:00am – 10:00pm Eastern

Is Your Cupboard Safe?  Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medications & Supplements Psychopharmacology – RN APRN

This presentation will explore the history of over & behind-the-counter medications & supplements and the surprising frequency of misuse & abuse of these substances in this multi billion dollar business. We will also delve into some of the “novel” drugs of abuse such as: K2, Spice, Kratom and Flakka. The educational takeaways will be valuable to your patients & family regardless of practice setting.

Presenter: Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

Pre-Conference Sessions | 2 Contact Hours
10:15AM – 12:15PM Eastern
9:15AM CT | 7:15AM PT

1026: Nursing Professional Development
10:15am – 12:15pm Eastern

Writing for Publication: Taking the Fear Out of Rejection – RN APRN

This interactive and fun pre-conference session offers insight and motivation to engage nurses in the idea of sharing their knowledge and experiences with other nurses through publication. The presentation provides information and time to practice skills to allow attendees to become successful writers.

Presenter: Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN

1027: Psychopharmacology
10:15am – 12:15pm Eastern

All I Want Is A Good Night’s Sleep!: Understanding Sleep and Common Sleep Disorders – RN APRN

This presentation reviews the biology of sleep and common sleep disorders seen in BH practice and explores medications, therapies, and tools and techniques available to nurses to improve sleep assessment and treatment.

Presenter: Joseph M. Holshoe, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

Pre-Conference Sessions | 2 Contact Hours
2:00PM – 4:00PM Eastern
1:00PM CT | 11:00AM PT

1034: Undergraduate Education
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

ADHD And The College Experience: How This Diagnosis Impacts the Mental Health, Academic, and Social-Emotional Success of Students Across American College Campuses – RN APRN

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the issues faced by college students with ADHD including the complexities of mental health co-morbidities, academic challenges, and barriers to diagnosis and treatment due to gender, socioeconomics, limited resources, access to care, and stigma.

Presenters: Karen Hennessy, CPNP, PMHNP-BC; Cheryl Rothenberg, LCSW-C

1035:  Culture
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Why Is Inclusive Language Important for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Using Our Words to Build Community RN APRN

At the completion of this preconference workshop, participants will be able to 1) discuss the importance of person-first language; 2) identify lapses in person-first language usage and make corrections; 3) discuss appropriate interpersonal value expressed in conversations and interactions using inclusive speech.

Presenters: Barbara J. Warren, PhD, RN, APRN, PMH-BC, FNAP, FAAN; Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN; Erica Joseph, PhD, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NP-C; Briana Snyder, PhD, RN, PMH-BC, CNE; Nathalie Hart, DNP, CRNP-PMH, PMHNP-BC

Pre-Conference Sessions | 2 Contact Hours
4:15PM – 6:15PM Eastern
3:15PM CT | 1:15PM PT

1044: Undergraduate Education
4:15pm – 6:15pm Eastern

Creating and Implementing a Psychiatric-Mental Health Focused Escape Room with Undergraduate Nursing Students – RN

Can you escape this conference with an innovation to implement with your students or staff? Participants will create an escape room focused on psychiatric-mental health nursing. How to create clues, gather supplies, and run the escape room effectively will help participants develop their own scenario.

Presenters: Wendy Carter Kooken, PhD, RN; Amanda J. Kemp, MSN, RN

1045:  Culture
4:15pm – 6:15pm Eastern

Providing PMHNP Students with Skills to Provide Socially Affirming Care for Gender Questioning Youth Through a Competency Based Learning Complex Case Simulation APRN

This presentation describes the steps taken to create a complex case simulation for PMHNP students to demonstrate competency in providing socially affirming care for gender questioning youth. By adequately preparing future providers with skills to promote inclusivity and address social determinants of health, mental health outcomes will be improved.

Presenters: Holly N. Gray, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Andrew Makowski, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Julie Perry, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Conference Kickoff & Awards Ceremony
6:30PM – 7:30PM Eastern
5:30PM CT | 3:30PM PT

Kickoff the premiere event for psychiatric-mental health nursing with a warm welcome from APNA leadership, then get inspired by this year’s award-winning psychiatric mental-health nurses and students.

Symposium | 1 Contact Hour
8:30PM – 9:30PM Eastern

A Pathway to Putting Patients First: Spotlight on TAAR1 Agonists for Treating Schizophrenia 
Sponsored by CMEology
Presenters: Amber Hoberg, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Eric Achtyes, MD; Bethany Yeiser, BS
Available to virtual livestream attendees.

Thursday, October 5

President’s Address | 1 Contact Hour
9:00AM – 10:00AM Eastern
8:00AM CT | 6:00AM PT

Zim OkoliWhy I.D.E.A.S. matter to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing – RN APRN

As psychiatric-mental health nurses, we exist in the radical intersection of I.D.E.A.S. to enhance the whole health of individuals, families, and communities. In this presentation, learn how Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Access, and (de)Stigmatization make a profound difference in our caring role. Then, be empowered to use your singular and our collective voices in promoting I.D.E.A.S. to support the whole health of those for whom we provide care.

Presenter: Chizimuzo Okoli, PhD, MPH, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NCTTP, FAAN

Poster Presentations Open | Up to 4 Contact Hours

Earn up to 4 contact hours for time spent viewing and evaluating the poster presentations in the online poster gallery.

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours 
10:15AM – 11:00AM Eastern
9:15AM CT | 7:15AM PT

Child & Adolescent 

10:15am – 11:00am Eastern

Building Resilience: A Whole Child Approach – RN APRN

Clinicians are seeing a rise in children with behavioral and mental health needs. This presentation is designed to address growing patient needs by helping clinicians engage in consistent, intentional conversations about emotional wellness and provide resources and materials to share with families to build resilience in all children.

Presenters: Erin Harlow-Parker, MS,PMHCNS-BC

2015: Telehealth
10:15am – 11:00am Eastern

Telepsychiatry: A Potential Key To Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Underserved Communities – RN APRN

Mental health conditions have been on a steady rise nationwide. Racial/ethnic minorities have a higher prevalence of untreated mental illnesses. Telepsychiatry has been shown to be effective in bridging the access gap. Use of telepsychiatry should be encouraged to improve access to care among underserved populations.

Presenters: Queen Henry-Okafor, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC; Toddra Liddell, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Concurrent Sessions |  0.75 Contact Hours
11:15AM – 12:00pm Eastern
10:15AM CT | 8:15AM PT


2021: Pharmacology
11:15am – 12:00pm Eastern

The Long Road Home: One Patient’s Journey through the Neurotherapeutics Department at McLean Hospital: From TMS, to ECT, to Ketamine – RN APRN

The different neurotherapeutic modalities of TMS, ECT, and ketamine have proved safe and effective as adjunct therapies for those with treatment-resistant depression. A case study detailing one patient’s experience with each modality and current research will be reviewed.

Presenters: Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC; Jonathan Foley, BSN
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

2025: Telehealth
11:15am – 12:00pm Eastern

Expanding Roles in Telehealth: Possibilities and Pitfalls for PMH APRNs – APRN

This presentation reviews the growth of telehealth/telemental health (TMH) and its’ impact on access to care. Expanded areas for PMH APRN practice and education are discussed.

Presenters: Joyce M Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Karen J Corcoran, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Mini Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
3:30PM – 4:15PM Eastern
2:30PM CT | 12:30PM PT


2033: Practice
3:30pm – 4:15pm Eastern

Are We Keeping Patients in the Dark About Dark Therapy? – RN APRN

This presentation is an exploration of evidence surrounding the use of dark therapy and blue light blocking interventions for the treatment of mania. Psychiatric-mental health nurses will be enlightened about dark therapy and blue light blocking techniques as evidence-based practice in the care of patients with bipolar disorder.

Presenter: Katlin Bussy, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC, MS

Connecting How Mindfulness Practices Impact Sleep Disturbance – RN APRN

Sleep is impossible in states of arousal with self-critical and ruminating thoughts. An integrative model based on the etiology of sleep disturbance and application of mindfulness processes and practice can reduce arousal, improve awareness, acceptance of the present moment, and attentional control with beneficial effects on sleep disturbance.

Presenter: Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

2035: Violence Prevention
3:30pm – 4:15pm Eastern

Implementation of a Workplace Violence Prevention Program Across the Health Care System: A Strategic Approach to Enhance Organizational Safety – RN APRN

This presentation provides an overview of a strategic approach used by a health care system to implement a comprehensive and coordinated approach to address workplace violence across all care settings. By attending this presentation, participants will leave with strategies to address the rising incidence of workplace violence and injury.

Presenter: Kelly Bryant, MS, BSN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC

Predictability of Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression-Inpatient Version (DASA-IV) Assessment in Adults on Medical Surgical Units – RN

Workplace violence persists in health care with nurses reporting physical (44%) and verbal (68%) abuse from aggressive patients causing emotional stress and lost workdays. The DASA-IV was developed to measure risk for aggression in patients with behavioral health conditions in psychiatric and emergency department settings. However, DASA-IV has not been validated with adult patients admitted to medical-surgical settings. This multi-site study used a case-control design. Retrospective medical record review of adult patients admitted to medical-surgical units within a health system was conducted. DASA-IV scores were extracted to assess changes in risk for aggression, defined as physical or verbal acts against objects, patients, or staff. Demographic data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) and area under the curve (AUC) correlated DASA-IV scores with aggressive events.

Presenters: Christy Kreider, RN MSN PMH-BC, NE-BC; Heather Shirk, MSN RN BC

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
4:30PM – 5:15PM Eastern
3:30PM CT | 1:30PM PT


2045: Staff Education
4:30pm – 5:15pm Eastern

Not Everything is a Nail: Learning Motivational Interviewing (MI) Through Clinical Exemplars – RN APRN

When everything looks like a nail, look & listen again for understanding, not as an expert. Learning MI in short, bite-sized pieces makes it possible for nurses & APRNs to use MI to improve therapeutic rapport. Come share challenging scenarios as learning will be scripted and ad lib.

Presenter: Carol Essenmacher, DNP, PMHCNS-BC

2047: Undergraduate Education
4:30pm – 5:15pm Eastern

Emotional Intelligence and Resilience In Undergraduate Nursing Students: How It Can Be Supported – RN APRN

This interactive presentation introduces emotional intelligence (EI) skills and resilience. Both are important traits for nursing students’ success and retention in the workforce. Effective active learning strategies will be discussed as avenues to promote EI and resilience. Participants will have a foundational plan to implement strategies enhancing EI/resilience.

Presenters: Nadine Wodwaski, DNP, MSN-ed, CNS, RN; Elaine Webber, DNP, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
5:30PM – 6:15PM Eastern
4:30PM CT | 2:30PM PT


2051: Pharmacology
5:30pm – 6:15pm Eastern

Moving Whole Health Forward by Increasing Inclusion and de-Stigmatizing Severe Mental Illness in a Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) – RN APRN

This presentation highlights the importance of the PACT model to improve access to care and destigmatize mental illness by bringing integrated and comprehensive treatment to patients in their natural environment. The team psychologist and nurse will provide outcomes and a case study supporting the importance of community treatment.

Presenter: P. Marie Fletcher, BSN, RN-BC; Nausheen Noor, PhD
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

2056: Therapeutic Relationships
5:30pm – 6:15pm Eastern

Engaging Clients in Recovery Through the 3R’s: Relationships, Ruptures, & Repairs – RN APRN

Collaborative efforts between PMH nurses and clients are necessary for successful mental health recovery. Join us to learn how to signal relational safety and repair the ruptures in therapeutic relationships with clients. Gain greater understanding of these interpersonal strategies and increase your skills and confidence in supporting clients in recovery.

Presenters: Rebecca E. Salomon, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC; Linda Song Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Friday, October 6

Keynote Presentation | 1 Contact Hour
9:00am — 10:00am Eastern
8:00am CT | 6:00am PT

The Care You Give – RN APRN

Deshauna BarberDr. Barber will discuss her story and journey to becoming the first soldier to win the prestigious title of Miss USA and how during her reign, the passing of her mother left her in a deep depression and feeling completely lost. Dr. Barber describes how changing her mindset and balancing her adversity with giving back to others as a human rights activist turned her life’s hurdles into stepping stones. She highlights the love and care the hospice nurses provided to her late mother during her mother’s last chapter of life and the significant contributions of healthcare providers to people in their most vulnerable moments. Dr. Barber discusses strategies and tips she uses as the Vice-Chair of Service Women’s Action Network, a non-profit dedicated to preventing military sexual assault and the hurdles she faces when assisting victims experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. The strategies she will share are specifically intended to help medical professionals nurture themselves while working in a field that requires them to care for others. Dr. Barber’s compelling story about life and loss leaves audiences feeling empowered, inspired, and strengthened.

Presenter: Deshauna Barber, PhD, MS

Poster Presentations Open | Up to 4 Contact Hours

Earn up to 4 contact hours for time spent viewing and evaluating the poster presentations in the online poster gallery during the conference.

Mini Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
11:45am 12:30pm Eastern
10:45am CT | 8:45am PT

3012: Culture 
11:45am – 12:30pm Eastern

How a Graduate PMHNP Program Is Making IDEAS Happen: An Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and De-Stigmatization Story –RN APRN

Examples on diversity, equity, and inclusion incorporation into a graduate-level PMHNP curriculum will be provided. Methods for how to enhance the successful matriculation of a diverse nursing student population through a graduate program will be explained. Examples of EBP projects focusing on access to care and de-stigmatization will be reviewed.

Presenters: Nicole Moret, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC; Regina Owen, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Jouhayna Bajjini-Gebara, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNSPMH-BC

Start At The Top! Psychiatric Nursing Leadership Engages in a Unique, Interactive Educational Series to Promote Knowledge, Insights, and Skills to Cultivate an Inclusive and Adaptive Health Care Culture – RN

This presentation introduces an Adaptive Leadership framework to strengthen leadership competencies and self-reflective practices to address implicit and explicit bias. An overview of a four-part, unique educational series is provided highlighting strategies to improve leadership practices to create a more inclusive, equitable, and mutually respectful culture.

Presenters: Courtney Blackwood, MS, RN, NE-BC; Nancy Bowllan, Ed.D, MSN, RN; Kwasi Boaitey, LMSW, PCC, RYT, PH.D. Student

3015: Simulation
11:45am – 12:30pm Eastern

A Collaborative Simulation: Navigating Care and Advocacy for Diverse Patients in Crisis – RN

This presentation introduces an innovative and complex simulation-based learning experience for undergraduate mental health and pediatric nursing students that incorporates collaborative care, diversity and advocacy for a pediatric, transgender patient experiencing a psychiatric crisis. The participant will leave with strategies and a blueprint for recreating similar simulation-based learning experiences.

Presenters: Lisa Harrington, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE; Amanda Hitt, MSN, FNP-BC; Ashton Glover, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, SANE-A

Gamification as a Teaching-Learning Strategy for Engaging Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Psychiatric-Mental Health Escape Scenario – RN APRN

This interactive and hands-on presentation presents everything you need to know about utilizing gamification via escape rooms to enhance psychiatric-mental health didactic/clinical learning in undergraduate nursing students. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a scenario in which they will work in a team, collaborate on clues, and escape!

Presenters: Tiffany Pressley, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, CMSRN; Nina Russell, DNP, FNP-C, MSN-Ed., APRN; Megan Wayne, MSN-Ed, RN

Mini Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern
1:30pm CT | 11:30am PT


3021: Practice
2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern

Facilitating Forgiveness: A Practical Intervention for Emotional Wound Healing RN

This presentation introduces steps for nurses to help facilitate forgiveness by utilizing Dr. Robert Enright’s evidence-based forgiveness strategies. Nurses know the steps to facilitate physical wound healing, this presentation will offer practical steps to facilitate emotional wound healing. 

Presenter: Tamra Rasberry, PhD, MSN, RN

Development of an Interdisciplinary Bereavement Support Group During the Pandemic and Beyond RN APRN

This interactive presentation will share the development of a bereavement support group at a cancer center. This includes data from group cohorts, lessons learned, and best practices as well as areas for continued quality improvement. Participants will leave with a foundation for developing support groups. 

Presenters: Beth Smith, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Sheila Amrhein, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C

3023: Child & Adolescent
2:30pm – 3:15pm Eastern

Addressing Biased Language and Patient Aggression Through the Bradley Hospital DBT-Based Pause ProgramRN APRN

The Bradley Hospital DBT-based Pause program is an evidence-based, interdisciplinary approach to therapeutically managing problematic patient behaviors on an adolescent inpatient unit while teaching and reinforcing valuable coping skills for living outside of the hospital. 

Presenters: Morgan Lindberg, MEd, CAGS; Sarah Nottage, BSN, RN; Katelyn C. Affleck, PhD

Bath Salts and Beyond: Approaching Use of Novel Psychoactive Substances from Screening to Management RN APRN

Synthetic substances/novel psychoactive substance are widely available and pose a significant risk of substance-induced psychosis and other negative consequences. Using a case study as a foundation, this presentation will review the types of available novel psychoactive substances, related symptoms, screening strategies, and management approaches. 

Presenters: Christina Stoler, MSN, RN, PMHNP; Marwa Abdikarim, MSN, PMHNP

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
3:30pm – 4:15pm Eastern
2:30pm CT | 12:30pm PT


3031: Administration
3:30pm – 4:15pm Eastern

How Can Risk Management Help You? RN APRN

With an increase in mental health outpatient/emergency department visits and an increase in telemedicine utilization is a potential increase for claims/litigation. It is important to recognize the risks of providing behavioral health care and how to mitigate those risks. Avoiding risks alleviates the stress on health care professionals and the financial burden of defending claims. 

Presenter: Gloria Umali, RN, MS, MPA, CPHRM

3035: Substance Use
3:30pm – 4:15pm Eastern

Updated Buprenorphine Prescribing Training Requirements for APRNs RN APRN

This presentation examines the new training requirements for APRNs who wish to prescribe buprenorphine as outlined by the Consolidated Appropriations Act. This presentation will also explore the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) proposed curricula for opioid use disorder treatment competency. 

Presenters: Lauren Meadows, RN; Amanda Simonton, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHNCS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
4:30pm – 5:15pm Eastern
3:30pm CT | 1:30pm PT


3042: Suicide Prevention
4:30pm – 5:15pm Eastern

Risk Factors for Suicidal Behaviors in Black Youth at High Risk for Mood Disorders: Implications for Clinical Care RN APRN

Suicide rates continue to rise disproportionately in Black youth. We sought to identify risk factors for suicidal behavior in Black youth. Younger age and a diagnosis of depression significantly predicted new onset suicidal behavior in Black youth. Potential racial implications impacting diagnosis and screening will be discussed. 

Presenter: Jamie Zelazny, PhD, MPH, RN

3047: Special Populations
4:30pm – 5:15pm Eastern

The Kaleidoscope of ARFID: The Colorful Clinical Presentation Designs of This Novel Eating Disorder RN APRN

Identify multiple ways avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder presents itself in clinical settings. The epidemiological data and etiology of ARFID will be presented. Evidence-based treatment considerations specific to ARFID will be differentiated, as well as needs for future care. 

Presenter: Lisa Renee Kongable, MA, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CNE

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
5:30pm – 6:15pm Eastern
4:30pm CT | 2:30pm PT


3051: Administration
5:30pm – 6:15pm Eastern

One Psychiatric Hospital’s Head-on Approach to Addressing Patient to Staff Directed Racism. RN APRN

This project addresses the phenomenon of racism by patients directed towards unit staff, clinicians, and providers on inpatient psychiatric units. The issue of racism towards staff has become a critical concern in our care environment. Administrators and staff struggle with approaching the issue head on while balancing patient centered care. 

Presenter: Kristen Toepfer, RN

3055: Substance Use
5:30pm – 6:15pm Eastern

Buprenorphine Induction in the Era of Fentanyl: Avoiding Precipitated Withdrawal Symptoms – APRN

This presentation introduces concepts related to buprenorphine microdosing for patients using fentanyl. As fentanyl is highly potent and lipophilic, patients using fentanyl are at higher risk for precipitated withdrawal. The participant will leave with the knowledge and skills required to implement high-quality, evidence-based care for those with opioid use disorder. 

Presenters: Brayden Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN, CNE; Gabrielle Najarian Hart, BSN, RN; Rebecca Burkart, BSN, RN
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

Saturday, October 7

Symposium | 1 Contact Hour
7:30AM – 8:30AM Eastern
6:30AM CT | 4:30AM PT

Realizing the Potential of Rapid-Acting Treatments for Depression: Key Clinical Evidence, Practical Considerations, and Best Practices for Individualized, Patient-Centered Care
Sponsored by PeerView Institute for Medical Education, supported by an educational grant from Sage Therapeutics and Biogen

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
10:30AM – 11:15AM Eastern
9:30AM CT | 7:30AM PT

4014:  Substance Use
10:30am – 11:15am Eastern

It’s My Secret: Shame as a Barrier to Care in Individuals with Substance Use Disorder – RN APRN

Establishing trust/rapport, addressing stigma, providing education, and offering support and resources, is imperative to help patients manage SUD and to achieve optimal health outcomes. Through focus group interviews, we explored the concept of shame as a barrier to seeking health care and found four major themes and associated subthemes.

Presenters: Valerie Seney, PhD, MA, LMHC, PMHNP-BC; Monika Schuler, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE
Available to virtual livestream attendees.

4015:  Trauma Informed Care
10:30am – 11:15am Eastern

Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma: A Trauma Informed Care Approach for Hope and Recovery – RN APRN

Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma seldom seek treatment and are at high risk for poor mental health outcomes including death by suicide. Using a Trauma Informed care approach that includes awareness, preparedness, and action can improve mental health outcomes and create a safe, whole-person, patient-centered avenue to recovery.

Presenters: Brenda Lee Mayfield, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Emily Woods, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Christopher Atchison, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
Available to virtual livestream attendees.

Concurrent Sessions |  0.75 Contact Hours
11:30AM – 12:15PM Eastern
10:30AM CT | 8:30AM PT

4021:  Psychopharmacology Perspectives
11:30am – 12:15pm Eastern

Benzos — Past and Future Considerations – APRN
This presentation will stimulate and challenge your current understanding of how you can appropriately use benzodiazepine medications. Participants will leave this presentation with the most up-to-date information on how to use this class of medication to help without hurting your clients.

Presenter: Daniel Wesemann, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP
Available to virtual livestream attendees.
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

4025:  Trauma Informed Care
11:30am – 12:15pm Eastern

Clinical Practice Guidelines in Treatment of Mental illnesses in the International War Survivors, Internally Displaced Persons, and International Refugees in the Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC). – RN APRN

This presentation delivers clinical practice guidelines in treatment of mental illnesses in the international war survivors, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and international refugees in the community mental health clinic. Emphasis would be placed on the Ukrainian refugees who arrived in the United States due to the war in Ukraine.

Presenter: Tatayana Maltseva, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
12:30PM – 1:15PM Eastern
11:30AM CT | 9:30AM PT 


4031:  Psychopharmacology Perspectives
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health Medications in Crisis Care – RN APRN
Hear more about the perspective of the lived experience; the value of a mental health crisis plan; consideration for LAIs; treating individuals with recent-onset psychosis; and consideration of medications to utilize with individuals in crisis.

Presenters: Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; Robert Cotes, MD, DFAPA; Charles Browning, MD;
Available to virtual livestream attendees. This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

4037: Research & Practice
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

IDEAS Brought to Scale: Integrating Evidence-Based Mental Health Intervention for Pregnant/Postpartum Women into a National Nurse Home-Visiting Program – RN APRN
Join Nurse Home Visitors, educators, and PMH-APRN researchers as they showcase the integration of a non-stigmatizing evidence-based mental health intervention into a national home visiting program for 35,000 health-hardshipped women and families. This Nurse-Family Partnership Mental Health Intervention effectively reduced both depressive symptoms and anxiety in pregnant and postpartum women.

Presenters: Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Sharon Sprinkle, MBA, MHA RN
Available to virtual livestream attendees.

Symposium | 1 Contact Hour
2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern
1:00PM CT | 11:00AM PT

Targeting Novel Pathways to Address Unmet Needs in Schizophrenia
Sponsored by VINDICO Medical Education
Presenters: Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN/PMH-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, CTMH, CLNC, FAANP

Annual Meeting & Town Hall 
1:30PM – 2:30 PM Eastern 
12:30PM CT | 10:30AM PT 

 Hear about APNA’s past year, present status, and future goals. During the Town Hall, take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to speak directly to the APNA Board of Directors to help inform the direction of your organization and ensure that APNA meets your needs.
Available to virtual livestream attendees.

APNA reserves the right to make program changes as necessary and the right to cancel sessions if minimum enrollment has not been met or events occur beyond reasonable control of APNA.

Same Contact Hours, Two Different Experiences

Group of happy people at conference receptionIn-Person Experience

Available for: Full Conference & One Day Registrations
Add-On: Wednesday Pre-Conference Sessions
Contact Hours: Up to 27.75 live, 90+ on demand (includes pre-conference add-on)

  • Take your pick of sessions presented in each time block at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: In-Person Program
  • Engage with colleagues and speakers during sessions, breaks, and special events.
  • Browse and evaluate poster presentations in the poster hall; meet the poster presenters.
  • Enjoy meal sessions with industry-sponsored Product Theaters and Symposia.
  • Two-3 months after the conference, access podcast recordings of the sessions presented on the days you are registered. Earn up to 90+ more contact hours for these sessions any time until September 30, 2024.

A note about safety

Note: Poster presentations and industry-sponsored product theaters and symposia only available during conference, not on demand.

Virtual Livestream Experience

Available for: Full Conference & One Day Registration
Add-On: Wednesday Pre-Conference Sessions
Contact Hours: Up to 27.75 live, 90+ on demand (includes pre-conference add-on)

  • Select one of two livestream session options for each time block: Virtual Livestream Program
  • Use the live chat feature to ask questions and connect with fellow virtual attendees.
  • Browse and evaluate poster presentations in the online poster gallery.
  • Two-3 months after the conference, access podcast recordings of the sessions presented on the days for which you registered. Earn up to 90+ more contact hours for these sessions until September 30, 2024.

Note: Virtual livestream package does not include access to industry-sponsored product theaters. Symposia and poster presentations will not be available on demand after the live conference.