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APNA 20th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute

From Discovery to Recovery: Integrating Recovery Principles into Psychopharmacology Practice

June 9-12, 2022
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, Virginia


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Earn up to 21 contact hours in pharmacology! In-person* and virtual livestream registration will be available.

*All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 5/25/2022. Proof of vaccination will be requested upon arrival. Masks are strongly recommended in all conference spaces including meeting rooms and public spaces unless you are actively eating or drinking. More Information


Master your psychopharmacologic nursing practice across the lifespan.

The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute (CPI) delivers psychopharmacology updates to professionals looking to provide the best possible care to their patients. CPI prioritizes the integration of psychopharmacology and neuroscience into clinical practice. It offers the scientific base for treatment decisions and addresses the context of care within the nurse/consumer/family relationship.

Join other providers like you.

The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute is appropriate for RN-PMH and advanced practice psychiatric nurses – especially those who administer and/or prescribe medications. Because CPI is planned for nurses, by nurses, the program provides a depth and breadth of scientific information tailored to the challenges inherent in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. All other health care providers interested in psychopharmacology are welcome for advanced study, especially fellow nurses, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and pharmacists.

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

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Choose Your Comfort Zone

In-Person Attendees: Reunite with Your PMH Nurse Colleagues in Reston!

Hotel and Travel Information

APNA Health Protocols: APNA is committed to delivering education in a safe environment and will comply with state/local and national regulations and implement additional protocols as needed to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

  • All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 5/25/2022. Proof of vaccination will be requested upon arrival.
  • Wearing face masks is recommended in all conference spaces including meeting rooms and public spaces unless you are actively eating or drinking.

More Information

Virtual Attendees: Attend CPI from the comfort of your home or workplace!

  • All sessions and product theater presentations will be livestreamed to the conference app and accessible on your mobile or desktop device.
  • You will be able to ask questions alongside in-person attendees during the Q&A portion of sessions.
  • Online chat will be available so that you can chat and connect with other attendees.
  • You will need a device with a high-speed internet connection that supports video streaming and an up-to-date browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari).

 

Announcing Your 2022 CPI Keynotes

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Patricia E. Deegan, PhD

Founder, Pat Deegan PhD & Associates, LLC

Deegan is a psychologist, researcher, and thought leader in the field of mental health recovery. Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, she has published peer-reviewed publications, held academic appointments, and developed a recovery approach that includes tools, technologies, and training for individuals, families, and providers.


Keynote Presentation: Using Meds Optimally To Support Recovery

Using psychiatric meds is more than learning to take pills on schedule. It’s a journey that has many challenges. In this keynote address, Patricia E. Deegan PhD will draw on her professional, and personal experience of recovery after a diagnosis of schizophrenia, to illustrate how nurses can play a key role in helping to assess and support people through the challenges of using psych meds. (This Keynote will be presented virtually via livestream.)

Nassir Ghaemi

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Ghaemi directs the Mood Disorder Program and the Psychopharmacology Consultation Clinic at Tufts Medical Center and teaches at Tufts University. His clinical work and research focuses on depression and manic-depressive illness, particularly the role of antidepressants in the treatment of bipolar disorder.


Keynote Presentation: Truths and Fallacies of Psychopharmacology

Ghaemi will describe aspects of the art and science of psychopharmacology, correcting common misconceptions. Medications can be used in one of two ways, either symptomatically or disease modifying. Almost all psychiatric medications are symptomatic and have no effect on the long term diseases that underlie many psychiatric presentations. He will explore the implications of these observations for the use of psychiatric medications in clinical practice.