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Program & Schedule

Earn up to 22.25 pharmacology contact hours* in person or virtually Thursday through Sunday.

Thursday, June 6

Friday, June 7

Saturday, June 8

Sunday, June 9

“Other pharma-oriented conferences I have attended focused on biomedical processes and products, while CPI focuses on the experience of human problems and the science behind ways to help. APNA CPI elevates my practice to serve my patients better.” – Anthony Peckham, PMHNP-BC

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Schedule is subject to change. APNA reserves the right to make program changes as necessary, and the right to cancel sessions if events occur beyond reasonable control of APNA.
*Includes Thursday Pre-Conference Add-on, which is an additional fee.

Thursday, June 6
Up to 2.0 Contact Hours

3:00pm-6:00pm Eastern
Registration Open

4:00pm-6:00pm Eastern | 2 Contact Hours
Pre-Conference Add-on*: Enhancing Psychopharmacology through Psychotherapy

Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Sara L. Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Integrate psychotherapy in prescribing practices to better understand the patient, as well as yourself. Discuss how therapeutic approaches can be used to enhance the patient-provider relationship and treatment engagement.

Friday, June 7
Up to 6.5 Contact Hours

7:30am Eastern
Registration Open

8:00am – 8:15am Eastern | 0.25 Contact Hours
Connections to Practice

 Brittany Evans, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Set the stage for the day of learning and how it connects to your nursing practice.


8:15am – 9:45am Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Keynote: Emerging Treatment Targets for Schizophrenia

Jonathan M. Meyer, MD, DLFAPA

Explore the state-of-the science regarding new treatments in the pipeline for schizophrenia with novel mechanisms of action that do not rely on dopamine receptor binding.


10:00am – 11:30am Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Optimizing With Less: The Art of Deprescribing

Kirby Williams, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Gain insights into strategies for identifying appropriate candidates for deprescribing, developing patient-centered deprescribing plans, and fostering effective communication among healthcare providers to optimize patient care.


11:45pm – 1:45pm Eastern
Product Theater Lunch: A Tailored Treatment for Adults with ADHD

Jennifer A. Ganem, MS, APRN, Sponsored by Noven Pharmaceuticals

11:45am – 12:30pm: Meal Service
12:45pm – 1:45pm: Presentation


2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Demystifying Lithium’s Renal Effects

Jonathan M. Meyer, MD, DLFAPA

Understand lithium’s renal journey, including how to identify, track, and manage polyuria, as well as how certain prescribing practices can lessen lithium’s renal impact.


3:45pm – 5:15pm Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Precision Healthcare for Mood Disorders

Josh Hamilton, APRN-BC, CTMH, CNE, CLNC, FAANP

Integrate concepts of neurobiology and neuropathology with genetics and genomics to produce new models for diagnosis and personalized treatment for commonly recurring mood disorders. Through case studies, examine the efficacy of this approach for the management of clinical depression and bipolar affective disorders.


5:15pm – 5:30pm Eastern | 0.25 Contact Hours
Daily Synthesis

Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC & Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, BC

Synthesize the day’s learning into actionable takeaways for your nursing practice.


6:00pm – 7:30pm Eastern
Product Theater Dinner: Digital Health Technologies and Their Potential Role in the Mental Health Care Treatment Landscape

Desiree M. Matthews, PMHNP-BC & Lisa Marsch, PhD
Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Meal Service
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Presentation

Saturday, June 8
Up to 7.5 Contact Hours

7:30am Eastern
Registration Open

8:00am – 8:15am Eastern | 0.25 Contact Hours
Connections to Practice

Lyons T. Hardy, MS, RN, PMH-NP

Set the stage for the day of learning and how it connects to your nursing practice.


8:15am – 9:45am Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Benzos—How Early is Your Refill?

Daniel Wesemann, DNP, MSW, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, FAANP

With anxiety being a common neuro-psychiatric symptom related with post COVID-19 infection, get crucial updates on how to prescribe and de-prescribe this highly effective but controversial treatment option.


10:00am – 11:30am Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Ketamine vs ECT: Perspectives on Recent Comparative Effectiveness Trials

Sanjay J. Mathew, MD

Compare the efficacy and tolerability of therapeutics strategies for treatment resistant depression including Ketamine versus ECT and medication augmentation versus switch, as well as how the research translates into clinical treatment.


11:45am – 1:45pm Eastern | 1 Contact Hour
Symposium Lunch: A New Script: Implementing Prescription Digital Therapeutics into Practice

Kari Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
Supported by an educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Evaluation and contact hour certificate provided by Neuroscience Education Institute.
11:45am – 12:30pm: Meal Service
12:45pm – 1:45pm: Presentation


2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Pharmacology of Obesity and the Intersection with Psychopharmacology

Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, FOMA

Review current anti-obesity medications and, through case studies that include patients with depression, anxiety, and severe mental illness, examine the intersection of obesity and mental illness.


3:45pm – 5:15pm Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Nutritional Psychiatry: The Science of Food and Mental Health

Mary Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP

Get insights into the many facets of nutritional psychiatry, including the gut microbiome and serotonin; prebiotics and probiotics; the connection between food, oxidative stress, inflammation and mood; and the effects of tea on GABA.


5:15pm – 5:30pm Eastern | 0.25 Contact Hours
Daily Synthesis

Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN; Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Synthesize the day’s learning into actionable takeaways for your nursing practice.


6:00pm – 7:30pm Eastern
Product Theater Dinner: Cognitive Symptoms: The Overlooked Domain of Schizophrenia

Andrew Cutler, MD; Amber Hoberg, PMHNP-BC
Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Meal Service
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Presentation

Sunday, June 9
Up to 6.25 Contact Hours

7:30am Eastern
Registration Open

8:00am – 8:15am Eastern | 0.25 Contact Hours
Connections to Practice

Capt. Joseph M. Holshoe, PMHNP-BC

Set the stage for the day of learning and how it connects to your nursing practice.


8:15am – 9:45am Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Mixed States: When Bipolarity Complicates Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression

James Phelps, MD

When the common symptoms of “mixed states” overlap extensively with PTSD, GAD, borderlinity and ADHD, and differentiating amongst them is nearly impossible, gain an understanding of when to use an antidepressant and treatment alternatives.


10:00am – 11:30am Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Psychotropic Medications during the Perinatal Period: A Rational Approach to Prescribing

Lyons T. Hardy, MS, RN, PMH-NP
This presentation will give an overview of principles that can be used to guide psychotropic medication prescribing during the perinatal period. The use of specific medication classes and their use during pregnancy and lactation will also be discussed.


11:45am – 1:45pm Eastern
Product Theater Lunch: Moving Forward: Evolving Practices for Identifying, Assessing and Managing Tardive Dyskinesia

Sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals

11:45am – 12:30pm: Meal Service
12:45pm – 1:45pm: Presentation


2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
Grappling with Uncertainty: Managing Youth Suicide Risk  

John V. Campo, MD


3:45pm – 5:15pm Eastern | 1.5 Contact Hours
An Update on PANDAS Treatment and Research

Kyle Williams, MD, PhD
Discuss the association between streptococcal infections and obsessive-compulsive disorder and updates in research to identify and treat the symptoms of PANDAS/PANS in children.

Choose from an in-person or virtual experience

Same program. Same NCPD contact hours. Two ways to attend.

In-Person

“Making connections with other practitioners at times outside of presentations was invaluable.” – 2023 In-person Attendee

Coming to a brand new location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville! Shops, restaurants, and more are just a stroll away at Bethesda Pike & Rose. Hotel and Travel Information

  • Connect with attendees & exhibitors during breaks
  • Get bonus time with speakers after their presentations at the ‘Ask the Expert Table’

 

Virtual Livestream

“The best virtual conference I have ever attended.” – 2023 Virtual Attendee

Sessions and product theater presentations are conveniently livestreamed to your mobile or desktop device.*

  • Ask questions alongside in-person attendees during the Q&A portions.
  • Chat and connect with other attendees.

*Ensure you have 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).