Appendix B

1.  Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
2.  APNA Annual Conference

8th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute - Psychopharmacology 2010: Translating Science and Transforming Practice
June 25-27, 2010 Reston Hyatt, Reston, VA

  • Committee: G. Stevens (chair), MA Boyd, B. Warren, P. Black, L. Nguyen, K. Cox, J. Carbray, B Limandri, C. Teter (consultant)
  • Record attendance: 327
  • Registration fee reduced by $100 over 2009 rate
  • 22 contact hours
  • NIMH represented
  • Topics presented across the lifespan
  • Twelve 90 minute sessions recorded for CE online
  • Educational grants: AZ, Janssen, and Pfizer
  • Commercial support: 6 exhibitors
  • Attendee evaluations support continued content on pharmacodynamic processes; evaluations will provide feedback for 2011 CPI content

Conference Objectives

  1. Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
  2. Identify challenging psychopharmacology issues affecting the prescribing and administration of psychiatric medications with consideration of the interaction of neurobiological mechanisms, lifespan, and transcultural issues.
  3. Review evidence-based psychopharmacologic approaches for psychiatric mental health nurses relevant to the continuum of wellness and recovery.
  4. Discuss clinical perspectives related to the prescribing, administration, and monitoring of psychotropic medications for persons diagnosed with co-morbid psychiatric and physiological illnesses and clinical syndromes.
  5. Overall, facilities were conducive to learning.
  6. Overall, teaching methods were effective for the content.
  7. Overall, session content increased your knowledge and/or skills related to your practice of psychiatric nursing.
  8. Overall, sessions contained content appropriate to your level of nursing practice.
  9. Overall, sessions were effective as a learning resource.


APNA 24th Annual Conference - Psychiatric Nurses Champions of Advocacy: Advancing Practice, Education and Research
October 13-16, 2010 Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY

  • Pre-registration: 911 (9/22/10)
  • Earn up to 27.5 contact hours ( 41.5 with ANCC Review)
  • Keynotes: Eric Arauz, Ron Manderscheid, Mary Moller – President’s address
  • 2 lunch sessions
    • Sponsored symposium
    • ISE One Hour Face to Face program pilot – Boxed lunches available at ½ price to members (APNA supplemented)
  • 6 product theatres including Wed lunch
  • Janssen Scholars (15 grad; 15 undergrad chosen from 156 applicants)
    • New this year
    • New abstract submission and conference registration sites
    • Attendees register for individual sessions or tracks
    • Awards presented throughout conference
    • Friday night Derby event arranged by local committee
    • Consumer panel general session to introduce recovery
    • Consumer Advisory /Recovery to Practice and APNA booth
    • Foundation Wine and Cheese Reception
    • Key CD (premium & basic) – earn additional 32 contact hours for $50
  • 2 ANCC Courses (NP & PMHN review )
  • Session totals
    • 10 pre-conference sessions (2 with Rx contact hours)
    • 64 concurrent sessions
    • 12 interactive panels
    • 130 posters (up to 3 contact hours)


The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.