9th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute Report

Psychopharmacology 2011: Recovery from Pain, Distress and Suffering Across the Lifespan
June 17-19, 2011
Reston Hyatt, Reston, VA

  • Attendance: 310
  • Registration fee remained at the 2009 rate ($375) included online access to podcasts
  • 24.25 contact hours
  • Educational grants: Pricara, Purdue, Genentech
  • Commercial support: 7 exhibitors
  • Topics presented across the lifespan
  • Sessions recorded for podcasts available through the APNA eLearning Center
  • Attendee evaluations support continued content on pharmacodynamic processes; evaluations will provide feedback for 2011 CPI content

Program Committee:

  • Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, BC – Chair
  • Mary Ann Boyd, PhD DNS, BC, APN
  • Julie Carbray, PhD, APN, BC
  • Kim Cox, MSN, RN, CNS
  • Barbara Limandri, DNSc, APRN, BC
  • Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
  • Patricia Black, PhD(c), RN, CNS
  • Lisa Deffenbaugh Nguyen, MS
  • Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP (consultant)

New this year:

  • 10% discount from NSO/HPSO on risk management insurance for CPI attendance
  • Pre-conference:
    • Barbara Limandri: Guide to Rational Prescribing: Neurophysiology & Drug Mechanisms of Action
  • Will repeat selected CPI sessions to offer 8 hours of psychopharm content at the APNA  Annual Conference


  • Keynotes:
    • Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM - The Interface of Pain and Addiction: Medication Management  - Georgetown University
    • Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN Recovery and Adherence: Illness Cognition from Anosognosia to Adjustment
  • Colleen Blanchfield, MD: The Neurology of Pain and Migraines: An Interactive Session (2 sessions)
  • Kevin Ann Huckshorn, RN, MSN, CAP, ICADC: Using Trauma Informed Principles in Nursing Practice: Medication Management
  • Consumer Panel:   Recovery Perspectives on Medications
  • Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS BC, NPP: Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions: Key Cardiometabolic Indicators
  • Teresa N. Brockie, RN, MSN: Trauma in Historical Context: The Native American Perspective
  • Geoffry Phillips McEnany, PhD, APRN, BC: Sleep & Chronic Pain / Depression
  • Jerika Lam, PharmD, AAHIVE: Antiviral Drugs & Mood Disorders
  • Mary Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP: Clinical Pearls in Psychopharmacology   (Interactive)
  • Nicole Brandt, PharmD, BCPP, CGP: Medication Management in Late Adulthood
  • Carri-Ann Gibson, MD, DAAPM: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Chronic Pain
  • Barbara Limandri, DNSc, APRN, BC: Primer on Electronic Prescribing: Time To Get Onboard 
  • Vanya Hamrin, RN, MSN, APRN-PMHCS, BC: Pediatric Psychotropic Medication Adherence

Overall Conference Evaluation Summary Report

6 = Strongly Agree; 5 = Agree; 4 = Moderately Agree;
3 = Moderately Disagree; 2 = Disagree; 1 = Strongly Disagree

Overall Conference Objectives

Rate the extent to which the following objectives were achieved.
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify challenging psychopharmacology considerations affecting the prescribing and administration of psychiatric medications with consideration of the interaction of neurobiological mechanisms and pain and distress across the lifespan.         5.69
  2. Review evidence-based pharmacologic approaches related to the prescribing, administration, and monitoring of psychotropic medications for persons diagnosed with co-morbid psychiatric and physiological disorders and clinical syndromes.     5.64
  3. Discuss clinical psychopharmacological issues for psychiatric mental health nurses and consumers relevant to the continuum of wellness and recovery.     5.65
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