APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West

March 17-18, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

Planned for Nurses, by Nurses.

Introducing CPI West: The clinically relevant sessions from the APNA Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute, now on the west coast! Experience two days of continuing nursing education in psychopharmacology, planned for nurses, by nurses. Earn up to 10 contact hours in pharmacology.

Advance registration is now closed. To register for this conference, please come to the registration desk to complete an on-site registration. More Information

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CPI West Program 

Saturday, March 17, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm: Registration / Exhibits Open
12:00pm-1:30pm: Novel Experimental Medicine Approaches to Depressive and Trauma-related Disorders - Sanjay Mathew, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
1:45pm-3:15pm: Legal Issues in Prescribing - Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD, Health Care Attorney, Law Office of Carolyn Buppert, PC
3:30pm-5:00pm: The Management of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Pregnancy and Postpartum - Lauren M. Osborne, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Assistant Director, Women's Mood Disorders Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5:15pm-5:45pm: Panel Wrap-up

5:45pm-6:45pm: Reception


Sunday, March 18, 2018
7:30am-4:00pm:  Registration / Exhibits Open
8:00am-9:30am: KEYNOTE Neurobiology of the Adolescent Brain: Behavior, Risk of Illness, & Interventions - Jay Giedd, MD, Professor, University of California, San Diego
9:45am-11:15am: Psychopharmacology: Neuroanatomy, Neural Signaling, and Common Pathways in Psychiatric Conditions - Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
11:45am-1:15pm: Product Theater Lunch*: A Novel Treatment for Adults with Tardive Dyskinesia - Dawn M. Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP & Allen D. Bott, MD, Sponsored by Neurocrine

1:30pm-3:00pm: Shared Decision Making in Pharmacotherapy Management - Mary Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice (Psychiatry), Chapman University School of Pharmacy

3:15pm-3:45pm: Panel Wrap-up







Pre-registration is now closed. To register, please come to that registration desk at the conference. Call 855-863-2762 with any questions.



Registration Rates Member Nonmember
Regular Registration $249 $399
Early Bird Registration (Deadline February 20th) $199 $349

Join APNA for $135 and get the member registration rate of $249 (total savings of $15 off the $399 nonmember rate). You can click here to join online or call APNA toll free at 855-863-2762 to join APNA and register for the conference.


Hotel Reservations

The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West will be held March 17-18, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. Here you'll enjoy the convenience of staying in the center of San Diego with quick access to the city’s top attractions. Guest room reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block is sold out. It is recommended to make hotel reservations as early as possible. Room rates are subject to change without notice and are based on availability.

7450 Hazard Center Drive  /  San Diego, CA, 92108

Discounted Guest Room Rate: $175 per night single/double plus tax
Discounted Self-Parking Rate: Overnight conference attendees will receive a 25% discount on self-parking. Drive-in attendees will receive a discounted daily fee of $5 to self-park.

Reserve Your Guest Room Today!

  • ONLINE: Click here to book your hotel at the DoubleTree.
  • BY PHONE: Call the DoubleTree at 1-800-222-TREE (8733)
    Please reference group code "CPI" to the reservation agent and inform them that you want to make a reservation at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. 

Check in time is after 3:00pm PST and check out is by 12:00pm PST.

Important Notes Regarding Your Reservation: Discounted rates do not include state and local tax. The credit card provided at the time of reservation is for guarantee purposes only. You are required to present a credit card or check at check-in for payment.

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*This conference includes sessions sponsored by industries, including pharmaceutical companies (e.g., Product Theaters, Symposia). These sessions typically include a meal that is paid for by the program's sponsor(s). Before deciding to attend these sessions, it is important for you to determine whether you are subject to any restrictions on your ability to accept meals or other similar items from these kinds of entities. These limitations could include federal and state requirements (e.g., Vermont), applicable nursing professional ethical guidelines, or restrictions imposed by your employer. For more detailed information on any restrictions that may apply to you, we suggest you consult your legal advisor, state board of nursing or your employer.

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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.