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APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West

March 16-17, 2020
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
901 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108


Planned for Nurses, by Nurses.

CPI West brings the clinically relevant sessions from the APNA Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute to 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.

A smiling group of women at CPI.


2019 Program
Woman listens to CPI presentation.
Saturday, March 16

11:00am - 5:30pm
Registration Open

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Endocrine Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications: Is It All in Your Bones?*
Karen Houseknecht, PhD

1:45pm – 3:15pm
Psychopharmacology for Persons with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Pierre Tariot, MD

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Ethical Decision-Making in Mental Health & Psychopharmacology
Mindy B. Zeitzer, PhD, MBE, RN; Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC; Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FNAP, FAAN

5:15pm – 5:45pm
Outcomes Panel
CPI Program Committee

5:45pm – 6:45pm
Enjoy light refreshments and get to know other attendees.

A CPI presenter (Barbara Limandri) engages with attendees.
Sunday, March 17

7:30am - 4:00pm
Registration Open

8:00am – 9:30am
What’s Old Could Be New Again: Recognizing the Benefits and Neuroprotective Effects of Lithium*


9:45am – 11:15am
Fear Not!! Naming, Framing, and Containing the Physiology of Fear...A Wellness Approach*


11:45am – 1:15pm
Networking Lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Complex Topics in Substance Use – Drug Adulterants, Treatment Transitions, & Pregnancy

Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC

3:15pm – 3:45pm
Outcomes Panel

CPI Program Committee

*Originally presented at the APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute June 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The sessions are being re-presented at CPI West for our nurses on the west coast.


Registration is now closed.

Registration Rates
Member Nonmember
Early Bird Registration
(Deadline: Tuesday, February 19)
$199 $349
Regular Registration
(Deadline: Monday, March 11)
$249 $399


Hotel Reservations

ONLINE: Hotel Reservations at the Hilton
Guest room reservations are made on a first-come, first served basis at $139 per night 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.

PHONE: Call the Hilton at 1-800-682-6099
Please reference group code "AP2" to the reservation agent and inform that you want to make a reservation at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley.


The Hilton Mission Valley Parking Garage will provide a discounted rate to CPI West attendees.

If you are:
  • Staying overnight: $13.00 per day ($20 valet)
  • Driving in each day: $10.00 per day

APNA CPI West Exclusive Sponsorship

Neurocrine Logo

The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West is exclusively sponsored by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. While the conference has received this funding support, the content of all information presented and all activities associated with the conference are at the sole discretion of APNA an have been in no way influenced by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION and APNA-Logoare registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as trademarks of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
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.