APNA CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY INSTITUTE PROGRAM
Engaging Pharmacotherapeutic Nursing Partnerships

Women listening to a presentation at the Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute

Earn up to 23 contact hours in pharmacology Thursday - Sunday.

Thursday Pre-Conference*, June 11

 

2.0 Contact hours

 

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Registration Open


4:00pm - 6:00pm


PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE*:  Turning Down the Heat: Psychopharmacologic Management of Irritability through Aggression
Julie A. Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APN – Register for this pre-conference course to discuss the psychopharmacology and utility of agents used for the management of irritability through aggression. Strategies from this course can be applied across diagnoses and for both acute and outpatient settings.Register for this pre-conference course to explore neurotransmitters, particularly glutamate and GABA, from a psychopharmacological perspective. You’ll also leave this course with a better understanding of how this neurobiology relates to the lived experience of persons with mental health disorders. *Thursday night Pre-Conference sessions are not included in the conference registration rate. To attend this session and earn 2.0 contact hours, select the pre-conference during registration. An additional cost will apply.


6:30pm - 8:00pm


Product Theater Dinner
Sponsored by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Meal service provided by APNA on a first come, first served basis.

 
Friday, June 12
8.5 Contact Hours


7:30am - 6:00pm


Registration Open


8:00am - 10:00am
2.0 Contact Hours


KEYNOTE: The Medication Interest Model (MIM): A Transformative Shared Decision Making Model
Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.

A clinical interviewing approach for simultaneously forging the therapeutic alliance while enhancing medication understanding, interest, and follow-through. Over 100 easily learned and easily taught techniques for talking with patients about medications from initially describing one’s approach to prescribing medications to uncovering a patient’s true concerns about side effects to enhancing medication adherence through the use of a new motivational theory (the Choice Triad).


10:15am - 11:45am
1.5 Contact Hours


The Psychosocial Dimension of Psychopharmacology
David Mintz, MD

Explore common dynamics that can fuel treatment resistance, the evidence base regarding psychosocial aspects of pharmacotherapy - including elements of an effective and patient-centered alliance - and consider the role of the person as prescriber in fostering good outcomes.


12:00pm - 2:00pm
1.5 Contact Hours


Symposium Luncheon Clinical Convergence®: A Person- Centered Approach to Child and Adolescent Bipolar Depression
Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:30pm  |  Presentation: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Contact hours for this symposium luncheon are not provided by APNA. Meal service provided by APNA on a first come, first served basis.

This activity is provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC and supported by an independent education grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.


2:15pm - 3:45pm
1.5 Contact Hours


Can We Medicate Suicidal Ideation? Pharmacotherapeutics of Suicide
Barbara J. Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Explore pharmacotherapeutic interventions for suicidal ideation and behavior. Incorporate psychosocial and neurobiological aspects of suicide to create a cohesive intervention strategy for suicide prevention.


4:00pm - 5:30pm
1.5 Contact Hours


Care Considerations for Ketamine and Esketamine Treatment
Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC

Examine ketamine's potential use for treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Discuss best practices for incorporating esketamine to treat individuals with such disorders.


5:30pm - 6:00pm
0.5 Contact Hours


Outcomes Panel
CPI Program Committee
 


6:30pm - 8:00pm
 


Product Theater Dinner: Keep the Body in Mind: Looking at the Pathophysiology and Comorbidities Associated with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc. Meal service provided by APNA on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday, June 13
6.5 Contact Hours


7:30am - 5:30pm


Registration Open


8:00am - 9:30am
1.5 Contact Hours


KEYNOTE: Improving Patient Outcomes in Schizophrenia
Christoph U. Correll, MD

Review the evidence on best approaches for caring for individuals with schizophrenia, including acute, mid-, and long-term therapy options. Understand the risks, benefits, and effectiveness of psychopharmacologic interventions for schizophrenia.


9:45am - 11:15am
1.5 Contact Hours


Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Walking the Tightrope of Care
Kathryn S. Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

This presentation will discuss the assessment and management of mood and anxiety symptoms throughout pregnancy and for the first year after birth.


11:30am - 1:30pm


Product Theater Luncheon
Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc. Meal service provided by APNA on a first come, first served basis.


1:45pm - 3:15pm


Drug Interactions: Psychotropic Medications, Supplements, & Herbal Products
Mary Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP

Identify strategies to minimize or avoid psychotropic drug interactions with prescription medications, supplements, and herbal products. Determine potential impact of adding these products to an existing drug regimen.


3:30pm - 5:00pm
1.5 Contact Hours


Recognition, Assessment & Treatment of Movement Disorders
Rebecca S. Roma, MD, MBA

Analyze different presentations of drug induced movement disorders and look at treatment options including dystonia, akathisia, drug-induced Parkinsonism, and tardive dyskinesia.


5:00pm - 5:30pm
0.5 Contact Hours


Outcomes Panel
CPI Program Committee


6:00pm - 7:30pm
 


Product Theater Dinner: Look Beyond the Everyday: An Alternative to a Daily Oral Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia or Bipolar I Disorder
Sponsored by: Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lundbeck. Meal service provided by APNA on a first come, first served basis.

Sunday, June 14
6.0 Contact Hours

 

7:30am - 3:30pm

Registration Open


8:00am - 9:30am
1.5 Contact Hours


PTSD, Military, Aggression, Depression, Military Culture
CDR Joseph Holshoe, PMHNP-BC

Discuss unique concerns of individuals in the military regarding pharmacology, mental health treatment, and diagnoses. Differentiate between mental health disorder symptoms in individuals in the military and civilians.


9:45am - 11:15am
1.5 Contact Hours


Pharmacogenomics: Understanding the Science and Applications to Patient Care
Jeffrey Bishop, PharmD, MS, BCPP, FCCP

Uncover the science and clinical implications of pharmacogenomic testing, regulatory considerations, and guidelines evaluating evidence for clinical utility. Understand the current limitations of pharmacogenomic testing in mental health and discover resources to advance knowledge.


11:15am - 12:15pm


Brunch provided
Meal service provided by APNA on a first come, first served basis.


12:15pm - 1:45pm
1.5 Contact Hours


Fact or Fiction: Psychopharmacology of Anxiety Disorders
Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD, FAACAP

Review and summarize new data regarding psychopharmacology for anxiety disorders from childhood and adolescence to older adults. Focus on comparative efficacy and tolerability of treatments and on strategies for managing common side effects and common clinical challenges of treating anxiety disorders.


2:00pm - 3:30pm
1.5 Contact Hours


Best Practices for Serving and Supporting Gender Diverse Patients
Rhonda Schwindt, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Examine best practices for pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for gender- diverse patients and discuss strategies to reduce barriers to affirmative mental health care.


 


Earn up to 23 total contact hours Thursday - Sunday. 

 

Program is subject to change.  Please continue to check this page for updates.
The content of this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

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


*Pre-Conference Session: Select the pre-conference session add-on during registration (additional fee) to earn up to an additional 2 contact hrs. Available in additional to full or one day conference registrations

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