APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West CANCELLED

In light of the most recent developments regarding COVID-19, including the California Governor's call for ban on public gatherings through the end of March, APNA is cancelling the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology West. This difficult decision has been made with the safety and health of our attendees, as well as that of our communities, in mind. Please contact APNA at 855-863-2762 or inform@apna.org with any questions.

Information for Registrants

APNA will plan to refund your registration in full unless you would prefer to earn contact hours via one of these options:

If you would like to use your funds towards earning contact hours via one of the above, please email inform@apna.org.

APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West

March 14-15, 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 nursing continuing professional development in psychopharmacology, planned for nurses, by nurses. Earn up to 10 contact hours in pharmacology.

Can't make CPI West or looking for a full 3.5 days of sessions planned for Nurses, by Nurses? Save the date for the APNA 18th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute in Reston, VA this June 11-14.


Register Now for the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute this June 11-14 in Reston, Virginia.

A smiling group of women at CPI.


2020 Program
Woman listens to CPI presentation.
Saturday, March 14, 2020

10:30am - 5:30pm
Registration Open

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Remission Versus Recovery: An Opportunity to Engage People Living with Schizophrenia Earlier Using LAIs*
Rebecca Roma, MD, MBA

1:45pm – 3:15pm
Best Practices for Serving and Supporting Gender-Diverse Patients
Rhonda Schwindt, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Getting Unstuck - The Future of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS

5:00pm – 5:30pm
Outcomes Panel
CPI Program Committee

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

A presenter at CPI.
Sunday, March 15, 2020

7:30am - 4:00pm
Registration Open

8:00am – 9:30am
The Art and Science of Deprescribing: Evidence Based Strategies for Determining Who, When, & How*
Rose Vick, PhD, PMHNP-BC

9:45am – 11:15am
Gabapentin Use & Misuse*
Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP

11:15am – 12:00pm
Lunch Service

12:00pm – 1:15pm
Product Theater Presentation

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Drug Interactions: Psychotropic Medications, Supplements, and Herbal Products
Mary A. Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Outcomes Panel
CPI Program Committee

*Originally presented at the APNA 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute June 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. The sessions are being re-presented at CPI West for our nurses on the west coast.


2020 Registration Rates
Member Nonmember
Early Bird Registration (Ends 2/18) $199 $349
Regular Registration (After 2/18) $249 $399


Hotel Reservations

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
901 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

Room Rates
$149 single/double

Discounted overnight parking is available for attendees staying at the Hilton at a rate of $14/day self-parking or $21/day for valet. Attendees driving in each day can self-park for a discounted rate of $10.


CPI West Mobile App

Join your CPI West community with the mobile app! Here you can download session handouts (as they are available), view the schedule, connect with other attendees, and complete your evaluations to create a record of your contact hours. Be sure to sign into the app using the email address you used to register for CPI West to access all the features available. If you are unsure of what email you used to register, please call us at 855-883-2762.

Exhibits and Marketing

Table-Top Exhibits

Speak directly with professionals who purchase and use your products. Table-top displays are sold on a first-come first-served basis. In an effort to preserve the integrity of the conference and maximize exposure, displays will be limited.

Download the 2020 CPI West Exhibitor Contract


Host a ninety-minute educational symposium during the APNA CPI West and offer continuing education to a highly targeted group.

2020 Symposium Application & Contract

Product Theaters

Promote recent research to a highly targeted group with a 90-minute session which includes exclusive presentation rights.

2020 Product Theater Application & Contract

Advertisement Opportunities

Reach psychiatric-mental health nurses by advertising in this year's CPI Program Book or by participating in one of the additional advertising opportunities APNA provides.

For questions, contact:

Leslie Hoopengardner, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings, Events, and Project Management

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