Webinar Date: October 24-26 (see the schedule for specific session times)
Activity Dates: 10/24/2022 - 10/24/2025
AAPP Communities Week is a 3-day virtual event, exclusively for AAPP members! This event will feature webinars from 12 AAPP communities, committees, and taskforces.
Communities Week sessions are designed by your peers to focus on relevant, current issues in practice with intention to foster open discussion and information sharing. Please see the schedule below for more information.
Communities Week is free for AAPP members who only need to register once to attend any of the scheduled webinars. Registrants may attend as many sessions as desired, and session recordings will be posted following the event.
ACPE credit is not offered during AAPP Communities Week.
All times are listed in the Central Time Zone and are 1 hour in length.
Session recordings will be made available to registered AAPP members for continued access. The schedule is subject to change.
The Neurology Community is hosting a webinar on the topic of Huntington’s Disease. Huntington's Disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. There is no known cure for Huntington’s Disease and treatment strategies are focused on supportive care for specific symptoms. The primary manifestations of Huntington’s Disease include choreiform movements, psychiatric conditions, and dementia. During the webinar we will be focusing on the management of Huntington’s Disease Chorea, including Food and Drug Administration approved and off-label treatment options.
Speaker: Kayla Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
The Resident and New Practitioner Committee is hosting a webinar focused on a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of starting a pharmacist run specialty clinic. During the webinar, our speakers will describe the process they used to start an esketamine clinic and an LAI clinic. Speaker Megan Ehret will share her experience starting an esketamine clinic, Amy VandenBerg will share her experience starting a long-acting injectable clinic, and Christine Rarrick will comment on current LAI clinic utilization/clinical activities at MUSC. We are excited to learn from the expertise of these two speakers.
The SUDS Community is hosting a webinar on the topic of a collaborative platform for sharing research ideas in SUD. During the webinar we will be focusing on how best to implement such a platform to maximize the scholarly output of the SUDS community, while also addressing the shared goals of residents and residency programs, patients, and SUD community broadly. Community leaders will discuss issues related to how this platform can be hosted, what types of projects would be appropriate for this platform, and a vision for increased collaboration amongst SUD practitioners and the SUDS community.
Speaker: Haley Pals, PharmD, BCPP; David Dadiomov, PharmD, BCPP
The Geriatric Community is hosting a clinical pearls webinar focusing on two topics: the management of delirium in the critically ill older adult and benzodiazepine withdrawal and tapering schedules in older adults.
Management of delirium in critically ill patients often represents a challenging clinical scenario. First-line strategies are largely preventative and include environmental and behavioral interventions. Guidelines recommend against the routine use of haloperidol or atypical antipsychotics, however, medications might be considered in instances of hyperactive delirium with agitation or other distressing symptoms. Given that some patients may not be able to tolerate antipsychotics or remain agitated despite their use, there is interest in the use of alternative agents such as valproic acid. This clinical pearl will provide an overview of evidence-based treatment guidelines for pharmacologic management of agitation and/or delirium in critically ill patients. Available literature for the use of off-label valproic acid for this indication will be reviewed.
Benzodiazepines have a limited role in the geriatric population considering the risks associated with long term use and the existence alternative therapies for symptom control. Managing withdrawal symptoms and taper schedules is an intimidating and complicated process that remains elusive to many pharmacists. There is conflicting evidence on the utility of switching benzodiazepine agents and the ideal rate of discontinuation tapers. Of note, outpatient resources are an essential resource in the process whether tapers are initiated in the inpatient or outpatient setting. Therefore, many tapers are unsuccessful and patients remain on these agents. There is some evidence to support the use of adjunct agents when addressing the primary diagnosis and managing the symptoms of withdrawal. The evidence on these taper techniques will be reviewed along with a few case examples.
The Patient Care Practice Management (PCPM) Community is hosting a webinar on the topic of Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs). During the webinar, we will be focusing on steps for developing CPAs and discussing a real-world example of using CPAs in clinical practice. Speaker Richard Silvia, PharmD, BCPP is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and has experience using CPAs at his practice site, Codman Square Health Center.
Speaker: Richard Silvia, PharmD, BCPP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The RPD Community is hosting a webinar on strategies for teaching new generations of pharmacy learners, including millennials and generation Z. During the webinar, we explore differences between generations in the current pharmacy landscape and how technology access may impact younger generations’ outlook and attitudes. We suggest modified teaching approaches to accommodate younger generations of learners and their preferred styles of learning. We facilitate interactive discussion on these topics through idea sharing and review of hypothetical scenarios. This webinar is intended for all RPDs and preceptors interested in discussing intergenerational approaches to training pharmacy learners.
The DEI Community is hosting a 3-part webinar on the topic of creating affirming environments, with this webinar focusing on the LGBTQ+ community. During the webinar we will be focusing on general disparities for underrepresented minorities, specific considerations for the LGBTQ+ community, and actionable steps to creating an affirming environment. This webinar will set the stage for our upcoming series and will be the first of many focusing on specific underrepresented minority groups. This webinar will allow discussion and ideas to be shared that may benefit our spotlighted community. Each of the 3 speakers listed below have a special interest and have contributed significantly to the DEI space, personally and professionally, both at their respective employers and within their own communities.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Community is hosting a webinar on the management of Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder (ODD/CD). During the webinar we will review updated evidence regarding the treatment of pediatric patients with ODD/CD in the setting of co-occurring Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Literature, clinical pearls, and recent updates will be shared.
Speaker: M Lynn Crismon, PharmD, FCCP, DABCP, BCPP, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy & Dell Medical School
The Patient Medication Education Group Community is hosting a webinar on the topic of the best and worst parts of patient education groups. This webinar will focus on the groups that have worked best for the speakers and how to manage groups when they take unexpected turns. Speaker Aaron Salwan is a clinical psychiatric pharmacist at Montefiore Nyack Hospital who conducts groups on an inpatient behavioral health and inpatient substance use unit. Speaker Daniel Greer is a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of pharmacy who conducts a weekly group in inpatient psychiatry and outpatient psychiatry. The speakers will discuss positives of groups, such as games, activities, and discussions that have helped patients greatly. Additionally, the speakers will discuss what activities have gone poorly and how to manage disruptive patients.
The Teaching Community is hosting a webinar on the topic of novel approaches to teach psychiatry. During the webinar we will be focusing teaching methods beyond lecture formats to discuss using movies, books, social media, patient speakers, mental health simulations, and other non-traditional teaching tools for students. This session will include some didactic presentation, but plans to allot a significant portion of time for discussion with open forum.
The research community is hosting a webinar on the “importance of publishing”. Publishing your work is no easy task. Speaker Geoff Brown will be discussing why it’s worth the pursuit. Learn how work projects such M/DUEs, new drug evaluations, interesting cases, and/or practice models can be “easily” turned into publications that help push the field forward and elevate your professional standing.
Speaker: Geoff Brown, PharmD, Co-investigator, GPI Clinical Research, Buffalo, NY
The Employer Resource Taskforce is hosting a webinar on the topic of pharmacist billing. During the webinar we will be focusing on key models of billing and current barriers which impact expansion of psychiatric pharmacy services. Samantha Catanzano has first-hand experience in issues related to pharmacist billing in the outpatient setting in her practice setting at UT Health Austin. Additionally, in her role as the chair of the Employer Resource Taskforce, she is working with a team that is compiling stories of successes and challenges faced by psychiatric pharmacists related to this issue. We invite all participants to join in a discussion following a brief presentation to share your journal through the payor landscape.
Speaker: Samantha Catanzano, PharmD, BCPP
Communities Week offers many member-driven activities intended to facilitate dialogue among psychiatric pharmacy professionals. While presenters are encouraged to disclose any conflicts and to use the best evidence available, presentations are not peer reviewed and attendees should accordingly verify details prior to making significant practice changes.
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