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Idea Exchanges*

Several hours have been reserved for discussions on current issues in practice. Led by CPNP Communities, these sessions allow for peer-to-peer collaboration and information sharing between attendees who share a special interest or practice setting and involve exchange and dialogue on issues of common interest.

Sunday, 4/7 (5:45-6:30 PM)

Monday, 4/8 (7:00-8:00 AM)

Monday, 4/8 (1:30-2:30 PM)

Monday, 4/8 (2:45-3:45 PM)

Tuesday, 4/9 (7:15-8:30 AM)

Tuesday, 4/9 (9:45-10:45 AM)

Tuesday, 4/9 (11:00-12:00 PM)

Tuesday, 4/9 (2:00-3:00 PM)

Tuesday, 4/9 (3:15-4:15 PM)

The Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award*

Sunday, April 7

The Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was Clinical Pharmacologist and Clinical Coordinator of Pharmaceutical Services at San Antonio State School and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This award is presented annually to a senior psychiatric pharmacy practitioner who has achieved a level of professional distinction and demonstrates a continuing dedication to the practice of psychiatric pharmacy. CPNP is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award, Gary M. Levin, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP, Professor and Founding Dean, Larkin University, Miami, FL. Dr. Levin will accept his award during CPNP's Forum on Our Future. 

Forum on Our Future*

Sunday, April 7

Participate in discussions with the CPNP Board of Directors on issues critical to the profession and CPNP as an organization. The Board will update attendees on the highest priority issues and activities within the association while also providing the opportunity for participant questions and input. 

Welcome Reception*

Sunday, April 7

Engage with your colleagues and help kick off CPNP 2019! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket will be provided.

Veterans Affairs Forum*

Monday, April 8

This VA Forum will provide an opportunity for VA pharmacists practicing in the area of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy to collaborate and discuss issues pertinent to VA pharmacy practice. The session will consist of policy and program office updates from VA Central Office on topics pertinent to psychiatric and neurologic practice within the VA as well as open discussion on topics that the facilitators have solicited from VA pharmacists using the VA psychiatric pharmacist listserv. Topics may include but are not limited to policy updates, recent OIG reviews of psychiatric pharmacy practice within the VA, Academic Detailing program offices, etc.


  • Jennifer Bean, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Associate Service Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical & Educational Programs, VA-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
  • Jennifer Zacher, PharmD, BCPP, Assistant Chief Consultant, VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Service

Stay Connected!

While attending CPNP 2019 enjoy complimentary wifi in guest rooms at the host hotel and throughout the meeting spaces.

*=No ACPE credit provided