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Activity Date: 04/25/2022

Session Time and Location

The live session is complete.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional providing comprehensive medication management for individuals living with psychiatric disorders, we invite you to participate in this course.

Session Summary

Orexins (also known as hypocretin) are neuropeptides that acts like neurotransmitters to regulate physiologic functions, including wakefulness, appetite, metabolism, mood, and the reward circuit. The purpose of this session is to outline the quality of evidence to support the use of orexin receptor antagonists and explore what role it may play in the treatment of psychiatric disease states including narcolepsy, addiction, and Alzheimer disease.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

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  • Register for this course.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor.
Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Roger Sommi, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the physiologic function and distribution of excitatory neuropeptides orexin/hypocretin, including a description of the reward circuit. 
  2. Review the evidence and mechanism of currently FDA-approved agents targeting orexin/hypocretin.
  3. Outline current research and possible future targets for these neuropeptides, including narcolepsy, addiction and Alzheimer disease.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/25/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-22-037-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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