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Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP

Robert Haight, PharmD, BCPP

True to the theme of “Growing the Future of Neuropsychiatric Pharmacy,” CPNP is increasing its focus on residents at the CPNP Annual Meeting in 2015! The number of residency programs featured in the CPNP residency directory has grown exponentially to 80 positions (62 PGY2 and 18 PGY1). This is an increase of approximately 40% since 2011. Residency program directors (RPDs) recognize the value of resident participation in CPNP’s Annual Meeting. As part of the most recent Residency and New Practitioner annual survey, RPDs reported nearly 70% of their residents receive funding to attend the Annual Meeting. We also know many residents attend even if their participation is not funded. 

The success of the resident members of CPNP is key to achieving CPNP’s vision:

“Every individual living with a psychiatric or neurologic disorder has a neuropsychiatric pharmacist on their care team accountable for optimal medication therapy.” 

In order to meet the needs of our residents, CPNP leadership and the Residency and New Practitioner Committee have developed a series of programs to engage and inform residents as they plan for their careers after residency. These sessions are planned for Sunday afternoon, April 19, from 1:30 PM to 4:45 PM opposite BCPP recertification programming. Resident feedback was divided on whether to schedule the programming on Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon. The afternoon track was selected to allow residents to participate in the Sunday morning workshop on Motivational Interviewing. 

Inaugural resident-track programming is targeted to accomplish the following objectives:

"Leading Change"
1:30-2:00 PM

Barbara Wells, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmacy Practice

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the challenges in leading change in pharmacy today.
  2. Discuss leadership pearls for the emerging pharmacist.
  3. Illustrate the role of a pharmacy leader in the evolving medical community. 

"CPNP and Leadership: What Can CPNP Do For You?"
2:00-2:30 PM

Jerry McKee, PharmD, MS, BCPP, Regional Dean, Wingate University, Hendersonville, NC; Greg Payne, MBA, CPNP Director of Technology

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss why residents will benefit from making CPNP their home association.
  2. Review the benefits of involvement in an association and what opportunities are available at CPNP to develop leadership skills.
  3. Review the vast resources available to you via CPNP with most a click away. 

"Starting From Scratch: Creating a New Practice"
2:45-3:45 PM

Beth DeJongh, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Pharmacist, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI; Kelly Gable, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor, SIUE School of Pharmacy, Edwardsville, IL; Korin Richardson, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacist, Central Point, OR

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize key components of a successful new practice and recommend ways of attaining these components.  
  2. Compare factors associated with practice success and practice failures.
  3. Describe methods to demonstrating the value of a new practice to promote growth and sustainability.

"Ready, Set, BCPP"
3:45-4:45 PM

Confirmed Speakers: Cynthia Kirkwood, PharmD, BCPP, Professor, Vice Chair for Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Bill Ellis, Board of Pharmacy Specialties; Two recently successful BCPP candidates: Amber Riesselman, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Assistant Professor, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY; Beth DeJongh, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the criteria that must be met before qualifying to take the board certification in psychiatric pharmacy examination.
  2. Describe key knowledge and application skills that make up the learning domains for the board certification in psychiatric pharmacy examination.
  3. Recommend preparation strategies likely to result in successfully passing the BCPP examination.
  4. Discuss the recertification resources available to BCPPs through CPNP.

CPNP leadership is interested in your input on how CPNP can best serve the needs of residents and new practitioners in neuropsychiatric pharmacy. Please feel free to contact any member of the CPNP Board, Resident and New Practitioner Committee, or staff to provide suggestions, ask questions, or just get to know CPNP better by starting a conversation. 

We look forward to welcoming residents to our inaugural resident-track programming at CPNP 2015!

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