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Over the past three years there has been a steady growth of resident and student attendees at the Annual Meeting. To meet the needs of these attendees, CPNP offers programming specifically addressing the topics that are important to residents and students at this point in their career path. Resident and student programming will be the first afternoon of CPNP 2016, Sunday, April 17, opposite of BCPP Recertification programming.

In addition to tailored programming, students have an opportunity to be paired up with pharmacist members for a one-on-one (30 minute) meeting during CPNP 2016. Pairing of the mentor to the mentee will be based on the interests of the member and student, to be identified during the online registration process. Once paired, mentors and mentees will schedule a time to meet during CPNP 2016 to answer questions and discuss future plans. Last year’s beta mentorship program was a success with one student responding that “The mentoring program was very useful and MUST be continued on a yearly basis for those new members.”

Residents and students can take advantage of programming geared specifically to them and have full access to all that is offered during CPNP 2016, including all programming (i.e., keynote, general, and concurrent sessions) and networking opportunities. While programming is extremely valuable, the opportunity to network and “rub elbows” with those that are considered the best of the best, is priceless. Mark your calendars to attend CPNP 2016, April 17-20. Online registration will open mid-November.

Resident Track Programming

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Managing Up and All Around: How to Prove Yourself, Gain Buy-In and Achieve Success

So you’ve got the job…now what? This session will showcase scenarios on how to thrive in any environment. Discussion will include understanding stakeholders, culture and protocol early in your career.

3:00-3:30 p.m.
Starting a New Practice; Kelly Gable, PharmD, BCPP

Neuropsychiatric pharmacists are often faced with the rewarding yet daunting task of creating a new practice. This session provides practical, first-person insight into the key components of a successful new practice with discussion of factors that enable practice success. Additionally the session presents methods to demonstrate the value of a new practice in promoting growth and sustainability.

3:45-4:30 p.m.
Starting a New Practice Roundtable

4:30-5:00 p.m.
Resident Community Meeting

Residents will have the opportunity to network with each other, discuss projects for possible collaboration and identify needs of the community for the upcoming year.

Ready, Set, BCPP

Representatives from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) join us at CPNP 2016 to explain the criteria that must be met before qualifying to take the board certified psychiatric pharmacy (BCPP) examination. The content outline domains are described and recently successful BCPPs outline their preparation strategies. Recertification resources are described to allow newly minted BCPPs to understand their options upon certification success.

Student Track Programming

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Securing Residency: Tips and Insights; Joshua Caballero, PharmD, BCPP

Every year, the competition to obtain a residency or fellowship becomes more difficult. The disparity between the residency positions available and viable candidates applying continues to increase. While the interview itself is important, there are numerous factors that need to be taken into account in order to secure post doctoral training. Even though this may add a level of stress, there are several actions that pharmacy students can take during their first years of school to assist them in becoming an outstanding applicant. Additionally, there are proper steps to take during the courtship of securing such interviews. Regardless of whether you are beginning your pharmacy education or are completing your third year, this session will assist you in developing a path to success. This will be a very focused program with only two learning objectives

  1. Identify crucial steps needed to take when preparing to compete for a pharmacy residency.
  2. Describe and implement networking strategies to start building your professional network.

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Networking with Residents

An exclusive networking event will be hosted for student and resident attendees.

3:45-4:30 p.m.
Pharmacy Practice Specialty Showcase

This showcase will provide the opportunity for students to learn about career opportunities in neuropsychiatric pharmacy. The showcase will feature four practitioners presenting brief presentations on specialty areas.

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Specialty Roundtable Discussions

To help further expand student knowledge of practice areas in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy, a variety of experts from differing practice areas will engage in small group discussions on what it is like to work in specialty areas.

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