Conference 2014 | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy

Shoreline, WA US
June 11, 2014

Wednesday - June 11, 2014


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This is your one-stop shop for our annual conference in Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy. This is the place you will:

  • Choose your conference sessions
  • Register for each day or a combo of days
  • Download your handouts
  • Complete your conference evaluation
  • Print your certificate

Who Should Attend this Conference:

Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in all settings

Course Description:

This conference is designed as a pharmacology update at the advanced practice level and is part of the Clinical Pharmacology Series put on each year by University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education.

Sessions focus on current recommendations and controversies in therapy for common psychiatric and neurologic problems seen in primary care. Content includes appropriate pharmacotherapeutic principles and recommendations for patient education.

Topics in this year's conference are listed below. The program schedule for this conference and other conferences in the 2014 Clinical Pharmacology Series are in the brochure (see link to brochure below). Teaching methods include lecture, discussion and case analysis.

Course Brochure (PDF)
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Featured Presentations

Oldies, But Goodies: A Timeline of Neuropsychotropic Innovations   Patti Varley, MN, ARNP, CNS

Keeping Patients Safe from Polypharmacy

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH
Overview and Update on Pediatric PharmacologyRobert Hilt, MD, FAAP
Dementias: Treating Co-Morbid Psychiatric Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms  Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMNHNP, ARNP
Looking to The FutureGermaine DíAnniballe, MN, ARNP
Genomics: Using Genetics to Individualize InterventionShawn Elmore, PhD, RN
Feuds Within the Superfamily: A Focus on Cytochrome P540Chelsea Markle, PharmD
Methylation: A Critical Look at MTHFR and Associated SNPsChristina Pike, MN, ARNP
Well Beyond Medication Management: The Role of Culture in TreatmentMick Storck, MD

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be better able to do the following for selected drugs and age groups:

  1. Discuss relevant principles of physiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  2. Give a rationale for selecting a drug of choice.
  3. Identify the goals of drug therapy.
  4. Identify desired drug effects and evaluate patient response. 
  5. Describe special dosage situations.
  6. Identify appropriate patient learning needs.

Professional Credit

7.1 contact hours will be awarded per course. Attendance at all sessions for each course and submission of an conference evaluation form is required for successful completion. All hours are in pharmacology at the advanced practice level.

Nurses and nurse practitioners:

  • Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
  • UWCNE is approved as a Washington State clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #07218.

All other disciplines:

  • A certificate will be awarded to document attendance at this continuing education program.


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Six Easy Steps for Registering and Getting Your CE:

  1. Log in or create an account.

  2. Pick your preferred session (this event has concurrent sessions).

  3. Register by selecting an affiliation and continuing through checkout.
    If you are registering a group of people or need to write a check, please use our Offline Registration Form.

  4. Get your handouts by logging in, coming back to this page and clicking "Continue."

  5. Submit your evaluation online by logging in, coming back to this page and clicking "Continue."

  6. Print your certificate by logging in, coming back to this page and clicking "Continue."

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.10 Contact hours
  • 7.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
06/11/2014 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/11/2014 - 4:50pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 7.10 Contact hours
  • 7.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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