Thanks to our partnership with Current Psychiatry (CP) ublished through Quadrant Healthcom Inc., another CPNP Savvy Psychopharmacology article was featured in the March edition of Current Psychiatry. The goal of this section is to present an evidence-based discussion to guide safe, effective prescribing of psychotropic medications. Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP authored this month's article on P-glycoprotein: Why this drug transporter may be clincially important.

A reminder that a special subscription price is available to Current Psychiatry, a monthly peer-reviewed publication, and the leading source of practical, evidence-based information for healthcare professionals treating psychiatric patients. Thanks to the CPNP partnership with Current Psychiatry, CPNP members can receive a year of Current Psychiatry at a cost of $24, over 77% less than the normal subscription rate.

This edition of MHC features abstracts selected as 2012 Research Trainee and Therapeutic Case Report award finalist abstracts. Research Trainee and Therapeutic Case Report award finalists will present their abstracts during the platform presentations on Monday, April 30, during the 2012 Annual Meeting. Winners for all categories will be announced on Tuesday, May 1. Registered attendees can browse all abstracts accepted for the meeting.

Research Trainee Award Finalists

Kristen N. Gardner, Student Pharmacist, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, MI Relationship Between The Fatty Acid Desaturase 2 (FADS2) Gene Variant rs174583 And Lipid Levels In Subjects With Schizophrenia

Caitlin M. Hughes, PharmD, PGY2 Psychiatry Resident, UNC ospitals, hapel ill, C Clinical Management of Metabolic Syndrome: Does Mental Illness Impact Care?

Therapeutic Case Report Award Finalists

Jonathan G. Leung, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA Donepezil as a Precipitating Factor of Mania: A Case Report

Amber Riesselman, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY “Closing-in” on clozapine dosing: a case warranting therapeutic drug monitoring

CPNP member Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, BCPP, was elected as a Board of Director for the Associate of Black Health-System Pharmacists for 2012–2013.

Sudha Narayanaswamy, PharmD, recently received a promotion to Assistant Vice President, Clinical Pharmacy Program at GNYHA Services, Inc.

Over 470 individuals have pre-registered to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting to be held April 29-May 2 in Tampa. This represents a 4% increase over record 2011 numbers. At this pace, registrations are on goal to surpass 2011's high of 497.

Although pre-registration rates have closed, individuals can still register before the meeting or even on-site in Tampa. As speaker materials arrive, content is proving to be just as committee members planned for—substantive and cutting-edge. If you are still evaluating the possibility of attending, here are just a few of the highlights for you to consider:

  1. Pre-Meeting Workshop: A 7-hour MTM Boot Camp workshop will be offered on Sunday, April 29. Led by Linda Strand, PharmD, PhD, this workshop will emphasize the role of the pharmacist in the new organizational structures of the medical home and accountable care organizations. This workshop will demonstrate the keys to defining your service, recruiting patients, demonstrating your value, and charging for and expanding your services—information of value to all pharmacists.

  2. Daily Keynote Addresses From:

    • Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH: Making Sense of Antidepressants: An Evidence-Based Approach to the Controversies

    • Barbara Wells, PharmD, FCCP, BCPP: Leadership Lessons Learned

    • Roy Perlis, MD, MSc: Finding Common Ground Across the Psychosis Spectrum

    • Madhukar Trivedi, MD: Personalized Medicine in Depression

    • Judge Steven Leifman, JD: Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: Constructing a Comprehensive and Competent Criminal Justice/Mental Health Treatment System

    • Programming: Registrants have 29 hours of ACPE and CME approved programming to choose from along with 1 industry supported symposium and two product theater opportunities.

    • Research: Three hours of the meeting will be dedicated to networking with an anticipated 120+ poster authors.

Plan to join your 470 colleagues for the excellent networking and programming awaiting you in Tampa!