The Student Registration/Travel Grant Program promotes the learning through attendance at the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Annual Meeting. Thanks to the generous support of the CPNP Past Presidents’ Destiny Fund and CPNP members, in 2020 this will be accomplished by offering 25 grants to students to cover their full conference registration plus additional funding to apply toward travel and lodging expenses. In addition to access to programming specific to psychopharmacology, students network with practitioners and can opt to have participate in a mentoring session.
The Defining the Future Research Grant program has created a competitive selection process that challenges students, residents, and fellows to research innovative and cutting-edge practices that will impact the care of patients into the future. Qualified applicants must focus their research on one of the interests of the Foundation which include: 1) stigma associated with psychiatric disorders, and 2) Comprehensive Medication Management as a best practice. Research is showcased at the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Annual Meeting.
Individuals living with mental health conditions should be able to utilize their pharmacist to understand their medications so they can be taken correctly to get the most benefit and avoid unwanted side effects. The Foundation has created a guide that outlines what patients and their families should expect during their interactions with their pharmacist. These expectations include being treated with respect, having a private setting for discussions, explaining the reasons for taking medications as prescribed, ongoing re-evaluation of medication needs, and more.