Psychiatric Nursing 2013 - Philadelphia

Organization: Contemporary Forums

Venue: Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 20, 2013 / 7:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Mar 23, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (PST)
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Note: LIVE WEBCAST at New Orleans conference only


The next year promises to deliver changes that will impact the psychiatric-mental health nursing profession on several levels. The long-awaited DSM-5 will be published, providing new guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and classification of mental health disorders. How will this affect our practice in both the short term and long term? Health care policy will continue to be a hot topic. What in particular will affect mental health care, and is there realistically any way that nurses can influence the decisions being made at a state and national level? Recovery principles, integrated care, evidence-based practice, and the essential connection with our clients are all of critical importance to achieve best-possible outcomes. How do we begin and continue to prioritize and incorporate these elements into treatment strategies and decisions?

The 2013 Psychiatric Nursing Conferences offer a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity to reinforce your knowledge and take home clinical pearls. We hope you’ll be energized by attending and challenged to examine what you do with a new perspective.

Highlights of the 2013 conference include:

  • The Future of Psychopharmacology: What’s Outside the Box is Inside the Bottle, a Preconference offered in both New Orleans and Philadelphia focusing on the complexities of clinical psychopharmacologic management, including clients with medical co-morbidities, and providing a glimpse at future possibilities.
  • Brief Therapeutic Interventions, a second Preconference offered in New Orleans only, highlighting curative factors and practical therapeutic tips to consider when working with clients within limited timeframes.
  • Access to leaders and experts in the fields of psychiatric-mental health nursing, education and health care policy.
  • Interaction with faculty and colleagues who will help you think through and create action plans for improving the care of people with mental health needs.
  • An excellent opportunity to earn pharmacology credit for gaining or renewing prescriptive authority.
  • The Online CE Library where you can listen to sessions you couldn’t attend, earn additional CE credit for free, and reference important details after the conference.

Intriguing New Orleans provides an outstanding and unique location choice for the Psychiatric Nursing Conference. Invite your team members to join you at this “must attend” event to learn, relax and network. See you there!

New Orleans Planning Committee
Dianna Hutto Douglas, DNS, APRN-CNS
Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-C, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Andrew Penn, MS, CNS, PMHNP-BC

Contemporary Forums
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager

Conference Objectives

These conferences will enable the experienced clinician to:

  • Describe evidence-based therapeutic interventions for selected psychiatric disorders, and increase understanding of “brief intervention” techniques.
  • Investigate the proposed far-reaching changes in the soon-to-be-published DSM-5.
  • Outline the effect of integrated care principles on the team’s approach to the assessment and treatment of psychiatric-mental health clients.
  • Explore innovative therapies and re-visit “older” treatment strategies as options to enhance comprehensive care plans.
  • Advocate for the psychiatric nursing profession, our patients and ourselves.

Who Should Attend?

  • Staff Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Managers
  • Educators/Instructors
  • Private Practitioners/Consultants
  • Case Managers

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