The Society of Psychiatric 
Advanced Practice Nurses

2018 Annual Fall Conference: Update on Substance Use and Implications for Treatment

  • 11/03/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  • Monmouth University Pozycki Hall


  • Must provide proof of Status at the door.

Registration is closed

2018 Annual Fall Conference:

Update on Substance Use and Implications for Treatment

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Monmouth University, Pozycki Hall


To provide the learning population with an understanding and knowledge of innovations in psychiatric mental health practice and implications for practice in all settings.


Explain different areas of innovation and change in psychiatric mental health nursing practice. Discuss implications for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment related to addiction and psychiatric disorders.

Identify effects on and implications for practice.

Target Audience:

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Psychiatric APN Graduate Students, Psychiatric Registered Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Mental Health Practitioners


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

REGISTRATION / Breakfast and Exhibits

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Welcome – Kathleen Prendergast, APN – President

9:10 am- 10:30 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Andrew Penn CNS, PMHNP Cannabinoids and Treatment Implications

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Jeffrey Berman MD: MAT for Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders

11:30 am – 11:45am


11:45 am – 12:35 pm

Michelle Knapp, DNP, PMHNP and Kristen Arden BSN : Case Presentation - Opiate Use Disorder

12:35 pm – 1:30 pm


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

SPAPN Awards Presentation

2:00 pm – 2:55 pm

SPAPN BUSINESS MEETING – Kathleen Prendergast, APN – President

2:55 pm – 3:50 pm

Grace Mack Esq: Update on New Jersey Telehealth Legislation

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm


4:10 pm – 5:00 pm

PMHNP Poster Presenters Introductions and Poster Discussion

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm


4.16 CEs Have Been Approved. Applicabel Pharmacology hours: 2.0

Successful Completion:

Criteria for awarding contact hours:  A pre and post test will be given. The entire session must be attended and all requirements must be met to receive credit. The Planning Committee, presenter and content reviewers have not relevant or financial conflict of interest to disclose. There is no commercial support for this program.  Speakers and Presenters and Planning Committee members and content reviewers have no relevant or financial conflict of interests.

Approval Statement

This activity has been submitted to AANP for approval to award contact hours. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is accredited as an approver of continuing education.

Nearby Lodging 

If you are coming a distance and would like to stay closer, the following reasonably priced hotels are within a 10 minute drive of the University:

La Quinta Inn

Casual hotel with an indoor pool, hot tub & a gym, plus free breakfast, parking & WiFi.

109 NJ-36, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

(732) 403-8700

Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Long Branch

Simple rooms, some with kitchenettes, & an indoor heated pool, plus free breakfast & Wi-Fi.

294 NJ-36, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

(732) 542-1234

The Sheraton

Modern lodging with indoor & outdoor pools, a restaurant/bar & 18 meeting rooms.

6 Industrial Way E, Eatontown, NJ 07724

(732) 542-6500

For a more complete list of recommended hotels click HERE


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