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At the CPNP 2015 Annual Meeting, the CPNP Foundation will be supporting some activities and programming featuring the patient perspective, promoting a better understanding of stigma as applied to patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders, and again supporting the NAMI Walk.

Stigma and Psychiatric Disorders: Understanding and Managing Personal Biases

We know that stigma surrounding psychiatric and substance use disorders can prevent individuals from seeking and receiving the care they so desperately need. Unfortunately, even healthcare professionals may exhibit stigma around these common disorders. On Tuesday, April 21 at 10:15 a.m., Dr. Michael Friedman will give a keynote address discussing the prevalence of stigma in healthcare professionals, describing the impact on patients care, and offering strategies to help care providers recognize and manage their own personal biases. 

Photo Voice Display

Throughout the Annual Meeting you can view the world through the eyes of your patients by viewing the photographic results of a North Dakota State University research study where individuals taking medication for a mental health condition documented their experience living with the need for medication to manage their illness. Benefit from the shared understanding of their reflections and comments. 

CPNP Foundation Walks for NAMI

Join CPNP Foundation on Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. for the eighth annual 5K run/walk benefitting the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Your entrance fee is donated directly to NAMI and matched by CPNP.  Run, walk or bypass the walk and sleep in, but donate any amount to this wonderful event benefiting NAMI. A t-shirt is provided to the first 150 participants and donors. Whether you are attending the Annual Meeting or not, you can still donate to or at 

Pharmacy Student Travel Grants

Again this year the CPNP Foundation will provide complimentary registration and partial travel support to 15 students to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting. The Foundation Board strongly believes that it is important to assist students in exploring and hopefully growing their interest in the care of individuals with psychiatric and neurologic disorders; and what better way could there be to do that than by providing financial support to attend the CPNP meeting. The recipients of these grants are selected by the CPNP Student Committee.

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