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Caring For The Patient With Schizophrenia: Nursing, Pharmacy, & Social Work Perspectives

Virtual Forum | February 5, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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Description

Virtual Forum: Caring For The Patient With Schizophrenia: Nursing, Pharmacy, & Social Work Perspectives

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description:
Given the complexity of schizophrenia and suboptimal treatment outcomes, it is important that a multidisciplinary approach be considered when caring for patients. In this Virtual Forum, Brooke Kempf, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the Hamilton Center; Michael Townsend, LMSW, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gateway Counseling Center, Inc.; and Shauna Garris, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Psychiatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist & Resident Coordinator at UNC Health Care System /UNCMC and Adjunct Professor at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, will provide their perspectives on two patient case studies. Speakers will also discuss the role of social workers, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists in symptom management, relapse prevention, treatment adherence, and metabolic wellness monitoring.

Speakers are paid consultants for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Brooke Kempf, NP
Featured Speaker

Brooke Kempf, NP, is Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the Hamilton Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Michael Townsend, LMSW
Featured Speaker

Michael Townsend, LMSW, is Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gateway Counseling Center, Inc and a board member for MHA in New York State.

Shauna Garris, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Featured Speaker

Shauna Garris, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, is a Psychiatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist & Resident Coordinator at UNC Health Care System / UNCMC and Adjunct Professor at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Walter Lawhorn, PharmD
Moderator

Walter Lawhorn, PharmD, serves as a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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