Psychiatric Nursing

April 2 - 5, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA – Attend Live OR Via Live Webcast

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The 2014 Psychiatric Nursing Conferences offer a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity to advance your knowledge and take home clinical pearls.

You're Invited! As we begin to think about psychiatric-mental health nursing in 2014, we all realize that more change is heading our way.  The DSM-5 has been published, and continues to raise challenging issues for practitioners and researchers.  Health care policy will continue to be a hot topic as the Affordable Care Act transitions to reality.  Recovery principles, integrated care, evidence-based practice, and the essential connection with our clients will remain 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 2014 Psychiatric Nursing Conferences offer a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity to advance your knowledge and take home clinical pearls.  We know you'll be energized by attending and challenged to examine what you do with a new perspective. Though we recognize that the challenges can be intimidating, we should also recognize the opportunities that addressing and meeting them will provide!

Eric Arauz, Featured Speaker

Don't miss an exclusive preconference with Eric Arauz!

Eric pulls from his personal journey through recovery when speaking to the barriers to recovery for patients with serious mental illness, trauma spectrum disorders and suicidality - and how nurses can best intervene for long-term positive outcomes.

Anyone who attends this preconference in Philadelphia will receive a free autographed copy of his book!

Conference Objectives

These conferences will enable the experienced clinician to:

  • Examine the expanding roles and opportunities for psychiatric nurses and advanced practice nurses as we transition to new national healthcare policies.
  • Describe trauma-informed care principles and strategies to implement them in practice.
  • Investigate how and why the DSM-5 has created challenges and controversy, and ways in which the issues are being addressed.
  • Outline evidence-based therapeutic interventions for selected psychiatric disorders.
  • Gain insight into the consumer's perspective of mental health care and treatment.

 

Highlights & Benefits

An intriguing choice of Preconferences!

  • From Patient to Person to Parent: A Journey of Resilience and Recovery with Serious Mental Illness, Trauma and Suicidality.  Our speaker is Eric Arauz . Each attendee at this Preconference will receive a complimentary copy of his book "An American's Resurrection: My Pilgrimage from Child Abuse and Mental Illness to Salvation".
  • PTSD, Substance Abuse and Sleep Disruption: A Treatment Conundrum Across the Lifespan, our psychopharmacology Preconference focusing on the treatment of PTSD and related diagnoses.

Who should attend?

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

 

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Great conference for discussing information that is personally, as well as professionally compelling. I would recommend it to all psychiatric nurses!

Roz Kravitz, RN
Philadelphia, PA

Conference Program

PRECONFERENCE A

8:00 am

Mental Illness, Hospitalization and Suicide:
Eric Arauz, MLER

9:00

Opening the Door to Allow Treatment In
Eric Arauz, MLER

10:15

Interventions to Increase Resiliency and Recovery Q&D
Eric Arauz, MLER

PRECONFERENCE B

1:15 pm

PTSD & Patients with Trauma History: Diagnostic Issues Relevant to Prescribing
Laura Leahy, DrNP(c), APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

2:15

DSM-5 Changes and Impact
Laura Leahy, DrNP(c), APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

3:00

Genetics and Medications Both Old and New Q&D
Laura Leahy, DrNP(c), APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 am

2014 and Beyond: Implications of the Changing Healthcare World for Psychiatric Nursing
Joan King, MSN, RN, APRN, BC

8:45

How to Come Alive When You've Lost All Hope: The Importance of Making a Connection
Eric Arauz, MLER

10:00

Trauma-Informed Care: Principles in Practice

10:45

Neurobiology of Addiction and Pharmacologic Concepts Q&D Faculty Panel
William Lorman, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP

12:00 pm

Meet the Experts! ROUNDTABLE LUNCH WITH FACULTY An opportunity to meet with faculty during a casual box lunch to network, take part in a facilitated conversation, discuss career opportunities and get expert advice on your burning questions. Advance reservation required. Lunch cost is $35 and CE credit will be provided. Register early since space is limited.

1:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

Countertransference: The Many Ways Patients Push Our Buttons
William Lorman, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP

Childhood Obesity and the Social and Psychological Effects
Pearl English, DrNP(c), MS, RN

Co-Morbid Medical and Psychiatric Issues
Richard Pessagno, DNP, APRN, BC

Trauma Theory and Impact
Cheryl Sharp, MSW, ALWF

3:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

How to Effectively Run Groups and Integrate into APN Practice
Richard Pessagno, DNP, APRN, BC

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the DSM-5
Lisa Alberts, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC

Psychopharmacology of Bipolar Disorder and Mood Dysregulation
Laura Leahy, DrNP(c), APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

Trauma-Informed Care Implementation
Cheryl Sharp, MSW, ALWF

During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

8:00 am

DSM-5 One Year Later: Changes, Challenges and Controversies

8:45

Risk Management Strategies: What Every Nurse Should Know
Mary Lavery-Fisher, MSN, APRN BC, FNP/CNS, JD

9:45

CBT for IBS? Functional GI Disorders: At the Intersection of Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety
Melissa Hunt, PhD, ACT

10:30

Love in a Time of Violence
Anne Troy, MN, RN, FNP-BC, LNC, SANE

12:15 pm

AFTER-LUNCH FORUM (Optional) Let's Talk: Hot Topics in Psychiatric Nursing This interactive session offers the opportunity to share and discuss what's on your mind. CE credit will be awarded.
Laura Leahy, DrNP(c), APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC

1:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses in Primary Care Settings: Strategies for Integrating Mental Health Assessment
Mary Lavery-Fisher, MSN, APRN BC, FNP/CNS, JD

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: A New DSM-5 Diagnosis in Children
Christine Mulligan, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

DSM-5 Measures of Psychiatric Symptoms: Tools and Applications

Treating Anxiety Disorders Using Complementary Alternative Medicine
Elizabeth Kryak, DrNP(c), MSN, RN-BC

3:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

CPT Changes of 2013: Practice Tips and Discussion on How to Bill, Code and Document Properly
Christine Mulligan, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

It's Normal to be Normal: What You Need to Know About Physical Assessment and Psychological Indicators of Child Sexual Abuse
Anne Troy, MN, RN, FNP-BC, LNC, SANE

Early Intervention in Schizophrenia: Issues in Implementing a New Model of Treatment for First-Episode Psychosis

Fanning the Flame Within: Activating Health Behavior Change
Joan King, MSN, RN, APRN, BC

8:00 am

Functional MRIs and Psychiatric Nursing in the 21st Century
Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC

8:45

Adult ADHD: Recognition and Treatment
Suzanne Brennan, PhD, RN

9:45

What's the Right Thing to Do (or Not)? Everyday Ethics in Treating Vulnerable Populations
Gail Leslie, MS, PMHCNS-BC

10:30

Psychopharmacology Update: Hits, Misses and New Advances

Great conference! I learned so much about a variety of hot psych nursing topics. I took copious notes that I’ll share with my co-workers!

Sheila Thompson, MSN, RNC
San Leandro, CA

Conference Faculty

Lisa Alberts APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse
The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health
Gibbsboro, New Jersey

Eric C. Arauz MLER
President, Arauz Inspirational Enterprises
East Brunswick, New Jersey

Suzanne Brennan PhD, RN
Psychotherapist, Private Practice
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pearl English DrNP(c), MS, RN
Certified School Nurse
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Melissa Hunt PhD, ACT
Associate Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joan Kenerson King MSN, RN, APRN, BC
Conference Coordinator - Philadelphia
Senior Integration Consultant
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Washington, DC
Owner, Joan Kenerson King Consulting and Counseling
Telford, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth D. Kryak DrNP(c), MSN, RN-BC
Integrative Medicine Practitioner
Information Systems Coordinator
Abington Memorial Hospital
Abington, Pennsylvania

Mary Lavery-Fisher MSN, APRN BC, FNP/CNS, JD
Family/Psychiatric Nurses Practitioner
Culpeper Medical Clinic
Owner and President, Medical Risk Solutions, LLC
Culpeper, Virginia

Laura G. Leahy DrNP(c), APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC
Planning Committee Member
Family Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse
APNSolutions, LLC, New Jersey
Associate Director
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gail K. Leslie MS, PMHCNS-BC
Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Urgent Care Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

William J. Lorman PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Livengrin Foundation, Inc.
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Assistant Clinical Professor, Graduate Nursing Department
Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brenda Marshall EdD, PMHNP-BC
Director, Learn 2 Choose Inc.
Center for Social/Emotional Learning
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the DNP Program
Department of Nursing, William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, New Jersey

Christine Mulligan APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Medical Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Child Guidance Resource Centers
Havertown and Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Faculty, Psychiatric Mental Health Graduate Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Pessagno DNP, APRN, BC
Planning Committee Member - Philadelphia
Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Private Practice
Moorestown, New Jersey

Cheryl S. Sharp MSW, ALWF
Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services
National Council for Behavioral Health
Washington, DC

Anne Troy MN, RN, FNP-BC, LNC, SANE
Pediatric Forensic Nurse Practitioner
Audrey Hepburn CARE Center
Children's Hospital New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

Accreditation

A Certificate of Attendance is given upon completion of course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Preconference A: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16.50 ANCC / 19.80 CA BRN contact hours
Roundtable Lunch with Faculty - CE Credit: 1.50 ANCC / 1.80 CA BRN contact hours
After Lunch Forum - CE Credit: 1.00 ANCC / 1.20 CA BRN contact hours

Case Manager
Preconference A: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16.50 ANCC / 19.80 CA BRN contact hours
Roundtable Lunch with Faculty - CE Credit: 1.50 ANCC / 1.80 CA BRN contact hours
After Lunch Forum - CE Credit: 1.00 ANCC / 1.20 CA BRN contact hours

Other
Preconference A: 4.00 hours
Preconference B: 4.00 hours
Main Conference: 16.50 hours
Roundtable Lunch with Faculty - CE Credit: 1.50 hours
After Lunch Forum - CE Credit: 1.00 hours

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course.  Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

General Information

A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

 

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Preconference A

4 ANCC / 4.8 CA BRN

N/A

Preconference B

4 ANCC / 4.8 CA BRN

4 hours

Main Conference

16.5 ANCC / 19.8 CA BRN

4.25 hours available

After Lunch Forum

1 ANCC / 1.2 CA BRN

N/A

Round Table Luncheon

1 ANCC / 1.2 CA BRN

N/A

Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states' requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Case Managers
Application has been made for continuing education credit from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

Always a first-class experience with Contemporary Forums! Location, accommodations, speakers, content, and learning were all top-notch.

Carlie Corbin, DNP, PMHNP, BC, PMHCNS, BC
Payette, ID

Location

Birthplace of Liberty, Independence and the American spirit – vibrant with celebrated sites and legendary addresses,  famous venues of art, culture, entertainment, and five-star dining and shopping – the city of "America's Friendliest People" offers a year-round invitation to enjoyment!

"Philly" is a taste of the old, spiced with the new.  Enjoy the grandeur of the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway countered by the trendy boutiques and street entertainers of South Street.  The Independence Visitor Center gives you a peek at all there is to do in Philly.  Here you can purchase tickets to all the top attractions.  Feel history come alive at the Independence National Historical Park, home to some of our nation's most precious monuments, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  View more than 100 museums and attractions, such as the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Academy of Natural Sciences.  Visit the Philadelphia Zoo, the Horticultural Center or enjoy the two outdoor performing arts centers.

When the sun goes down, you will have the privilege of dining in the city which many restaurant connoisseurs rank as number one on the East Coast. Whatever you prefer – fine continental cuisine, classic seafood or a savory offering of prime beef –all await you.  And of course, you couldn't leave town without sampling the world-famous Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sandwich!  After dinner there are dozens of theaters, nightspots featuring everything from jazz to rock, and the famed Philly Pops, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet.  You won't want to miss seeing the spectacular Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the new home of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

The Sheraton Society Hill is situated in America's most historic square mile.  Located less than four blocks away from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the hotel is steps away from world-class restaurants and shopping.  Step back to colonial times as you stroll down cobblestone streets and enjoy the neighborhood where some of the most influential people in Philadelphia history lived.  Then relax at one of three restaurants located in the hotel, go for a swim in the indoor heated pool, or join your colleagues for networking and a beverage in the picturesque central atrium.

Wherever you choose to spend your time in this city steeped in history and cultural heritage – shopping, sightseeing, fine dining – you are sure to enjoy every moment of your experience.  To receive more information, contact The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 537-7676 or visit the websites at www.pcvb.org and www.gophila.com.

Excellent! The speakers were very approachable and informative. You could tell that they really enjoyed sharing and teaching. I will definitely be back next year!

Jennifer L. James, PMHNP
BCAnacoco, LA

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Special group rates are in effect for participants and their guests, based on room availability.

  • You must make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" listed for each hotel.  Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel for availability.
  • For room reservations, call the hotel and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' Conference Psychiatric Nursing. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 4 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • This conference will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill located at One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA  19106. 
  • Rates: $189 single/double
  • Click here to book your room

Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

  • Special group rates are in effect from March 31 to April 5.  Hotel room block release date is March 2, 2014.
  • Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • For room reservations call (800) 325-3535, 24 hours daily.  For additional hotel information, call the Sheraton Society Hill at (215) 238-6000.

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZQT4365370. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000261. 

The conference was excellent with very educated and experienced presenters. I have learned a lot that I will incorporate into my clinical practice.

Melissa McBride, PMHNP
BC Baltimore, MD

Fees

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds) - Select one below.

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Full-Time Students*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before 08/26/2014)

$135.00

$135.00

$135.00

Registration Fee

$165.00

$165.00

$165.00

Preconference B

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Full-Time Students*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before 08/26/2014)

$135.00

$135.00

$135.00

Registration Fee

$165.00

$165.00

$165.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Full-Time Students*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before 08/26/2014)

$485.00

$485.00

$485.00

Registration Fee

$535.00

$535.00

$535.00

LUNCHEONS

Roundtable Lunch with Faculty - CE Credit

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Full-Time Students*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before 08/26/2014)

$35.00

$35.00

$35.00

Registration Fee

$35.00

$35.00

$35.00

After Lunch Forum - CE Credit

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Registration Fee

$0.00

$0.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Webcast- Thursday morning- Psychiatric Nursing

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Registration Fee

$0.00

$0.00

WEBCAST MAIN CONFERENCE

Webcast

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Full-Time Students*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before 08/26/2014)

$395.00

$395.00

$395.00

Registration Fee

$395.00

$395.00

$395.00

ONLINE LEARNING

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Full-Time Students*

Registration Fee

$335.00

$335.00

$335.00

 

* Residents and students: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration. Note: Students do not qualify for additional discounts including the group discount and/or the endorsement discount.

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before August 26, 2014 qualify for the early registration fee.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check.Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference.
Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.

$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations
Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing.  Cancellations received on/before the early registration fee deadline receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after August 19, 2014 are assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows." If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?  Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

CAN'T ATTEND THESE LIVE CONFERENCES?

Register for online access to the recorded Philadelphia conference before April 2, 2014 for a special pre-order discount.
Cost is $335 and includes:

  • Access to all recorded Preconference and Main Conference presentations in a multimedia format for 2 years.
  • Online post-tests to earn over 40 hours of ANCC credit and up to 8.25 hours of Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority.
  • Share online conference with 3 colleagues at no cost (Post-tests for CE credit optional for colleagues, $10 per session.)

Recorded sessions will be available at OnlineCELibrary.com approximately 2 weeks after the end of the live conference.  Access instructions and Conference Code will be emailed to you.

Place your order today by registering for this meeting online at ContemporaryForums.com and selecting the Online CE Library option or mail/fax the Registration Form.

ONLINE CE LIBRARY GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with an Online CE Library Group Access Account.  Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development.  To request group account pricing and details, visit OnlineCELibrary.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Full-Time Students*

Registration Fee

$335.00

$335.00

$335.00

Attendee Information

CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Philadelphia, PA           April 2 - 5

Thank you for registering for the Psychiatric Nursing conference, being held April 2 - 5, at the Sheraton Society Hill, One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-238-6000.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Wednesday, April 2. Preconference A will check in between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. Preconference B will check-in between 12:45 and 1:15 p.m. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, April 3, from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. If you attended one of the Preconferences, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

RECORDED SESSIONS

This conference will be recorded and you will have complimentary access for one year to the multimedia presentations posted on the ContemporaryForums.com website via the "My Account" link. Details will be in the Conference Guide and access instructions will be emailed to you approximately two weeks after the conference ends.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS

Approximately ten days before the conference begins, you will receive an email with instructions to review, download or print the handout materials posted by the faculty on the Contemporary Forums website at ContemporaryForums.com. The slides will not be printed in the Conference Guide you will receive. Please add ContemporaryForums@cforums.com to your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list since emails may be filtered as Spam or blocked.

ONLINE CE LIBRARY

Contemporary Forums' Online CE Library is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education and offers over 1000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences. For more information or details about group access discounts, visit OnlineCELibrary.com or call 925-361-4811

 

SHERATON SOCIETY HILL

Offers a special conference rate, available until March 2, 2014, or until the room block is filled. We recommend you make your reservation early by calling Sheraton Reservations at 800-325-3535. Be sure to say you are participating in the Psychiatric Nursing conference. To reserve your room online, visit ContemporaryForums.com for details. After the release date of March 2, call the hotel directly at 215-238-6000 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Parking is available at the Sheraton Society Hill by Valet only at $40.20 per night (with in/out privileges). For those not staying at the hotel, there is a discounted day rate of $26.40. Tell the Valet you are with the Psychiatric Nursing conference.

Alternate Parking: AutoPark at Old City (125 S. 2nd St., between Walnut & Chestnut). Early Bird Special: In before 9:00 a.m., out before 6:00 p.m. for $9.50.  Subject to change.

SEPTA (www.septa.org)

Board the SEPTA train (West Trenton Line) at Philadelphia International Airport (SEPTA entrance is inside the terminal) to the Market East Station.  Taxis are available outside the station.

TAXI

Taxis charge a flat rate of $28.50 from Philadelphia International Airport to central Philadelphia. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

A number of shuttle services are located outside the baggage claim area of Logan International Airport.  Prices range from $16.00-$20.00, depending on the company

FOLLOW PSYCHIATRIC NURSING ON TWITTER: #PSYCH14

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #PSYCH14 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #PSYCH14 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

View our Live Conference Calendar

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE PSYCHIATRIC NURSING CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

Live Webcast

Can't make it to Philadelphia?  Participate as a virtual attendee and register for the live Webcast today!

Experience the Main Conference, including all plenary sessions and Concurrent Sessions 13, 23, 34, and 43.  Network  live with other virtual attendees via the chat room feature and submit your questions online for speaker responses - all from the convenience of your home or practice setting

The Main Conference Webcast begins on Thursday, April 3 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) and ends on Saturday, April 5 at 11:45 a.m. (Eastern). Click program tab for schedule details. The registration fee is $395 and includes a Certificate of Attendance for up to 16.5 hours and up to 4.25 hours of Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority. In addition, you will have OnlineCELibrary.com access to the recorded sessions, including the concurrent sessions not part of the live webcast, approximately 2 weeks after the end of the conference. Online exams to earn additional CE credit for these concurrent sessions is included in your webcast registration fee.

Register above by selecting the Live Webcast option for this conference or fax/mail payment with completed registration form in the brochure. 

Live Webcast Group Discounts Available for 3 or More Registrants!
3-9 Group Discount price: $320 each - save $75 per registration
10 or more Group Discount price: $295 each - save $100 per registration

You must register as a group to receive the discount. Fax/mail registrations together or call 1-800-377-7707 to receive the discount. Group discounts not available for online registrations.

Please Note: Preconferences not included in the Webcast.

Webcast- Thursday morning- Psychiatric Nursing

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Registration Fee

$0.00

$0.00

Webcast

Nurse, Case Manager, Other

Physician

Full-Time Students*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before 08/26/2014)

$395.00

$395.00

$395.00

Registration Fee

$395.00

$395.00

$395.00

Exhibitors

Exhibit & Advertising Information

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specilaists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operations

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

We can also provide information on other opportunities, including:

  • Sponsorships
  • Advertising

Become an Exhibitor

Please download the Support and Exhibit Opportunities Prospectus and contact Contemporary Forums with your questions or requests.

Download: Exhibit Prospectus and Information (On Conference calendar, please click on the black star for the specific exhibitor prospectus you wish to download.)
Email: exhibits@cforums.com
Phone: (925) 361-4807

Current Exhibitor

Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com

About Contemporary Forums

Contemporary Forums provides leading-edge, fully accredited, clinical continuing education conferences for healthcare professionals. Our conferences are attended by the most influential healthcare professionals from around the country.