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44 th Annual Fall Institute for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses
Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows: Strengths and Challenges in Mental Health 

September 29th - October 1st, 2023

Keystone Lodge and Spa

22101 US-6, Keystone, CO 80435

Lunch Presentation from Exhibitor

12:00 -2:00 pm 

Boxed lunch with Genomind at the Edgewater Grill. 


Friday, September 29th

2-2:30 pm - Check in and registration Keystone Lodge and Spa Lobby


2:30 - 4:30 pm - Networking and Exhibitors Lakeside Suite                                                                          


4:45 pm - Introduction Keystone Ballroom


5 - 6:30 pm - Dinner


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Gail Dawson, PMHNP, NP-C  Psilocybin...the Fiction and the Facts 


8 - 8:10 pm  - Wrap Up and Dismissal

Saturday, September 30th 

7:30 - 8:30 am - Breakfast


8:30 – 9 am - Break and Exhibitors


9 – 9:15 am - Announcements


9:15 - 11:45 am - Aimee Techau, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, NE-BC, PhDc Harm Reduction in Mental Health


11:45 am  -  12:15 pm Break and Exhibitors

12:15 - 1 pm Lunch

1 - 2:30 pm  Joy Fangman, MA, LPC, NCC Clinical Applications of Anti-Diet, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size Wellness Paradigms

2:30-2:40 Break


2:40 - 4:10 pm - Christine Beck,  MS, RN  Using Mindfulness as an Intervention Against Childhood Trauma


4:10 - 4:20 pm - Wrap Up, then free time for recreation and networking

Dinner Presentation 

6:00pm - Promotional Program Sponsored by Alkermes at Bighorn Bistro in the Keystone Lodge.

“Gain a Deeper Understanding of a Treatment Option for Managing Bipolar I Disorder or Schizophrenia in Adults.”

This promotional program will provide an overview of the clinical data and information for use in clinical practice for a treatment option for adult patients living with bipolar l disorder or schizophrenia.


Company Description:

Alkermes is a global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products focused on alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and a pipeline of product candidates in development for neurodegenerative disorders and cancer.

Sunday, October 1st

7:30-8:30 am - Breakfast


8:30 - 9 am - Break- Check Out 


9:00 - 10:30 am - Kandice Eakes, FNP, PMHNP, DNP Mental Health Challenges in the Unhoused


10:30 - 10:45 am - Break


10:45 - 12:15 pm Megan Deaner, LPC Therapy or Coaching, Clinical Pearls for the Advanced Practice Nurse


12:15 pm - Wrap up, Dismissal

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