42ND Annual Fall Institute for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses

Launching Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing into the New Decade

September 24-26th, 2021

The Pines Lodge
The Pines Lodge, 141 Scott Hill Rd, Beaver Creek, CO 81620


Friday, September 24th

1:00-2:30 pm- Check in and registration- Pines Lodge Lobby

2:30-3:00 pm- Networking and Exhibit outside Ballroom

3:00-3:30 pm- Introduction

3:30- 5:00 pm - Gail Dawson PMHNP, FNP and Dr. Mary Rondeau, N.D, RH(AHG)  Folate Receptor Antibodies in Autism & Schizophrenia - A Case Study Report

5:00-5:30- Break and exhibitors

5:30- 7:00- Dinner and Keynote Speaker, Alison Haddad, MSN, FPMHNP Adolescent Suicidality and Links to Concussive Trauma

7:00-7:15 Break

7:15-8:45 Melanie Sandoval PhD, MSN, MS, AGACNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, A Review of Legal Framework for the Advanced Practice Nurse

8:45-9 Wrap Up


Saturday, September 25th

7:15-8:15 am - Breakfast- Pines Lodge Ballroom

8:15-8:30 am - Break

8:30-10:00 am - Angela Weeks, PMHNP-BC  Introduction to Integrative Psychiatry

10:10:30 am - Break and Exhibits

10:30-12:00 am - Cris Finn, PhD, NP, FACFEI, CFC, FNE  Health Care Training on Human Trafficking

12:12:30 pm - Break

12:30: 2:00 pm - Lunch 

2:00-2:30 - Break with Exhibitors 

2:30-4:30 pm - Wayne Thrash, RXN, CNS, Healing from the Bottom Up; Understanding and Using Polyvagal Theory to Optimize Psychiatric Nursing Practice

4:30 pm - Wrap Up, then free time for recreation and networking.


Sunday, September 26th

7:30-8:45 am - Breakfast- Pines Lodge Ballroom

9:00-10:30 am - Meghan Dow, DNP, PMHNP  Sublocade and its Indication in the Management of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and other Clinical Pearls

10:30-10:45 am - Break

10:45 – 12:15 pm Briana Kohlbrenner, MSW  Dementia: Understanding and Managing Dementia: Sensory and Behavioral Changes for a Person with Dementia and How to Provide Best Care

12:15 pm – Wrap up