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8th Annual NPO Pharmacology Update May 19, 2018 DoubleTree Lloyd Center, Portland, OR

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, Oregon  97232
United States
Contact: NPO
(503) 293-0011

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8th Annual NPO Pharmacology Conference:
Psychopharmacology Review and Update

Saturday, May 19, 2018


The 8th Annual NPO Pharmacology Conference will be held:

  • DoubleTree Lloyd Center in Portland, OR
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Conference Topics

The following topics will be covered during the day:

  • antidepressants
  • antianxiety meds
  • antipsychotics
  • mood stabilizers
  • stimulants for ADHD


Continuing Education

Learners can earn up to 6.5 continuing nursing education contact hours, including 6.5 pharmacology contact hours.

Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Requirements for Successful Completion of this CNE Activity

  • Sign the Verification of Attendance Form at the registration desk
  • Complete and submit the online evaluation form for each session attended by no later than June 19

Participants who successfully complete the above requirements will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon for the contact hours claimed during the evaluation process. Participants should only claim the sessions which were attended in full. Any participant who has NOT claimed their contact hours by June 19, 2018 will NOT receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.

Click here to complete the evaluation


The planners for this CNE activity declare no conflicts of interest in the development and implementation of this educational activity.

The presenters of this CNE activity declare no conflicts of interest and have attested that they will provide the best available evidence for this content and present information fairly and without bias.

About the Speakers

Alan P. Agins, Ph.D.

Alan P. Agins, Ph.D. holds a BS in psychology from the State University of New York (Brockport), a Master’s in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing. During his tenure at Brown, he received the "Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award” for five consecutive years for his outstanding pharmacology lectures. Dr. Agins has also taught graduate & post-graduate pharmacology courses at a number of nursing schools around the country including Penn State, Idaho State, Radford, University of West Virginia and University of Arizona.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally to more than 70,000 advanced practice clinicians and allied health professionals. He is a regularly invited speaker at annual conferences for a number of national, regional and state nursing organizations. Dr. Agins has contributed to various journals, continuing education monographs and pharmacology textbooks as a writer and reviewer. He has authored 3 books and has written and "starred” in a series of entertaining online educational video clips to support nursing pharmacology textbooks (Elsevier). Alan also currently presents weekly live CE webinars for pharmacists through RxSchool (AMN Healthcare), writes a monthly e-Newsletter for Lexi-Comp and makes his wife lunch (to go) every day.

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Jody Agins received her MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kansas and is board certified by the ANCC in Family Practice and Gerontology. She is the Founder & Executive Director, and a practicing NP, for Collaborative Medical Provider Group (PLLC), a consortium of private-practice clinicians in Tucson, AZ.

Jody is also the Clinical Services Director for Agape Hospice and Palliative Care and is a primary care provider for CareMore Touch, also in Tucson. In addition, she serves as a clinical preceptor for Family and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner students at several Arizona universities. Jody is invited to speak nationally on pain management, geriatric care and a number of other clinical topics for a variety of NP organizations.


 Time Session/Event
 7:30 – 8:00 am  Registration and Exhibit Hall
 8:00 – 10:10 am  Pharmacology of Antidepressants
 10:10 – 10:40 am  Break / Visit Exhibit Hall
 10:40 am – 12:20 pm  Pharmacology of 2nd Generation Antipsychotics
 12:20 – 1:20 pm  Lunch Break / Visit Exhibit Hall
 1:20 – 2:30 pm  Treatment Options for Anxiety and Insomnia
 2:30 – 3:00 pm  Break / Visit Exhibit Hall
 3:00 – 4:30 pm  Stimulant Medications for ADHD
 4:30 pm  Adjournment



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