VACPN - Fall Conference Event
Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses - VACPN
VACPN Fall 2019 Conference

Managing Inappropriate  Behaviors by Patients with Cognitive Impairments

October 24 and 25, 2019

The Blackburn Inn
301 Greenville Ave
Staunton, VA 24401


Conference Outcomes:

Nurses will apply knowledge about cognitive impairments that result in inappropriate behaviors.

CNE Opportunity:

The Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Up to 5 contact hours will be awarded.

Non-nurses are welcome to attend our conferences, however, please note that only members can attend voting sessions during our business meetings.

Program Agenda 

Thursday, October 24th
3:00 PM: Check-in begins
6:30 PM: Dinner program sponsored by Lundbeck, hosted by Larry Kennedy
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Muzyk, Clinical Pharmacist at Duke University
Title: Choose a Once-Monthly Long-Acting; Abilify the Only Dual-Indicated Once-Monthly Option in the Maintenance Monotherapy ofBipolar I Disorder and Treatment of Schizophrenia for Adults
Check VACPN for dinner program registration details.  CNE not offered for dinner program. 

Friday, October 25, 2019
Location:  Penthouse
7:30 - 8:30 AM: Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 AM: Sign-In
8:45 - 9 AM:  Welcome and Announcements by VACPN Co-President Jen Phelps
9:00 – 10:30 AM:  Keynote Speaker: Linda S. Mintle, Ph.D., MSW
Professor and Chair, Behavioral Health Director, Strategic Development for Clinical Affairs
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Title:  Addiction Relapse Prevention from a Brain Perspective
10:30 – 10:45 AM:  Break -Book signing with Dr. Linda Mintle
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: 
VACPN Business Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM:
Speaker:  Rhonda F. Turner, MAC, CSAC
Clinical Coordinator Outpatient Services
Horizon Behavioral Health
Title:  Walking by Faith

2:00 – 2:15 PM: Break- Book signing with Rhonda Turner
2:15 – 3:15 PM:
Speaker:  Marcie Jones, BS, MATL
Headmistress at Cornerstone Christian Academy
Title:  Shattering
3:15 – 3:30 PM: Break -Book signing with Marcie Jones
3:30 – 4:30 PM: Discussion panel with Rhonda Turner and Company, along with Marcie Jones
4:30 PM:  Wrap up, Evaluations and Adjournment, Jen Phelps Co-President

How to Register:

1.) Please fill out the below online registration form.

2.) The conference fee is $125 for VACPN members and students and $155 for non-members. 

This includes registration, meals, and CNE hours.
This fee can be paid either online via PayPal (see below)
or via check/money order made out to VACPN (Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses) 
and mailed to:
Sonya Mohr, RN
VACPN Treasurer
449 Crosstie Road
Appomattox, VA  24522
We are unable to accept payment at the door. 

Deadline for registration and room reservations is:
September 24, 2019

3.) If you plan to stay at the hotel, rooms are $135 per night plus taxes and hotel fee.  All rooms are one queen bed with luxury amenities.  Call 1-540-712-0605 to reserve your room. The room block is under  “VA Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses.”  Deadline for room reservations is also September 24, 2019.

VACPN Fall Conference 2019 Registration Form
Email Address
Place of Employment
Program Type (Outpatient, Inpatient, PACT, OBOT, Crisis, ID/DD, etc.)
Method of Payment
Mail in
Type of Payment

To pay online via PayPal:

If you do not have a PayPal account, please select "Pay by Debit or Credit Card" to complete checkout as a guest.

Conference Fee:

For VACPN members/students: 
$125 + $5.95 PayPal fee $130.95


For non-members: 
$155 + $5.95 PayPal fee = $160.95


For vendors:
$650 + $5.95 PayPal fee = $655.95