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

-Registration is closed as of 3/19/19-

The Gang's All Here!
April 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2019
Holiday Inn Oceanside
2101 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Nurses will apply knowledge about stigma related to incarceration or discipline to practice.


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 6 contact hours will be awarded.

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Program Agenda

Wednesday, April 17th

3:00 PM: Check-in begins


Thursday, April 18th

8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast
8:30-9:00 AM:  Registration/sign-in
9:00-9:15 AM:  Welcome - Jen Phelps and Lisa Babilon, VACPN Co-Presidents
9:15 -10:15 AM: Keynote Speakers: Janet Wall, MS from VNA, & Terris Kennedy, PhD, RN, from VNF, "Collaboration in Mental Health"

10:15-10:30 AM: Break               
10:30 AM-12:00 PM: VACPN Business Meeting
12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM: Speaker Wendy Welch, MD, CPE, CHCQM from HPMP, "Overview of the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program" 
2:00-2:15 PM: Break

2:15-3:15 PM: Speaker Michael Duke, Gang Coordinator with DOC, "Complexities in the Department of Corrections"

3:15 PM: Adjournment – Jen Phelps and Lisa Babilon, VACPN Co-Presidents
6:30 PM: Dinner event at Rockafeller's Restaurant sponsored by Neurocrine with speaker Rebecca Roma, MD, "Understanding the Whole Patient: Recognizing and Treating Tardive Dyskinesia with Once-Daily Ingrezza" - please see below flyer to register for the dinner - you must register separately for this event:
IngrezzaDinner041819.pdf (PDF — 576 KB)

Friday, April 19th

8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00-9:15 AM: Announcements - Jen Phelps and Lisa Babilon, VACPN Co-Presidents
9:15-10:15 AM: Speakers Vivienne McDaniel, DNP, RN, and Domonique Pierce, "Stigma with Incarceration"
10:15-10:30 AM: Break, check-out
10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Panel discussion
12:00-12:30 PM: Evaluation and feedback

12:30 PM: Closing remarks – Jen Phelps and Lisa Babilon, VACPN Co-Presidents

Registration is closed as of 3/19/19

How to Register:

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

2.) The conference fee is $150 for VACPN members and
$200 for non-members.

The conference fee includes registration, meals, 
and CNE hours.

This fee can be paid either online via PayPal 
(see link at the bottom of the page) or mailed to:

Sonya Mohr, RN
VACPN Treasurer
449 Crosstie Road
Appomattox, VA  24522
Please note that we are unable to accept payment at the door. 

3.) If you plan on staying at the Holiday Inn Oceanside:
hotel rooms are $109 per night for a double room, 
$119 for a king room, and $129 for a suite.  
 Call 1-800-HOLIDAY or book online.  
Our room block is "Nursing Annual Conference." 
For online booking, click here
Enter the arrival date of 4/17/19 and departure date of 4/19/19.
 The website will direct you to the room selection and the rate offered of $109 per night.
The hotel has also offered this rate for Tuesday night, 
4/16/19, for anyone who plans to arrive a day early.


Deadline for registration and for reserving your hotel room is March 19th, 2019.
Payment also must be received by this date.  We are unable to offer refunds after this deadline as we must provide a count to the hotel well in advance.
Non-nurses are welcome to attend our conferences, however, 
please note that our business meetings are only open to 
current VACPN members.

There's still time to pay your 2019 membership dues!  
Click here for membership information.  
Dues must be received by April 1st.

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: 
$150 + $5.95 PayPal fee $155.95


For non-members: 
$200 + $5.95 PayPal fee = $205.95


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