The mission of NOAP is to promote public safety through participation of potentially impaired healthcare professionals in monitored rehabilitation and recovery as an alternative to license discipline, emphasizing fitness to practice and retention of competent professionals. NOAP is committed to working in cooperation with regulatory and professional organizations toward this objective.

NOAP 2015 Annual Conference

March 17-20, 2015
West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel
West Palm Beach, Florida

"Peer Assistance for Healthcare Professionals...
A Journey Into Recovery"

Attendee Brochure (pdf)

Daily Schedule with handouts and Conference information

Conference Roster, Exhibitors and Attendee List   ~   Speaker Bios   ~   2015 Membership List   ~   Conference Brochure
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Pre-Conference Supervisor Skills Workshop "Fit to Perform Safely"
    4 CEUs Presented by: Linda Smith and Chris O’Neill
    (Fee Required - $45.00)
     
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Registration - Lobby of Exhibit Hall
     
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
     
  • 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    Support Group Meeting - Open

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Support Group Meeting - Open

  • All Day
    Registration - Lobby of Exhibit Hall
     
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
     
  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
    Opening Remarks/ announcements
     
  • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
    "The New Paradigm for Recovery"
    Shane Moes, Livengrin Foundation
    View Handout (as pdf)

  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Break in Exhibit Hall - Meet the Exhibitors
     
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    "Substance Abuse and the Healthcare Professional: Assessment and Evaluation"
    John McIlveen, PhD, LMHC, Oregon Health Authority
    View Handout (as pdf)

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Membership Luncheon

  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    "Disclosure to Colleagues & Patients ... Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Disclosure"
    Brian Fingerson, KY Pharmacist Recovery Program
    View Handout (as pdf)
     
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Break in Exhibit Hall
     
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    MRO / Toxicology Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Barbara McGill, LSBN
    - James Ferguson, D.O., FirstLab
    - Barry Lubin, MD, Affinity
    - Donna Smith, PhD, EDPM
    - Tony Costantino, DrugScan
    THERE ARE NO HANDOUTS FOR THIS SESSION
  • Dinner on your own

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

  • All Day Registration - Lobby of Exhibit Hall
     
  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Support Group Meeting - Open
     
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
     
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Suboxone: Use by Practicing Health
    Professionals - Panel Discussions
    Moderator: Linda Smith, FLIPN
    - Penelope P.  Ziegler, MD  
    - John C. Tanner, DO,
    - Louis Cataldie, MD

    THERE ARE NO HANDOUTS FOR THIS SESSION
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Break in Exhibit Hall
     
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    "Alternative to Discipline Programs: Trends"
    Moderator: Kathie Simpson
    THERE ARE NO HANDOUTS FOR THIS SESSION 
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Business Meeting Lunch
     
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Break in Exhibit Hall
     
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    "Addiction: A Brain Disease"
    Dr. Louis Cataldie, LSBN
    View Handout (as pdf)
     
  • Dinner on your own
     
  • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Support Group Meeting - Open


Friday, March 20, 2015

  • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Support Group Meeting - Closed
     
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Full Breakfast with Exhibitors
     
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    "Neurorehabilitation - The Missing Piece in Recovery is the Brain"
    Dr. Karen Dodge, Caron Foundation
    View Handout (as pdf)
     
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Election Results and Introduction of New Officers
     
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    "Evolution of Peer Assistance"
    Diana Quinlan
    View Handout (as pdf)

    Tribute to Art Zwerling
    Diana Quinlan & Kathie Simpson
     
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Exhibitor Door Prizes
     
  • Lunch on your own

 

 Conference Learning Objectives

  • Participant will recognize the health care professional’s ability to practice safely, resulting in increased  public safety.
  • Participants will discuss the implications of Suboxone Use by Practicing Health Professionals.
  • Participants will describe current  drugs of abuse and the testing methods for particular drugs.
  • Participants will discuss the Neuro-chemistry of the brain in addictions and the Neuro-rehabilitation of the brain in recovery.

 


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