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 2016 Annual Conference

March 15-18, 2016
West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel
West Palm Beach, Florida

"Join the Voices of Recovery"

View the Conference Brochure

Daily Schedule

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • 12noon - 5pm: Registration - Exhibit Hall Lobby
  • 1pm - 5pm: Pre-Conference Workshop "Motivational Interviewing," 3.00 CEU
    Presented by: Shane Moes, LPC, CAADC (Fee Required - $50.00)

  • 5:30pm - 7pm: Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
  • 7:15pm - 8:15pm: Support Group Meeting - Open

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Support Group Meeting - Open
  • 8am - 4:30pm: Registration - Exhibit Hall Lobby
  • 8am - 9am: Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 9am - 9:15am: Opening Remarks/Announcements
  • 9:15am - 10:30am
    Scott A. Teitelbaum, MD, FAAP, FASAM
    What We Have Learned From State Professional Monitoring Programs
    , 1.25 CEU
    Presentation Material
  • 10:30am - 11am: Break in Exhibit Hall - Meet the Exhibitors
  • 11am - 12:15pm
    Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, DPNAP
    Transference of Dependencies: Bariatric Surgery & Substance Use Disorders
    , 1.25 CEU
    Presentation Material
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm: Membership Luncheon
  • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
    Joe Jones, MS, NRCC
    The Future of Hair Testing: Fingernail,
    1.25 CEU
    Presentation Material
  • 2:30pm - 3pm: Break in Exhibit Hall  
  • 3pm - 4:30pm: MRO / Toxicology Panel Discussion, 1.50 CEU
    Moderator: Barbara McGill, LSBN
    - James Ferguson, DO, FirstLab
    - Barry Lubin, MD, Affinity
    - Donna Smith, PhD, EDPM
    - Tony Costantino, DrugScan
  • Dinner on your own


Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • 8am - 4:45pm: Registration - Exhibit Hall Lobby
  • 8am - 9am: Full Breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 9am - 10:30am
    Gary Reisfield, MD
    Opioid Analgesic Therapy in Pain Management: How We Got Here from There,
    1.50 CEU
    Presentation Material
  • 10:30am - 11am: Break in Exhibit Hall (Door Prizes)
  • 11am - 12:30pm
    “Alternative to Discipline Programs: Trends,” 1.50 CEU
    Moderator: Suzanne Alunni-Kinkle, RN, BS, CARN
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Business Meeting Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Ann Bostic, CRNA
    Latest Trends in Anesthesia,
    1.00 CEU
    Presentation Material
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Linda L. Smith, ARNP, MN, M.Div, CAP, CARN-AP
    Spirituality and Health/Recovery: “Remembering to Feed Our Spirits,”
    1.00 CEU
    Presentation Material
  • 3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break in Exhibit Hall
  • 3:45pm - 5pm
    Kathy Russell, JD, MN, RN
    NCSBN Substance Use Disorder Resources
    , 1.25 CEU
    Presentation Material
  • Dinner on your own
  • 8pm - 9pm: Support Group Meeting - Open

Friday, March 18, 2016

  • 7am - 8am: Support Group Meeting - Closed
  • 8am - 9am: Continental Breakfast
  • 9am - 10:15am
    John C. Tanner, DO, ABAM, FASAM, CCFC
    Monitoring of Mental Health Disorders in Healthcare Professionals,
    1.25 CEU
    Presentation Material 1
    Presentation Material 2
  • 10:15am - 10:30am: Election Results and Introduction of New Officers
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Penelope P. Ziegler, M.D., FASAM
    Trauma in Participants,
    1.00 CEU
    Presentation Material
  • 11:30am - 11:45am: Snack and Stretch
  • 12noon - 1pm
    Issac L. Boose, M.Ed., LPC-S, LMFT, ICAADC
    Burnout and Stress: Self-Care for Helping Professional,
    1.00 CEU
    Presentation Material




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