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 2017 Annual Conference

March 28-31, 2017
Omni La MansiĆ³n del Rio Hotel
San Antonio, Texas

The Addiction Epidemic

Download the Attendee Brochure (pdf)


Daily Schedule

Continuing Education Credits

NOAP awards contact hours for nurses and advanced practice nurses who attend the Annual Educational Conference.

NOAP calculates the maximum number of education credit hours (per person, subject to change) for the conference program to be 15.50 (subject to change), including 2.5 hours for the pre-conference workshop.
  • This Continuing Education activity has been approved by Intervention Project for Nurses, provider #: 50-1051, CeBroker Tracking # 20-593872. Total contact hours to be provided: 15.50.
  • This activity has been approved through NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #144528.
Each attendee, after completion of the conference survey, will receive a certificate indicating the number and type of credits earned.

Tuesday

  • 12noon - 5pm: Registration
    El Cabildo
     
  • 1pm - 4pm: Pre-Conference Workshop (separate fee required)
    Status of State Marijuana Reform:
    Research and Program Implications (CE: 2.5)
    John Carnevale, PhD ~ Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 5:30pm - 7pm: Welcome Reception
    Madero
     
  • 7:15pm - 8:15pm: Support Group Meeting - Open
    Espada

Wednesday

  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Support Group Meeting - Open
    Veramendi
     
  • 8am - 4:30pm: Registration - El Cabildo
     
  • 8am - 9am: Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
    Madero
     
  • 9am - 9:15am: Opening Remarks/Announcements
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 9:15am - 10:30am
    Intravenous Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide and
    Clinical Applications (CE: 1.25)
    Richard F. Mestayer, III, MD ~ Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 10:30am - 11am: Break
    Madero
     
  • 11am - 12:15pm
    Dying to be Thin: The Diagnosis and Treatment
    of Eating Disorders (CE: 1.25)

    Kevin Richard Wandler, MD ~ Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm: Membership Luncheon
    (open to all attendees and exhibitors)
    Madero
     
  • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
    Key to Success for Treatment of Nurses with Substance
    Use Disorder or Dual Diagnoses: The Initial Assessment

    (CE: 1.25) 
    Kathy Bettinardi-Angres, APN, MS, RN, CADC
    Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 2:30pm - 3pm: Break
    Madero
     
  • 3pm - 4:30pm
    MRO / Toxicology Panel Discussion (CE: 1.5)
    Moderator: Barbara McGill, MSN, RN
    James Ferguson, DO, FirstLab
    Barry Lubin, MD, FASAM, MRO, Affinity
    Joe Jones, MS, USDTL
    Tony Costantino, PhD, DrugScan
    No handout for this presentation
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • Dinner on your own

 

Thursday

  • 8am - 4:45pm: Registration
    El Cabildo
     
  • 8am - 9am: Full Breakfast with Exhibitors
    Madero
     
  • 9am - 10:30am
    Relapse Paradigm in Nursing (CE: 1.5)
    Louis Cataldie, MD
    ~ Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 10:30am - 11am: Break
    Madero
     
  • 11am - 12:30pm
    Treatment of Healthcare Professionals (CE: 1.5)
    William Poray, LCSW, CAADC ~ Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Business Meeting Lunch
    (open to all attendees and exhibitors)
    Madero ~ NOAP Membership and Financial Report
     
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Catch me if you Can (CE: 1.00)
    Rodrigo Garcia, MSN, CRNA, MBA ~ Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Internet Programs to Assist Professionals in Sobriety (CE: 1.00)
    Douglas W. Cook, MD, ABAM ~ Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break
    Madero
     
  • 5:30pm - 6:15pm
    Group Outing - 45 minute cruise on the Riverwalk
    (separate fee required)
     
  • Dinner on your own
     
  • 8pm - 9pm: Support Group Meeting - Open
    Veramendi

Friday

  • 7am - 8am: Support Group Meeting - Closed
    Veramendi
     
  • 8am - 9am: Continental Breakfast
    Madero
     
  • 9am - 10:15am
    Legal Risk Management of Alternative to Discipline Programs (CE: 1.25)
    Tom Crabb, JD ~ Presentation Handout
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • 10:15am - 10:30am: Morning Break
    Madero
     
  • 10:30am - 12:00noon
    Alternative to Discipline Programs: Trends (CE: 1.50)
    Moderator: Linda L. Smith, ARNP, MN, M.Div, CAP, CARN-AP
    No handout for this presentation
    Iberian Ballroom
     
  • Conference Closing

 

 


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