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 2019 Annual Conference

March 17 - 20, 2019
World Golf Village Renaissance
St. Augustine, Florida

Best Practices for Alternative to Discipline Monitoring
Programs for Health Care Professionals

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Daily Schedule

(Subject to change)

Continuing Education Credits

NOAP awards contact hours for nurses and advanced practice nurses who attend the Annual Educational Conference.
  • This Continuing Education activity will be submitted to the California Board of Nursing for a maximum of 17 credits.
  • This activity has been approved through NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #144528 for a maximum of 17 credits.
Each attendee, after completion of the conference survey, will receive a certificate indicating the number and type of credits earned.

Time Sunday, March 17 Room
11:30am - 4pm Registration Augustine Foyer
12noon - 4pm
CE: 4.00
Session 1. Pre-Conference Workshop: Best Practices and Components of a Successful Monitoring Program - Organizational Sharing & Group Participation Workshop
  • Moderator: Jean Sullivan, RN, MA
  • Representative from NCSBN
Augustine C
5:30pm - 7pm Welcome Reception La Terrazza
7:15pm - 8:15pm Support Group Meeting Wentworth
Time Monday, March 18 Room
7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting Wentworth
8am - 4pm Registration Augustine Foyer
8am - 9am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors Augustine A-B
9am - 9:15am Opening Remarks/Announcements  
9:15am - 10:15am
CE: 1.00
Session 2. Vivitrol Study, PETH versus ETG/ETS, Treatment of the Healthcare Professional
  • Scott A. Teitelbaum, MD, FAAP, DFASAM
    University of Florida, College of Medicine
    Gainesville, Florida
Augustine C
10:15am - 10:30am Break Augustine A-B
10:30am - 11:30am
CE: 1.00
Session 3. Cannabis and Cannabis Use Disorder: Considerations for Safe Practice
  • Bari Platter, MS,RN, PMHCNS-BC
    CeDAR- Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation at University of Colorado Hospital
    Denver, Colorado
Augustine C
11:30am - 12:30pm Membership Luncheon (open to all attendees and exhibitors) Augustine A-B
12:30pm - 1:30pm
CE: 1.00
Session 4. International Trends in Addictions Nursing
  • Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
    Widener University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Augustine C
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break Augustine A-B
1:45pm - 2:45pm
CE: 1.00
Session 5. National Trends in Addictions Nursing - Self Care and Injectable Suboxone
  • Barbara McGill, MSN, RN
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Augustine C
2:45pm - 4pm
CE: 1.25
Session 6. Sexual Misconduct and Boundary Issues: Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with Clients
  • Linda L. Smith, RN, MN, M.Div, CAP, CARN-AP
    Intervention Project for Nurses
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Shannon O. Large, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, CARN-AP
    Intervention Project for Nurses
    Jacksonville, Florida


  1. Recognize the difference between boundary crossing, boundary violation and sexual misconduct.
  2. Describe how Fl IPN manages cases with boundary issues vs. sexual misconduct.
  3. Acknowledge the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries with clients.
    Augustine C
    4:30pm - 8:45pm Sunset Cruise. Click here for more information, max capacity is 40 passengers.
     (separate registration fee required, includes transportation, cruise, refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and sandwiches)
    Time Tuesday, March 19 Room
    7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting Wentworth
    8am - 4pm Registration Augustine Foyer
    8am - 9am Full Breakfast with Exhibitors Augustine A-B
    9am - 10:30am
    CE: 1.50
    Session 7. Neurocognitive Testing
    (Includes components of testing, suboxone and controlled substances, alzheimers, benzodiazepine, korsakoffs)
    • Gregory Gable, Psy D; Caron Health Care Professional Programs
    Augustine C
    10:30am - 11am Break Augustine A-B
    11am - 12:30pm
    CE: 1.50
    Session 8. MRO Toxicology Panel
    • Moderator: Kathie Simpson, RN, BSN, CACPN
    • Tony Costantino, PhD, DrugScan; Horsham, Pennsylvania
    • James Ferguson, DO, DFASAM, C-MRO; FSSolutions; Chalfont, Pennsylvania
    • Joe Jones, PhD, USDTL; Des Plaines, Illinois
    • Barry Lubin, MD, FASAM, MRO; Affinity Online Solutions; Vienna, Virginia
    Augustine C
    12:30pm - 2pm Business Meeting Lunch (open to all attendees and exhibitors) Augustine A-B
    2pm - 4pm
    CE: 2.00
    Session 9. A New Paradigm, Research on PHP
    • Robert L. DuPont, MD
      Institute for Behavior and Health
      Rockville, Maryland
    Augustine C
      Dinner On Your Own  
    Time Wednesday, March 20 Room
    7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting  
    8am - 12noon Registration Augustine Foyer
    8am - 9am Continental Breakfast Augustine A-B
    9am - 10:15am
    CE: 1.25
    Session 10. New Trends in Peer Assistance with CRNA’s
    • Julie Rice, BA
      AANA Health & Wellness and Peer Assistance Programs
      Park Ridge, Illinois
    Augustine C
    10:30am - 12noon
    CE: 1.50
    Session 11. Topic on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    • Presenter TBA
    Augustine C
    12noon Conference Closing  



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