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

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 CE
12noon - 4pm 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
5:30pm - 7pm Welcome Reception  
7:15pm - 8:15pm Support Group Meeting  
Time Monday, March 18 CE
7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting  
8am - 9am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors  
9am - 9:15am Opening Remarks/Announcements  
9:15am - 10:15am Session 2. Vivatrol Study, PETH versus ETG/ETS, Treatment of the Healthcare Professional
  • Scott A. Teitelbaum, MD, FAAP, DFASAM
    University of Florida, College of Medicine
    Gainesville, Florida
10:15am - 10:30am Break  
10:30am - 11:30am Session 3. Medical and Recreational Marijuana and Ability to Practice
  • Bari Platter, MS,RN, PMHCNS-BC
    CeDAR- Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation at University of Colorado Hospital
    Denver, Colorado
11:30am - 12:30pm Membership Luncheon (open to all attendees and exhibitors)  
12:30pm - 1:30pm Session 4. International Trends in Addictions Nursing
  • Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
    Widener University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break  
1:45pm - 2:45pm Session 5. National Trends in Addictions Nursing - Self Care and Injectable Suboxone
  • Barbara McGill, MSN, RN
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2:45pm - 4pm 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.
4:30pm - 8:45pm Group Outing, Sunset Cruise
(separate registration fee required, includes transportation, cruise, refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and sandwiches)
Time Tuesday, March 19 CE
7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting  
8am - 9am Full Breakfast with Exhibitors  
9am - 10:30am Session 7. Neurocognitive Testing
(Includes components of testing, suboxone and controlled substances, alzheimers, benzodiazepine, korsakoffs)
  • Gregory Gable, Psy D; Caron Health Care Professional Programs
10:30am - 11am Break  
11am - 12:30pm Session 8. MRO Toxicology Panel
  • Moderator: Kathy 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
12:30pm - 2pm Business Meeting Lunch (open to all attendees and exhibitors)  
2pm - 4pm Session 9. A New Paradigm, Research on PHP
  • Robert L. DuPont, MD
    Institute for Behavior and Health
    Rockville, Maryland
  Dinner On Your Own  
Time Wednesday, March 20 CE
7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting  
8am - 9am Continental Breakfast  
9am - 10:15am Session 10. Topic on Nurse Anesthetists
  • Presenter TBA
10:30am - 12noon Session 11. Topic on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Presenter TBA
12noon Conference Closing  




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