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NOAP 2020 Annual Conference
March 16 - 19, 2020
Albuquerque Marriott Hotel, New Mexic
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Daily Schedule

Titles, Topics and Presenters all subject to change

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Time Monday, March 16
Location
10am - 11:15am NOAP Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee Meeting  
11:30am - 4pm Registration
 
12noon - 2pm
CE: 2.00
Session 1. FSPHP Guidelines for 2020
  • Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM; Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc.; Atlanta, Georgia

Objectives:

  1. Describe how past perspectives on addiction have contributed to our current misperceptions about addiction care.
  2. List current standards for addiction care.
  3. Describe current FSPHP efforts to standardize treatment and monitoring approached to addiction treatment.
     
    2pm - 2:15pm Workshop Break  
    2:15pm - 3:30pm
    CE: 1.75
    Session 2. Program Sharing
    • Kathie Simpson, RN, BSN, CACPN; NOAP President; Irwin, Pennsylvania

    Objectives:

    1. Compare and contrast the different types of ATD programs in the following areas: relationship to the disciplining authority, funding of operational costs, number of participants monitored staffing ratio and number of disciplines monitored.
    2. Identify operational policies and procedures staff currently views as best practices.
    3. Discuss current legal challenges programs are encountering.
     
    4pm - 4:45pm Exhibitor Welcome Networking  
      Dinner on your Own  
    7:15pm - 8:15pm Support Group Meeting - Open  
         
    Time Tuesday, March 17
     
    7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting  
    8am - 4:30pm Registration  
    8am - 9am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors  
    9am - 9:15am Opening Remarks/Announcements
    • Kathie Simpson, RN, BSN, CACPN; NOAP President; Irwin, Pennsylvania
     
    9:15am - 10:30am
    CE: 1.25
    Session 3. Wholehearted Journey to Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
    • Maeve O'Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CHC, CDWF/CDTLF; Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Addiction Campuses; Dallas, Texas
     
    10:30am - 10:45am Break  
    10:45am - 12:15pm
    CE: 1.50
    Session 4. Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction Among Safety-Sensitive Workers: What Lurks Beneath the Controversy?  
    • Chris Bundy, MD, MPH; Executive Medical Director, Washington Physicians Health Program; Seattle, Washington

    Objectives:

    1. State the risks, benefits and alternatives of opioid agonist treatment among safety-sensitive workers.
    2. Analyze opioid agonist treatment for safety-sensitive workers from the perspectives of individualized treatment vs. population management.
    3. Discuss how the opioid agonist controversy may be influenced by underlying attitudes and beliefs about the goals of health monitoring.
     
    12:15pm - 1:15pm Business Meeting Lunch (open to all attendees and exhibitors)  
    1:15pm - 2:15pm
    CE: 1.00
    Session 5. National Practitioner Data Bank Medicare and Medicaid Exclusion List (Video Conference)
    • Anastasia Timothy, MD, MPH; National Practitioner Data Bank; Washington, DC
    • Paul Lotterer, JD; National Practitioner Data Bank; Washington, DC

    Objectives:

    1. Understand the laws, regulations, and main components of the NPDB.
    2. Define NPDB querying and reporting requirements and apply these requirements to a variety of scenarios.
    3. Learn how to self-query.
    4. Learn how to enter a narrative in a report.
     
    2:15pm - 2:45pm Break  
    2:45pm - 3:45pm
    CE: 1.00
    Session 6. Study Results and Implications: Outcomes of Substance Use Disorder Monitoring Programs
    • Richard A. Smiley, MS, MA; National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN); Chicago, Illinois

    Objectives:

    1. Identify the purposes and methods of the NCSBN Outcomes of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Monitoring Programs.
    2. Identify the results of the NCSBN Outcomes of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Monitoring Programs.
    3. Identify the factors of the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Monitoring Programs which are most positively associated with program completion.
     
    3:45pm - 4:45pm
    CE: 1.00

    Session 7. Gambling Disorder: The Hidden Addiction

    • Jeffrey P. Wasserman, JD, CPRS, ICGC-I; Judicial Outreach and Development Director, Delaware Council on Gambling Problems, Inc.; Wilmington, Delaware

    Objectives:

    1. Recognize the screening and diagnostic criteria for gambling disorder and who is at risk.
    2. Understand the connection between gambling disorder and substance use disorders.
    3. Appreciate the harms unique to gambling disorder through the speaker’s lived experience.
    4. Identify best practices for prevention and treatment of gambling disorder.
     
      Dinner on your Own  
         
    Time Wednesday, March 18
     
    8am - 4:45pm Registration  
    8am - 9am Full Breakfast with Exhibitors  
    9am - 10:15am
    CE: 1.25
    Session 8. Considerations in the Treatment of LGBTQ Populations
    • Melissa Lee Warner, MD; Director of Professionals Programming, The Farley Center; Williamsburg, Virginia

    Objectives:

    1. Define various sexual identity and gender designations.
    2. Develop proficiency with patient pronouns and interviewing.
    3. Understand factors to consider in treating the LGBTQ population.
     
    10:15am - 10:30am Break  
    10:30am - 12noon
    CE: 1.50

    Session 9. MRO / Toxicology Panel Discussion

    • Moderator: Kathie Simpson, RN, BSN, CACPN
    • 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
    • Anthony Costantino, PhD, F-ABFT; DrugScan, Inc.; Horsham, Pennsylvania

    Objectives:

    1. Discuss the pros and cons of PEth vs blood spot.
    2. Describe the limitations of hair testing and understand how that impacts the interpretation of their program results.
    3. Describe the anatomy of a fingernail and how drug is incorporated into fingernail.
    4. Relate case study reports from the literature and our laboratory experience to better interpret their cases at their program.
     
    1:45pm - 5pm Meet in Hotel Lobby for Group Event - Sandia Peak Tram
    Separate registration fee required. See http://www.alternativeprograms.org/2020/event.
     
      Dinner on your Own  
         
    Time Thursday, March 19
     
    7am - 8am Support Group Meeting  
    8am - 9am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors  
    9am - 10:30am
    CE: 1.50
    Session 10. Walking the Edge: Passion and Pathology in Recovery
    • Sherry Young, PhD, CSAT; RightFit Consulting

    Objectives:

    1. Identify "the edge," those precarious points where passion and pathology walk a fine line in recovery, service, and self-care.
    2. Name ways to cultivate care, containment, and spiritual resourcing.
     
    10:30am - 10:45am Break  
    10:45am - 12:15pm
    CE: 1.50

    Session 11. Evaluating and Addressing Depression and Suicide in the Medical/Licensed Professional

    • Lantie Jorandby, MD; Chief Medical Officer, Lakeview Health; Jacksonville, Florida

    Objectives:

    1. Review the unique risks of depression and suicide for medical professionals.
    2. Understand how these risks affect patient care.
    3. Discuss effective treatment interventions for medical professionals.
     
    12:15pm - 1:30pm Membership Luncheon (open to all attendees and exhibitors)  
    1:30pm - 2:45pm
    CE: 1.25
    Session 12. Mindfulness and Spiritual Awakening
    • James “Wolf” Yoxall, CSC, Ordained Minister, MA; Spiritual/Wellness Director; Pavillon; Mill Spring, North Carolina

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will come to understand the importance of mindfulness practices and spiritual awareness to help free themselves from stress and apply better self-care in their daily lives.
    2. Participants will engage in practical exercises of mindfulness and ways of connecting to their spiritual belief that will enhance their overall wellbeing. These exercises will be structured to take back to their work place or home to enhance their over-all sense of wellbeing.
     
    2:45pm Conference Closing  
    3:45pm - 4:45pm NOAP Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee Meeting  


     

     




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