The mission of NOAP is to promote public safety through participation of healthcare professionals in monitored rehabilitation and recovery as an alternative to license discipline; emphasizing fitness to practice and retention of competent professionals.


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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