September 28th - 30th

We realize we are facing a unique time in history. In planning for the next months, the well-being of the IHFDA community is our utmost concern. While it isn’t possible to have all the answers at this point, please rest assured that we will follow the guidance of public health experts. If that means we must make alternative arrangements for our conference or postpone it, we are prepared to do that. We are exploring options and will keep you all informed as more information becomes available.

IHFDA Executive Board

IHFDA 5th Annual Conference

The International Health Facility Diversion Association (IHFDA) announces our fifth annual training conference. This year we are in Chicago, Illinois at a great venue near the airport. Since it is our fifth year, we are doing everything we can to make it special for all of the attendees. We are carefully looking at speakers and the agenda, which should be out sometime in February. Registration is now open, so jump in while we have early bird pricing and hope to see you September 28-30, 2020 in incredible Chicago!

Hotel Information

The Westin O'Hare
6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL, 60018

(847) 698-6000
Shuttle / Driving Directions

Conference Agenda

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Agenda is subject to change.
Day 1
Day 2
9/28/2020 - Monday - ***Basic Sessions***
8:00 A.M.-8:45 A.M.
“The Unlikely Advocate: A Tale of Patient Harm”

Lauren Lollini, IHFDA Secretary
8:45 A.M.-9:30 A.M.
“Meeting the Standard- Can Your Drug Diversion Program Stand the Oversight?”

Russ Nix, Founder, Senior Consultant Aegis Rx LLC
9:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
“Interview and Interrogation in Healthcare Investigations”

Kevin Vanover - IHFDA Treasurer

Jeffrey R. Wahl, J.D., Jeffrey R. Wahl Co.
11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Lunch on Your Own - Exhibit Hall Opens
***Conference Beings with Regular Session***
1:00 P.M.-1:15 P.M.
Opening Remarks

Marsha Stanton- IHFDA Vice President
1:15 P.M.-2:15 P.M.
“Job Description of a Diversion Specialist”

Theresa Vidals, B.S. Pharm
Rxpert Solutions
2:15 P.M.-2:45 P.M.
Break - Exhibit Hall Open
2:45 P.M.-3:45 P.M.
“Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day-First Year of a Drug Diversion Team”

Stephen Webster, Pharm D, MSBA
University of Rochester Medical Center
3:45P.M.-4:45 P.M.
“How Did This Go On For Years, and No One Noticed?”

Maureen Burger, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FACHe
5:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M.
Exhibitor Reception - Exhibitor Hall
9/29/2020 - Tuesday
7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 A.M.- 9:00 A.M.
“Developing a Framework for Improving the Safety and Security of Controlled Substances in Hospital High Risk Areas in Ontario, Canada”

Judy Chong, Mgr.
Hospital Practice, Ontario College of Pharmacists
9:00 A.M.- 10:00 A.M.
“Detecting, Deterring and Responding to Drug Diversion”

DeVere Day, Pharm D
Pharmacy Automaton and Technology Manager, Intermountain Healthcare
10:00 A.M.- 10:30 A.M.
Break Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
"How Drug Diversion Reduces Trust in the Healthcare System”

Jeffrey R. Wahl, J.D., Jeffrey R. Wahl Co.
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Lunch Provided - Exhibitor Hall Open till 1:00 PM
1:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.
“Creating and Implementing Diversion Risk Rounds”

Christina Kelley, BS, CPhT
Compliance Monitor, Fairview Pharmacy Services

Ben Krueger, BA, CPhT
Pharmacy Business Operations Mgr., Univ., of MN Medical Center

2:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
Break Exhibit Hall Open
2:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M.
“Exploring the Intersection of Peer Support Services, Alternative to Discipline Programs and Current Diversion Prevention Strategies for Nurses”

Deborah Koivula, R.N., BSN, CARN
Regional Coordinator, NY State Nurses Association, Statewide Peer Assistance

Jack Stem, CDCA, CRNA, (Ret.)
Program Mgr. University of Cincinnati Grant For Developing and Implementing the Opioid Use Disorder Consortium in Highland County, Ohio.
3:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Panel Discussion
9/30/2020 - Wednesday
7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 A.M.- 9:00 A.M.
“Simulation and Education as Tools for Diversion Awareness and Prevention”

Heidi McNeely, RN, MSN, PCNS-BC,
Drug Diversion Prevention Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado,  & IHFDA Board Member

Whitney Smith, RN, MSN, CHSE, Mgr.
Simulation Program, Children’s Hospital Colorado
9:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M.
Break Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 A.M.- 10:30 A.M.
“Public Health-Risk of Bloodborne Pathogens Transmission”

Patricia Montgomery, MPH, RN, CIC
Washington State Department of Health

10:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
“Best Practices for a Sustainable and Innovative Drug Diversion Program”

Carol A. Purcell, MSN, RN, CNML, Mgr
Diversion Prevention Program, Michigan Medicine

Steven Harvey, BSN, RN 
Lead Controlled Substance Diversion Prevention Analyst, Michigan Medicine
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Lunch Provided - Exhibitor Hall Open till 1:00 PM
1:00 P.M.- 2:30 P.M.
“Healthcare and Substance Use Disorder-One Nurse’s Story”

Kristin Waite-Labott, RN, BSN
Nurse Trainer, Rogers Behavioral Health
2:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M.
“Challenges in Gathering Diversion Incident Data”

Rajesh Speer, MS, Pharm D
Research Specialist, UAB School of Medicine
3:30 P.M.- 4:00 P.M.
Wrap-Up Closing Remarks

Marsha Stanton, IHFDA Vice President
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