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2021 Virtual Conference

Now On-Demand
All sessions and Educational Credits are available.

IHFDA 5th Annual Virtual Conference

We have just concluded the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference and the IHFDA Executive Board is pleased to offer the conference to those who were unable to attend. The virtual conference platform is still available for the next few months and will allow you to view all presentations including the Q & A sessions from the audience. You will also be able to receive the available CEUs just as if you had attended the original conference.

The conference and sessions provide up to 17 CEUs for pharmacy and nursing, including pharmacy technicians.  Check out the agenda below and sign up today.

Conference Agenda

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
9/20/2021 - Monday 
10:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
10:15 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
“OUTBREAKS OF INFECTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DRUG DIVERSION IN HEALTHCARE”
Dr. Matthew Crist, MD, MPH, CDC
11:15 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
“CASE PRESENTATION: A REVIEW OF TWO DIVERSION CASES AT AN ACADEMIC HEALTH SYSTEM (INFUSION CENTER AND PERIOPERATIVE SETTING)”
Bailey Eason, PharmD, MS, BCPS
UVA Pharmacy Assistant Manager, Surgical Services, Neurology, and Controlled Substances
Katelyn Hipwell, PharmD, MPH
UVA Pharmacy Manager, Clinical Operations
Matthew Jenkins, PharmD, MS

12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
LUNCH / TIME WITH EXHIBITORS
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
“PREVENTING DIVERSION AND RESPECTING THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE IN RECOVERY: TIPS FROM TWO ATTORNEYS”
Michael Barnes, JD, Managing Principal, Sequel Health Law
Shruti Kulkarni, JD, Principal Attorney, Sequel Health Law

2:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
2:15 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DISCREPANCY MONITORING IN ANESTHESIA PRACTICE
Nicholas Jenkins, BS, CPhT
Compliance Specialist, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Heidi McNeely, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC
Drug Diversion Prevention Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado
3:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
“HOW YOUR FACILITY CAN HARNESS AI TO GET AHEAD OF DRUG
DIVERSION"
Nick Culbertson, Co-Founder and CEO of Protenus
Dwight De Vera, GM Healthcare Intelligence at Inmar

4:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
4:45 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.
“STANDARDIZING THE DRUG DIVERSION INVESTIGATION PROCESS” 
Teresa (Terri) Vidals,
BS Pharm, Founder Rxpert Solutions

5:45 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
CLOSING REMARKS
9/21/2021 - Tuesday
9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.
OPENING REMARKS AND HOUSEKEEPING
9:15 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.
“A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF DRUG DIVERSION IN HEALTHCARE”
Maureen Burger MSN, RN, CPHQ, FACHE
10:15 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
"OPIOID RELATED DEATHS IN ILLINOIS DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC"
Jenny Epstein, Assistant Deputy Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Statistics at the Illinois Department of Public Health
11:15 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
“NURSES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND BURNOUT”
Kristin ‘Kris’ Waite-Labott, RN, BSN, CARN, Nurse trainer
Dr. Michel Sucher, MD, FASM, FACEP
Steven J. Wolt, CEO, Veritus
12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
LUNCH / TIME WITH EXHIBITORS
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
“LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT DRUG USE AND DIVERSION IN THE PANDEMIC”
Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN
2:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
2:15 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
“DETECTING POTENTIAL DIVERSION THROUGH DISCREPANCY RESOLUTION”
Caroline Carter, UNC Health
3:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
“IMPLEMENTING RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY AT THE POINT OF CARE IN A LARGE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER”
Danielle Neal, PharmD, MBA
Wake Forest Baptist Health Pharmacy Practice Leader, Drug Diversion and Compliance
Patty Penland, BSN, RN
Wake Forest Baptist Health Drug Diversion Surveillance Analyst
4:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
CLOSING REMARKS/UPDATE ON THE ORGANIZATION
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
9/22/2021 - Wednesday
10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.
OPENING REMARKS – HOUSEKEEPING
10:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
“WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN THE DEA VISITS YOUR HOSPITAL OR HEALTHCARE FACILITY”
Dwayne A Jeffcoat, Staff Coordinator, Liaison Section, DEA
11:45 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
BREAK / TIME WITH EXHIBITORS
12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
“REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FROM BOTH THE DEA AND EPA RELATED TO DISPOSAL OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES”
Cara Simaga, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs for Stericycle, Inc.
CHMM – Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
12:45 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
BREAK / TIME WITH EXHIBITORS
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
“HOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT IMPROVE PDMP EFFECTIVENESS CAN REDUCE DIVERSION OF OPIOIDS AND OTHER MEDICATIONS”
Jeffrey R. Wahl, J.D., Co-Founder and President, MIDAS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Neil Chatterjee, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Scriptulate
2:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
2:15 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
“SUSPECTED DIVERSION IN YOUR ORGANIZATION?
CREATING A TECH-ENABLED BEST PRACTICE ESCALATION PLAN”
Niki Pinion, CPh.T, CCA – Controlled Substance Technician, Dayton Children’s Hospital
2:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
“DIVERSION CHALLENGES IN THE ANESTHESIA ENVIRONMENT”
Dr. Keith Berge, Retired anesthesiologist, Mayo Clinic, Past President, MN, Board of Medical Practice
4:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
CLOSING REMARKS
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
TIME WITH EXHIBITORS

2021 Conference Exhibitors (A-Z)

ProtenusHelioMetrics - IHFDA Corporate MemberBD - IHFDA Corporate Member

IHFDA 2021 CE Language

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Internal Health Facility Diversion Association. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses (ANCC)
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 17.00 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE)
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 17.00 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.
NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.
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