2023 Annual Conference
IHFDA 7th Annual Conference
This is a Hybrid (In-person & Virtual) event
IHFDA is pleased to announce the 2023 annual conference this year in the Chicago area. The dates are September 18-20, 2023 at the Chicago Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.
As in the past, the agenda will be packed full of the most up-to-date information on the diversion of medications in healthcare facilities. Look for a full agenda soon along with exhibitor opportunities.
IHFDA will also be offering the Fundamental Drug Diversion Course this year after the large attendance and positive feedback in 2022. In addition, the course is being improved with updated and additional training content within the diversion space. More information is available below.
The conference is available as in-person or hybrid, the diversion course is virtual with a live (in-person & virtual) Q&A with the panel.
Call for Proposals & Presentations
IHFDA’s conference planning committee seeks abstracts for podium, poster, and panel presentations that address topics on diversion, risk management, quality practice, and guidelines/processes used to increase the knowledge and skills of all professionals and promote the development of our profession. Proposals on any major topic related to healthcare facility diversion are welcome for consideration.
Fundamental Drug Diversion Certificate
“Overview of Institutional Drug Diversion” (1 hour)
“Drug Diversion Interviews in Healthcare: Gateway to the Truth” (1 hour)
“The Public Health Perspective: Injectable Drug Diversion and Bloodborne Pathogens Transmission” (1 hour)
“Developing a Comprehensive Drug Diversion Monitoring Program” (3 hours)
“The Intersection of Peer Support and Substance Use Disorder in Nurses” (1 hour)
IHFDA has updated and added new training content from last year, and we feel that this course will address the main concerns of everyone who is tasked with these crucial investigations, with the ability to ask questions of the actual presenters. The presenters are either currently working on drug diversion inside a healthcare facility, or have spent many years in the field.
This is something many of you in the field have been asking for years to be available for your new people into this area of investigation and those who desire a refresher course while also seeing the most recent methods and means of today’s investigators.
The first offering of this course will provide continuing education credits. The cost for the virtual course is $200.
Becky Doerhoff, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Cory Luper & Michael Carico, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Discussing Processes and Demonstrating Skills Required for Interviewing
Terri Vidals & Bethanie Gamble, Rxpert Solutions
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Lauren Lollini, IHFDA
Michael Kalisher, UC Health (Random Drug Testing)
Alecia Pittman, Cooper University Health Care (For Cause Testing)
Alexandre Raymond & Cindy Mousa, Ochsner Health
Alternative to Discipline, An Opportunity for Change
Stephen Webster, University of Rochester Medical Center
Sushmita Shankar, Southern Illinois Healthcare
Danielle Neal & Leah Mitchell, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Anesthesiology Waste Testing
Karen Kist, Nemours Children’s Health
Denise Hickey, Tampa General Hospital
Holly Borkowski, Lee Health, Fort Myers