2024 IHFDA Annual Conference

Denver, CO

Maximize Your Impact in Preventing Drug Diversion

The International Health Facility Diversion Association (IHFDA) warmly invites professionals across healthcare, law enforcement, policy-making, and stakeholder groups to our flagship annual conference. This pivotal event is designed to galvanize efforts against drug diversion in healthcare settings, providing a rich agenda of keynote speeches and sessions that tackle the most urgent challenges in this critical field.

Conference Highlights:

  • Engage with Leading Experts: Learn from the front lines with insights from FDA’s Houston Ramsey, retired DEA agent Jennifer Turner, and Jose Esquibel of the Colorado Consortium, alongside a host of other luminaries.
  • Explore Critical Topics: From integrating new hospitals into systems to pioneering electronic controlled substance waste validation, our sessions are tailored to spark discussion, inspire action, and drive innovation in drug diversion prevention.
  • Dynamic Networking Opportunities: Connect with hundreds of peers, share experiences, and collaborate on solutions in a vibrant gathering of minds united by a common goal.
  • Innovations on Display: Discover the latest products, technologies, and strategies at our exhibitor hall, designed to empower your diversion prevention efforts with cutting-edge solutions.

Why You Should Attend:

The IHFDA Annual Conference is more than just an event—it combines passion, expertise, and action against drug diversion. Attendees will leave with not only deeper insights and knowledge but also practical strategies and tools to implement in their organizations. This conference represents an invaluable opportunity for learning, networking, and discovering innovations that could redefine how we approach drug diversion prevention.

Reserve Your Spot: Join us for this transformative experience where dedication meets innovation in the quest to safeguard healthcare integrity. Register today and be at the forefront of shaping the future of drug diversion prevention. We look forward to welcoming you to an event that promises to enlighten, inspire, and connect.

IHFDA 8th Annual Conference

IHFDA is pleased to announce the 2024 annual conference in Denver, CO, this year.  The dates are September 30 – October 2, 2024, at The Westin Denver Downtown.

The conference is available in person or hybrid, with the full agenda finalized soon.

Hotel Reservations:

Westin Downtown Denver – (303) 572-9100

1672 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202

IHFDA has a room block from 9/29/24 – 10/02/24. The room rate is $279. To secure this rate and the room block, please use reference number – M-OOZWFNR, under International Health Facility Diversion Association.

Any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at support@ihfda.org

Conference Attendee  $450 

Attendee RegistrationOther Attendee RegistrationExhibitor Info Coming SoonHotel Reservation Link

Conference Agenda

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**Agenda is subject to change**
9/30/2024 - Monday
10/01/2024 - Tuesday
10/02/2024 - Wednesday
Poster Presenters
7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.
Breakfast Buffet
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Keynote Speaker - Bridget Petrillo - "Coming up for AIR - A Story of Recovery"
9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Break & Time with Exhibitors 
9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Welcome to the Family: Integrating New Hospitals into Systems

Jacqui Stout
Karl Kappeler

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.
A Game of Hot Potato: Managing Patient Own Controlled Substances in the Hospital

Amanda Hays
April Graves
Alex Raymond
Denise Hickey

11:30 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Lunch & Time with Exhibitors
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
No Pill Left Behind: Strategies for Comprehensive Drug Accountability

Alex Rodriguez
William Mabry
Eric Andrews

1:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Group Activity 
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M
Lighting the way to electronic controlled substance waste validation

Amanda Beck
Michele Layne-Harden

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Exhibitors Open Session 
8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Keynote Speaker - American Pain 

Jennifer Turner

10:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Break- Poster Session
10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Mock DEA Inspection and Diversion Hypotheticals: Best Practices for Providers

Kathy Federico
Susannah Herkert
Brian Irving
Hannah Choate

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
When Programs Collide: Utilizing Two Different Investigative Structures

Danielle Neal
Leah Mitchell

1:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Member Updates 


2:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Break- Snacks and Time with Exhibitors 
2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Desperately Seeking the Diversion Panacea

Alecia Pittman
Chris Fortier
John Hertig
Terri Vidals

3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Exploring the Intersection of Diversion Surveillance, Intervention, and Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiatives. Is Your Organization Meeting the Current Standards?

Deborah Koivula
Kristin Wait-Labott
Stephen Webster
Steve Harvey

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Keynote Speaker - Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention 

Jose Esquibel

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
From Reactive to Proactive: A Journey to a More Robust Diversion Program

Terri Vidals
Linda Gordon

10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.
Break & Snacks 
10:15 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
DEA Compliance: Effective Controls to Guard Against Diversion and Theft

William Matthews

11:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
What's Going on Out There? Using Urine Drug Testing Data to Understand Local and National Drug Use Trends

Steve Passik

12:15 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Closing Remarks 

Marsha Stanton
John Burke

Implementing Centralized Controlled Substance Surveillance in a Large Health System

Melissa Wilson

Removing Temptation: Collecting controlled medication waste from the OR and other high-risk areas.

Greg Griffin

Drug Diversion Prevention Education for the Anesthesia Provider Plus One

Denise Christie

Utilization of Tabletop Exercises to Educate on Bloodborne Pathogen Risk Associated with Injectable Drug Diversion

Autumn Joanow
Michelle Nation
Callyn Wren

The Recovery Friendly Workplace: A Total Worker Health® Approach to Supporting Workers and Their Well-Being

David Shapiro

Diversion Risk Rounds... Details Matter to Mitigate Risk!

Summera Zaheer
Sharron Coffie

Improving Your Diversion Committee Engagement

Kellie Murphy

Knowledge In The Numbers: Expansion of Online Drug Diversion Education at a Large Health System

Patricia Fisher
Michelle Dessauer
Jessica Henning

Multidisciplinary Approach to Drug Diversion Prevention Detection and Response in a Large Academic Health System

Paul Rochefort
Patricia Brown
Emily Tiglio
Claudio Vasquez

Analysis of the Financial and Workforce Impact of Controlled Substance Drug Waste in a Community Hospital

Kayla Sewell

High Volume-based Discrepancy Resolution Workflow

Nic Jenkins
Paige Friedentag

Creating and Evaluating a Controlled Substance Compliance Program in Research

Kelli Christman
Josh West