2022 Conference & Trade Show Schedule
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Tuesday, May 3rd
|3:30 – 5:00 p.m.||Pre-Conference Training Registration Only. Find the class list here.|
Wednesday, May 4th
|8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Pre-Conference Training Classes (separate registration required)|
|4:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Exhibitor Setup|
|4:30 – 6:00 p.m.||Certifying Commission for Drug & Alcohol Program Professionals (CCDAPP) FREE Information Session Learn more|
|1:00 – 6:00 p.m.||Conference Registration|
|3:30 – 4:30 p.m.||Council of Laboratories Meeting|
|5:00 – 6:00 p.m.||VIP Reception with Keynote Speaker Gen. Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.) (Separate registration)|
|6:00 – 7:30 p.m.||Conference Opening Reception
All attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors welcome!
Sponsored by SOBRsafe
Thursday, May 5th
|6:30 – 8:00 a.m.||Registration|
|7:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Exhibitor Setup – 2nd chance (must be completed by 11 a.m.)|
|7:00 – 8:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 – 8:45 a.m.||Conference Opening|
|8:45 – 9:45 a.m.||Keynote Speaker: Gen. Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.), President of BR McCaffrey Associates|
|9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Registration|
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||
Conference General Session – Ask the Laboratory Experts
Have your top industry questions analyzed and answered! Join us for an exciting Q&A session with our panel of laboratory representatives.
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||
When Bad Things Happen, Be Prepared: Critical Incident Management & Situational Awareness
In the U.S., 2021 had the most mass shootings in history. This presentation focuses on workplace violence, and more importantly, active shooter incidents. Learn how to be trained and aware of how to mitigate and assess risk, and what to do should an event like this take place.
|11:30 a.m.||Lunch for Exhibitors|
|12:00 – 2:30 p.m.||Lunch in Exhibit Hall / Trade Show Opens|
|2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 1
The Truth About Marijuana Impairment and Recent-Use Detection
|3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 2
DER Difficulties: How to Navigate Challenges and Remain in Compliance
Our panel of expert Designated Employer Representatives (DERs) will be sharing the challenges and compliance issues they face daily such as: What is the best way to handle an untrained TPA? Are collection sites compliant? What if an employer is not supportive of the DER’s management? Bring your questions!
Data Security – Don’t Be on The Evening News For The Wrong Reason
|4:30 – 5:00 p.m.||New Member/New To Industry Orientation
If you have joined NDASA in the past year, or are new to the industry, please join us for a short meet & greet with the NDASA Board of Directors. We want to personally welcome you and introduce ourselves!
|5:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Evening Reception & Exhibitor Trade Show w/Silent Auction
Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics
Friday, May 6th
|8:00 – 9:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall|
|9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Exhibitor Breakdown|
|9:30 – 9:45 a.m.||Announcements & Association Updates w/Exhibitor Bingo
|9:45 – 10:30 a.m.||
Drug and Alcohol Testing Trends: Results of the 24th Annual Drug Testing Industry Survey
|10:45 -11:45 a.m.
Drug Trending of CBD, Designer Marijuana, & Benzodiazepines
Learn about the significant workplace impact of CBD due to contamination, how CBD is used to create designer THC products, and how additional marijuana-related products are being sold to “beat the test”. We will also cover internet-purchased designer benzodiazepines found in pre-employment and post-accident testing and how they are affecting job performance due to their potency.
Detecting Fentanyl in Hair and Nail Specimens
Over 800,000 people in the U.S. have perished in the escalating opioid epidemic. The increased use of non-medical fentanyl is a disturbing trend, causing more overdose deaths than heroin, which prompted the DEA to label fentanyl as America’s most dangerous drug. Gain knowledge on testing in hair and nail specimens.
Ask the DOT: Updates and Q&A Session with Agency Representatives
DOT Agency representatives will present updates and be available to answer your questions.
Employment Drug Testing: Obsolete or More Important Than Ever?
Companies across the country are facing a labor shortage leaving many to ponder if employment drug testing is still relevant. Join us as we take a look at our country’s drug culture and how proper testing and intervention can help increase safety and retain employees in this changing world.
State Affiliates Meeting
The state affiliate caucus meeting will be held for all official state affiliate and associate affiliate designated representatives. State-related issues will be discussed, including certification and training opportunities, membership recruitment, state governmental advocacy and the responsibilities of a state affiliate representative also known as NDASA “ambassadors”.
|11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:15 – 1:00 p.m.||
Members will receive an annual State of the Association report from our Chairman, hear what’s on the horizon for NDASA and have the opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and provide feedback at the annual member’s meeting.
|1:00 – 1:45 p.m.||
Patrice M. Kelly JD, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance
|1:45 – 2:45 p.m.||
Special Guest Speaker
Inspiring words from Dan Schneider, the unassuming star of the popular hit Netflix docuseries “The Pharmacist”. When Dan’s son was targeted and killed in a drug deal gone bad, it seemed no one cared. Dan began his own investigation which eventually led to the conviction of the perpetrator and the discovery of one of the nation’s largest pill mills. Through tireless efforts and sharing his personal story, Dan inspires others to face the opioid epidemic head on.
|3:00 – 4:00 p.m.||
FMCSA Clearinghouse: Stay Current with Changes & FMCSA Part 382 Overview
This past year has seen many changes to the Clearinghouse. Are you up to date? Learn what’s new, what’s working well and what challenges the administrators are working to overcome as we explore all things Clearinghouse! Also presented during this session will be an overview of FMCSA Part 382 from the newly appointed Drug and Alcohol Program Manager.
|4:00 – 4:15 p.m.||
= Sponsorship Opportunity. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.