2021 NADDI Pennsylvania Regional Training Conference

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  • 2021 NADDI Pennsylvania Regional Training Conference
     July 23, 2021
     8:00 am - 4:30 pm

2021 NADDI Pennsylvania Chapter Training Conference
Blair County Convention Center
1 Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602

July 23, 2021
7:30am Registration and Coffee Service
8:30am Opening Remarks
Noon Boxed Luncheon provided by NADDI
4:30pm Closing Remarks

Overview and/or learning objectives

The objective of this course is to provide further education and knowledge of the Pennsylvania drug laws related to the medical field, safety with fentanyl and naloxone, preventing institutional drug diversion, an expert perspective on opioid prescribing, and current drug trends, specifically opioids.

Target audience

The target audience for this training includes medical professionals, first responders, law enforcement and compliance investigators. 

Faculty listing (including course directors, moderators and speakers)

Sherri O’Donald, Controlled Substance Compliance Manager, PA NADDI Vice President, Altoona, PA
Matthew Massaro, Narcotics Agent, PA Office of Attorney General, State College, PA
Edward Cartwright, Retired Narcotics Agent, PA Office of Attorney General, North Huntingdon, PA
Kevin Simmers, Retired Police Officer Hagerstown, MD
Matthew Bouchard, Chairman of Emergency Medicine, UPMC Altoona, Altoona, PA
Stephen Thomas, Medical Expert, Pittsburgh, PA
Dan Zsido, NADDI National Education and Training Director, Seminole, Florida 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). The University of Pittsburgh 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.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.25 contact hours.

Pharmacy (CPE)

This knowledge-based activity provides 6.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participatio(CNE)n in this activity.

The Americans with Disabilities Act information

“Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing info@naddi.org.

The safety and wellbeing of our attendees and colleagues is always a top priority. The Blair County Convention Center and NADDI will follow all state and CDC guidelines during the conference.

Proposed Training Topics and Speakers

Prescription Drug Laws, Prevention of Diversion and Case Study
Matt Massaro, NADDI PA Chapter President
Pennsylvania Attorney General Narcotics Agent

Drug Abuse During COVID-19
Matthew Bouchard, MD 

Real Life Story of Addiction and the Impact on the Family of a
Law Enforcement Officer
Kevin Simmers, Former Maryland Narcotics Officer

Controlled Substances Investigations: A Physician’s Perspective
Stephen M. Thomas, MD

Rx Diversion: Opioid Abuse – The Scope of the Problem
Dan Zsido, NADDI National Director Training and Education

Preventing and Investigating Institutional Diversion
Edward Cartwright
PA Office of the Attorney General (Retired)

NADDI has reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel attached to the Blair County Conference Center.

NADDI room rate $89.00 per night. Cut-off date to reserve your room 06/23/21

Group Code NADN or just ask for the NADDI room block.
(814) 312-1800

Refund Policy

All registrations are subject to NADDI’s Registration Deadline and Refund Policy.


Venue Website:

2 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 16802, United States

National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators Federal Tax ID: 52-1660752 / DUNS Number: 073539913

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