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Tentative Agenda



Wednesday, April 10, 2019


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ins & Outs of Drug and Alcohol Testing
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditing Success Seminar
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Certified Professional Collector Trainer® Training
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Consortia/Third Party Administrator Best Practices
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Excelling as an MRO Assistant Workshop
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
DER Compliance: A Train-the-Trainer Workshop on the Drug and Alcohol Testing Responsibilities of Employers
(separate registration)


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Developing an Effective Supervisor Training Program
(separate registration)


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Collector Refresher and Mock Collection Course
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Breath Alcohol Technician Course for Users of Intoximeters EBT Devices
$475 (separate registration directly with Intoximeters)

This course includes approximately 6 hours of self-study material to be completed online prior to a one-day classroom session held on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at the DATIA Conference in Chicago. The course is open to both Refresher and first time BATs and contains the following components:

  • DOT Model Course - part 40 rules and regulations (online)
  • Intoximeters EBT instrument-specific training (classroom)
  • 7 mock tests with an Intoximeters Corporate Trainer (classroom)
  • Includes instruction on the Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) and Accuracy Checks
  • Passing a written exam is required for certification

Pre-payment is required through Intoximeters. You can register and pay online at https://www.intox.com/product/datia-april-10-2019-bat-ebt-201-for-rbt-iv-rbt-vxl/ or by contacting the Intox Training Academy at (314) 429-4000.


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Developing an Effective Supervisor Training Program
(separate registration)


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Collector Refresher and Mock Collection Course
(separate registration)


4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics, and held in the expo hall, the DATIA 2019 Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to network and meet new friends - as well as to reconnect with old friends. Here attendees can visit the over 70 exhibiting product and service providers and receive introductions to how they can help you exceed your clients' expectations.



Thursday, April 11, 2019


8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Conference Opening and Welcome Address
DATIA Executive Director


8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
Winning Plays: Tackling Adversity and Achieving Success in Business and in Life
Matt Mayberry

Matt Mayberry Matt Mayberry is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and performance strategist. A former Indiana University and Chicago Bears linebacker, Matt is one of the most widely read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, where he writes on peak performance, leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and motivation.

Reaching the pinnacle of his sport, Matt suffered a life-changing injury. It was this event that inspired Mayberry to embrace his true passion-his true gift-helping others achieve massive success by learning how to turn failures into gifts. Based off of Matt's highly acclaimed book, Winning Plays, his passionate and incredibly inspiring keynote will captivate DATIA's audience with a message that resonates long after he exits the stage.

In his paramount message, Matt shares his personal story of being on a downward path to destruction, struggling through drug addiction and a career-ending injury in which he eventually transformed into meaningful and lasting success. Matt introduces key insights and techniques about personal motivation, overcoming adversity, goal setting, and turning circumstantial hardship into opportunities for winning plays. He provides actionable strategies and thought-provoking dialogue that is sure to maximize the performance of individuals and teams.

DATIA's keynote by Matt Mayberry, both entertaining and engaging, serves as a massive call to action for those looking for a surefire way to elevate their potential and reach new heights of achievement. Attendees will be equipped with the tools and strategies to go out and create a game plan of winning plays, for themselves, and their team.


9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Drug Use in the American Workforce
Dr. Barry Sample, Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index reveals insights into patterns of drug use among the American workforce. Published annually for more than three decades, the Drug Testing Index examines positivity rates for workplace drugs tested by the company on behalf of employers. During this session, attendees will learn more about drug use trends in the U.S., specimen types, and positivity by drug, testing category, and testing reason. Additionally, attendees will gain and understanding of geographical patterns with maps showing urine drug test positivity by 3-digit zip code.

“I really enjoyed meeting other companies and hearing their issues, what vendors they use and how they have fixed issues they have found”

Elizabeth Cook,
Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.


10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Break


10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
DOT Federal Update
Patrice Kelly, Department of Transportation, ODAPC

In this popular session, participants will be able to delve into the nuances of complying with federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. Patrice will provide information on the recent regulatory changes that took effect for all DOT-mandated drug and alcohol testing programs, and will also take questions from participants. This session is a very unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with Patrice and to gain a first-hand understanding about the factors driving current regulations and compliance factors.


11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
HHS Federal Update
Charles LoDico, HHS

In this session, participants will be provided with comprehensive information regarding complying with HHS drug and alcohol testing regulations including recent changes regarding testing panels, collection procedures, etc. Charles will provide information on recent regulatory changes and will also take questions from attendees. This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with Charles and to gain a first-hand understanding about the factors driving current regulations and compliance factors.


12:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Exposition Hall Open with Lunch

Be Sure to Stop By the ASK FMCSA Table where FMCSA representatives will be on hand to answer your questions on FMCSA regulations, policies, and procedures!


3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions


Scratching the Surface: How Discovery Helps Service (and sell!) Clients
Karen Pierce, Working Partners®

Being able to respond effectively to your clients is critical for businesses success. Key to this process is being able to get below the surface to (really!) understand their needs, motivations and create features to better meet their needs. Teasing out this information is a process of effective questioning and discovery, which many think they do well, but few really do. In this engaging session, attendees will learn how to incorporate the art of discovery into getting and keeping clients and how to begin the process of constructing a discovery guide.


Safety Sensitive Solutions
Presented By FormFox
Nina French, Current Consulting Group



What does the next generation of data collection, information management and electronic reporting look like? Join FormFox and other industry leaders as they discuss these important topics.


What's New in Cannabis and Driving
Judge Mary Celeste (ret.) LLC

Much has happened since the legalization of marijuana across the country. Law enforcement are reviewing new tools and the Courts are experiencing an increase in marijuana driving cases. For the first time in the history of the U.S., drugged-driving surpassed alcohol and driving in fatalities. This year saw the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Report to Congress on marijuana and driving; GHSA/FAAR Report and the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling in Gerhardt that addressed the applicability of standard field sobriety testing to marijuana driving impairment. How do the marijuana driving laws differ across the country? How does marijuana affect driving? Is there a difference between marijuana and alcohol impaired driving? Is there a specific THC level that establishes marijuana impairment?
What are the new testing approaches? What are the studies and scientist saying about marijuana and driving? These questions and more will be discussed.


PHMSA Update
Wayne Lemoi. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

In this in-depth session, attendees will hear first-hand from the PHMSA on important updates affecting their drug and alcohol testing programs. In addition, attendees will have the unique opportunity to ask their most pressing questions directly. If you are involved in PHMSA drug and alcohol testing, you won't want to miss this session.


4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Break


4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions


Harsh Winds: Where Collectors and DERs Meet and How to Warm the Winds
Tamara R. Thomas, M.A. SPHR, Amcare/Doctors Urgent Care Offices

The interface between collectors and DERs does not have to be adversarial. This session will objectively delineate what each group needs in order to align with CFR 49 Part 40. In light of those requirements, this session will also analyze the realities of meeting those requirements and help both sides analyze what they can do to collaborate in a way that satisfies both entities. Information on the harsh winds might be especially helpful for mobile collection companies and collectors who may not have the resources of established clients or land-based collection facilities.


Drug Testing for Legal Highs
Richard Clay, Psychemedics & Tommy Eden, Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

As the change in drug use trends continues to expand into legal substances, it is important to be aware of the dangers that "legal highs" can cause in the workplace. Now, for the first time, you are more likely to find drugs like Adderall in a corporate office building than in a classroom. This session will outline why it's not only important to test for legal substances like Benzodiazepines, Adderall, Fentanyl, and even marijuana in some instances, but also how to incorporate, implement and communicate effective drug testing policies around these types of substances.


Federally Mandated Drug & Alcohol Testing in a Medical Environment
Betye Bailey, Intoximeters

More and more employers are outsourcing occupational health services, including drug and alcohol testing. This means the lines between federal regulations and medical procedures become blurred, making it difficult to separate the two. In this session, we will educate attendees on the differences between a forensic testing procedure, such as a DOT alcohol or drug test, and a medical procedure. There is common misconception in the industry, particularly in large healthcare systems, that just because the test is performed in a medical facility means it is a medical procedure and therefore must comply with HIPAA. This is simply not true. The presentation will include best practices, record-keeping, and cultivating a "defensible" or "forensic" mindset rather than a "medical" mindset while performing DOT tests.


FRA Update
Jerry Powers, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

In this in-depth session, attendees will hear first-hand from the FRA on important updates affecting their drug and alcohol testing programs. In addition, attendees will have the unique opportunity to ask their most pressing questions directly. If you are involved in FRA drug and alcohol testing, you won't want to miss this session.


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Conference Networking Event

Celebrate and mingle with colleagues as you enjoy cocktails, great food, merriment and networking. At this highly anticipated annual industry-networking event sponsored by ABBOTT, you will have a chance to meet and mingle with other industry professionals in a vibrant and matchless setting. Make new friends, new networking contacts, and new business. Stay tuned for more information on this event - including the theme - and what to wear.



Friday, April 12, 2019


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions


50 States vs. You - How Do You Win?
Faye Caldwell, Caldwell Everson PLLC

Mandatory state drug testing requirements have been around a long time, and compliance has always been a challenge for multi-state employers and service providers. However, workplace drug testing pitfalls continue to evolve with none being more significant than state legislation recognizing the legal use of medical marijuana, and in some cases, recreational marijuana. Knowing where we are, and where we may be going, is critical in confronting-and winning-the state law compliance challenge.


Treating Marijuana Like Alcohol - Moving Towards an Impairment-Free Workplace
Dr. Mike Lynn, Hound Labs

Many employers are concerned with marijuana legalization and how to maintain a safe workplace. Screening providers struggle to provide their clients with the answers. Employers want to determine recent use, not look back a few days, last week or last month - they need to know if an employee is impaired on the job. While this sounds easy, it is hard to implement in practice given existing drug testing technologies. This presentation will look into the science behind THC and the challenge of detecting it in a workplace environment. Additionally, Dr. Lynn will discuss the drug testing options employers have to objectively determine the cause of impairment and whether an employee is likely high on the job.


Background Screening - Diversifying Your Business
Scott Galing, Do It Right Screening LLC

Become the one-stop-shop that offers occupational health screening and background screening services. Learn the basics of background screening and how to integrate this solution into your current offerings while generating more revenue for your business, without losing focus or creating more work for your team.


FTA Update
Mike Reddington, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

In this in-depth session, attendees will hear first-hand from the FTA on important updates affecting their drug and alcohol testing programs. In addition, attendees will have the unique opportunity to ask their most pressing questions directly. If you are involved in FTA drug and alcohol testing, you won't want to miss this session.


9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Break


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions


Optimal Phone Training to Grow Your Business
Jonathan Baktari, MD, US Drug Test Centers & e7 Health

Proper phone training is essential to maximize the return on investment in your business. During this session, attendees will learn to understand the do's and don'ts of managing customer service and sales calls as they relate to drug testing. Specifically, they will learn to provide better customer support, manage customers, and keep them happy, as well as reduce the length and complexity of calls. After this rigorous training session, your team will be able to understand why every time the phone rings, you hear dollar signs.


The Complex World of Disability Discrimination - It's Not Just a Federal Issue
William J. Judge, Drug Screening Compliance Institute LLC

Marijuana at work is today's hot issue. But, the real elephant in the room is disability discrimination. Compliance with federal and state disability discrimination laws applicable to workplace drug and alcohol testing is extremely complicated. It impacts not only drug and alcohol testing but also marijuana at work and prescription medications, including opioids. We typically think of discrimination issues stemming from the ADA. However, we forget that every state also has complex disability discrimination rules. This session will introduce these complex issues.


What You Need to Know on Insurance, Claims, and HIPAA
Sarah Logue, OneBeacon Healthcare

The session will provide an overview of general insurance terms and the type of policies/insurance coverage DATIA members need. During the session, types of exposures, staffing types and rating will be discussed along with how the policy types should work together. Claims examples will be provided that are specific to the drug and alcohol testing industry. Come to this session armed with your most pressing insurance questions for your business. You won't be disappointed.


FAA Update
Margie Rustin Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

In this in-depth session, attendees will hear first-hand from the FAA on important updates affecting their drug and alcohol testing programs. In addition, attendees will have the unique opportunity to ask their most pressing questions directly. If you are involved in FAA drug and alcohol testing, you won't want to miss this session.


10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Break


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions


What's the Difference Between Under the Influence and Impairment
Brian Feeley, OraSure Technologies

OraSure Technologies was ranked as the #1 recognized brand name in oral fluid testing in a 2017 national drug testing industry survey. Drawing on Orasure's 20 years of experience with drug testing, they will present the nuances of Under the Influence versus Impairment. The distinction is not widely understood and has a large impact on policies and testing programs. Clarifying how various sectors are impacted by this distinction will be benefit numerous attendees.


Powerful PowerPoint: How to Create Cool and Professional Slides that Make People Say "Wow"
Lee Silber, Creative-Lee Speaking

We've all sat through and seen poor Powerpoint slide presentations. It's time to take this powerful medium and use it more effectively. This session shows non-designers how to design amazing looking slides that not only convey information effectively, but also influence, impress, and keep audiences awake-and engaged. We'll look at the seven things that create great slides, and the three things that can ruin them. We'll explore best practices for layout, design, color, fonts, and content. By the end of this session everyone will know how to build a slide deck that is powerful and professional. This session is perfect for anyone providing training to their staff and clients, or makes sales presentations.


USCG Update
Patrick Mannion, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

In this in-depth session, attendees will hear first-hand from the USCG on important updates affecting their drug and alcohol testing programs. In addition, attendees will have the unique opportunity to ask their most pressing questions directly. If you are involved in USCG drug and alcohol testing, you won't want to miss this session.


12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
DATIA Luncheon

Join fellow conference participants for a wonderful networking lunch. DATIA's 2019 Luncheon will also be a forum where association business will be conducted including discussing the associations goals and action items for the coming year.


1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions


What the CEO Really Wants
Wendell Long, ARCpoint Labs of Tucson

Wendell Long ran major casino resorts across the country for 35 years where he was the purchaser of large quantities of goods and services. Now the tables are turned. As a drug and alcohol testing provider, he's now a vendor. His past career allows him to sell to and service clients much better because he knows how CEO's think and what they want because he was a CEO. Join Wendell as he shares his insights with those who want to learn more about being in the "buyers" seat.


Accidents at Work: Understanding Post-Accident Testing Guidelines, Fit for Duty, and What Your Policy Can Do to Cover It All
Nina M. French, Current Consulting Group, LLC

Accidents happen. Having a policy in place that follows current regulations from OSHA, DOT and local government will position employers to not only keep their employees safe but also their workplace. With a current policy in place that addresses federal and local guidelines, employers will be prepared to combat the issues that accompany drug trends including use and abuse, Fitness for Duty, and workplace safety. Join Nina French as she covers these hot-button issues, first-hand.


Industry Q&A
Join industry leaders for an interactive and self-driven session where the attendees call the shots. A panel of subject matter experts will answer your most pressing questions and provide information on solutions, lessons learned, etc. Participants will leave with a wealth of information to help their organizations grow. Those looking for a highly interactive and self-driven session will want to be sure to participate in this session.


FMCSA Update
Juan Moya, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

In this in-depth session, attendees will hear first-hand from the FMCSA on important updates affecting their drug and alcohol testing programs. A primary focus of the session will be the National Clearinghouse that is set to be implemented in 2020. In addition, attendees will have the unique opportunity to ask their most pressing questions directly. If you are involved in FMCSA drug and alcohol testing, you won't want to miss this session.


2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Break


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Selling the Value in a Drug Free Workplace
Angela Moore, eScreen, Inc.

As employers face continued challenges with legalization and whether to test, this session will focus on the importance of messaging and the value of a drug free workplace. This presentation will leverage data, concepts, and strategy that providers of screening services can use to educate their clients about the importance of continuing their testing programs and how to articulate the value of a drug free workplace.


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Increase Revenue by Expanding FMCSA Compliance Services
Ronald J Raslowsky, National Safety Compliance

Take your business to the next level! In this informative closing session, you will learn how to provide added-value services to your client base by helping clients comply with FMCSA regulations, provide a safer environment on our roadways, and increase your revenue. This will not require much experience and/or expertise as this will be provided for you. In the session, you will learn how to provide driver qualifications, driver safety training, company audit preparation and/or audit representation, as well as how each of these services can increase your revenue and secure your client base. Offering these added-valued services to your client base will allow for more opportunities to increase your revenue and grow your business!


4:30 PM
Conference Closing Address



Saturday, April 13, 2019


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Advanced Certified Professional Collector Trainer Training
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Advanced DER Training
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Certified Professional Collector Trainer® Training
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Consortia/Third Party Administrator Best Practices
(separate registration)


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
DER Compliance: A Train-the-Trainer Workshop on the Drug and Alcohol Testing Responsibilities of Employers
(separate registration)

 

 

  

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  • Intoximeters
  • IMT
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