Agenda is subject to change.

  • Monday, June 10, 2019
    11:00 am  -  4:00 pm
    12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
    1:00 pm  -  1:05 pm
    Kathleen A. Russell, JD, MN, RN
    Associate Director, Nursing Regulation, NCSBN
    1:05 pm  -  2:15 pm
    How Did This Happen? Unseen Forces Driving Opioid Addiction Nationwide

    Anna Lembke, MD
    Chief, Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic
    Program Director, Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship


    2:15 pm  -  2:30 pm
    2:30 pm  -  3:15 pm
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions Group 1
    2:30 pm  -  3:15 pm
    Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

    David Cummins, MD, FASAM
    Medical Director, Parkdale Center for Professionals
    Medical Director, Indiana Professionals Recovery Program
    Clinical Advisor, Illinois Professionals Health Program

    2:30 pm  -  3:15 pm
    The Use of Administrative Law Judges and the Doctrine of Deference
    Jennifer Ancona Semko, JD
    Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

    Emalie Boyce, JD, MFA
    Director, Division of Administrative Law, Louisiana
    3:15 pm  -  4:00 pm
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions Group 2
    3:15 pm  -  4:00 pm
    Examples of Medication Assisted Treatment Policies
    Toni DiChiacchio, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAANP
    Assistant Dean, School of Nursing, West Virginia University

    John Furman, PhD, MSN, COHN-S
    Director, Washington Health Professional Services

    Mike Harkreader, MS, RN, CARN
    Executive Director, Tennessee Professional Assistance Program
    3:15 pm  -  4:00 pm
    Patient Safety Culture and Barriers to Adverse Event Reporting
    Brendan Martin, PhD
    Senior Research Scientist, Research, NCSBN
    5:00 pm  -  6:30 pm
    Welcome Reception
    Old Dominick Distillery
    305 S. Front Street
    Memphis, TN 38103

    The reception is for attendees only. 

    The venue is 5 blocks from The Peabody Memphis. Transportation will be provided. It iswithin walking distance of the hotel.
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    7:30 am  -  8:30 am
    Continental Breakfast
    7:30 am  -  4:30 pm
    8:30 am  -  10:00 am
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions Group 3
    8:30 am  -  10:00 am
    Unraveling Automated Medication Dispensing System Reports
    Luke Overmire
    Partner, Diversion Specialists, LLC
    8:30 am  -  10:00 am
    What Did the Court Say? Top Regulatory Cases
    Julie Maciura, LLB, MA, LLM, CS
    Managing Partner, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc

    Amigo Wade, JD
    Deputy Director, Virginia Division of Legislative Services
    10:00 am  -  10:30 am
    10:30 am  -  11:15 am
    Sexual Abuse: Achieving Zero Tolerance
    Melanie de Leon, JD, MPA
    Executive Director, Washington Medical Commission
    11:15 am  -  12:00 pm
    Breaking News: How to Survive the Resolution of a High Risk Investigation While Case Goes Viral

    Emma Mamaluy, JD
    Chief Counsel, Arizona State Board of Nursing

    Joey Ridenour, MN, RN, FAAN
    Executive Director, Arizona State Board of Nursing

    12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
    1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
    Dialogue Huddles


    Board Members

    Board Staff
    2:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions Group 4
    2:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
    Discipline Information on A Discussion About Trends, Statistics, Processes and Policies
    Jessica Hansen
    Associate Director, Customer Experience, NCSBN
    2:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
    Due Process Considerations in Simultaneous Regulatory and Criminal Investigations
    Louis Kelly, JD
    Commonwealth’s Attorney, 54th Judicial Circuit, Commonwealth of Kentucky
    3:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
    3:30 pm  -  4:30 pm
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions Group 5
    3:30 pm  -  4:30 pm
    CBD: Game-Changer for Medical Marijuana
    Martin Lee
    Director, Project CBD
    3:30 pm  -  4:30 pm
    The Compact and Reciprocal Discipline

    Joey Ridenour

    5:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
    The Peabody Memphis Duck March
    Please join us in the lobby of the hotel for the famous Peabody Duck March!
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    7:30 am  -  8:30 am
    Continental Breakfast
    8:30 am  -  9:30 am
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions Group 6
    8:30 am  -  9:30 am
    Regulatory Boards: Achieving Sovereign Immunity
    Mona Baskin, JD
    Assistant Attorney General, Licensing & Enforcement Section, Arizona Office of the Attorney General

    Amy Fein, JD, RN
    Complaint Resolution Coordinator, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
    8:30 am  -  9:30 am
    Substance Use Disorder Prevention: Innovative Education Programs Aimed at Licensees
    Peggy Benson, MSN, MSHA, NE-BC
    Executive Director, Alabama Board of Nursing

    Lori McComas Chaffins, RN
    Nurse Health Coordinator, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
    9:30 am  -  10:15 am
    Relational Regulatory Philosophy

    Carina Herman, MSN, RN
    Chief Officer of Regulatory Compliance, British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals

    10:15 am  -  10:45 am
    10:45 am  -  12:00 pm
    Discipline Sanction Decision Making

    Cynthia LaBonde, MN, RN
    Executive Director, Wyoming State Board of Nursing

    Angie Matthes, RN, MBA, MHA, CI
    Director of Investigations, North Carolina Board of Nursing

    Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, FRE
    Executive Director, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Washington State Department of Health








    12:00 pm  -  12:00 pm
    Box Lunch