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Upcoming Seminars:

DEA Virtual Diversion Pharmaceutical Awareness Training 2022

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting five, one-day training webinars for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians employed by pharmacies or hospitals/clinics that are registered with DEA.

PLEASE NOTE: The training will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (Please be cognizant and verify your individual time zone).

Each session will have a maximum capacity of 3,000 participants. It is highly recommended you register as early as possible and only register for one session as the same virtual session will be held on all five days.

Note: If you already attended a July Session, you should not register for the August or September Sessions.

Registration for August Sessions
Friday – August 12, 2022
Thursday - August 18, 2022
Saturday – August 20, 2022

or

Registration for September Sessions
Saturday – September 10, 2022
Wednesday – September 14, 2022

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize the state of the Opioid Crisis today and identify current drug trends
  • Learn where to locate DEA regulations and other resources
  • Recognize drug diversion and learn about healthcare fraud schemes
  • Explain prescribing and applying DEA record keeping regulations

There is no registration fee for these sessions. See Agenda for additional information.

ACPE LogoThis activity is approved for 3.50 contact hours of continuing education in Law by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®. This activity was planned in accordance with NABP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

NABP® and the NABP Foundation® are accredited by ACPE as providers of CPE. ACPE Provider Number: 0205.


Lunch & Learn Web-Series: "Strengthening Our Partnerships"

The Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is pleased to continue their Lunch and Learn Web-Series initiative - this year under the name "Strengthening Our Partnerships." Join us every month for these 30-minute LIVE sessions where DEA speakers and Special Guests present and review information, regulations and procedures related to the proper handling, dispensing, manufacture, distribution and prescribing of Controlled Substances to prevent diversion and help reduce drug overdoses and deaths in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland (DMV).

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 1:30PM EST | WebEx Events Platform*
Topic: Words Matter: Evidence- Based Practices for Communicating about Addiction- NIDA
Moderator: Justin G. Wood- Diversion Program Manager- DEA Washington Division
Speaker: Judith Lavelle, M.S.- Communications Branch- National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
Registration for Washington Division WebEx Event on Thursday, August 18, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 1:30PM EST | WebEx Events Platform*
Topic: Tele-Medicine & the Controlled Substances Act
Moderator: Justin G. Wood- Diversion Program Manager- DEA Washington Division
Speaker: Adam Westcott- Diversion Regulatory, Drafting and Policy Support Section- DEA HQ
Registration for Washington Division WebEx Event on Thursday, September 22, 2022

*Registration is required. There is no registration fee and capacity is limited to the first 500 attendees. This is a LIVE event and not recorded. This program is informational and not for credit.

Any questions regarding this event may be directed to: WashingtonDiversionOutreach@dea.gov

See upcoming Washington Division Lunch & Learn Web-Series events (PDF)


Lunch & Learn Web-Series: "Empowering Healthcare Professionals"

The Detroit Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is pleased to host the Lunch and Learn Online Series “Empowering Healthcare Professionals.” These are monthly, LIVE Virtual 30-minute sessions where DEA speakers and special guests present and review information, regulations, and procedures related to the proper handling, dispensing, manufacture, distribution, and prescribing of Controlled Substances to prevent diversion and help reduce drug overdoses and deaths in Michigan and Ohio.

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 12:00PM EST | WebEx Events Platform
Topic: DEA: Who We Are, What We Do
Speaker: Kathy Federico, DEA Diversion Program Manager, Detroit Field Division
Register for Detroit Division WebEx Event on Thursday, August 18, 2022

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 12:00PM EST | WebEx Events Platform
Topic: The Effects of the Opioid Crisis in Medicaid/Medicare: Diversion of Prescription Drugs
Speaker: Michael Cohen Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General US Department of Health and Human Services
Register for Detroit Division WebEx Event on Thursday, September 15, 2022

Registration is required. There is no registration fee and capacity is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. This is a LIVE event and not recorded. This program is informational and not for credit.

Any questions regarding this event may be directed to: DEADetroitDiversionOutreach@dea.gov


Researcher Seminar

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM CST | Virtual Platform

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Houston Division, will host a virtual lunch and learn training session entitled "Researcher Seminar". This training session is designed for researchers who are authorized to handle controlled substances. Topics will include DEA registration requirements for researchers, security, record keeping, purchasing controlled substances, and disposal requirements. See Agenda for Details.

Registration is required. There is no registration fee.

Register for Researcher Seminar

Also, now available in the DEA Document Portal - Researcher's Manual

Any questions regarding this event can be sent to the DEA Houston Division of the DEA at: DEA.Houston.OpioidSeminar@usdoj.gov


DEA Diversion Training for Dentists

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting two one-hour virtual training sessions entitled, DEA Diversion Training for Dentists. These educational blocks are designed for dentists who are registered to prescribe controlled substances. These virtual sessions will be held both days from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST), 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST), 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MST), and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PST).

There is no registration fee for these sessions. Each session will have a maximum capacity of 1000 participants and will close once reached. It is recommended you register as early as possible.

Closed System of Distribution and Record Keeping
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Registration link for August 23, 2022

The registrant will learn about the importance of DEA’s Closed System of Distribution. Discuss DEA record keeping regulations and what you can expect during a DEA inspection. Learn about DEA sanctions and hear examples of practicing dentists found in non-compliance.

Prescribing Controlled Substances
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Registration link for September 22, 2022

The registrant will learn proper prescription writing to include electronic prescribing. Learn new information on DEA regulations as they pertain to prescribing. DEA case studies will be highlighted and examples of dentists found in non-compliance will be addressed.

Upon completion of each activity, participants are approved to receive 1 contact hour of continuing education credit by the American Dental Association per session with an opportunity to receive a total of 3 contact hours.

Any questions regarding these trainings may be directed to: VDAT@dea.gov


2nd VETERINARY MEDICINE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE - VIRGINIA

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
WebEx Events Platform

Registration for 2nd Veterinary Medicine Virtual Conference - Registration is required. There is no registration fee.

The Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine will review state and federal information, regulations, and procedures related to the proper handling of Controlled Substances. Designed for Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, and support personnel that provide direct patient care in Virginia.

TOPICS:

  • Registration: Veterinary-in-Charge | Transfer| Cancelations
  • Ordering Forms and Procedures
  • Transferring CS | Inventory and Record-Keeping Requirements
  • Drug Destruction: Pharmaceutical vs. Stock waste

CONTINUED EDUCATION CREDITS:

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) will send an applicable Continuing Education credits certificate. Participants must select YES in the Continuing Education Credits field during Registration. Information will be sent, after the event, to the email provided by the participant. For information, contact VVMA at 804-346-2611 or admin@vvma.org.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:

The individual licensed veterinarian or technician is responsible for the accuracy of personal Continuing Education (CE) records. The final determination of the acceptance of a program is up to the individual state licensing authority. Visit aavsb.org/DLR to locate your state veterinary board's detailed CE requirements for license renewal.

Also See Upcoming Washington Division Lunch and Learn Series

INFORMATION:

Any questions regarding this event may be directed to the Diversion Outreach Coordinator via email to WashingtonDiversionOutreach@dea.gov.


Conference Materials and Resources

View and download supplementary conference materials.

Past Meeting Reports and Presentations

2015 Washington Medicine Take-Back Summit

Dangers of Designer Synthetic Drugs

Distributor Conference

Chemical Industry Conference

Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Meetings

Importer/Exporter Conference

Manufacturer/Importer/Exporter Conference

Methadone Alert Conference

National Conference on Pharmaceutical and Chemical Diversion

Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference

Pharmaceutical Industry Conference

Pharmaceutical Training Seminars

Practitioner Diversion Awareness Conference

Public Meeting on Drug Disposal

Researcher Training Conference

Reverse Distributor Meeting


Non-DEA Meetings and Events (Presentations)

National Association Chain Drug Stores (PDF)
August 24, 2015 - Denver, CO

American Veterinary Medical Association (PDF)
July 13, 2015 - Boston, Massachusetts

California State Board Pharmacy Board Meeting (PDF)
June 24, 2015 - Sacramento, California

Alaska Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting (PDF)
February 15-24, 2015 - Anchorage, Alaska

National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities (NASCA) - 2014 (PDF)
October 21-24, 2014 - Savannah Georgia

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) (PDF)
June 9, 2012 - Crystal City, Virginia

Arizona Pharmacists Association (AZPA) (PDF)
June 30, 2012 - Phoenix, Arizona

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) (PDF)
February 19, 2013 - Washington, D.C.

Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) (PDF)
March 4, 2013 - Tampa, Florida

National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities (NASCA) - 2013 (PDF)
October 24, 2013 - Kansas City, Missouri

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