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Drug Diversion Prevention & Opioid Stewardship Summit - Event Details
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When: 04/05/2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penn Grant Conference Center
777 E. Park Dr
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17105
United States
Contact: Libby Maynard
(978) 364-5097

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Please join PSHP for this one-day multi-disciplinary program hosted at the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Penn Grant Conference Center. Our speakers and topics are aimed at Health-System Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians Hospital Risk Management teams, and other providers. Breakfast and lunch will be included, along with time for networking and visiting with exhibitors. CE/CME accredited for multiple provider types including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and RNs. PSHP is pleased to extend member pricing to everyone on your team, as long as at least registrant from your group is a PSHP member. Contact our office for more information on group registrations at 

Exhibit registration is open - CLICK HERE!


Time    Topic   Speaker
8:15-8:45 AM    Registration & Continental Breakfast    
8:45-9:00 AM    Welcome   Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP

9:00-10:00 AM




A Health System Response to the Opioid Epidemic




Michael Evans, RPh
AVP, Clinical Strategy and Innovation
Co-Director, Center for Pharmacy Innovation & Outcomes

10:00-10:15 AM   Break & Visit Exhibits    

10:15-11:30 AM






Diversion by Healthcare Personnel: Addressing a Top Risk to Your Organization

Learning Objectives:

  • State the impact of diversion by healthcare personnel on patient and staff safety.
  • Describe common controlled substance related gaps in the pharmacy.
  • Implement a process to improve security of controlled substance handling and reduce opportunities for diversion.
  Kimberly New, JD, BSN
11:30 AM-12:30 AM    Identifying Diversion: Strategies and Take-home Tools   Bobbi Jamriska, PMP
12:30-1:30 PM    Lunch & Visit Exhibits    

1:30-2:30 PM







A Case Study on Diversion, A Cultural of Excellence

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide a sample diversion experience from an academic, community hospital.
  • To share the impact of a Diversion incident on employees, patients, & community.
  • To identify the various gaps that exist within the medication management process leading to Controlled Substance diversion.
  • To review strategies deployed across a health-care system to reduce & discourage drug diversion.

Shawn Parekh, Director of Pharmacy
Michele Sheaffer, Assistant Director of Pharmacy
Abington Memorial Hospital





2:30-3:15 PM   SARPH & PNAP   Kathy SImpson
Executive Director
3:15-3:30 PM   Break & Visit Exhibits    

3:30-4:15 PM





Opioid Use Disorder: Treatments and Challenges




  Sarah Sharfstein Kawasaki, MD
Director of Addictions Services, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine,
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
4:15-5:00 PM    Perspective from the DEA   Dominic Johnson, DI 


Exhibit registration is open - CLICK HERE!


PSHP Members: $40 before March 5; $50 after March 5
PSHP Member Colleagues: $40 before March 5; $50 after March 5
Non-Members: $80 before March 5; $90 after March 5

Continuing Education

This program will be accredited for pharmacy and nursing continuing education credits upon finalizing the agenda. 


An attendee may cancel and/or withdraw in writing to no later than Monday, March 5, 2018. A processing fee of $25 will be incurred for all cancellations. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund.

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