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13th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference

May 8 - 10, 2018/ Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Tuesday, May 8th - Day 1

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7:00 am – 4:00 pm Name Badge and Conference Materials Pick-Up Himmarshee Foyer
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Beginner Drug and Alcohol Program Manager (DAPM)
George Gilpatrick & Joseph Lofgren
Las Olas Ballroom
9:00 am – 10:15 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   Advanced DAPM
Michael Redington & Felicity Shanahan
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   FTA vs. FMCSA
Iyon Rosario & Juan Moya
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
  •   Quest Diagnostics: Drug Testing Trends
Dr. Barry Sample
Atlantic Ballroom III-IV
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break  
10:30 am – 11:45 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   The FTA-compliant Drug and Alcohol Policy
Craig McNulty
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   Ensuring Alcohol Programs Can Beat Legal Challenges
Edward Conde
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   New Synthetic Opioids Added to Part 40 and Their Effects on Rx/OTC
Robbie Sarles
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   Reasonable Suspicion Testing Determination: A Train the Trainer Course
Leila Procopio-Makuh
Atlantic Ballroom II-V


*Agenda is subject to change.


Wednesday, May 9th - Day 2

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7:00 – 8:00 am Name Badge and Conference Materials Pick-Up Himmarshee Foyer
8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Iyon Rosario
Las Olas Ballroom
8:15 am – 10:00 am ODAPC: Part 40 Updates
Patrice Kelly
Las Olas Ballroom
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break  
10:30 am – 11:45 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   DOT Test Refusals
George Gilpatrick
Las Olas Ballroom IV
  •   Employee Onboarding under Part 655
Joseph Lofgren
Las Olas Ballroom V
  •   FTA vs. FMCSA
John Spelman & Juan Moya
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   Common DAPM Mistakes and Scenarios
Michael Redington & Lori DeCoste
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
  •   Post-Accident Testing Thresholds and Scenarios
Diana Byrnes
Atlantic Ballroom III-IV
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   The Role of the MRO and MRO Assistant
Dr. Donald Jacob & Toni Clay
Las Olas Ballroom IV
  •   Unpredictable Testing Patterns (Random and Follow-Up Testing)
Sean Oswald
Las Olas Ballroom V
  •   Q and A with the Experts
Iyon Rosario, Mark Snider, Juan Moya, & Joseph Lofgren
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   Subrecipient and Contractor Oversight
Deborah Ellis & Lori Jones
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
  •   Collection Site Review and Mock Collection
Lorri Smith
Atlantic Ballroom III-IV
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   A Second Chance after a DOT Testing Violation
John Spelman & William 'Reggie' Smith
Las Olas Ballroom IV
  •   Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Discussion Forum
George Gilpatrick
Las Olas Ballroom V
  •   Transit Trainer’s Toolbox
Diana Byrnes
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   Rural and Tribal Transit Employers: Challenges and Best Practices
Stephanie Bushong & Maxine Marshall
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
  •   Beating the Cheaters
Craig McNulty
Atlantic Ballroom III-IV


*Agenda is subject to change.


Thursday, May 10th - Day 3

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8:00 am – 9:15 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Discussion Forum
George Gilpatrick
Las Olas Ballroom IV
  •   Ensuring Alcohol Programs Can Beat Legal Challenges
Edward Conde
Las Olas Ballroom V
  •   Employee Onboarding under Part 655
Joseph Lofgren
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   Collection Site Review and Mock Collection
Lorri Smith
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
  •   A Second Chance after a DOT Testing Violation
John Spelman & William 'Reggie' Smith
Atlantic Ballroom III-IV
9:15 am – 9:30 am Break
9:30 am – 10:45 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   The FTA-compliant Drug and Alcohol Policy
Craig McNulty
Las Olas Ballroom IV
  •   The Role of the MRO and MRO Assistant
Dr. Donald Jacob & Toni Clay
Las Olas Ballroom V
  •   Subrecipient and Contractor Oversight
Deborah Ellis & Lori Jones
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   Transit Trainer’s Toolbox
Diana Byrnes
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
  •   Common DAPM Mistakes and Scenarios
Michael Redington & Lori DeCoste
Atlantic Ballroom III-IV
10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   Quest Diagnostics: Drug Testing Trends
Dr. Barry Sample
Las Olas Ballroom IV
  •   Rural and Tribal Transit Employers: Challenges and Best Practices
Stephanie Bushong & Maxine Marshall
Las Olas Ballroom V
  •   Reasonable Suspicion Testing Determination: A Train the Trainer Course
Leila Procopio-Makuh
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   DOT Test Refusals
George Gilpatrick
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
  •   Q and A with the Experts
Iyon Rosario, Mark Snider, Juan Moya, & Joseph Lofgren
Atlantic Ballroom III-IV
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS Location
  •   Unpredictable Testing Patterns (Random and Follow-Up Testing)
Sean Oswald
Las Olas Ballroom IV
  •   Beating the Cheaters
Craig McNulty
Las Olas Ballroom V
  •   Post-Accident Testing Thresholds and Scenarios
Diana Byrnes
Atlantic Ballroom I-VI
  •   New Synthetic Opioids Added to Part 40 and Their Effects on Rx/OTC
Robbie Sarles
Atlantic Ballroom II-V
  •   Advanced DAPM
Michael Redington & Felicity Shanahan
Atlantic Ballroom III-IV


*Agenda is subject to change.



Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2018
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