The 2019 International Health Facility Diversion Association Conference starts today in Orlando. This group has been around since 2015 and I have been a member since the beginning. The people that started this association were members of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and this is where I first met them when attending a conference. When you are a member of IHFDA you have access to some good resources.
I have attended the IHFDA conferences regularly and would like to encourage all of you, no matter where your journey is related to drug diversion monitoring, to attend at least once. They do a good job of organizing and seem to pick locations that offer something outside of the conference itself. Each year I attend I learn something even after years of experience in diversion monitoring. One yearI sat by a technician who was tasked with starting a program at her facility, and I had the pleasure of mentoring her during our few days together. It is a good place to hear about others’ journeys, lessons learned, and experiences. The net-working is valuable and, of course, all the diversion detection software vendors will most likely be in the same room! You can bet I’ll be doing my rounds over the next three days.