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By / May 11, 2017 (iStock/Thinkstock)

The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association’s Annual Conference begins in Orlando next week. Attendance is expected to surpass 800.

More than 800 drug and alcohol testing professionals are headed to sunny Orlando early next week to network with colleagues, hear from industry experts, and learn about the latest innovations and advancements.

Organization: Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association

Conference: DATIA Annual Conference

Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek

City: Orlando, Florida

Following a welcome reception on Tuesday evening, DATIA 2017 will start with a Wednesday morning session featuring consultant and motivational speaker Garrison Wynn. He’ll answer two questions for attendees: How do you get people to do what you want them to do? And how can you get better results from the challenging people you encounter along the way? Also on the schedule:

Changing environment. Attendees are working to address changes in the oversight of prescription and synthetic drugs, as well as evolving marijuana laws due to legalization. Many sessions will address how to comply with new federal policies coming from the Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Role playing. The meeting will include a mock audit to help attendees understand what an employer faces when an auditor arrives to review its alcohol- and drug-testing program. Attendees will get a chance to see common deficiencies, as well as learn the steps an employer can take for corrective action.

Fore! Attendees will hit the links for a casual round of golf Tuesday morning. DATIA’s Best Ball Golf Tournament will take place at the conference venue’s newly redesigned Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. Golfers will get a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Want more details? Check out DATIA’s Facebook page.

Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editorial director of Associations Now. More »

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