AAA Northeast Impaired Driving Summit

Boston-Dedham Holiday Inn
November 6, 2018
8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Impaired driving is a growing problem on our roads. While driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all 50 states, 28% of all traffic-related deaths are due to alcohol-impaired crashes. Drugs other than alcohol account for another 16% of motor vehicles crashes.

Use of marijuana, prescription drugs and alcohol is on the rise, and AAA Northeast is committed to raising awareness and fostering a dialogue that will promote safe driving habits. Please register below for our first Impaired Driving Summit on November 6th

Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Robert Forney, Chief Toxicologist, Office of the Lucas County Coroner, Ohio
  • Dr. Bella Dinh-Zarr, Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Jake Nelson, Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy Research, AAA National Office

Additional Speakers and Panel Discussion Participants:

  • Arthur Kinsman, Regional Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Jeff Larason, Director, Massachusetts Highway Safety Division
  • Joseph MacLean, Detective, Franklin MA Police Department and Drug Recognition Expert
  • Britte McBride, Board Member, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission 
  • Michele Matthews, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Andrea Nardone, Prosecutor, Massachusetts Traffic Safety Resource
  • Members of AAA Public & Governmental Affairs 

Agenda (subject to change)

8:30am - 9:00am

Check-In/Registration

9:00am - 9:30am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Lloyd Albert
Senior Vice President, Public/Government Affairs,  AAA Northeast
Arthur Kinsman
Region One Administrator,  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Jeff Larason
Massachusetts Highway Safety Director

9:30am - 10:15am

Breakfast Keynote

“The Landscape of Impairment”

Jake Nelson
Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy Research, AAA National Office

10:15am - 10:30am

Morning Break

10:30am - 11:45am

Panel Discussion

"Recreational Marijuana: Implications for Traffic Safety"

Moderator: David Raposa
Managing Director, Public Affairs, AAA Northeast
Britte McBride

Cannabis Control Commission Board Member
Joseph MacLean
Drug Recognition Expert/Instructor, Franklin, MA Police Department
Andrea Nardone
Massachusetts Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Jake Nelson
Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy Research, AAA National 

11:45am - 1:00pm

Lunch and Keynote

"Drunk Driving: Making the Case for .05 as the Legal Limit"

The Honorable Bella Dinh-Zarr
Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Panel Discussion

"It's Complicated: The State of Impaired Driving"

Moderator: Diana Imondi
AAA Northeast
Michelle Matthews
Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Gregory Parkinson, M.D.
Pediatrician, Falmouth Pediatrics
Bella Dinh-Zarr
Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board 

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Afternoon Keynote

Robert Forney, PhD
Office of the Lucas County Cororner, OH

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Closing Remarks

Mary Maguire
Director, Public/Legislative Affairs, AAA Northeast
Drew Carlson
Public Affairs Specialist

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