Dr Gregory Skipper, MD


Dr. Skipper has devoted his 38-year career to assisting professionals in crisis. He has worked extensively with State Regulatory Boards in the United States and abroad and published over 100 papers regarding professional impairment. Dr. Skipper is the Medical Di-rector of the Center for Professional Recovery in Malibu, CA where he has evaluated and treated over 800 health professionals since 2011. He was Medical Director of the Alabama Physician Health Program for 12 years from 1999-2011and the Medical Director of Hazelden Springbrook in Oregon from 1993-1999. Dr. Skipper was the innovator of ethyl-glucuronide (EtG) testing and is an expert in drug testing and alcohol markers. He was a member of the National Advisory Council for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from 2002 – 2008. Dr. Skipper is a speaker regarding professional impairment and is a founder and faculty for the PBI Medical Ethics and Professionalism Course, sponsored by the Univ of California Irvine (a program for remedial training in ethics for disciplined licensees by regulatory boards in the USA).

2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Tuesday October 27th

Urine Luck: All About Drug Testing

1.5 CE Credit

Dr. Skipper is the innovator of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) testing, a new marker for better detection of alcohol use, and a senior medical review officer. He has served as an expert in more the 100 complex drug testing cases. He will review basic concepts to understand drug testing, the most common misunderstandings regarding drug testing and will describe the most common methods of cheating and how they are prevented or detected. Finally, he will describe the proper use and limitations of EtG testing and will mention the value of other methods of alcohol monitoring, including EtS testing, blood phosphatidyl ethanol, hair EtG, and various devices used for monitoring alcohol abstinence.