When: This event occurred on May 31st – June 4th, 2021 from 8:45am – 12pm ET.  All presentations and material have been archived for you to access as On-Demand content.


Welcome to the 2021 Current Trends Symposium on Forensic Toxicology. Now in its 4th year, this On-line Symposium has gained a reputation for creating a sense of community for forensic practitioners across the globe while disseminating timely and impactful information from recognized experts in their respective discipline – a feat accomplished with no registration fee and no travel costs. Given the hard work and dedicated efforts of this year’s Program Chairs – Prof Nikolas P. Lemos (Director, Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, Barts and The London SMD) and Dr. Karen S. Scott (Director of Forensic Science & Associate Professor, Arcadia University). The event is free of charge and the content has been deemed appropriate for submission for continuing education credits by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT).

PLEASE HELP SAVE YOUR SEAT!! There is no registration fee for this event! If you are able, we are requesting a voluntary donation of $10 USD per attendee that can be made by clicking by clicking the PayPal button below. Why? We pay a fee for every online “seat”. Due to its popularity, we have had to close registration for past events once the number of seats we could afford to purchase were filled. Our goal this year is NOT to shut down registration, but rather to provide a seat for everyone that would like one. A small donation from each attendee would allow this to happen. If you cannot donate, you are still very welcome to attend the event. Thank-you for your kind consideration and we hope you enjoy this year’s program.

Many thanks to all of this year’s sponsors for making this event possible!


Global Approaches to Local Issues in Forensic and Analytical Toxicology


Click the schedule below to see the full lineup for this year’s symposium!

Science matters, especially in times of crisis. As history clearly shows, we often rely on science to help solve some of the most pressing technical challenges and identify solutions that address major public health crises, including the Spanish flu, polio, and HIV/AIDS. In the ongoing struggle to safeguard humankind, science has been a reliable constant. This year, as the world faced yet another challenge, scientists mobilized in unprecedented ways through global collaborations and innovative technologies, to bring to every village, tribe, town and city of the world the best chance of beating COVID-19. On December 14, 2020 as the first batch of a federally approved coronavirus vaccines were administered to health care workers across the USA, science emerged victorious once again.

Just like in the case of COVID-19, the issues and challenges that forensic and analytical toxicologists face on a daily basis in their own local communities around the world can be addressed by the Online Symposium on Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology, now in its fourth year. This global toxicology collective presents scientific methods, innovations and approaches that have been developed, optimized and validated by scientists whose efforts to expand and share knowledge are represented in our five-day online event.

The scientific program of this year’s symposium reflects our global community’s best efforts in detecting and restricting intoxicants and drugs in many aspects of our daily lives including sport, work, travel, and driving to name just a few, and draws from the expertise of local experts with global reach. We will learn about the efforts of one nation to keep an Olympiad performance-enhancing-drug-free, as well as the efforts of an entire continent to monitor the drug situation in their 27 member states. We will examine analytical toxicology methodologies and techniques which permit the detection of an ever-increasing number of substances at ever-decreasing concentrations in a variety of biological specimens and types of cases including postmortem, driving and alleged doping and drug facilitated crimes.

Our aim for this year’s Symposium is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and exchange of information among the global scientific community which can then be more easily transferred and used to satisfactorily address local issues and challenges faced by analytical and forensic toxicologists around the world.

As Chair and Co-Chair of the 2021 Online Symposium on Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology we are honored and humbled to be your hosts and facilitators and we wish you all an educational and enjoyable week.

Prof Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD – Chair

Karen S. Scott, PhD – Co-Chair

When: This event occurred on May 31st – June 4th, 2021 from 8:45am – 12pm ET.  All presentations and material have been archived for you to access as On-Demand content.


This archival event is FREE for anyone to attend! Please click the Register Now button to the right in order to register for this event.