Archived Online Forensic Symposium

This symposium orginally occurred on JANUARY 22nd - JANUARY 26TH, 2024, FROM 8:45AM - 12PM ET EACH DAY.


Welcome to the 2024 Current Trends in Seized Drug Analysis Symposium. We successfully completed a week of exciting interactions with scientists and law enforcement agencies worldwide who showed how drug analysis methods and data can be used in the fight against drugs and organized crime.

Ahead of the Game!

Traditionally, drug analysis has been a reactionary field, where analysis strategies are developed after the arrival of new illicit substances on the market or detection technologies that have evolved after new smuggling methods are unearthed. This year’s symposium will focus upon efforts to hinder the flow of illicit substances onto the market through finding the sources, tracking the distribution networks and using analysis data to probe and understand the drug market (both on the street and on the Internet). In this light, we have chosen the theme “Ahead of the Game” this year. The presentations will take us from Clandestine Labs (Day 1), Chemical Profiling (Day 2), Cannabis: Life After Legislation (Day 3), Forensic Intelligence (Day 4) to Emerging Technologies (Day 5). We will learn how we can smartly use of science and technology to minimize the flow of narcotics onto the market.

There is a daily discussion panel at 11:30 EST. You are encouraged to actively participate by asking questions in the symposium’s chat function and sharing your expertise with the community. Each day is also complemented by a workshop, vendor presentations, and posters. We are grateful for the dedication of our presenters, many of which are joining us from different continents and time zones. We hope this event will be informative, enjoyable, and inspiring.

Symposium SCHEDULE    PROGRAM CHAIRS    Final Agenda & Abstracts

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This Year's Sponsors!


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 Current Trends Black LIN    GERSTEL 

     PerkinElmer Logo      ThermoFisherLogo 

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