When: September 9th - September 13th, 2024

We are pleased to announce that enrollment is open for a hybrid – in-person and simultaneous live online – version of the Robert F Borkenstein Course on “The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior” from September 9th - September 13th, 2024.


  • Monday, September 9th, 2024, from 8:00am ET – 5:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, September 10th, 2024, from 8:00am ET – 5:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, September 11th, 2024, from 8:00am ET – 4:30pm ET
  • Thursday, September 12th, 2024, from 8:00am ET – 5:15pm ET
  • Friday, September 13th, 2024, from 8:00am ET – 12:00pm ET
* All presentations must be attended to receive credit

The program will run in-person this year at the Mutter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, which is located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, PA!  The state-of-the-art facility where the onsite program will be held is also home to one of America’s finest museums of medical history, displaying its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting. If you are unable to attend the event in person it will also be accessible to virtual attendees, as the event will be simultaneously webcast worldwide. Our technology platform will allow our virtual and in-person attendees to interact with each other and with the faculty, for Q&A sessions, peer-to-peer networking in breakout rooms, and faculty panels.

The Online Version will feature a live broadcast of the presentation from the podium at the Mutter Museum, with the opportunity for virtual interaction with on-site attendees and faculty through a Q&A window and chat feature. This mode is best suited to participants who are unable to travel to in-person meetings or attendees over the allowable capacity of the conference room (limited to 80 in-person attendees, plus faculty).

Join our customary world-renowned faculty members , along with some new content for the course that has set the standard for preparing toxicologists, chemists, analysts, law enforcement officers, and traffic safety professionals, to have the most relevant and up to date information on the fundamentals of drugs and their relationship to traffic safety and driver impairment.

This course on the effects of drugs on driving and the state of knowledge of drugs on human performance and impairment was founded by Dr. Barry Logan as a companion course to the Borkenstein Alcohol Course and has been running since 2002.

It provides a primer on the pharmacology of drugs most frequently involved in suspected impaired driving cases, covering opioids, stimulants, CNS depressants, hallucinogens, New Psychoactive Substances, (NPS), and the latest information on the impacts of cannabis on driving. The course also discusses recommendations on testing procedures, scope, and cut-offs, as well as guidance for effective testimony in these challenging cases. Our instructors are internationally recognized for their leadership in this area, presenting, testifying, and publishing extensively and excited about sharing this knowledge with our participants.

Our instructors are among the best-known names in this field from the US and around the world, and all are involved in investigation, research and testimony on drugs and traffic safety topics. We continually update our course content to ensure it reflects the issues of concern and interest to our students. Visit our faculty pages to see the current lecture topics, summaries and resource documents.

This year we have secured a discounted block of rooms at the Motto by Hilton in heart of downtown Philadelphia. They are located two blocks from Rittenhouse Square, five blocks from Broad Street, and less than a mile from 30th Street (Amtrak) Station. The Convention Center, LOVE Park, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are all within walking distance! Also be sure to savor vibrant Mexican dishes and cocktails at Condesa or swing by El Café for breakfast tacos, fresh pastries, and coffee. Their rooftop taqueria, El Techo, features handmade tortillas and great views of the Philadelphia skyline.

Click the hotel name below to book your room!
Motto By Hilton Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square - Booking Link
31 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


*At the CFSRE, we always record all of our LIVE events and convert them into an archival, on-demand recording. This allows our attendees to view the event at a time that is more convenient for their schedules, as well as revisit the material at any time for a refresher of the course. We typically have the archival recordings back into the system for viewing within 24 hours of completion of that day’s event. For the Borkenstein Drug Course, we will have the recordings labeled in the specific day's folder before the next day’s presentations begin! This quick turnaround for our recordings will help keep the attendees viewing the archivals as close to real-time as possible during the course of the week’s presentations.