Online Forensic Symposium


Monday, May 20th, 2024 from 8:45am ET - 12:00pm ET
Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 from 8:45am ET - 12:00pm ET
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 from 8:45am ET - 12:00pm ET
Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 from 8:45am ET - 12:00pm ET
Friday, May 24th, 2024 from 8:45am ET - 12:00pm ET

Program Chairs: Dr. Sabra Jones (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), and Dr. Lorna Nisbet (University of Dundee)

Welcome to the 2024 Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology Symposium,

The theme for this year's conference is “Global Perspectives in Forensic Toxicology: Trends, Partnerships, and Innovation”. This strategic choice underscores the growing necessity for collaborative efforts within the forensic toxicology community with our national and global partners, public health, and researchers.

It is crucial for professionals in forensic toxicology to recognize the interconnectedness of their field with broader disciplines. While it may be tempting to remain solely focused on internal developments, the reality is that emerging drugs and trends often first come to light through other organizations such as public health. By actively engaging with professionals outside of the forensic toxicology realm, practitioners can gain early insights into new substances, patterns of use, emerging analytical techniques, and how toxicological data can influence policy.

We have developed an agenda that covers many different topics, including those we might not routinely address. As the illicit drug market becomes ever more global, we open this event with an update from the UNODC. Day 2 will focus on public health initiatives and how we as a field can help to inform those around us. Mid-week we will be focusing on drug-impaired driving, the benefit of working with our traffic safety partners, and highlighting detection challenges before looking to the future with AI and computational methods. Finally, we will close our event by looking at ways to improve workflows within laboratories and how to cope when you don’t have all the necessary resources.

We hope that you will join us for an exciting week with lots of opportunities to learn!
Final Agenda & Abstracts 

The event is free of charge! The Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology course content has been reviewed by the ABFT and ABC and determined to be acceptable for submission to the ABFT and ABC for continuing education credit.

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