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Practitioners, educators, law enforcement personnel and the legal community require continuing education in the constantly advancing field of forensic science. Take advantage of our preeminent expert faculty to enhance your and your labs’ knowledge-base and skill-sets to stay abreast of novel developments in the field. With our comprehensive offering of engaging workshop and continuing education courses, online training courses, internships and certificate programs, you are sure to find a training opportunity to suit your needs. All of our professional development offerings provide you the chance to learn from dynamic faculty on unique topics as well as from internationally recognized leaders in their fields.

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2020 Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology - Archival

Despite many innovations and increased knowledge within forensic toxicology, there are many challenges that persist...

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2020 Current Trends in Forensic Trace Analysis - Archival

Trace evidence can play a significant role in criminal investigations. Glass, paint, fire debris, gunshot residues, tapes, cosmetics, plastics, pollens, soils, hairs, and fibers...

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2020 TIAFT Educational Symposium - Archival

The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) is thrilled to announce an online professional development opportunity – spread over four 2.5-hour sessions....

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2021 Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology Symposium - Archival

Now in its 4th year and hosted by the CFSRE, this Current Trends Symposium provides attendees with live access to internationally renowned experts in the field of Forensic Toxicology....

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2021 Current Trends in Forensic Trace Analysis Symposium - Archival

Now in its 4th year and hosted by the CFSRE, this Current Trends Symposium provides attendees with live access to internationally renowned experts in the field of Forensic Trace Analysis....

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2021 Current Trends in Seized Drug Analysis - Archival

Join us for the first in the 2021 Online Forensic Symposium Series of events: Current Trends in Seized Drug Analysis - Archival....

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2022 Current Trends in Seized Drug Analysis Symposium

Welcome to the 2022 Current Trends Symposium on Seized Drug Analysis. Now in its 5th 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. Many thanks go to this year’s Program Chairs – Dr. Irene Breum Müller (Faculty of Health Sciences, Section for Forensic Chemistry, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and Dr. Edward Sisco (Research Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology) for their hard work and dedication in creating an exception program of world class speakers. Along with our plenary speakers, there will be presentations on the very latest advances from our generous sponsors, a poster session, exhibit hall, discussion boards, and afternoon workshops...all free of charge....

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Autumn 2021 IACFT Virtual Meeting - Archival

The International Alliance of Clinical and Forensic Toxicologists (IACFT), your free, virtual, and multilingual association, is dedicating its Autumn 2021 Virtual Meeting to URINE. Urine is the biological specimen with the multitude of both functionalities and pitfalls when used in the clinical or forensic toxicology decision making. Join us for this three day virtual meeting that will be discussing urine-based topics including:

 

• What Is a Urine Drug Screen and How Does It Work?

• How Do False Positives and False Negatives Occur?

• When and how to perform Urine Drug Confirmations?

• Are Drug Quantitations in Urine Necessary or Could they be Misleading ?

• What Interpretations can Confidently be Made?

• Why does the way Urine gets collected matter?

• Why Does the Urine Collection Timing Matter?

• What Should You be Look Out For in Urinalysis ?

• Is Metabolomics Analysis in Urine able to Identify Potential Biomarkers?

• How to catch a Urine Drug Test cheat?

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Introduction to Drug Caused and Related Death Investigation: 2021

Level: Introductory concepts for support team members and death scene responders

Target audience: Medicolegal death investigators, coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement, toxicologists, introduction for persons interested in careers in medicolegal death investigation.

Content: This is an introductory module concerning the investigation of death scenes with a focus on drug overdose and drug related deaths. Its primary purpose is to introduce new death investigators, coroners, and law enforcement personnel to best practices of drug death scene investigation and documentation. It will introduce major drug categories encountered in drug deaths, and their effects, personal protection from potential drug exposure at scenes, medication/prescription records review, an overview of laboratory practices that assists in evaluation of drug involvement causing death and working with toxicologists to order appropriate testing and result interpretation. An extensive glossary of toxicology related terms including common and illicit drugs will be provided.

 

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Method Validation of a Comprehensive Drug Screen Using Supported Liquid Extraction and LC/QTOF-MS

Immunoassays (IA) have offered sufficient sensitivity in toxicology for many decades. However, it lacks specificity and introduces technical challenges associated with identifying a growing number of new psychoactive substances (NPS). In contrast, mass spectrometry (MS)-based techniques can be used to simultaneously identify a broader scope of compounds with multiple data acquisition modes and retrospective data analysis. Many complex biological matrices are encountered in these investigations, although blood is the most encountered biofluid. The extraction of multiple drugs with different physicochemical properties using a single protocol can be challenging. As such, many MS-based screening methods do not include cannabinoids, and laboratories still rely on IA-based detection....

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