2023 Current Trends in Seized Drug Analysis Symposium - Archival


When: This event originally occured from January 23rd – January 27th, 2023 from 8:45am – 12:00pm ET each day.  All presentations and material have been archived for you to access as On-Demand content.

Program Chairs: Dr. Ed Sisco (NIST) and Dr. Simon Dunne (Swedish Police Authority)


Global Challenges, Global Solutions!

Hello and welcome to the 2023 Current Trends in Seized Drug Analysis Symposium! We are excited to have you join us, and our outstanding speakers, for a week of learning about the global challenges facing the community and some modern solutions to address them.

Throughout the week you will hear from a number of speakers from across the world with backgrounds ranging from academia to industry to practicing forensic scientists. We have structured this week around the theme of Global Challenges, Global Solutions, putting increased emphasis on current issues and tangible solutions. To start the week, we will set the stage by discussing drug landscapes from all corners of the globe. On Day Two we will discover the challenges and solutions surrounding frontline detection scenarios like border crossings, mail facilities, and public health facilities. For Day Three we will head into the lab and learn about tools and approaches for the identification of unknown substances. Day Four will continue with laboratory-based discussions, highlighting several techniques and methods that practitioners can use to address challenges in traditional analyses. Finally, on Day Five, we will look to the (near) future and discuss two of the pressing topics of the coming years – edibles and illicit pharmaceuticals. To compliment this program, we also have virtual posters available for you to view at your own pace. These posters cover a wide range of topics.

As you travel with us throughout this week we invite you to speak up, ask questions, and engage with our speakers, vendors, poster presenters, and, most importantly, one another. This venue is an excellent opportunity to establish new collaborations, foster existing connections, and make new contacts. It is our hope that at the end of this week you will walk away with some ideas and inspiration to help advance the field.

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.

Symposium Agenda


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