DEC 02, 2015 8:00 AM PST

WEBINAR: Novel Psychoactive Substances: challenges and choices in forensic toxicology

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Abstract
Live Webinar: December 2, 2015 8:00am PST

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of new designer drugs designed to mimic the effects of controlled substances.   These drugs include stimulants such cathinones (often called “bath salts”, synthetic cannabinoids (often called “spice”) and synthetic hallucinogens.  Collectively these compounds are being termed Novel Psychoactive Substances or NPS. In this presentation Dr. Julia Pearson, Chief Forensic Toxicologist for the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office, will discuss some of the new designer drugs as well as analytical approaches and a variety of mass spectral techniques that can be used to conclusively identify these substances in a forensic toxicology laboratory.

Who Should Attend:

Researchers, Directors and Forensic toxicologists  in the Life Sciences/Forensic Institutes/Health Care/Doping Labs/, Core Facility Personnel who are interested in learning the power of different mass spectrometry techniques in forensic labs for:

•    Identifying novel psychoactive drugs
•    Validated drugs of abuse analysis workflow
•    Routine toxicology studies involving various designer drugs
•    Getting rid of the sample backlog situation
•    Obtaining fully defendable data in less time

Key Learning Objectives:

What you will learn:

•    Effective and efficient workflow for forensic toxicology analysis
•    Screening, quantitation and confirmation of drugs of abuse compounds
•    Targeted and unknown screening tools and methods
•    Unknown structure identification using Mass spectrometry techniques
•    Identification of Isobaric compounds
•    Full scan confirmation and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) for quantitative results

For forensic use only.

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