AUG 22, 2019 12:00 PM PDT

What's New in Forensic Toxicology: Drugs and Standards Setting

C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
Speaker
  • Senior Research Forensic Scientist, RTI International
    Biography
      Ruth E. Winecker, Ph.D. F-ABFT (SPHERE-AJR-CFS) The Center for Forensic Science welcomed Ruth Winecker in August of 2018 as a Senior Research Forensic Scientist to support the National Laboratory Certification Program. In April 2019, she assumed the role of Director of that project and in May accepted the role of Director for the newly formed Quality Assurance and Proficiency Program within the Center of Forensic Sciences. Ruth came to RTI International after retiring from more than 20 years of service with the State of North Carolina where she was the Chief Toxicologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (NC-OCME) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Under her direction since 1999, she was responsible for all aspects of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) accredited laboratory including analytical testing, records maintenance and review of testing for >11,000 medical examiner cases per year.

      Dr. Winecker has published more than 80 articles, book chapters and abstracts related to forensic toxicology whose topics include analytical methodology, reviews of therapeutic and abused drugs, the toxicology of metals, and the measurement of therapeutic and abused drugs in alternative matrices. She is an active member of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), the Society of Forensic Toxicology (SOFT) and The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT). In addition, she has chaired and co-chaired workshops and presented various topics in the scientific sessions at these annual conferences since 1998, and has served as the President, Vice President, Secretary and Director of SOFT and director and Vice-President of AAFS. Currently, Dr. Winecker serves as Treasurer for the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT), as an appointee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees subcommittee on Toxicology, The Academy Standards Board and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Analytical Toxicology and the TIAFT Bulletin. She is the task leader for the Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories document. In February 2019, she accepted the Rolla N. Harger Award for outstanding contributions to the field and practice of forensic toxicology at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law.

    Abstract

    Standards setting is an important process for improving forensic science. Guidelines, minimum practice and best standards all have their place in forensic toxicology. This lecture will focus on differences between minimum and best practices for toxicology in a forensic setting. Case studies will be used to illustrate where things can “go wrong” when minimum practices are not followed and also when best practices are followed.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendees of this workshop will be able to compare and contrast the various levels of practice (best and minimum) in forensic toxicology and cite current gaps and opportunities for improvement in the area.


     


    Show Resources
    You May Also Like
    APR 07, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    C.E. CREDITS
    APR 07, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    DATE: April 7, 2020 TIME: 8:00am PT, 11:00am ET This webinar sets out to establish why quality control is key to robust, reliable, reproducible science. We will look at best practice criteri...
    NOV 18, 2019 7:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    NOV 18, 2019 7:00 AM PST
    DATE: November 18, 2019TIME: 7:00am PST, 11:00am EST, 4:00pm CEWT How often do you pipette in your cell culture lab every day? Usually, we do it so often that we tend stop th...
    OCT 02, 2019 11:00 AM PDT
    OCT 02, 2019 11:00 AM PDT
    DATE: October 2, 2019TIME: 11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT Ditch the Excel spreadsheets and manage your molecular workflows entirely in your LIMS Achieve configuration of molecular workf...
    JAN 23, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    JAN 23, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    DATE: January 23, 2020 TIME: 9:00am PST, 12:00pm EST...
    MAR 03, 2020 9:00 AM JST
    C.E. CREDITS
    MAR 03, 2020 9:00 AM JST
    DATE: March 3, 2020 TIME: 9:00am JST A major limitation in the ex vivo expansion of harvested human hematopoietic stem-progenitor cells (HSPCs) is the rapid differentiation of HSPCs at the e...
    FEB 25, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    FEB 25, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    Learn about how to generate a small scale CAR-T workflow using ThermoFisher products See detailed characterization tools that can be utilized and applied in a CAR-T workflow...
    Loading Comments...
    Show Resources