Professional Development Opportunities

The YFT subcommittee of SOFT would like to introduce you to our Professional Development page.  Our hope is that the information presented on this page can be used by young and aspiring forensic toxicologists looking to grow in the field and as a toxicologist.  Here, information on graduate level educational programs, relevant professional organizations, professional certification, continuing education opportunities, relevant publication resources and links to job opportunities in the field will be maintained year round.  

*If you would like your organization to be represented in one of the below categories please email [email protected]

Education

Institution

Degree Offered

Website

Anglia Ruskin University

Masters

Arcadia University

Masters

Boston University

Masters

Oklahoma State University

Masters and Doctoral

Sam Houston State University

Masters and Doctoral

Thomas Jefferson University

Masters

University of Florida

 Masters

University of Glasgow

Doctoral

University of Tampa

Masters

Virginia Commonwealth University

Masters and Doctoral

Professional Organizations

Name

Website

Upcoming Meeting

Location

American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS)

Feb 13-18, 2023

Orlando, FL

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)

March 11-13, 2022

San Antonio, TX

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD/LAB)

Mar 31-Apr 2, 2023

San Diego, CA

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)

June 4-8, 2023/p>

Houston, TX

California Association of Criminalists

TBD

TBD

California Association of Toxicologists (CAT)

TBD

TBD

The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education

 ongoing

Willow Grove, PA and virtual

Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group

 TBD

TBD

International Association of Chemical Testing (IACT)

April 16-21, 2023

Charleston, SC

Mass Spectrometry & Advances in the Clinical Lab (MSACL)

April 3-6, 2023

Monterey, CA

Midwest Association for Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (MATT)

April 2023

Ohio

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS)

October 17-21, 2022

Niagara Falls, NY

Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists (NWAFS)

Sept 26-30, 2022

Portland, OR

Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT)

October 30-November 4, 2022

Cleveland, OH

Southern Association of Forensic Scientists

April 24-28, 2023

Gulf Shores, AL

Southwestern Association of Toxicologists (SAT)

TBD

TBD

The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT)

Sept 5-8, 2022

Versailles, France

Professional Certification/Accreditation

Name

Website

Type

American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT)

Personal and Laboratory

ASCLD/LAB (American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors)

Laboratory

National Registry of Clinical Chemistry (NRCC)

Personal

Continuing Education/Training Opportunities

Host

Website

Course

Date

Borkenstein Course

Alcohol/Drug

May 15-20 + Sept 26-30, 2022

The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education

Various

Continuous

Mass Spectrometry Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL)

ACCENT CE

Various

NMS (National Medical Services) Labs

Online Videos

On Demand

RTI International

Various

 

JAT-Editor’s Choice CE

Ongoing

Employment Opportunities

Literature

Journal Title

Website

Journal of studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Journal of Analytical Toxicology

Journal of Drug Testing and Analysis

Journal of Medical Toxicology