Roadside and Laboratory Oral Fluid Drug Testing Webinar


Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 (live and on-demand)
Time: 10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern to 12:30 pm Pacific/3:30 pm Eastern
Cost: $25/SOFT members and $35/nonmembers
Webinar Chairs: Dr. Madeleine Swortwood and Dr. Curt Harper
Continuing Education Committee Chair: Dr. Robert Johnson

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Oral fluid offers many advantages as a biological specimen for drugged driving investigations. The SOFT/AAFS Oral Fluid Committee has sponsored this Continuing Education Webinar to explain the difference between roadside oral fluid screening and oral fluid laboratory evidentiary drug testing. Several programs will be highlighted to guidance to attendees working to establish programs within their jurisdiction.

Learning Objectives

1) To demonstrate difference between roadside oral fluid screening and oral fluid laboratory evidentiary drug testing.
2) To provide an overview of the AAA sponsored toolkit, "Use of Oral Fluid to Detect Drugged Drivers"
3) To highlight national and international oral fluid drug testing programs


Madeleine Swortwood
Graduate Program Director
Sam Houston State University

Rob Duckworth
Former Director of Traffic Safety
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

Curt Harper
Chief Toxicologist
Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences

Helen Kearns
Ireland Medical Bureau of Road Safety

Audience Knowledge Level



(Times listed are EST)
1:00-1:10 Welcome & Introductions (Harper & Swortwood)
1:10-1:40 AAA Toolkit (Swortwood)
1:40-2:10 US Roadside Oral Fluid Testing (Duckworth)
2:10-2:20 Break
2:20-2:50 International Oral Fluid Testing (Kearns)
2:50-3:20 Confirmatory Oral Fluid Testing (Harper)
3:20-3:30 Q&A