Workshops are offered on Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. This year's program will focus on half day workshops, some offered in two parts. Below you will find the 2023 Workshop schedule, registration rates, and abstracts, to register please click HERE

 2023 Workshop Rates

  Early Bird
(June 1 - Aug 31)
(Begins Sept 1)
(Begins Oct 11)
Member $150 $175 $200
Non-Member $200 $225 $250


Schedule and Abstracts

Workshops Offered in Two Parts:
*Workshops 3 (Part I) & 5 (Part II)
**Workshops 4 (Part I) & 6 (Part II)
***Workshops 12 (Part I) & 13 (Part II)

Monday, October 30, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop 1: Pharmacology, Detection, and Control Actions of Synthetic Drugs
Chairs: Jonna Berry/Joe Kahl
Audience Knowledge: Intermediate

Workshop 2: The Human Brain and Factors Affecting the Neurobiological Development from Adolescent to Adulthood Exploring the Intersection of Mental Illness, Addiction, and the role of Laboratory Science
Chairs: Michael Wagner/Tom Kupiec
Audience Knowledge: Intermediate

*Workshop 3: QTOF 101: A Guide to Successful Development and Validation (Part I)
Chairs: Kaitlyn Palmquist/Christina R. Smith
Audience Knowledge: Basic/Intermediate

**Workshop 4: Pediatric Toxicology Part I: From Bottle to Backpack - Introduction to Pediatric Toxicology (Part II)
Chairs: Jennifer Swatek/Kari Midthun
Audience Knowledge: Basic

Monday, October 30, 1:30-5:30 PM

*Workshop 5: Lessons Learned from Implementing QTOF Analysis into Routine Workflow (Part I)
Chairs: Dani Mata/Brittney Casey
Audience Knowledge: Basic/Intermediate

**Workshop 6: Pediatric Toxicology Part II: From Bassinet to Body Bag - Postmortem Challenges and Considerations in the Investigative Process (Part II)
Chairs: Jennifer Swatek/Kari Midthun
Audience Knowledge: Basic

Workshop 7: Cannabis Testimony in Today’s Environment
Chairs: Jennifer Limoges/Stephanie Olofson
Audience Knowledge: Intermediate

Workshop 8: beMUsed by Measurement Uncertainty? Let’s Talk
Chairs:Sue Pearring/Dustin Yeatman
Audience Knowledge: Basic

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop 9: Win. Lose or Withdrawal: The pharmacology, management, and interpretation of drug withdrawal
Chairs: Aaron Shapiro/Nathalie Desrosiers
Audience Knowledge: Advanced

Workshop 10: “Steady as She Goes”: Mastering Stability in Forensic Toxicology
Chairs: Karen Scott/Lorna Nisbet
Audience Knowledge: Intermediate

Workshop 11: Forensic Interpretation of Novel Psychoactive Substances in Challenging Cases
Chairs: Alex Krotulski/Dani Mata
Audience Knowledge: Intermediate

***Workshop 12: Drug-Facilitated Crimes (DFC) Analytical Methods and Statistics (Part I)
Chairs: Laureen Marinetti/Celeste Wareing
Audience Knowledge: Basic

Tuesday, October 31, 1:30 - 5:00 PM

***Workshop 13: Drug-Facilitated Crimes (DFC) Case Presentations (Part II)
Chairs: Laureen Marinetti/Celeste Wareing
Audience Knowledge: Basic

Workshop 14: Principles of Lean Six Sigma and Their Application to Forensic Toxicology Laboratories
Chairs: Marissa Finkelstein/Joe Kahl
Audience Knowledge: Basic

Workshop 15: Oral Fluid Testing: An Automatic Answer?
Chairs: Robert Lockwood/Kristin Tidwell
Audience Knowledge: Intermediate

Workshop 16: Career Development and Leadership Techniques for the Forensic Toxicologist
Chairs: Kristen Kahl/Erin Strickland
Audience Knowledge: Basic




Workshop Program Deadlines

Workshop Presentations and Handouts Due to Coordinators: Friday, September 29
Workshop Handouts Provided to Registrants: Monday, October 16

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments: HERE