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, abstracts, and registration rates. To register please click HERE

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

 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

This year all workshops are half-day. The following workshops are offered in two parts, a morning workshop (Part I) and an afternoon workshop (Part II) on a related topic. Participants can register for Part I or Part II or both Part I and Part II:

Workshops 3 & 5
Workshops 4 & 6
Workshops 12 &13

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

Workshop 1: Pharmacology, Detection, and Control Actions of Synthetic Drugs

  • Chairs: Jonna Berry/Justin Grodnitzky
  • 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 I)

  • 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 II)

  • Chairs: Dani Mata/Brittany 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: Intermediate

 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/Tate 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: Intermediate

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: Intermediate

 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: Kristin Kahl/Erin Strickland
  • Audience Knowledge: Basic