TIAFT Bulletin, March 2017 is now available

In this number, together with the President’s Message and the usual news about Committees, past and future meetings, you will find: Forensic Toxicology Profiles: Roger Bonnichsen by Alan Wayne Jones, PhD, DSc. Young Scientist Corner: Inhaled Vaporised Cannabis: Pharmacokinetics, Effects on Driving Skills, and interactions with alcohol by Rebecca Hartman, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA [...] Read more

Travel Grants to attend TIAFT annual meetings

The travel grants are awarded to selected members actively working in the field of forensic toxicology that show the need for financial assistance, have an accepted, high-quality abstract for the annual meeting, and agree to certain requirements of receiving the grant. Any TIAFT DCF member or Standard member is eligible to receive a travel grant provided that they have been a member for at least [...] Read more

SOFT-TIAFT 2017 - Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2017 SOFT-TIAFT Workshop Coordinators are seeking proposals for the joint meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. Specific topics of interest are Method Validation, General and Advanced Statistics, Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), Management Topics, Epidemiology of Drug Use and Abuse, Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics, Drug Facilitated Crimes, Root Cause Analysis, Measurement of Uncertainty, [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, November 2016 is now available

In this number, together with the President’s Message and the usual news about Committees, past and future meetings, you will find: The first in a new series: Forensic Toxicology Pioneers in this number Professor Bo Holmstedt by Alan Wayne Jones, PhD, DSc. UNODC and TIAFT team up for international drug control by Dr Justice Tettey, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Congress [...] Read more

XII TIAFT Regional Meeting in Latin America

Dozens of delegates from several countries of Central, Latin and North America as well as from Europe and Asia attended the 12th TIAFT Regional Meeting in Latin America held in Costa Rica. This was the first time that a TIAFT Regional Meeting was hosted in Costa Rica. The main purpose of this event was to focus on the issues of alcohol and DUI, drugs of abuse including NPS, common pre-analytical [...] Read more

2nd TIAFT Regional Meeting in Turkey

With over 100 registered participants, the 2nd TIAFT Regional Meeting in Antalya was a great success. The main theme of the meeting was the importance of forensic toxicology in a large number of fields and aimed to communicate and establish links to new research ideas. The Meeting created opportunities for participants to present and share experiences, explore new directions and debate topics [...] Read more

Over 500 attend TIAFT's Annual Meeting in Brisbane

TIAFT President Heesun Chung welcomed on Monday over 500 forensic, analytical and clinical toxicologists from all over the world during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Annual Meeting of TIAFT in Brisbane, Australia. The beautiful ceremony was enriched by speeches by local dignitaries and a Welcome to the Land by Nunukul Yuggera. [...] Read more

Update on DEA's ban of mitragynine in USA

In October 2016, and after caving to an energetic pressure campaign, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it will drop a proposed emergency ban on kratom, a Southeast Asian tree leaf product that consumers say treats pain, addiction and a long list of other conditions. The DEA now will open a public comment period ending Dec. 1, after which it will decide whether or not to move forward with a [...] Read more

USA's DEA places thiafentanil into Schedule II

USA's Drug Enforcement Administration is placing the substance thiafentanil (4-(methoxycarbonyl)-4-(N-phenmethoxyacetamido)-1-[2-(thienyl)ethyl]piperidine), including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers as possible, into schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act effective 26 August 2016. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-26/pdf/2016-20463.pdf

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