Nominations for TIAFT Board Re-Opened

Due to the postponement of the 2017 TIAFT Business Meeting to 11 January 2018, you now have until Monday, 11 December 2017 to declare your interest in serving on TIAFT's Board for three years. All positions of the Board are going to be decided by election and all TIAFT members are invited to nominate candidates for the positions of: [...] Read more

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of Kurt Dubowski

Kurt Dubowski, PhD, the American pioneer in the science of breath and blood-alcohol testing died on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the age of 96. Kurt Dubowski, of Moore, Oklahoma, became the first state director and first chairman of the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence after the Legislature created the state agency in 1967 and [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, special issue

Dear Bulletin readers, This special issue of the Bulletin has been created to inform you about the upcoming TIAFT events in Boca Raton 2017, Ghent 2018, Birmingham 2019 and Cape Town 2020. We hope this information will be of interest to you when planning your TIAFT travels. Another full issue of the TIAFT Bulletin will be distributed to you before [...] Read more

2017 SOFT-TIAFT Meeting in Boca Raton Rescheduled!

Our NEW ANNUAL MEETING DATES have been announced by SOFT: 6-12 January 2018 Program Schedule: • January 6: Pre-Conference Meetings • January 7-8: Workshops, Opening Ceremony and Reception • January 9-11: Scientific Program and Social Events Please help SOFT begin planning by letting them know if you can attend with our two minute survey by [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, June 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: Erik Widmark by Alan Wayne Jones, PhD, DSc. Young Scientist Corner: "Novel direct dried blood spot-based approaches for forensic toxicology and clinical applications" by Nele Sadones, [...] Read more

Results of the Vote to Amend Article 5 of the TIAFT Constitution

The membership of TIAFT voted to accept the change to Article 5 of the constitution (407 – Yes; 17 – No) as noted below: Article 5.1 Board members The Executive Board of the Association shall consist of a President, a President-elect, the immediate past-president, a Secretary, a Treasurer and three other elected Board Members. They shall be [...] Read more

Call for nominations for the Alan Curry award

All TIAFT members are invited to nominate candidates for the Alan Curry Award by completing this form (Word doc) and sending it to the TIAFT President (hschung@cnu.ac.kr) before 14 July 2017. The Alan Curry Award is the most prestigious award of TIAFT. TIAFT members who have a long history of distinguished contributions to the field of forensic [...] Read more

Call for nominations for the TIAFT achievement award

All members are invited to nominate candidates for the TIAFT achievement award, by sending a completed form (attached) to the immediate past-president Alain Verstraete (alain.verstraete@ugent.be) before July 31st, 2017. The recipient should be a TIAFT member under 46 years of age by December 31st of the year that the award is given and have been [...] Read more

Hurry up! Travel Grants to attend TIAFT annual meeting are expiring on May 15

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 [...] Read more

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 [...] 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, [...] 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 [...] 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, [...] 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 [...] 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

TIAFT Bulletin, June 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: Perspectives in Drug Discovery - Epilogue by Alan Wayne Jones PhD, DSc. Kissing and cocaine ingestion by Pascal Kintz and the extensive review: Dried oral fluid spots by Ashley Barrett Login to secure area and [...] Read more

President Chung attends ceremonial opening of new Dubai forensic science and criminology laboratory

TIAFT President Hee-Sun Chung, PhD, was among the international dignitaries who attended the ceremonial opening of the new forensic science and criminology laboratory of the Dubai Police in the United Arab Emirates. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the new [...] Read more

TIAFT past and current executive committee members honoured around the world

TIAFT Treasurer Robert Kronstrand, PhD, was awarded the AAFS Toxicology Section Ray Abermethy Award on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Following the nomination by Professor Hugo Neels, TIAFT Past President Olaf Drummer, PhD, was honoured on Wednesday, [...] Read more

TIAFT mourns the loss of Golo Meyer, first trainer participant of TIAFT’s Method Development Grant

In early December 2015, the world’s toxicologists and the entire TIAFT family was shocked by the untimely death of our colleague and friend Golo Meyer. Forensic toxicology lost a brilliant and promising scientist and we lost a good friend. Our deepest sympathy is with Golo’s family and friends. Just before his passing, Golo visited the [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, January 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: Perspectives in Drug Discovery - 18. Epilepsy and anticonvulsants by Alan Wayne Jones PhD, DSc., Factors influencing quality of interpretation in forensic toxicology and pathology by Marciej J. Bogusz and the [...] Read more

E-mail Scam Alert

Members and Regional Representatives are alerted to an email scam currently in development. Several of our RRs received a message from the email address "president.tiaft@gmail.com" alleging an invitation by President Chung. The email address "president.tiaft@gmail.com" is NOT associated with TIAFT President Chung. The contents of the email do not [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, June 2015 is now available

As you may have noticed, the TIAFT bulletin is now shipped in a foil cover. This is, however, not the only thing that changed. The bulletin is now printed in Switzerland, but don’t worry, the costs for TIAFT have not increased. The current printing company offers us the additional service of direct shipping in foil covers. You will always receive [...] Read more

UK Focal Point Report 2014

The United Kingdom (UK) Focal Point on Drugs is based at Public Health England (PHE). It is the national partner of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and provides comprehensive information to the Centre on the drug situation in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Focal Point works closely with the [...] Read more

1st TIAFT Regional Meeting in Uzbekistan

The organizing Committee of 1st Regional TIAFT Meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central Asia in Uzbekistan warmly invites you to the conference which will take place on May 14-16, 2015 in Tashkent. The main theme of the meeting is to point out the importance of toxicology in a large number of fields aiming to communicate [...] Read more

TIAFT Board 2014-2017

On last thursday, the annual meeting came to a close in Buenos Aires. During the business meeting, a new board was elected. The new board members are: Heesun Chung (Korea) as President Alain Verstraete (Belgium) as Past-President Marc LeBeau (USA) as President elect Dan Isenschmid (USA) as Secretary Robert Kronstrand (Sweden) as Treasurer Carmen [...] Read more

Special issue on the 18th SoHT Meeting

The SoHT was founded in December 1995 in Strasbourg, France, following an oriental dream on the sands of Abu Dhabi during the 1995 International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) workshop. Since then, the international scientific SoHT has regularly held its annual meeting and occasionally organized workshops in order to actively [...] Read more

Seasons greetings and Happy Holidays

Dear Members, The year is almost at an end. I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all members of TIAFT for their support of the association and hope you will all continue to be members in 2010. It has again been a fantastic year of the association with many more members signing up including a number from Brazil following the regional meeting [...] Read more