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SummaryMonday 17Tuesday 18Wednesday 19Thursday 20Fri. 21 - Sat. 22Poster sessions

Live from Melbourne!
To see pictures, abstracts and reports from the 41st TIAFT Meeting in Melbourne, please browse through the scientific program days. At the end of every session, lectures' abstracts and speakers' pictures will be added and when the lecture's title will be hyperlinked you will be able to see them. Reports and pictures from different events (comittees' reports, social program, etc.) can be found below and will be added in the next weeks.
All the pictures you will find browsing through these pages are courtesy by Drs. Gianpaolo Brusini, Aldo Polettini and Alain Verstraete.

Sunday, November 16

10.00-17.30  Registration
Hilton on-the-park hotel, first floor
09.00-13.00  Young Scientist's Symposium
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57-83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Plueckhahn Theatre
Followed by BBQ lunch at the Institute at 13.00 h
Pictures and report not yet available.
14.00-15.00  Young Scientist's Committee meeting
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57-83 Kavanagh st, Southbank 3006 - Plueckhahn theatre
Pictures and report not yet available.
11.00-14.00  TIAFT board meeting
Hilton-on-the-Park hotel - La Trobe room
Pictures and report not yet available.
14.00-15.30  TIAFT Regional Representatives meeting
Hilton-on-the-Park hotel - Delacombe room
Pictures and report not yet available.
17.30-21.30  Welcome Reception
First floor, Hilton-on-the-Park hotel (Ballroom)
Includes snacks, refreshments and entertainment

Monday November 17 to Thursday November 20

Trade displays  This will be open all day from Monday to Wednesday
please see web site for exhibitors - first floor Hilton hotel
Poster displays  This will be available all day Monday to Tuesday for Session 1, and Wednesday to Thursday for Session 2
Strad/Hunt/Delacombe rooms
Monday 17
Pictures and abstracts of lectures available inside (click on day name).
08.30-10.00  Opening and Two Plenary Presentations
Dr Marilyn Huestis - Unlocking the significance of forensic toxicology results
Prof Aldo Polettini - Use of LC-MS in forensic toxicology
10.30-12.15  Keynote 1
Prof. Hans Maurer - Use of GC-MS and LC-MS For Screening in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
Oral Presentations - Emerging Techniques and LC-MS
12.15-13.30  STA committee meeting of TIAFT
Hotham room (1st floor Hilton)
Pictures and report not yet available.
13.30-15.00  Oral Presentations - Alternative Specimens I
15.30-18.00  Oral Fluid Symposium
Moderator: Dr Marilyn Heustis
18.00-22.00  Chemical Technologies Workshop [free]
Principals and Practices of SPE Extraction in Forensic Toxicology
Dr Michael Telepchak
Tuesday 18
Pictures and abstracts of lectures available inside (click on day name).
08.30-10.10  Keynote 2
Dr. Philip Iredale - The Serotonin System as a Target for CNS Drug Development
Oral Presentations - Alternative Specimens 2
10.30-12.15  Keynote 3
Prof. Rokus de Zeeuw - Substance Identification: The Weak Link in Analytical Toxicology
Oral Presentations - Post-Mortem Toxicology
12.15-12.40  Keynote 4
Dr. Stuart Cram - New Technologies in Analytical Separations
13.40-21.00  Half day Excursion to Werribee Mansion & Zoo with BBQ, Wine Tasting and Bush dance
included in full registration
(Excursion pictures here)
Wednesday 19
Pictures and abstracts of lectures available inside (click on day name).
08.30-10.00  Oral Presentations - Clinical Toxicology & TDM - Joint session with IATDMCT
10.30-12.00  Keynote 5
Dr Ken Winkel - Toxins and Alternative Applications of Toxicology
Oral Presentations - Venoms, Toxins & Herbals
12.00-13.30  IATDMCT toxicology committee meeting
Hotham room (1st floor Hilton)
13.30-15.15  Keynote 6
Dr Nigel Simpson - Current Developments in Solid Phase Extraction
Oral Presentations - General Toxicology
15.45-17.30  Keynote 7
Dr Barry Logan - Effect of Stimulants on Road User Behaviour
Oral Presentations - Alcohol, Drugs & Driving
18.00  Randox Laboratories workshop: [free]
Evidence® Biochip Array Technology workshop
Dr Paul Orsulak (Texas, USA)
La Trobe Room - refreshments provided
Thursday 20
08.30-10.00  Keynote 8
Dr. T S M Wan - Medication Control and Drug Testing in Horseracing
Oral Presentations - Drugs in Sport - Joint Session with AORC
10.30-12.00  Oral Presentations - Case Presentations & Special Interest
Special lecture: The Case of Dr Shipman,
Prof D Pounder (UK)
13.30-15.00  Great Debate and Hypothetical - Death in Venice: Challenges for Forensic Toxicologists
Moderator: A/Prof David Ranson (Australia)
Panel of experts from around the world with a strong contribution from the delegates
Professor Ranson will use a hypothetical style of questioning that should provide some entertainment as well as serious debate on the future challenges for toxicologists such coping with new and potent poisons, terrorist activities, new technologies, systematic toxicology versus targeted toxicology, quality assurance, legal and Government influences etc. This is not to be missed.
20.00-24.00  Congress Dinner
Palladium at the Crown Entertainment Complex
(Congress dinner pictures here)

SummaryMonday 17Tuesday 18Wednesday 19Thursday 20Fri. 21 - Sat. 22Poster sessions


41st International TIAFT meeting
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