Logo of TIAFT 60th anniversary

As you may know TIAFT was founded in London on April 21, 1963. The founding meeting elected Dr. E.C.G. Clarke (UK) as President, Dr. Alan S. Curry (UK) as Secretary, Dr. Ian Holden (UK) as Treasurer and Dr. Fred Rieders (USA) as Newsletter Editor. 

To commemorate our 60th Jubilee anniversary we are organising a one-day meeting in London on April 21st, 2023 (0830-2300h).   

The event will be held at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London SWlA 0AA, UK.  

The event will conclude with a dinner in the Members Dining Room at the House of Commons.  Given the location, capacity is limited to 150 persons.  

This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with other colleagues what TIAFT means to us all, and to recognise the importance and longevity of our association in the field of forensic toxicology.  

We are working on a program that will be available in the next week or so but tickets for this event will be available to members (in the members area) from January 6 - March 21, 2023.  

Once capacity has been reached there will be no more tickets available - so plan early.  

Tickets will cost $200USD and include the day's program, breaks, lunch and a 3-course dinner.  

The current program is attached - please click here

Time Event
08:30 am - 09:30 am Arrival - Commons room
09:30 am - 10:00 am Opening – TIAFT on the move Dimitri Gerostamoulos - TIAFT President
Welcome - Professor Joanne Elizabeth Martin - Deputy Vice Principal Health at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
10:00 am - 10:45 am Brief history of TIAFT - Bryan S. Finkle-Past President and Alain Verstraete-Past President
10:45 am - 11:15 am Morning Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 am - 11:45 am From TLC to HRMS – changes in forensic toxicology analysis – Simon Elliott-President elect
11:45 pm - 1:00 pm TIAFT then and now panel discussion - moderated by Nikolas Lemos
Panel - Bryan S. Finkle, Rokus de Zeeuw, Robert Wennig, Marilyn Huestis, Pascal Kintz, Olaf H. Drummer, Alain Verstraete, Heesun Chung & Marc LeBeau
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch - Terrace Pavilion
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm A pathologist’s perspective on Toxicology for the medico-legal death investigation process - Noel Woodford
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Toxicology in the future - TIAFT Achievement Award Winners

Future studies in drug metabolism - Andrea Steuer
Future analysis of drugs in hair - Luca Morini
Future challenges of Drugs and driving - Sarah Wille
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm TIAFT in Algeria – report from the inaugural Bryan S. Finkle Visiting Scientist Grant - Alberto Salomone
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm The use of toxicology results in clinical medicine - Robert Flanagan &

Drug-related deaths among the rich and famous - Wayne Jones
5:30 pm - 7.00 pm Break
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Dinner - Members Dining Room


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