SAVE THE DATE! SYMPOSIUM ON SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS AND THE OVERDOSE EPIDEMIC Oct. 30th - 31st, 2017 Ann Arbor, MI

The opioid epidemic has been dominating the national conversation. Not only has there been an increase in the number of overdoses due to opioid use, there have also been increases in the challenges faced by the first responders, forensic drug chemists, toxicologists, and pharmacologists who deal with these dangerous substances. The opioid crisis has presented challenges to each of our communities.

GOAL

The purpose of this symposium is to facilitate an exchange of ideas among members of the scientific community in federal, state, and local governments; private industry; and academia to better understand the current and future challenges faced by those dealing with the opioid epidemic.

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify trending synthetic opioids

  • Discuss concerns of first responders, law enforcement, and the forensic labs in terms of evidence handling, safety, and emerging threats

  • Identify poly-drug mixtures, sample matrices, and adulterants being encountered in the forensic laboratories and the challenges this has posed for analysis of drug evidence

  • Share new methods development and the associated validation processes to identify new drugs and drug metabolite characterization, identification, and quantitation

  • Explore tools and methods to increase confidence and reduce time of identification of emerging drugs

  • Share novel approaches to improve analytical capacity and enhance timeliness of analytical results

  • Discuss how we can use what is currently known to be able to predict where synthetic chemists may take us next

  • Identify communication and research needed to understand drug exposure impacts and dosage levels

  • Discuss collaborative mechanisms, including public and private partnerships, that would benefit the toxicology and drug enforcement communities


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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Barry K Logan, Ph.D., F-ABFT, Forensic Science Research and Education @ the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation

Carl J Schmidt, M.D., M.P.H, Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office

Istvan Ujvary, Ph.D., Budapest University of Technology and Economics


ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

Juan Colon, New Jersey State Police

Elaine Dougherty, Michigan State Police

Elizabeth Gormley, Michigan State Police

Anders Helander, Karolinska Institutet

Donna M Iula, Ph.D., Cayman Chemical Company

MJ Menendez, Assistant US Attorney, Colorado

Jayne Morrow, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology

Jeanita Pritchett, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology

Edward Sisco, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology

Aaron Urbas, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology

William E Wallace, Ph.D.,National Institute of Standards and Technology

Emily Wilkinson, Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office

Agnes Winokur, Drug Enforcement Administration

Joshua Yohannan, Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office


OCTOBER 30 th

7:30 am

Arrival • Registration • Breakfast

8:15 am

Opening Remarks

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 1: Identifying the Crisis and Current Response

  • Identify trending synthetic opioids

  • Discuss concerns of first responders, law enforcement, and the forensic labs in terms of evidence handling, safety, and emerging threats

  • Identify poly-drug mixtures, sample matrices, and adulterants being encountered in the forensic laboratories and the challenges this has posed for analysis of drug evidence

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 – 5:30 pm

Session 2: Available Resources and Their Applications

  • Share new methods development and the associated validation processes to identify new drugs and drug metabolite characterization, identification, and quantitation

  • Explore tools and methods to increase confidence and reduce time of identification of emerging drugs

  • Share novel approaches to improve analytical capacity and enhance timeliness of analytical results

  • Share resources available from industry to provide reference materials, tools, and technologies to forensic laboratories

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Speakers’ Reception



OCTOBER 31 st

8:00 am

Arrival • Registration • Breakfast

8:30 am – 12:20 pm

Session 3: Synthetic Trends and Future Outlook
  • Discuss how we can use what is currently known to be able to predict where synthetic chemists may take us next

  • Identify communication and research needed to understand drug exposure impacts and dosage levels

  • Discuss collaborative mechanisms, including public and private partnerships, that would benefit the toxicology and drug enforcement communities

12:20 pm

Adjourn

12:30 pm

Lunch

STEERING COMMITTEE

Roxanne E Franckowski , ISO Quality Manager, Cayman Chemical Company

Donna M Iula, Ph.D. , Director of Forensic Chemistry, Cayman Chemical Company

Barry K Logan, Ph.D., F-ABFT , Executive Director, Center for Forensic Science Research and Education @ the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation

Jayne Morrow, Ph.D. , Senior Science Policy Advisor , National Institute of Standards & Technology

Robert M Thompson , Senior Forensic Science Research Manager, Special Programs Office, National Institute of Standards & Technology

Shannan Williams , Forensic Science Research Project Manager, Special Programs Office, National Institute of Standards & Technology


REGISTRATION FEE

$150

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

October 27th, 2017

Registration includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and morning/afternoon snacks on Monday, Oct. 30 th

  • Speakers' Reception on Monday, Oct. 30th

  • Breakfast, lunch, and morning snacks on Tuesday, Oct. 31 st

REGISTER NOW!

  1. Submit registration online form

  1. Send registration payment via PayPal

Payment by check or credit card available upon request. Contact conference@caymanchem.com for details.

Symposium space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Refund Policy:

  • On or before Sept. 30 th – 100%

  • After Sept. 30 th – No refunds

Refunds must be requested in writing to conference@caymanchem.com .


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Limited sponsorship opportunities are available:

TIER 1: $300

Includes

  • Company logo included in the printed program
  • Verbal recognition during the Symposium
  • Ability to place up to 2 pieces of literature on the registration table

TIER 2: $150

Includes

  • Company logo included in the printed program
  • Verbal recognition during the Symposium

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