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Next LTG cancellation

Dear all,

Firstly, I hope you are all well and coping with what ever situations you are finding you and your families in. We all appreciate everything all in the NHS and other clinical settings are doing to keep hospitals and laboratories going. It is a vital service and we know many are struggling to keep going. Others may be forced home, caring for others, shielding or furloughed, and we appreciate how hard this can be too.

It is with great sadness, but not unexpected, that we have to cancel the next LTG that was due to take place on 12th June. There are many practical reasons why this meeting can't go ahead but really, its just not right for any of us at this time. We have looked at virtual meetings, or postponing to a summer date, but all in all this just isn't practical either. The committee have decided that we shall defer all the speakers we can to future meetings, and continue with planning for 18th September and 4th December as normal. If this situation changes, then we will let you know. The social evening event which was due to take place at the Old Operating Theatre after Junes meetings has been moved to after the Septembers meeting. We will of course, keep you updated on this as we get closer to the time.

In the meantime, please stay safe and lets all hope we see each other again very soon.

Best wishes,

Susie

on behalf of the LTG committee

Personal Invitation to Attend this FREE, Non-commercial Online Symposium

Greetings to my friends, colleagues, acquaintances and past participants!

Have you registered for the free, non-commercial, web-based, international meeting for forensic scientists and forensic toxicologists?

This year, the 3rd Annual Online Forensic Symposium: Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology is hosted by the non-profit: Center for Forensic Science Research & Education (CFSRE) and organized by practitioners from the forensic community. Bringing together experts from around the world, this free symposium offers in-depth, 1-hour lectures on a variety of compelling topics, panel discussions, and a week-long poster session. In addition to the live event, all presentations are recorded for on-demand viewing and cataloged in the Symposium Proceedings e-book. All content has been reviewed by several accrediting bodies and found acceptable for submission for continuing education (CE) credit.

This year, there are three events scheduled, delivered live at your computer desktop:

  • Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology: June 8-12, 2020
  • Current Trends in Trace Analysis: July 27-31, 2020
  • Current Trends in Seized Drug Analysis: October 26-30, 2020

Registration for the Forensic Toxicology event is now open at www.forensicsymposium.org. The schedule of events for the week can be viewed here. I hope you will take the time to join us either live, or through the recorded sessions, and take full advantage of this opportunity to learn without leaving the lab!

Warm Regards,
Tom Gluodenis, MBA, PMFS, Ph.D.,
Adjunct Professor, Lincoln University
Organizer & Vendor Liaison
Online Symposium: Current Trends in Forensics & Forensic Toxicology
info@ForensicSymposium.org
linkedin.com/in/tgluodenis
linkedin.com/groups/12298573/

Decembers prize winners and 2020 meetings

Congratulations to our two award winners from the LTG's Christmas lectures, that took place on Friday 6th December 2019.
Congratulations and thank you to all those who presented oral and poster presentations.

John Jackson award

£100, went to Keeley Dunn, University of Huddersfield, for her poster entitled: Cannabinoid Identification and Cannabidiol Quantification in Electronic Liquids. Investigators: Miss Keeley Dunn and Dr. Sophie Turfus.

Brian Widdop award

£150, went to Denise McKeown, University of Glasgow, for her oral presentation entitled: 'Drug related deaths in Scotland - dark days and dark nights'

LTG 2020

Our next meeting will be held jointly with UKIAFT on 6th March 20202 at the UK Chamber of Shipping. Agenda will be published in the new year. The LTG will also hold their AGM and EGM.
Following meeting dates are; 12th June, 28th September and 4th December.

Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year to all.

We got pills, they’re multiplying: but, are we losing control?

Free Seminar Morning

One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

22nd November 2019

Navigating the intricate regulatory pathway to bring a drug to market – starts off as an exciting challenge, but can get scary! Why not come and learn how to meet and overcome the many challenges by attending our free seminar on 22nd November: "We got pills, they’re multiplying: but are we losing control?"

For more information: download pdf

HMS Belfast drinks and BBQ following LTG June meeting

Following our last meeting in June, 55 LTG members, colleagues, sponsors and guests once again took to the river Thames, but this time firmly secured to the river bank, aboard the impressive HMS Belfast. We enjoyed a welcome drink, excellent food and chatted whilst looking over the sights of London on a lovely summer evening. Whilst others had a good chat with colleagues and made some new friends, others had a tour of the ship and museum, reading, seeing and smelling what it may have been like to work aboard a warship!

Thank you to all who came and took part in this evening event, and a special thank you to our supporting sponsor, Specialty Diagnostics.

Introduction to Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics

Introduction to Drug Disposition and PharmacokineticsThis book is intended to fill the gap between the treatment of the subject in standard pharmacological texts and the more advanced books of pharmacokinetics. The book is for those wishing or needing to study the topic in more depth than provided by most books of pharmacology. As an entry-level text to drug disposition and pharmacokinetics the reader is taken from basic concepts to a point where those who wish to will be able to perform pharmacokinetic calculations and be ready to read more advanced texts and research papers on the topic. There is a companion web site makes the book 'expandable' and a means to keep the information up to date. The basic text and equations are in the book whilst the web site has calculations and worked examples, many of which are based on the tables and figures from the book. Powerpoint slides of the figures can be downloaded from the web site.

The use of full-colour illustrations aids comprehension, whilst mathematical calculations, exercises and questions, are confined to the companion web site, making this an 'accessible' book for those relatively new to the topic. Many of the equations applicable to toxicology require little more than back of the envelope calculations.

Should you feel that our book might be of interest to you friends and colleagues, please alert them to this new textbook.

More information here: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111926104X.html

NHS alert concerning seizures of heroin cut with fentanyls

A contact at Public Health England has sent LTG a link to an NHS alert concerning seizures of heroin cut with fentanyls. We would like to pass this onto members so that all are aware. Please see further details through the following link https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAcknowledgment/ViewAlert.aspx?AlertID=102588

9th Euro-Global Summit on Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology

Euro Toxicology 2017 is comprised of notable keynote speakers and technical sessions on the latest cutting edge research, and designed to stimulate discussion and debate about current issues affecting toxicology globally. The Summit incorporates multiple sessions enhancing the length and breadth of the conference. These include

Food Toxicology
Nano toxicology
Genetic Toxicology and Toxicity Testing
Pharmacology
Human & Health Toxicology
Clinical Toxicology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Drug Toxicology
Toxicologists Meetings
Forensic Medicine
Toxicology of Metals
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology
Occupational Toxicology
Toxicologic Pathology
Pharmacology

Toxicology Conference incorporates plenty of new sessions and workshops in store for our participants such as the special Networking sessions, Tox talks and so on.

For more information, please visit the Conference website.

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