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:

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

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
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

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.

A review of the evidence of use and harm

Please find attached a document from the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs detailing 'U-47,700 - a review of the evidence of use and harm'.

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs; 25 pages; December 20, 2016


Phytocannabinoids - A review of the generic definition

Please find attached a document from the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs detailing  'Phytocannabinoids: a review of the generic definition'.

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs; 28 pages; December 16, 2016

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