Morning Session II: Controlled Substances & Toxicology

The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes. Original Live Symposium took place on 02/20/2018.


Controlled Substances & Toxicology

Liver “Doesn’t Die,” or at Least it’s Enzymes, and Other Useful Information Discovered While Evaluating the Effect of Sample Preparation Techniques and Matrix Effects and Absolute Recovery of Opiates in Liver Tissue Using UPLC-MS/MS
Carl Wolf: Virginia Commonwealth University

Evaluating Trends in Novel Psychoactive Substances Using a Sentinel Population of Electronic Dance Music Festival Attendees 
Alex Krotulski: Center for Forensic Science Research & Education at the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation

Assessing the Impact of Implementing Portable Mass Spectrometers for On-Site Drug Evidence Processing
Jamie Wieland: Illinois State University

Rapid Peptide Analysis Utilizing Matrix-Assisted Inlet Ionization and Paper Spray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Kyle Vircks: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.