April 30 – May 1, 2013 - DEA/NIST collaboration Emerging Trends in Synthetic Drugs Workshop & Live Webcast

April 30 – May 1, 2013 on NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland or view via live webcast

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering a free upcoming workshop & webcast for forensic science professionals.

There will be no registration fee to attend or view via live webcast.   A draft agenda is posted for this event.

DEA/NIST collaboration Emerging Trends in Synthetic Drugs Workshop & Live Webcast

On April 30-May 1, 2013, we will explore the emerging trends in the forensic analysis of three types of designer drugs: synthetic cannabinoids, substituted cathinones, and novel hallucinogens. NIST is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration in this workshop to highlight: current efforts to regulate synthetic drugs; the types of synthetic drugs being encountered across the country; methods employed to validate physical standards for emerging synthetic drugs; different databases available to assist with synthetic drug analysis; current research studies in the synthetic drug analysis arena; and pitfalls commonly encountered during analysis and interpretation.

For more information and to register to attend or view the webcast go to:

www.nist.gov/oles/synthetic_drugs.cfm

If you wish to attend the onsite workshop, you will be responsible for your own travel, lodging, and per diem.