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The Industry's Role in Responding to the Opioid Crisis (part of the "Opioid Crisis: A Public Health Webinar Series")

Event Dates
November 16, 2017, 1:00 pm EST - November 16, 2017, 2:00 pm EST
Event Duration
1 hour
Location
Online

This webinar will describe the role that the reference material manufacturer plays by providing the tools needed to respond to the current opioid epidemic.

Whether by rapidly providing authentic reference standards of novel emerging drugs of abuse or the analytical instrumentation necessary to identify them in casework, private forensic industry partners play a critical role in the response to the opioid crisis. The speed at which novel psychoactive substances are encountered in forensic casework has significantly increased over the past few years. To aid the forensic community in the identification of new substances in seized bulk materials and counterfeit pills or metabolites in bodily fluids, reference material manufacturers such as Cayman Chemical have had quite the challenge to synthesize and qualify our materials in the most expedient manner.

Rapid communication and collaboration with industry is needed to adequately respond to the current crisis. This webinar will describe the role that the reference material manufacturer plays by providing the tools needed to respond to the current opioid epidemic. Recent examples of how this has been successful will be presented as well as tips for strengthening this connection.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this course or difficulty with login or registration, contact the Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence.

 


Presenter(s):

 

Event Type
Webinar
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
Host(s)
NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (RTI International)
Registration Dates
October 24, 2017 - November 16, 2017
Registration Status
Open
Eligibility
​Free and open to all.
Date Created: October 25, 2017