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Event Summary: Joint LTG/UKIAFT Meeting at the RSC

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7th March 2022

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On 4th March 2022. our Account Manager Team Leader, Sean O’Connor attended the joint LTG/UKIAFT meeting at the home of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House. Read on for Sean’s summary of the event.

 

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Sean O’Connor – Anatune Account Manager Team Leader

 

“It was a good feeling going back to Burlington House, for the first time in nearly 2 years for the joint LTG/UKIAFT meeting. With a keen interest to discover the current state of forensics and toxicology, the program looked great. The joint Zoom/Face-to-Face format enabled a mix of in-person and Zoom presentations which also worked really well.

The morning, chaired by Simon Elliot, covered topics including ‘spiking cases’ which was topical due to the increase in needle spiking in clubs and bars, a discussion piece on the DFSA and Section 5A approach and whether this should be changed, a review comparing the drink-drive data between England, Wales and Northern Ireland with Scotland (which has a lower drink-drive limit) by Atholl Johnson, and a virtual presentation on synthetic cannabinoids from the University of Glasgow.

It was great to talk face-to-face over the lunch-break, catching up on the mornings talks and the fact that everyone was enjoying being back in the same room. Not to mention the excellent food provided by the RSC team!

The afternoon, chaired by Lewis Couchman on behalf of the LTG, continued on the fantastic talks from King’s College on Clozapine-induced GIH, and an interesting talk on preventing deaths from pesticide self-poisioning. The day was rounded up with a talk on the implementation of a drug early warning system to detect and track emerging drugs and their impacts.

So it was a great meeting and it was very nice to get back to face-to-face meetings. I’m looking forward to catching up with the new people I met and to meeting more people at the next one in a few month’s time.”

 

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