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Preliminary programme

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

19.00
Welcome Reception
"Doubletree by Hilton Tower of London"

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

08:00 – 16:00
Registration
09:00 – 09:15
Official Welcome Address
Alberto Salomone, EWDTS President

Session One: "The drug situation in Europe (and the rest of the world)"

Chairpersons: Gary McCutcheon, Wim Schielen

09:15 - 9:40
Challenges in drug control
Justice Tettey
09:40 - 10:05
The illicit UK drug market – risk, reward and consumer demand
Richard Prosser
10:05 - 10:30
Global Drug Survey
Adam Winstock
10:30- 11.00
Coffee break - Sponsors Exhibition
11:00 - 11:25
SAPAA/IFDAT International Committee’s North American Opioid Epidemic Update
Ben Gerson
11:25 - 11:45
Testing in South America
Francisca Corthorn
11:45 - 12:05
The situation in the down-under world
TBC
12:05 - 12:25
Hair testing in Brazil
Maristela Andraus
12:30 - 13:50
Lunch break - Sponsors exhibition

Session Two: "Guidelines and Developments in the testing Field"

Chairpersons: Josè Restolho, Alberto Salomone

13:50 - 14:10
POCT Guidelines
Wim Schielen
14:10 - 14:30
Possible application of microsampling techniques in WDT
Christophe Stove
14:30 - 14:50
Introducing the Intelligent Fingerprinting system for sweat based detection of drugs of abuse
Mark Hudson
14:50 - 15:10
Wastewater analysis
TBC
15:10 - 15:30
Breath drug testing
Olof Beck
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break - Sponsors exhibition

Session Three: “Human Factors and challenges in the workplace”

Chairpersons: Tom Donnelly, Nadia Fucci

16:00 - 16:20
Ethical considerations of drug testing at the workplace
Nikolas Lemos
16:20 - 16:40
Drug and Alcohol Policy pitfalls
Peter Akrill
16:40 – 17:00
The perspective of a MRO
Monica Eneholm
19:00
Conference dinner
HMS Belfast (only upon reservation)

Friday, May 10th, 2019

09:00 - 09:15
Young Scientist Award

Session Four: "Towards best practices for drug, alcohol, mobility and work"

Chairpersons: Fatima Pereira, Per Björklov

09:15 - 09:40
How NPS affect human performance and driving
Jan Ramaekers
09:40 – 10.05
Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs – international comparisons based on ESRA
Wouter Van den Berghe
10:05 – 10:30
ETSC’s PRAISE Project and Work-Related Road Safety
Laurence Atchison
10:30- 11.00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20
Drug and Alcohol - As an EAP Treatment Service
Elizabeth Darlison
11:20 – 11.40
Drug Driving UK
Robbie Burns
11:40 – 12.00
Hair testing in Brazil – The laboratory perspective
Barry Sample
12:00 – 13.30
Lunch Break - Sponsors Exhibition

Session Five: "Workplace testing for NPS"

Chairperson: James Nutt, Michael Michalakis

13:30 - 13:50
TBC
Rudi Fortson
13:50 - 14:10
The challenges of New Psychoactive Substance testing
Simon Elliott
14:10 - 14:30
The use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in workplace: a benefit or a risk?
Ornella Corazza
14:30 - 14:50
Synthetic Cannabinoids Detection in Workplace Drug Testing: Effect of Panel Updating
David Kuntz

Future perspectives in Europe

14:50 - 15:10
EIC – The transaction from the pilot actions to Horizon Europe 2021-2027
Germano Paini
15:10 - 15:30
How might Brexit affect drug and alcohol testing in the UK?
TBC

Farewell drinks

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