11th EWDTS Symposium - London 2019

9th - 10th May 2019
at the Doubletree by Hilton Tower of London

EWDTS 2019, London


Thursday, May 9th, 2019

08:00 – 16:00
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
County lines and associated violence
Scott Jones
10:30- 11.00
Coffee break - Sponsors Exhibition
11:00 - 11:25
The world of drugs has changed for ever - policy and treatment need to change as well
Adam Winstock
11:25 - 11:45
Testing in South America
Francisca Corthorn
11:45 - 12:05
SAPAA/IFDAT International Committee’s North American Opioid Epidemic Update
Ben Gerson
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, Thomas Keller

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
Fully automated determination of phosphatidylethanol 16:0/18:1 and 16:0/18:2 in dried blood spots
Stefan Gaugler
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
Conference dinner
Tour of HMS Belfast and Gala Dinner (seats at 19:00)

Friday, May 10th, 2019

09:00 - 09:15
Luca Anzillotti: 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: "Beyond workplace testing for traditional drugs"

Chairpersons: James Nutt, Michael Michalakis

13:30 - 13:50
Legal issues and challenges re NPS - implications for the workplace and generally
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: testing and funding

Chairpersons: Matt Taylor, Alberto Salomone

14:50 - 15:10
The European Innovation Council – The EU instrument for breakthrough and disruptive innovation
Maria Rinaldi
15:10 - 15:30
How will Brexit affect Toxicology and Drug & Alcohol testing in the UK/Europe?
Matt Taylor

Farewell drinks

Anya Pierce Young Scientist Award

The EWDTS continue to promote new innovation from young scientists in the field of workplace drug and alcohol testing.

The Anya Pierce Young Scientist Award for 2019 produced a hotly contested final.

New Psychoactive Substances: a cat and mouse game between drug testing and drug producers

Annelies Cannaert, PhD
Ghent University

New Psychoactive Substances in oral fluid: a rapid application of the SPME technique.

Luca Anzillotti
University of Parma

The EWDTS congratulate both finalists who provided innovative and exciting solutions for the workplace drug testing arena and keeping innovation alive in this area.

Our winner was Luca Anzillotti, University of Parma, who's submission balanced both innovation and detail to win the prize.

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