Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Affecting the Central Nervous System

SOFT Continuing Education Regional Workshop

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Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Affecting the Central Nervous System: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Impairment

Thursday, August 17-Friday, August 18, 2017
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Abstract: This SOFT Continuing Education Regional Workshop will provide Forensic Toxicologists a comprehensive overview covering the scope of practice. The first day of the workshop will focus on the pharmacology, toxicology, and human performance effects of a variety of commonly encountered drug classes. The second day of the workshop will focus on incorporating toxicological results into legal proceedings, with coverage of both human performance and postmortem testimony. Workshop faculty include experts in forensic toxicology, pharmacology, pathology and law enforcement.

Registration Fees:
SOFT Members:$100.00
Non-SOFT Members:$175.00
Student Fee:$100.00
1 day (SOFT Member):$75.00
1 day (Non-SOFT Member):$125.00
There are limited seats available in this workshop. Registration will close when the workshop is at capacity, no later than August 10.:

Hotel Information: Vanderbilt Marriott, $277.35, per night
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Host:
Jennifer Colby
Toxicologist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Assistant Hosts:
Jeff Crews
Forensic Scientist Supervisor, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Adam Gray
Forensic Scientist Supervisor, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Jenifer Hall
Crime Laboratory Regional Supervisor, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Learning Objectives:
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand basic principles of drug pharmacology
2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of drug impairment
3. Interpret pharmacodynamic effects of multi-drug ingestions
4. Communicate pharmacology concepts to the trier of fact

Faculty and Schedule