Identification, Characterization and Analysis of NPS
Facilitator: Donna Papsun
Description: A half-day workshop aimed at providing a cradle-to-grave perspective on topics related to laboratory based identification of NPS. The workshop will cover analytical approaches for the identification, characterization, and confirmation of NPS in seized drugs and toxicology samples, considerations in the preparation of standard reference materials, metabolite and biomarker discovery, and determination of receptor binding and pharmacological activity of new substances, from leaders in the field of forensic toxicology and pharmacology. Online material and podcasts will be also available.
Section 1: The Use of Combined Seized Drug and Toxicology Workflows for Rapid Identification of Emerging Substances in Response to Public Health Threats – Dr. Alex Krotulski
Section 2: Synthesis, Development, and Naming of NPS Reference Materials – Dr. Donna Iula
Section 3: Implementing Responsive Analytical Workflows for NPS in a Toxicology Laboratory – Ms. Donna Papsun
Section 4: A Role for Bio-Assays in NPS Screening, Characterization and Prioritization – Dr. Christophe Stove