This presentation will elaborate upon the general principles of forensic toxicology, how it it different from a hospital drug screening and other concepts which connect with donation. We will review the benefits in various samples for toxicology screening, peripheral v. central blood sample collection and the impact variables in time, collection and sample integrity have on the outcome of toxicology screening.
- Attendees will understand the difference in drug screening and forensic toxicology.
- Outline the methods of substance identification and quantification.
- Identify the impact and benefit of various toxicology samples.
Dr. Garvin is the Co-founder and Director of Forensic Sciences Network in Columbia, South Carolina, a firm which provides expert forensic consultation to the medicolegal, legal and law enforcement communities. In addition, Dr. Garvin supports the Richland County Sheriff’s Department as a consultant and is the Quality/Business Development Manager for DPX Technologies.
Dr. Garvin has functioned in multiple capacities in the forensic community for over 33 years and has served in related roles as a pharmacology preceptor/instructor and laboratory inspector. Dr. Garvin received her Bachelor of Science from Furman University and her Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Garvin is an active member of multiple organizations including the Society of Forensic Toxicology (SOFT), Forensic Toxicologist Certification Board (FTCB) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AFS.)
Forensic Toxicology 101
Speaker: Demi Jones Garvin, B.S., Pharm. D., R. Ph., F-ABFT
Day: January 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST