Agilent Technologies Hosts Forensics e-Seminar Series: "Definitive Drug Detection"
News Mar 11, 2014
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the program lineup for its 2014 forensic e-seminar series titled "Definitive Drug Detection," presented by RTI International, the Center of Excellence for the U.S. National Institute of Justice. A series of five seminars will feature industry experts discussing new LC/MS and GC/MS applications for forensic detection and analysis of designer drugs and drugs of abuse.
"This seminar program will give forensics professionals the chance to connect with industry experts and learn the latest analytical tools and strategies in forensics and criminalistics," said Tom Gluodenis, Agilent's global marketing manager of Forensics and Toxicology.
Seminars begin this month and run through April and June, then pick back up in September.
Hosted by RTI International's online education service on www.ForensicEd.org, the webinars listed below will also be available for replay following the live events:
DART-TOF for Analysis of Bulk Drugs
Speaker: Dr. Erin Shonsey, director of research, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
Thursday, March 27, (9 a.m. ET and again at 1 p.m. ET)
Controlled Substances Analysis
Speaker: Sarah Keeling, forensic chemist, NMS Labs
Thursday, April 10, (9 a.m. ET and again at 1 p.m. ET)
Drugs of Abuse Analysis with the LC QQQ
Speaker: Rebecca Wagner, research analyst, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Thursday, June 17, (9 a.m. ET and again at 1 p.m. ET)
Designer Drug Analysis using the GC QTOF
Speaker: Sophia Aronova, applications chemist, Agilent Technologies
Tuesday, Sept. 16 (9 a.m. ET and again at 1 p.m. ET)
The Agilent e-seminars will be incorporated into a program called ForensicED, which provides online forensic science training and continuing education courses to practitioners in forensic science, law enforcement, medico-legal death investigation, and forensic toxicology.
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