London, May 25th, 2023

EFS Heathrow

Eurofins Forensic Services (EFS)
1 Dukes Green Avenue, Feltham - TW14 0LR

Meeting Venue

EFS headquarters in Heathrow (South West London) are within easy reach of the M3, M4 and M25 motorways, and British Rail services into London.
Feltham Station is a ~ 25 to 30 mins walk from the site, or a ~12 min bus ride.
Hatton Cross Station is a ~ 15 to 20 mins walk from the site, or a ~7 min bus ride.
Parking is available on site – when registering attendance, please indicate if you will be driving and will require a parking space.

Meeting Program

Thursday 25th August

09:55 – 10:00 Welcome"
Susan Grosse
10:00 – 10:45 "The Introduction of the Forensic Science Regulator Statutory Code"
Dr Chanda Lowther-Harris, Head of Office- Office of the Forensic Regulator
10:45 – 11.15 "Case Study: How BHB analysis in alternative matrices help lead to a murder conviction"
Alicia Pitcher, Toxicology Reporting Officer, EFS
11:15 – 12:00 "Where has all the fentanyl gone"
Peter Cain, Scientific Advisor, Drugs Department, EFS
12:00 – 13:00 Buffet Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 "Exhaled breath as a specimen for drug testing – an update"
Professor Olof Beck, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (via Teams)
13:30 – 14:00 "Death from Sodium Nitrite poisoning: a series of 20 cases"
Laura Hikin, Principal Clinical Scientist, University Hospitals of Leicester
14:00 – 14:30 "UKIAFT Method Validation Group – Aims for group following Lab 51"
UKIAFT Council
14:30 – 15:00 Business Meeting

Meeting Atendance

Please email both Susan Grosse and Lindsey Ward if you would like to attend the meeting:

Please confirm attendance by Tuesday 16th May, so suitable arrangements can be made for catering.

A Teams meeting will be available for remote attendance – please let us know if you will be attending in person or remotely.