8th Annual UKIAFT AGM Meeting
Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd November 2018

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
S Circular Rd, Kilmainham
Dublin, Ireland

Download meeting agenda in pdf

Organising Committee

  • Yvonne Kavanagh, State Laboratory
  • Siobhan Stokes, HSE National Drug Treatment Centre
  • Helen Kearns, MBRS
  • Richard Maguire, MBRS

Meeting Location

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
South Circular Road Kilmainham
Tel: +353-1-4201800
Web: www3.hilton.com

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham

  • In the heart of Historic Kilmainham
  • An ideal location opposite the Kilmainham Gaol, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
  • Within walking distance of Heuston Train Station, River Liffey Quays and Phoenix Park.
  • Vendor Space where coffee will be served

Travelling to Dublin

Easy access:
Dublin International Airport serves 60 airlines, with 179 routes, and daily flights to all major UK and European cities. Ferry services from Dublin and Rosslare ports also make it easy to bring in equipment and goods from the UK and beyond.

Easy to get around
Dublin is a small and compact city, with a great transport infrastructure. Excellent road, rail and tram network, over 10,000 taxis (with very friendly drivers!) and a fantastic ‘dublinbikes’ scheme.

Easy-going friendly people!

Meeting Program

Thursday 1st November

  • 10.30 - 13.00: Registration & Information Desk
  • 09.30 - 12.30: UKIAFT Business Meeting – Members only
  • 12.30 - 13.45: Lunch and Poster session with exhibitors

Scientific session 1

Time Mins Title Speaker
13.45 - 14.00 15 Welcome Y Kavanagh, S Patterson
14.00 - 15:00 60 Plenary 1: Opioid Epidemic C. Walls
15:00 - 15:30 30 Coffee Break n/a
15.30 - 16.00 30 Agilent: Fast LC-HRMS Screening by Q-TOF in Doping Control. B. Wüst
16.00 - 16.30 30 The evidence base for suggested changes to UKIAFT ATD guidelines M. Scott Ham & P. Maskell

Friday 2nd November

Scientific session 2

Time Mins Title Speaker
09.30 - 10.30 60 Forensic toxicology - an Irish Pathologist’s perspective. L. Mulligan
10.30 - 11.00 30 The National Drug-Related Deaths Index: Using toxicology results to highlight public health issues. E. Lynn
11.00 - 11.30 30 Coffee Break n/a
11.30 - 12.00 30 Chemsex: A Deadly Addiction & the GHB Detoxification Clinic. K. Santlal
12.00 - 13.00 60 Hair analysis: In theory and in practice. R. Kronstrand
13.00 - 14.00 60 Lunch n/a
14.00 - 14.30 30 Implications of the Introduction of Section 5A Road Traffic Act Offence in Scotland J. Officer
14.30 - 15.00 30 Specialty Diagnostix: Pregabalin, Gabapentin and Fentanyls: A brief history and an update. K. Williams
15.30 - 15.30 30 Enforcing Irish Road Traffic Law. P. Woods
15:30 - 15.45 30 Coffee Break n/a
15:45 - 16.00 30 Vendor Info S. Stokes
16.00 - 16.30 30 DUID in Ireland Update R. Maguire
16.30 - 16.40 10 Meeting Close Y Kavanagh, S Patterson

Plenary speakers

Day 1:
H. Chip Walls
Forensic Analytical & Clinical Toxicology Services and Training Specialists
Miami, Florida, USA

Day 2:
Dr. Linda Mulligan
Deputy State Pathologist, Office of the State Pathologist.
Dublin, Ireland.


Registration for the UKIAFT AGM and Conference in Dublin, Ireland, November 1st-2nd 2018 is now open.

The cost of registration is:

  • Members: € 220
  • Non-members: € 250

A password in required to allow registration. This will have been circulated by email to members.
Non-members wishing to register, please contact Carol Gleeson (Carol.Gleeson@statelab.ie) who will be able to notify you of the password. The same applies to members who have mislaid the password.

Event registration is being handled through Eventbrite and this requires that you have an Eventbrite account. Due to the time allowed for registration to the conference being limited before the system ‘Times out’, it is probably best to create your Eventbrite account prior to commencing registration.

Please go to www.eventbrite.com/signin/ to create your Eventbrite account. All that is required is your email address and a password of your own choice.

Due to having to finalise the number who are going to attend the conference, the deadline for conference registration is Friday 5th October 2018. Registration after this date may incur an additional charge.

For registration/hotels, two links are shown below:

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin in November.
Céad Míle Fáilte (A hundred thousand welcomes)


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