Free Professional Development Symposium

The TIAFT Board has announced a FREE online Professional Development Symposium for 2020. This event will take place over four days - on December 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th - in sessions that are 2.5 hours long. For fun, each session will be tied to a Beatles song. The presentations will be scheduled to be accessible to everyone, no matter what part [...] Read more

Propose a new logo

Are you a creative toxicologist? Then read on! Several members have indicated that the TIAFT logo (visible at may need a modern touch. Therefore, the Board has decided to launch an initiative in which we reach out to the members (YOU!) to propose a new logo. This may be inspired by the existing one, or be en tirely new. What is [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, September 2020 is now available

In this issue, together with the President's Message and regional meeting reports, you will find: Sweden: Forensic casework and life in general by Henrik Druid, Sweden USA: A Tale of Two Cities by Luke Rodda and Gail Cooper, USA From the Editors The past times have been really challenging and has changed our lives. Normally, our special issue is a [...] Read more

Toxicology Unit of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Mauritius

Our latest Spotlight on African Toxicology describes the work of the Toxicology Unit of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) of Mauritius. This institution, established in the 1950s, is the sole provider of forensic and advisory services to law enforcement agencies of the country. Profiles in Toxicology: Spotlight on Africa is a new web-series [...] Read more

“Spotlight on Africa”: Gedifew Nigatu Beza, M.Sc.

Our latest African spotlight Profile in Toxicology is Gedifew Nigatu Beza, M.Sc., in Ethiopia. Mr. Beza is the s the chairman of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory of Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), and a forensic toxicology lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the same [...] Read more

TIAFT Bulletin, June 2020 is now available

In this issue, together with the President's Message and an NPS Committee report, you will find: A look back at the history of TIAFT by Alain Verstraete and the Bulletin with interviews of former Editors Vina Spiehler and Dimitri Gerostamoulos Advice from the Experts: The Diversity of Innovative Research in Forensic Toxicology by Ilkka Ojanperä, [...] Read more

Profiles in Toxicology: Prof. Sanae Achour

Our newest African spotlight Profile in Toxicology is Pr. Sanae Achour, in Morocco. Pr. Achour is the head of the Pharmacology – Toxicology Laboratory Department at the University Hospital “CHU Hassan II” in Fez and the director of the Biomedical and Translational Research Laboratory at the University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah (USMBA). Profiles in [...] Read more

Profiles in toxicology: “Spotlight on Africa”

“Profiles in toxicology: Spotlight on Africa is a new web-series featuring toxicologists in Africa, in honour of TIAFT’s upcoming first international conference on African soil.” The first two profiles are of Dr. Ellen Mwenesongole, a Forensic Science Lecturer at Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST) and of Professor [...] Read more

An update for COVID-19 and the Cape Town 2020 meeting

Dear TIAFT friends, Currently we all find ourselves in unprecedented and uncertain circumstances around the world and we empathize with our colleagues who have been directly or indirectly affected by Covid-19. The slogan ‘keep calm and carry on’ has never been more relevant and we are doing exactly that with regards to TIAFT 2020 in Cape Town in [...] Read more

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