Hyatt Regency Minneapolis | 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Visit us at the Thermo Fisher Scientific booth # 603 to learn more about our latest innovations and workflow solutions for forensic testing. Ask about our expansive Thermo Scientific™ CEDIA™ and DRI™ drug of abuse immunoassay menu for use on the Thermo Scientific™ Indiko™ Plus System and a variety of other analyzers. See the latest LC-MS equipment, the Thermo Scientific™ TSQ Altis™ Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer and the Thermo Scientific™ ISQ™ 7000 Single Quadrupole GC-MS System.


While at the conference, be sure to attend one of our lunch and learn sessions. Light refreshments will be provide during the workshops according to and in compliance with the rules and limitations of the Sunshine Act.  

Monday, October 8, 2018
12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Greenway B - 2nd Floor
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Speaker: Jan Palaty, PhD, FCACB, D-ABFT-FT, Clinical Biochemist
LifeLabs Medical Laboratory, Burnaby, BC Canada

Trends in Fentalogues (Fentanyl Analogs):  A Clinical Perspective

Learn how a large out-patient clinical lab monitors, identifies and tracks fentanyl use, including new fentalogues,  in the absence of tools such as mass spectrometry and readily available standards.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Greenway B - 2nd Floor
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Speaker 1:  Szabolcs Sofalvi
Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Cleveland, OH

Unique Structural/Stereo-Isomer Analysis of Novel Fentanyl Analogues in Postmortem and DUID Whole Blood by LC-MS/MS

The illegal manufacture and distribution of new fentanyl analogues (fentalogues) which share the same pharmacophore has created a significant analytical challenge for toxicology laboratories worldwide. Challenges include obtaining reference standards, optimizing instrumentation and methods to identify and quantify structural and geometric isomers, and distinguishing similar-mass analytes at lower concentrations. Recent work will be discussed that utilizes liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for overcoming these challenges.

Speaker 2:  Professor Dr. Dr. (h.c.) Marilyn A. Huestis
The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, Institute for Emerging Health Professions
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 

Key Components and Considerations for Analyzing Opioids in the Forensic Laboratory

This discussion will provide an overview of solutions from Thermo Fisher Scientific to consider for successful workflows analyzing opioids in the forensic laboratory. Key components include immunoassay screening, sample preparation, LC-MS/MS, high-resolution MS, and software solutions.


Featured scientific posters

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:00-1:30 pm

Be sure to check out our Technical Posters and Oral Presentations.

Title Poster Number Presenter / Author(s)
Development of a New Homogeneous Enzyme Immunoassay for the Detection of  Mitragynine in Human Urine 45 Pong Kian Chua
Development of a New Homogeneous Enzyme Immunoassay for the Detection of Meperidine and its Metabolite Normeperidine in Human Urine 46 Yingqi Lin