The Robert F. Borkenstein Course on The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior
Sep. 14, 2015 - Sep. 18, 2015
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center
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60 East 5th Street, Tempe AZ
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The Borkenstein Drug Course covers topics related to the pharmacology of drugs and their effects on psychomotor performance and driving. This program has been growing in popularity since it was first offered in 2002, and has drawn attendees from all over the U.S. and other countries. This is the most advanced course available anywhere for toxicologists and law enforcement professionals in this topic of growing concern.
- The course is taught by internationally acknowledged experts who will discuss the pharmacology, toxicology and human performance effects of major drug classes associated with driving impairment.
- The range of topics has been expanded to include implementation of laws and strategies for investigating, identifying, and documenting drug impaired driving.
- The curriculum is updated each year to include emerging issues and recent developments in the science of forensic alcohol toxicology.
The Center’s faculty have strong associations with the National Safety Council’s Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs, and other major national and international organizations in forensic science. We use the successful Borkenstein Alcohol Course classroom format that provides excellent opportunities for student/faculty interaction during the breaks and after hours, and allows more individual attention to student questions and problems.
Who Should Take This Course?
This program is designed to supplement the training offered by other groups such as SOFT and AAFS, with ideas and strategies for enforcement, and for documenting and trying drug impaired driving cases. The course is structured to meet the needs of analytical toxicologists performing testing for DUID investigations and public safety specialists involved in developing policies and statutes to respond to drug-impaired driving.
- DUID and Overview of Approaches to Drug Impaired Driving Casework, Barry K Logan, PhD, DABFT
- Epidemiological Studies of Alcohol and Drug Driving Prevalence and Crash Risk, John Lacey, PIRE
- The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program, Joe Turner
- Principles of Pharmacology and Drug Effects – Stimulants and Hallucinogens, Lionel Raymon, PhD, NOVA
- Cocaine and Methamphetamine: Effects on Human Performance and Behavior, Daniel Isenschmid
- Hallucinogens and “Bath Salts”: Effects on Human Performance and Behavior, Amy Miles
- Principles of Pharmacology and Drug Effects – Opiates, Lionel Raymon
- Opiates: Effects on Human Performance and Behavior, Karen Scott, PhD
- Principles of Pharmacology and Drug Effects – Benzodiazepines and CNS Depressants, Lionel Raymon
- Carisoprodol, Butalbital and Topiramate: Effects on Human Performance and Behavior, Barry K Logan
- CNS Depressants: Antidepressants and Anxiolytics – On-Road Driving Studies, Jan Ramaekers, PhD
- Benzodiazepines, Zolpidem and other Imidazopyridines and Driving Impairment, Jayne Thatcher, PhD
- Data and Information Resources: Literature searching for drug impaired driving, Jeff Teitelbaum, MSLIS
- Oral Fluid Drug Testing: Opportunities and Challenges, Barry K. Logan
- Forensically Defensible Drug and Alcohol Testing in DUID – Laboratory Aspects, Bruce Goldberger PhD, DABFT
- National Safety Council Recommendations for Drug Testing in DUID Investigations, Barry K. Logan
- Principles of Pharmacology and Drug Effects – Cannabinoids, Lionel Raymon
- Cannabis: Effects on Human Performance and Behavior, Marilyn Huestis, PhD, NIDA
- On Road Driving Studies: Cannabis, Jan Ramaekers
- Synthetic Cannabinoids – Effects on Behavior and Performance, Barry K Logan
- Presenting Drug Impairment Evidence in Court – Prosecution Perspective, TBD
- Presenting Drug Impairment Evidence in Court – Defense Perspective, Justin McShane Esq.
- Faculty Panel Discussion on Testimony Issues in DUID
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Contact@frfoundation.org or call (215) 366-1591 with any questions.
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What is the refund policy?
Have questions about The Robert F. Borkenstein Course on The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior? Contact The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education
A group hotel rate of $132.50/night is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Mission Palms Hotel. To check availability, call (800) 547-8705 and reference Reservation ID: 2U47S7 or ask for the Borkenstein block. NOTICE: The Mission Palms Hotel is sold out on September 16, 2015.
An additional room block is now available at the Courtyard Tempe Downtown, 601 S. Ash Ave, at a group rate of $139/night. Please call Marriott Reservations at (800) 321-2211 or (480) 966-2800 on or before Friday, August 14, 2015, (the “Cutoff Date”) to make a reservation. Please identify yourself as part of the Forensic Science Overflow Room Block. Reservations can also be made at the Residence Inn, 510 S. Forest Ave. Call the Residence Inn at (800) 331-3131 to check availability and room rates.
Air travel to Phoenix is through the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Please follow this link to information about the hotel location and travel directions:Mission Palms Location & Directions.
All three hotels offer a complimentary airport shuttle service if you are staying at the hotel. To arrange for transportation to the hotel once you have your luggage at the airport, please call the hotel and the operator will provide you specific instructions on where to meet the shuttle depending on the terminal in which you arrive.