IMPORTANT UPDATE: Robert F. Borkenstein Course on the Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior CANCELLED
Oct. 5, 2020 - Oct. 9, 2020
Dear Borkenstein Drug Course Alumni and Friends of the Course; It is with regret that we have to announce that the September 2020 iteration of the Robert F Borkenstein Course on “Drugs and Human Performance: Highway Safety Aspects” will not be held due to uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic and decisions made by our conference venue about large in person gatherings through the remainder of 2020.
We have considered putting the course online, but after much debate and acknowledgement of the significant component of the program that relies on class and faculty interaction, networking and discussion, and the fact that the course has over 35 hours of content, we decided that an online format would not meet the historic needs of the students and attendees.
In the meantime we are in the process of planning a “Drugs and Driving: Borkenstein Master Class Online” event, to be held later this year. While not our traditional format, the program is designed to keep traffic safety professionals, toxicologists and law enforcement up to date on the latest development in this evolving field. The event will be a series of three half-day symposia delivered online, featuring thought leaders in the DUID space speaking about their organizations’ activities, impacts of COVID-19 on traffic safety, and recent developments and publications in this critical area. Please watch your email for more details to follow in the near future, and check in on our website at www.cfsre.org.
The traditional format for the Borkenstein Drug Course is being rescheduled for September 2021 in Philadelphia, with dates to be announced soon.
Please get in touch if you have questions or suggestions about the program or our plans. Also, please sign up for the LinkedIn Borkenstein Course Alumni group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2691958/) as a forum for getting community feedback on your alcohol and driving impairment questions.
We wish all our alumni, friends and faculty safety and good health in these difficult times, and look forward to a return to our traditional course offerings in 2021.
Barry K Logan
Borkenstein Drug Course
Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE)