FACTA 2019 Forensic & Clinical Toxicology Association
Sunday 16 - Wednesday 19 June 2019
InterContinental Adelaide, South Australia, AUS.

Monday 17 June 2019

0900-0915 Conference Opening
0915-1000 Keynote 1: Dr Marc LeBeau FBI, USA
Efforts for Forensic Science Improvements in the United States Since the NAS Report
1000-1030 Session 1: Postmortem Toxicology
OP-1 1000 2,4-Dinitrophenol overdose - everything old is new again
Andrew Griffiths1, Nathan Milne1,2,3, Beng Ong1,2, Abhi Raviraj4, Trevor Watkins1,4
1 Queensland Health Forensic And Scientific Services, Australia
2 The University of Queensland, Australia
3 Bond University, Australia,
4 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
andrewjgriffiths@health.qld.gov.au
OP-2 1015 Quetiapine-related deaths and emergencies in Victoria, Australia (2006-16)
Jennifer Schumann1,2, Julia Lee3,4, Dimitri Gerostamoulos1,2 & Anselm Wong3,4
1 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
2 Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
3 Victorian Poisons Information Centre, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
4 Austin Clinical School, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jennifer.schumann@vifm.org
1030-1100 Morning Tea & Coffee Break
1100-1230 Session 2: Postmortem Toxicology
OP-3 1100 A killer from the past- don't forget to screen for cyanide
Lachlan Arentz1, Michael P. Burke1,2, Linda Glowacki1, Maria Pricone1, Kerryn Crump1, Dimitri Gerostamoulos1,2
1 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Australia
2 Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank, Australia
lachlan.arentz@vifm.org
OP-4 1115 Degradation of 4-methylmethcathinone (4MMC) in putrefied biological specimens
Melissa Trujillo Uruena1, Rebekah Harrison1, Morgan Philp1, Zhiwen Wei2, Keming Yun2, Shanlin Fu1
1 Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, NSW, Australia
2 School of Forensic Medicine, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
shanlin.fu@uts.edu.au
OP-5 1130 The importance of the analysis of post mortem hair in children (<2 years)
Elizabeth Gould-Williams1, Kerryn Crump1, Matthew Di Rago1,2, Dimitri Gerostamoulos1,2, Linda Glowacki1
1 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
elizabeth.gould-williams@vifm.org
OP-6 1145 The importance of toxicology in death investigations
Sarah Morey1, Dimitri Gerostamoulos1,2, Malcolm Dodd1, Kerryn Crump1 and Linda Glowacki1
1 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
2 Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
sarah.morey@vifm.org
OP-7 1200 The mysterious presence of diazepam in a drug facilitated homicide using temazepam
Michelle Johnston1
1 Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Queensland Health, Queensland, Australia
Michelle.Johnston@health.qld.gov.au
OP-8 1215 One dead body, two causes of death – a hospital mystery
Thomas Keller1, Andrea Keller1, Katrin Kasper1; Herwig Brandtner1, and Fabio Monticelli1
1 Institute of Forensic Medicine, Ignaz-Harrer-Str. 79, Salzburg, Austria
thomas.keller@sbg.ac.at
1230-1330 Lunch Break & Sponsored Session
QuickProbe Technology – Direct Real-Time MS Analysis of Powders, Tablets and Liquids
Ben Davies
1GC & GC/MS Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies Australia & New Zealand
1330-1515 Session 3: Drug Interpretation / Clinical & Forensic toxicology
OP-9 1330 Cannabis-caused toxicity: a review
Olaf H. Drummer AO2, Dimitri Gerostamoulos1, Noel W. Woodford1
1Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
olaf.drummer@monash.edu
OP-10 1400 Changes in codeine detections at workplace drug testing since February 2017
Sam Bruschi, John Edwards
AusHealth Work, Underdale, SA, Australia
jedwards@aushealth.com.au
OP-11 1415 The quality and potential toxicity of herbal medicines assessed using a two pronged approach, Metabolomics and Next Generation Sequencing.
Ian F. Musgrave1, Megan L. Coghlan2, Garth Maker3,4, Elly Crighton3,4, Roger W. Byard1,5, Robert Trengove3, Christine Nash5, Claire Hoban1, Rachael Farrington1 and Michael Bunce2.
1 School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2 Trace and Environmental DNA laboratory, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
3 Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory and the Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia
4 School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia
5 Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, SA, Australia
ian.musgrave@adelaide.edu.au
OP-12 1430 Results of roadside oral fluid drug testing in South Australia over a 5 year period
Joanna Rositano1, Chris Kostakis1 and Peter Thompson2
1 Forensic Science SA, Adelaide SA
2 South Australia Police, Adelaide SA
joanna.rositano@sa.gov.au
OP-13 1445 Wastewater drug residue testing in the workplace
Philip Tynan1, Nathan Brown1, Andrew Leibie1
1 Safework Laboratories, Melbourne, Australia
phil.tynan@swlabs.com.au
OP-14 1500 Fentanyl detections in seized drug material and related drug deaths in Victoria, Australia.
Montanna Leveque1, Matthew Di Rago1,2, Dimitri Gerostamoulos1,2, Linda Louise Glowacki1, Joanne Gerstner-Stevens3
1 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Victoria, Australia
2 Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
3 Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Victoria, Australia
montanna.leveque@vifm.org
1515-1545 Afternoon Tea & Coffee break
OP-15 1545 AS4760:2019 – discussion and questions
Michael Robertson
1630-1700 Practice Guideline Committees for FACTA
Discussion and formation of committees
1700 End of Day 1 – free evening