International forensic toxicology meeting at UCT

16 May 2016

The Division of Pharmacology in UCT’s Department of Medicine is hosting the regional and board meeting for The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) from 16 to 17 May 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Granger Bay.

This is the first time that TIAFT will be on African soil in the more than 50 years of the association’s existence.

The focus of the meeting is education, and over 50 participants from all over South Africa are attending, including National Department of Health laboratories, South African Police laboratories and academic university laboratories.

The eight board members are internationally recognized forensic toxicologists from South Korea, USA, Belgium, Sweden, Australia, Spain and Germany. Speakers at the event will include Mrs Alida Grove from the National Department of Health Forensic Toxicology Laboratories and Professor Lorna Martin, head of UCT’s Department of Forensic Science.

This is an incredible opportunity for UCT to engage with and learn from these highly respected scientists.

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