Toxicology Workgroup (TXWG)

The TXWG aims to improve education and promote collaboration by providing a platform for the forensic toxicologists to share and learn about the latest advancements in the various fields of forensic toxicology. Each year during the annual meeting, TXWG will focus on one toxicology topic where an expert in that topic is invited to give a workshop, with workgroup members sharing on their own practices too. To date, topics shared include systematic toxicology analysis, driving under the influence of drugs, drug-facilitated crimes, drugs of abuse in urine and alternative specimens, hair drug analysis, method validation and postmortem toxicology analysis and interpretation. TXWG has also come up with a “Guideline on alcohol analysis in clinical and postmortem samples” which serves as a minimum standard for alcohol analysis.