Join SCIEX at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT 2015) which will be held in Firenze, Italy, August 30th – September 4th.

TIAFT 2015 will cover all the scientific, doctrinal and technological aspects of Toxicology.

Attend our TIAFT, Italy Workshop on Advanced applications and research of Mass spectrometry within Forensic Toxicology.

September 3, 2015

13:15 PM - 14:45 PM

Palazzo dei Congressi
Firenze Italy Room: Onice

Workshop agenda

Talk 1

New psychoactive drugs: advanced hair analysis for epidemiological studies

The changeable profile of synthetic drugs introduced into the black market makes any tentative study on their diffusion uncertain. Rapid and highly performing UHPLC-MS/MS methods for hair analysis investigate new drugs diffusion among selected populations of abusers and provide valuable information with limited costs.


Prof. Marco Vincenti
Technical Director
Regional AntiDoping Center 

Talk 2

Masking strategies in sport doping: New challenges for the antidoping laboratories.

This talk outlines the progressive evolution of the doping masking strategies, up to the most recent and potential, future developments of this field. In parallel, the evolution of the corresponding unmasking strategies set up by the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratories is also presented and discussed.


Dr. Francesco Botrè
Laboratorio Antidoping, Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana, Rome, Italy, and
Department of Experimental Medicine, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy

Talk 3

Systematic toxicological analysis with high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry

In this presentation, we will provide an overview on the current status of HR-MS/MS. We will place special emphasis on available strategies for automated and unattended acquisition of MS/MS spectra. In this context, possibilities and limitations of SWATH® in comparison to data-dependent acquisition control will be discussed. Another important topic covered by this presentation will be performance of compound identification with tandem mass spectral library search. We will demonstrate that databases have evolved to reliable and robust identification tools.


Prof. Dr. Herbert Oberacher
Associate Professor
Institute of Legal Medicine
Innsbruck Medical University