The International Forum for Drugs and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT) is an annual event where drug testing and related industry professionals come together.

About the IFDAT 2021, Salzburg, Austria Conference

The City of Mozart, the shooting location for The Sound of Music, the epitome of picture-book Austria - will host the 10th Annual International Forum for Drug and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT). The city will act as the historical backdrop for this meeting of experts, stakeholders, authorities, and pundits to discuss the issues and potential solutions in workplace drug and alcohol testing.
Fortresses, palaces, churches, parks, museums, and a breathtaking panorama - the beauty of Salzburg has many different faces. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history, as you get to know this internationally acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage-listed city from its most charming, historical and cultural side! The conference will be held at the Imlauer Hotel Pitter in the heart of Salzburg, within walking distance of many renowned sites. The 4-star superior hotel combines all the amenities of a grand hotel with modern technology and flexible service.
Our social program will provide you with the opportunity to discover some features of Salzburg's rich cultural legacy, i.e., dinner in Europe's oldest restaurant, a chance to explore the Fortress Hohensalzburg or to visit the infamous Obersalzberg and Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany.

Book IFDAT Discounted Accomodations HERE

Thank you,
Per Bjorklov, Chairman of the organizing committee

Past Conferences

IFDAT 2018 in Dublin, Ireland

The 2018 IFDAT conference was held in Dublin, Ireland at the Marker Hotel Conference Center. Ireland is the home of the shamrock, Guinness, breathtaking scenery and world renowned golf. Discover the history, experience the culture and participate in the adventure that makes Ireland known as a destination of excitement and cheer.

IFDAT 2016 in Stavanger, Norway

The 2016 IFDAT conference was held in Stavanger, Norway at the Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel. Home of Statoil's headquarters and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Stavanger is the energy capital of Europe. More than half of the Norwegian oil and gas industry is located in Stavanger. Not only is the area saturated in energy, it's abundant with beautiful beaches as well as some of the most spectacular highlights of the Fjord region including Pulpit Rock and Kjerag Bolt. With direct flights to 72 destinations worldwide, Stavanger is easily accesible and ideal for international assembly.

IFDAT 2015 in San Diego

Again, we will be introducing two exciting items this year. These are an international survey, to be presented by Bill Current, as well as enhancements to the IFDAT website. Bill Current will be distributing the international survey among drug testing providers to identify international drug trends.

From this survey and other sources, the IFDAT website will become home to useful information pertaining to trends, laws, and guidelines from different areas of the world.

IFDAT 2014 in Titanic Belfast

  One hundred years after the birth of the world's most famous ship, Titanic Belfast has become a major new tourist attraction for Northern Ireland.

  The Titanic Signature Building now known as Titanic Belfast was identified in Northern Ireland Tourism Board's Strategic Framework for Action 2004-2007 as one of five key tourism signature projects to enhance Northern Ireland's tourism offering.

IFDAT 2013 in Coral Gables

  The 2013 IFDAT conference took place Monday, November 4 through Tuesday, November 5 in Coral Gables, Florida.

  Our conference covered topics like worldwide testing, alternate testing methods, legal challenges in testing, international MRO services, new technology in testing, background checks, and contractor compliance in the oil and gas industry.

Get the Coral Gables 2013 information brouchure here

IFDAT 2012 in Rome, Italy

  The Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy will host the 2012 IFDAT conference. Founded by Father Agostino Gemelli in 1921 it is now the largest privately-owned Catholic university in Europe. The university established a presence in Rome with the institution of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgical Medicine in 1958 and the adjoining Agostino Gemelli General Hospital, which was officially opened in 1964. Today, the Rome campus has around 5,000 students enrolled in various degree programs (medicine, healthcare, biotechnology, healthcare business and business management), and 1,300 students enrolled in post-graduate programs.

  On the top floor of the hospital an apartment is reserved for the Pope

Get the Rome 2012 information brochure here

IFDAT 2011 in Houston, Texas

  The 2011 IFDAT conference took place Tuesday, November 8 through Wednesday, November 9 in Houston, Texas.

  We had a great turnout with many brilliant speakers.

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