Dr. José Restolho
Workplace Drug Testing Specialist, Eurofins Forensic Services
What is the name of the company / organisation that you will be representing?
Works for Eurofins Forensic Services and it is a board member of the European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS).
What does your company / organisation do?
Eurofins Forensic Services laboratories are amongst the most advanced analytical facilities in Europe, enabling the company to offer a complete and comprehensive range of independent and innovative forensic testing solutions to police forces, legal and criminal justice organisations throughout Europe.
What will delegates learn in Salzburg?
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in workplace drug testing
Workplace drug testing plays a crucial role in the safety and wellbeing of the workforce. Thus, it is from far a consensual topic: wide variety of laws (across the different countries, or no regulation at all), wide variety of approaches (different types of testing, different biological matrices, different answers to the same question).
Throughout this presentation, I will take the audience not only through the different questions asked based on the type of testing being employed, the available tests and challenges faced when collecting a sample from a donor, but also through the different options of biological matrices available, including emerging ones (like sweat and exhaled breath). In the end, the aim will be to try to answer two basic questions:
- Is the chosen testing relevant?
- Is the donor unfit for work?
What are you most looking forward to at IFDAT 2022?
I’m looking forward to return to in person conferences, see old friends and enjoy the amazing panel and exciting discussions.