NPS Seminar Report!

On the 12th and 13th November Chiron hosted their second International seminar on New Psychoactive Substances, this time in partnership with in-vitro diagnostics experts nal von minden. We were also grateful to Waters, Phenomenex, Capital Antibodies, ACQ Science and Carl Roth, whose kind support was a great help in maintaining a reasonable registration rate, securing world class speakers and providing a fitting venue. Thanks also goes out to all the professional bodies who helped in advertising this event, and in particular to GTFCh for their recognition of outstanding scientific content by grating us 8 certification points.


This year, instead of our home town of Trondheim, we chose the Bavarian city of Munich, Germany as the location, much to the delight of all beer loving attendees! Despite Lufthansa’s best efforts to cause chaos with their untimely strike, the meeting went ahead as scheduled and attracted just over 100 delegates from no less than 16 different countries! Special acknowledgement is paid to our furthest travelling delegate all the way from Abu Dhabi.


Twenty invited speakers gave presentations on topical subjects ranging from clinical perspective, harm reduction, customs seizures, developing and monitoring of trends, legal challenges, proactive reference material production, novel methods and matrices, worldwide projects, compounds of emerging concern and much, much more! As soon as we have sought the permission of our speakers, we will be delighted to share with you the proceedings of the day.


For our social dinner delegates were treated to a meat rich feast of traditional Bavarian fare at the renowned Löwenbräukeller, washed down with a selection of local beers and a generous portion of good company! So our final thanks must go to all our delegates for their participation and welcome contributions during the meeting. We look forward to sharing again with you all at future meetings!