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The Core Concepts Series

This series of 10 courses provides learners with a multi-disciplinary scientific review of major drug classes responsible for performance impairment. With the help of our partners at the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving and Responsibility.org, we have brought together many of the world’s leading experts on these topics to ensure our learner’s get the best education available. 

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Sedative Hypnotics &
Muscle Relaxers

Pharmacology:
Dr. Richard Chen
Forensic Toxicology:
Mandi Mohr
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Richard Chen
LAUNCHED!

Antipsychotics

Pharmacology:
Dr. Dayne Laskey
Forensic Toxicology:
Dr. Sabra Jones
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Dayne Laskey

Hallucinogens

Pharmacology:
Dr. J. Walterscheid
Forensic Toxicology:
Dr. J. Walterscheid
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Sharon Kelley
LAUNCHED!

Dissociative Anesthetics

Pharmacology:
Dr. Jessica Ayala
Forensic Toxicology:
Amy Miles
Clinical Toxicology:
LAUNCHED!

Cocaine, Amphetamines & Other Stimulants

Pharmacology:
Dr. Dayne Laskey
Forensic Toxicology:
Helen Chang
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Dayne Laskey

Inhalants of Abuse

Pharmacology:
Dr. Michelle Peace
Forensic Toxicology:
Joey Jones
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Dayne Laskey
LAUNCHED!

Cannabinoids

Pharmacology:
Dr. Marilyn Huestis
Forensic Toxicology:
Dr. Erin Karschner
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Sharon Kelley
LAUNCHED!

Opiates

Pharmacology:
Dr. Richard Chen
Forensic Toxicology:
Dani Mata
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Sharon Kelley
LAUNCHED!

Antidepressants & Antihistamines

Pharmacology:
Dr. Sabra Jones
Forensic Toxicology:
Dr. Sabra Jones
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Dayne Laskey
LAUNCHED!

Gabapentinoids & Antiepileptics

Pharmacology:
Dr. Michelle Peace
Forensic Toxicology:
Kristin Burke
Clinical Toxicology:
Dr. Dayne Laskey
LAUNCHED!

Alcohol Essentials Series

Coming in 2024

Alcohol Pharmacokinetics

Absorption

  • Routes of Administration
  • Physiological aspects of absorption
  • Role and impact of food and other variables
  • Post-absorptive vs. post-peak

Distribution

  • Physiochemical basis and general concepts
  • Total body water calculations
  • Serum / WB distribution, associated variables, and role in calculations
  • Partition ratios

Metabolism

  • Metabolic pathways
  • Genetic & epigenetic concerns
  • Relevant metabolites
  • Factors affecting metabolism
  • Elimination rate & associated variables

Excretion

  • Biological analytes
  • Biomarkers
  • Urine concentration, factors affecting concentration, and interpretation
  • Physiological basis of novel detection methods

Postmortem Concerns

  • Specimen collection
  • Analysis and interpretation of postmortem specimens

Expert Testimony

  • Pharmacokinetics expert testimony in alcohol cases
  • Alcohol calculations and associated standards

Alcohol Pharmacodynamics

Neurobiology

  • Neurotransmission and understanding action potentials
  • Depressing vs. excitatory effects on CNS
  • Receptor mediated effects of ethanol

Psychological & Cognitive

  • Effects on mood, decision-making, memory, etc.
  • Effects on information processing, sensory perception, cognition
  • Blackouts, amnesia, role in DFC

Vision

  • Effects on oculomotor control
  • Effects on visual perception
  • Other effects on eyes
  • Role of vision system in testing for alcohol intoxication

Psychomotor Effects

  • Effects on coordination, muscle control, divided attention tasks, etc.
  • Effects on driving: review of literature
  • Impairment on other tasks

Tolerance

  • Mechanisms, development, and implications for behavioral analyses
  • Mellanby Effect

Expert Testimony

  • Pharmacodynamics expert testimony in alcohol cases
  • Dose-response models, references, appropriate inferences, review of associated standards

Alcohol Chemical Testing

Breath Alcohol Testing

  • Overview of preliminary breath testing and related technology
  • Overview of evidentiary breath testing, related instrumentation, and challenges

Urine Alcohol Testing

  • Overview of urine alcohol testing methodology
  • Factors affecting urine concentration
  • Approprite use of urine alcohol results

Blood Alcohol Testing

  • Overview of blood alcohol testing and associated methodology, instruments, and challenges

Monitoring & Novel Tech

  • Other biological matrices and alcohol use monitoring
  • Novel / emerging technology in alcohol detection and monitoring

Now Recruiting Instructors!

Are you an expert on any of these topics?

Topic listings are preliminary. Final course details may vary. 

Other Topics

(No Specific Date)

We are always seeking new courses and instructors.
Below are a few specific course topics for which we are actively recruiting instructors.

Course Topics

  • Understanding & Applying Research 
  • Understanding Driving Impairment
  • Pharmacology Fundamentals
  • Drug-Drug Interactions
  • Advanced Education on Eye Tests
  • Court Testimony (various topics)
  • Interpreting Toxicology Findings
  • You tell us! 

Want to Join the Team?

We make it easy to share your expertise.

  • Pick your topics
  • Flexible teaching formats
  • Easily record in segments
  • Graphic design support
  • Hardware assistance
  • Support materials

MicroLearning

We are also seeking micro-learning content in the form of 5 - 20 minute videos that include short lessons or interesting case studies. Get in touch if you would like to contribute!
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