Summary of the Drugs Working Group Annual Meeting held on May 7th till 9th 2024

21. May 2024

The Annual Meeting of ENFSI Drugs Working Group was held from 7th till 9th May 2024 in Warsaw. The host organization of the meeting was Central Forensic Laboratory of Police in Poland.

Considering competence, reliability and relevance in the forensic drug analysis, expectedly, this year annual meeting gathered 96 participants from different forensic institutions and from different countries. A number of oral scientific and 5 posters presentations were presented to the audience. The possibility was given to the participants to present recent cases in the session “bring your own case”, without prior planning and preparation, as well. In order to support quality and competence the flexible scope of accreditation was discussed during the plenary session. Fruitful discussion was supported among participants in order to clarify any queries related this topic. The workshop on validation of methods was set on 10th May. Due to significant interest, it was decided to continue with similar kind of workshop next year.

Besides the regular Business meeting of the Group, the separate meeting of the Steering Committee members was held with representatives of the European Drugs Agency.

The meeting was also attractive for other guest organizations and attended by the representatives of United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime and Joint Research Center of the European Commission.

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