Using Emergency Rooms Data and Wastewater Analysis to Monitor Drug Use Trends

    Date 30 January 2019, Tuesday
    Time 10:00am
    Venue Conference Room, ISIS Malaysia
    Status By invitation only


    Edward W Boyer MD PhD
    Associate Professor
    Harvard Medical School, USA

    About the Speaker:

    Dr. Boyer is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. He attended Vanderbilt University before receiving his doctorate in organic chemistry at Columbia University. He completed a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at The Rockefeller University before enrolling at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before becoming a medical toxicology fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. He joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2001. He left that institution in 2016 to develop the research infrastructure of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine.


    Dr. Boyer will discuss novel methods for surveillance of drugs of abuse. He will review natural language processing, microfluidic, and combinatorial mathematical methods to conduct surveillance of emerging drug use patterns as well as identify new substances of abuse. He will also discuss confirmatory laboratory testing methods to validate results from virtual surveillance methods.

    0930 - 1000 Arrival of guests and registration
    1000 - 1005 Welcoming Remarks by
    Dr Hezri Adnan
    Senior Director (Research)
    Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
    1005 - 1045 Moderator
    Prof Dr Vicknasingam Balasingam Kasinather
    Professor and Director
    Centre for Drug Research, USM

    Presentation by
    Edward W Boyer MD PhD
    Associate Professor
    Harvard Medical School, USA

    1045 - 1130Question and answer session
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