We are pleased to announce that an Axis Forensic Toxicology subject matter expert has been appointed to a new Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) standing committee.
Kevin Shanks, M.S., D-ABFT-FT has joined SOFT’s newly formed Postmortem Toxicology committee, which is comprised of 11 forensic professionals who have experience in postmortem toxicology, forensic pathology, and/or medicolegal death investigation from across the United States and Canada. The committee is holding its first official meeting during the 2021 Society of Forensic Toxicologists annual conference in Nashville, TN. Shanks is also a member of SOFT’s Young Forensic Toxicologists committee and Designer Drugs committee.
The mission of the Postmortem Toxicology committee is to serve as a resource for medicolegal professionals and to promote collaboration and communication between forensic toxicologists, forensic pathologists and coroners, medicolegal death investigators, and law enforcement to assist in the determination of cause and manner of death.
The Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), founded in 1970, is a professional organization for forensic toxicologists and chemists. The Society’s peer reviewed scientific journal is the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. The Society will hold its annual conference September 26th through October 1st, 2021, in Nashville, TN.