Webinar: Understanding Polydrug Use and Its Role in Drug-Impaired Driving

posted Jun 17, 2019, 7:30 AM by Angela Eichelberger

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 1, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that examines the role polydrug use – the concurrent use of multiple drugs – may play in drug-impaired driving. Polydrug use includes illicit drug use, the intentional misuse of prescription drugs, or the concurrent use of multiple drugs for therapeutic use. More research into how different drug combinations affect driving is currently underway.

This webinar will discuss recent findings on polydrug use in the general population and among drivers arrested for driving under the influence. The presenters will discuss steps law enforcement is taking to identify polydrug use through the drug evaluation and classification program. They will also describe developments in roadside oral fluid testing that may allow for early detection of drug-impaired driving.

Webinar Presenters: 
  • Ron Flegel, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jennifer Harmon, Orange County Crime Lab
  • Chuck Hayes, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Moderated by: Jana Price, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board

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Call for papers

posted Jun 17, 2019, 7:21 AM by Angela Eichelberger

The deadline for submitting papers for presentation at the TRB annual meeting is August 1. More information can be found on the TRB website. 

Webinar: Limitations of Drug Fatality Data

posted May 7, 2019, 7:38 AM by Angela Eichelberger

Date/Time: June 13, 2019, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Eastern Time

The webinar will discuss limitations of fatality crash data reporting, specifically regarding drug-involved driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) is often used by others to analyze trends of driving-related behaviors, identify impacts of legislation, and determine effects of programs. However, FARS drug data may have been used to reach conclusions without a thorough understanding of its limitations. Presenters will identify what these limitations are and how to overcome them.

Webinar Presenters

·        Tara Kelley-Baker, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

·        Amy Berning, NHTSA

·        TrisAnn Jodan, NHTSA

·        Amy Miles, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

·        Ryan Smith, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

·        Moderated by: Tara Casanova Powell, Casanova Powell Consulting

For More Details and to Register: https://webinar.mytrb.org/Webinars/Details/1280

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2019 Annual Meeting

posted Nov 26, 2018, 12:16 PM by Angela Eichelberger   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 12:17 PM ]

The full TRB program is available here: https://annualmeeting.mytrb.org/interactiveprogram

2019 TRB Schedule of Selected Workshops, Sessions and Posters

posted Nov 26, 2018, 12:08 PM by Angela Eichelberger   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 10:58 AM ]

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will be held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. 

The committee's general meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15th at the Marriott Marquis (Shaw M3). Download meeting handouts: agenda, ANB50 schedule, and committee research needs (draft). 

Call for papers

posted Jul 6, 2018, 12:05 PM by Angela Eichelberger   [ updated Jul 6, 2018, 12:06 PM ]

TRB Annual Meeting presentation and paper submission is open until August 1. Please review the requirements before submitting your paper. 

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