Borkenstein Drug Course - In-Person: October 2023



Sunday, October 15th, 2023 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm CT (Onsite Registration)

Monday, October 16th, 2023 from 8:00am - 5:00pm CT

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 from 8:00am - 5:00pm CT

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 from 8:00am - 4:30pm CT

Thursday, October 19th, 2023 from 8:00am - 5:15pm CT

Friday, October 20th, 2023 from 8:00am - 12:00pm CT

Registration: $1500 per person, or $1,200 for groups discounts of 5 people or more.

*All presentations must be attended to receive credit

Click below for the 2023 schedule!


Onsite Course Description:

Dear Borkenstein Alumni and Friends of the Drug Course:

We are pleased to announce the offering for a hybrid – in-person and simultaneous live online - version of the Robert F Borkenstein Course on “The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior” October 16th - October 20th, 2023!

The program will run in-person at the Fluno Center located on the UW-Madison campus and in the heart of the bustling downtown and cultural center of Madison, WI. The event will also be accessible to our virtual attendees as the event will be simultaneously webcast worldwide. Our technology platform will allow our virtual and in-person attendees to interact with each other and with the faculty, for Q&A sessions, peer-to-peer networking in breakout rooms, and faculty panels.

The Online Version will feature a live broadcast of the presentation from the podium at the Fluno Center, with the opportunity for virtual interaction with on-site attendees and faculty through a Q&A window and chat feature. This mode is best suited to participants who are unable to travel to in-person meetings or attendees over the allowable capacity of the conference room (limited to 60 in-person attendees, plus faculty).

The In-Person Version will allow attendees to interact more fully during breaks and at after-hours events and forums, with each other and the faculty. The program will include a welcome dinner, a wine and cheese mixer, and the opportunity to enjoy after-hours networking in historic Madison, WI. The Fluno Center's downtown location places visitors only minutes away from entertainment, activities, and shopping. A stroll to State Street's pedestrian mall offers a variety of bookstores, restaurants, coffeehouses, pubs, specialty shops and entertainment options. Also nearby are museums, several theater and performing arts venues, and UW Badger sporting events at the Kohl Center and Camp Randall Stadium.

Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown

Join our customary world-renowned faculty members , along with some new content for the course that has set the standard for preparing toxicologists, chemists, analysts, law enforcement officers, and traffic safety professionals, to have the most relevant and up-to-date information on the fundamentals of drugs and their relationship to traffic safety and driver impairment.

This course on the effects of drugs on driving and the state of knowledge of drugs on human performance and impairment was founded by Dr Barry K Logan as a companion course to the Borkenstein Alcohol Course and has been running since 2002.

It provides a primer on the pharmacology of drugs most frequently involved in suspected impaired driving cases, covering opioids, stimulants, CNS depressants, hallucinogens, New Psychoactive Substances, (NPS), and the latest information on the impacts of cannabis on driving. The course also discusses recommendations on testing procedures, scope, and cut-offs, as well as guidance for effective testimony in these challenging cases. Our instructors are internationally recognized for their leadership in this area, presenting, testifying, and publishing extensively and excited about sharing this knowledge with our participants.

Our instructors are among the best-known names in this field from the US and around the world, and all are involved in investigation, research and testimony on drugs and traffic safety topics. We continually update our course content to ensure it reflects the issues of concern and interest to our students. Visit our faculty pages to see the current lecture topics, summaries, and resource documents.

The Course will be delivered on the D2L/Brightspace learning environment, hosted by the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) that allows a mix of live and pre-recorded content, participant-faculty interaction, and class interaction through Chat and meeting rooms.

*At the CFSRE, we always record all of our LIVE events and convert them into an archival, on-demand recording. This allows our attendees to view the event at a time that is more convenient for their schedules, as well as revisit the material at anytime for a refresher of the course. We typically have the archival recordings back into the system for viewing within 24 hours of completion of that day’s event. For the Borkenstein Drug Course we will have the recordings labeled in the specific days folder before the next day’s presentations begin! This quick turnaround for our recordings will help keep the attendees viewing the archivals as close to real time as possible during the course of the week’s presentations.


Click the Enroll button below to register for the In-Person 2023 October Borkenstein Drug course!

3 seats available.
Price: $1,500.00
Buy 5 or more for $1,200.00 each