Our Research FocusThe Forensic Toxicology Research Team detects and measures drugs, alcohol, toxic gases, and toxic industrial chemicals in victims of fatal aircraft accidents as a contribution to the analysis of accident causation. This team also studies the conditions which affect the accuracy and validity of such measurements, and adapts or develops improved methods for making such measurements. Clinical chemical measurements are made and analyzed to determine significant health trends in aviation personnel, and analytical service is furnished in support of other Civil Aerospace Medical Institute tasks when required.
- Autopsy Information
- Chain of Custody Forms (PDF)
- Collecting and Shipping Specimens (PDF)
- Drug Information
- Evidence Control
Postmortem Forensic Toxicology in Aviation
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) is organizing a colloquium on postmortem forensic toxicology in aviation. The colloquium will be held on April 1-3, 2014 at the FAA's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This academic research meeting will address various aspects of postmortem aviation toxicology.
The meeting will be a scientific platform for medical examiners, coroners, forensic toxicologists and other professionals, regional flight surgeons, National Transportation Safety Board personnel, and other accident investigation authorities, including FAA's Flight Standards District Offices and FAA's Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention employees.
Additional colloquium information and registration