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Novel Psychoactive Substance Naming Conventions & Challenges

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This webinar will review a few examples of how one might approach the naming of a newly discovered novel psychoactive substance and what resources are available to assist in this process.

Detailed Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Understand the complex NPS landscape and its various classes and sub-classes.
  • Examine various naming conventions and the challenges associated with working under multiple conventions within each sub-class.
  • Be able to develop a strategy for implementing naming conventions in practice.


  • Donna M. Iula, PhD - Vice President of Forensic Chemistry at Cayman Chemical
  • Alex J. Krotulski, PhD - Associate Director at CFSRE

Date Created: June 25, 2021