In this webinar, Dr Copeland will demonstrate how the NPSUM data can be used to inform  coronial investigations of drug-related deaths, including the value of considering individual decedent demographics (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, body mass index) when interpreting toxicology results, and the identification of novel drug-drug interactions which can impact drug toxicity profiles.

This event will take place at 12:30pm and last approximately 1 hour.


This meeting is worth 1 CPD point (self credited).

How drug-related deaths analysis can inform coronial investigations

  • Dr Caroline Copeland

    Dr Caroline Copeland is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology & Toxicology at King’s College London, and Director of the National Programme on Substance Use Mortality (NPSUM). The NPSUM is a database comprised of deaths which have occurred following drug use, which she uses in her research to improve the healthcare strategy for people who use drugs to prevent incidence of drug-related death. Her research group aims to achieve this by 1. Identifying emerging substances on the illicit drug market; 2. Evaluating the impact of national and international drug policy; 3. Informing public health strategy for people who use drugs.

  • Dr Atholl Johnston

    Webinar Chair