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Keynote Speaker

Daryl J. Mayers, PhD

Daryl Mayers, BSc (Toronto), MSc and PhD (Saskatchewan) joined the Centre of Forensic Sciences Toxicology Section in 1992.  He recently finished his term on the Alcohol Test Committee (ATC) after 12 years of service.  He Chaired that committee for three of those years and during that time he addressed both Parliamentary and Senatorial Committees on three occasions (for two different Bills) when they were considering substantial amendments to the Impaired and Over 80 Sections of the Criminal Code.  He is a co-coordinator of the Breath Alcohol program for the province of Ontario and has lost count of the number of police officers he has trained as Qualified Breath Technicians.  Since coming to the Centre, he has also been responsible for thousands of cases involving alcohol and has given expert testimony at all levels of court in Ontario in excess of 600 times. 

He is frequently invited to address Crown Attorneys and Defense Counsel on issues related to breath alcohol testing and in the past has taught Forensic Toxicology in the Forensic Science program at the University of Toronto, Mississauga and courses in Forensic Toxicology and Toxicology and Drug Metabolism at the University of Saskatchewan.  

Dr. Mayers has served as the Chair of the Toxicology Section of the CSFS and has also served on its Board of Directors. 

"50 over 80": A retrospective on 50 years of forensic alcohol testing in Canada

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