Events and Partnerships

2021

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October 11-13, 2021

Nina M. French and Ron Adams will discuss how new laws led to new workplace policies and procedures at Baker Roofing – the 3rd largest roofing contractor in the United States. They will present one approach you can adopt to implement a modern and fit-for-purpose drug testing program that transformed safety and saved money.

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September 12-14, 2021

As laws and attitudes around marijuana change, so must the way employers test for it. Traditional pre-employment drug tests for marijuana don’t do employers as much good as they once did but dropping marijuana testing poses safety issues and exposes employers to the risks and costs of drug use at work. CRAs should encourage their customers to move toward pre-access and continuous monitoring using tests that identify only very recent marijuana use. This provides continued revenue for CRAs and continued safety for their customers.

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September 11-16, 2021

Hound Labs will be exhibiting at the Governor’s Highway Safety Association event again this year, and Mike Lynn Hound Labs CEO will be participating in a session on Hot Issues in Alcohol, Drug and Multi-Substance Impaired Driving. This roundtable discussion will cover various leading issues related to impaired driving including new screening technology (oral fluid testing and marijuana breathalyzers), funding for forensic toxicology laboratories and law enforcement phlebotomy, and scientifically validating impaired driving outreach programs.

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August 25-28, 2021

On a Monday morning, an employee is terminated for drinking alcohol the weekend prior. A lawsuit shortly follows. Would you be comfortable defending the lawsuit? Who would win? Current marijuana testing in legal states presents that same risk. Are you prepared for the risks of current testing? For employers dropping testing altogether. In this presentation, Nina M. French prepares employers and providers for marijuana testing in 2021 and beyond. 

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August 16-19, 2021

Due to factors ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic to widespread marijuana legalization, drug testing as we know it won’t exist in 10 years – is your business ready for that? Companies are updating their drug testing policies and methods to focus on fitness for duty rather than zero tolerance as changing attitudes and hiring needs stretch businesses thin. Nina M. French will address the seismic shifts already happening and give insight into how your businesses can respond and thrive during this period of change.

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June 23-24, 2021

This session will discuss the key takeaways from UCSF clinical trials on measuring THC in breath and what it means for workplace drug testing.

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May 25, 2021 – 9:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM ET

Employers are changing their employee drug testing programs. Join Sammie Dabbs and Kurt Milne as they discuss: How legalization is forcing change; Three key challenges; Testing for only very recent use; Considerations for 5 common uses

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April 19-20, 2021

As marijuana legalization continues to spread, drug testing programs must balance safety with off-duty use. The need is especially urgent for highly safety-sensitive industries, multi-state employers, and those industries with higher incidences of drug and alcohol use. The presentation, with Nina M. French and Doug Boxer, will cover the impact of these laws on the workplace and present future strategies to balance safety and fairness.

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March 17, 2021 – 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

Employers in many industries are changing their drug testing programs as a result of marijuana legalization. New tools are needed to detect recent use (before work, at lunch) instead of past use (yesterday, last week, last month). Sammie Dabbs, VP of Employer Sales at Hound Labs, will discuss the value of a recent-use test for Safety Programs, Human Resources, and Legal.

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Marijuana Legalization and Acceptance: The Tipping Point Has Arrived

January 28, 2021

Now that marijuana is widely legalized and accepted, employers are beginning to understand the immediate impact on their businesses and the need to evolve their existing marijuana drug testing policies, predicated on illegal marijuana, or risk losing valuable employees. Nina M. French discusses why the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER is a fairer test – it only measures very recent cannabis use.

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Avetta®, the leading provider of supply chain risk management, and Hound Labs, Inc. have partnered to provide supply chain companies in the Avetta Marketplace with the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER.

2020

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December 11-13, 2020

Join us to hear about the key takeaways from UCSF clinical trials on measuring THC in breath and what it means for workplace drug testing. This session with Jeff Stoll, Ph.D., will cover the role of the MRO, challenges of isolating recent use, the relationship between recent use and THC, and clinical findings. 

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Impacts of 2020 Election Results on Workplace Drug Testing

December 2, 2020 - 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

As marijuana legalization continues to spread, drug testing programs must balance safety with off-duty use. The need is especially urgent for highly safety-sensitive industries, multi-state employers, and those industries with higher incidents of drug and alcohol use. Guest speaker, Faye Caldwell, Managing Partner at Caldwell Everson, will provide an overview of changes, developing trends, and the impact in drug testing laws at both the state and federal levels.

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BETTER DRUG TESTING POLICIES: A Case Study for Mitigating Workplace Risk

September 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

As marijuana legalization spreads, drug testing programs must balance off-duty use with use immediately before work or during work hours. The need is especially urgent for highly sensitive industries, multi-state employers, and those industries with higher incidents of drug and alcohol use. Guest Speaker Ron Adams, VP of Risk Management at NFP – SE, will discuss policy changes using the approach and success of Baker Roofing to illustrate what can work. 

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September 14-15, 2020

As marijuana legalization spreads across the country, state laws are challenging employers' rights to perform pre-employment drug testing. Ban the Box changed background screening for employers, and now the rules are changing for drug screening. This session, with Nina M. French, will address the cause of the change and present future strategies for revenue retention and improvement.

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SHIFTING TO POINT-OF-CARE TESTING As a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting workplaces in ways we never could have predicted, including point-of-care testing (POCT) being added to workplaces around the nation. With tools like the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER making on-site testing for recent marijuana use possible, the time is right for employers to consider adding or expanding POCT protocols for drugs as well as health.

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2020-2021

Hound Labs joins Michelin, State Farm®, and others in supporting the Governors Highway Safety Association in their endeavor to keep our country's roads safe.

2019

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September 19, 2019

In a plenary session, Jeff Stoll discussed the challenges employers face in the age of marijuana legalization and what options and tools they have for balancing workplace safety and employee rights in the workplace. 

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May 15, 2019

In the session "New Breath Technology for Measuring Marijuana Use Within the Impairment Window," Jeff Stoll discussed results from the latest clinical trials at the University of California, San Francisco, how they correlate to third-party research on impairment, and what this means for roadside marijuana testing.

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April 12, 2019

Dr. Mike Lynn was the guest speaker for the session "Treating Marijuana Like Alcohol: Moving Towards an Impairment-Free Workplace."  Dr. Lynn discussed a new era that maintains workplace safety while allowing legal, off-duty marijuana use as well as drug testing technologies that can help balance both safety and fairness to employees. 
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April 11, 2019

Dr. Mike Lynn discussed scientific breakthroughs in detecting and measuring THC in breath in the session “Development of a Breathalyzer for THC.” Dr. Lynn also joined esteemed colleagues as a guest panelist during the session “Impaired or Not: Challenging Cannabis Cases with Panel Discussion and Audience Participation.”

2018

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October 29, 2018

Dr. Mike Lynn was the guest speaker for the session on “Marijuana Impairment and Emerging Technology.” During his presentation, Dr. Lynn addressed the issue of impairment in the workplace and on the road, and new technological advancements that can help determine if someone recently used marijuana and is therefore likely impaired.

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May 22 - 24, 2018

Members of the Hound Labs executive team met with industry veterans to discuss the ultra-sensitive Hound Breathalyzer.

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Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2018

Hound Labs and Triple Ring Technology have been conducting research in the development of the Hound marijuana breathalyzer. Triple Ring Technology scientists shared an overview of the breakthrough breath measurement technology at Pittcon 2018. In addition, the team discussed the ultra-sensitive measurement technique that has been validated against gold-standard mass spectrometers.

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Feb 2 -3, 2018

CEO and co-founder Dr. Mike Lynn presented Hound Labs’ research findings on the impact of indoor and outdoor smoking on THC levels in breath. Hound Labs is the first to examine this environmental impact and observe significant differences in actual THC levels, but no material differences in THC duration in breath.

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Jan 21 - 25, 2018

Hound Labs developed a proprietary scientific method to not only detect THC in breath but also to measure it in parts per trillion (picograms). University of California, San Francisco Clinical Chemistry Fellow, Y. Ruben Yo, PhD, presented data confirming the sensitivity of the Hound marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer and the need to measure below 5 pg/L THC in breath.