The Business & Industry office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present two seminars Thursday, Feb. 20. “Street Drugs are Now on the Information Highway” will be offered from 8:30-10 a.m. and “What is Chemical Terrorism? Will be offered from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Both will be held in SW229 C/D.


The Street Drugs seminar will recognize the changing sources of intoxicants that teens use; describe the regulatory issues in internet drug sales; examine the pharmacology of diverse agents such as K2, bath salts, and Salvia; and discuss the utility of urine drug screening in managing drug ingestions.
The Chemical Terrorism seminar will review the categories of chemical weapons, discuss the basic pharmacology of nerve agents, and review the basic management of chemical agent exposures.
Instructor Dr. William Banner is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School and also earned a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Arizona. He received training in pediatrics, medical toxicology, and critical care pediatrics. He has been the Medical Director of the Oklahoma Poison Center, since July of 2000 and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the College of Pharmacy. He has extensively published in the area of poisoning and served as President of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, Chairman of the American Board of Medical Toxicology, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. He was the recipient of the Ellenhorn Career Achievement award in 2011 from the ACMT. He has most recently been a part of a national collaborative on the management of snakebite. He is in the practice of Critical Care Pediatrics at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
The cost of the seminars is $35. For information or to sign up for the course, call or email 620-417-1170 or b&i@sccc.edu.