Speakers

  • Dustin Sulak, DO
    Founder and Medical Director, Integr8 Health and Co-founder of Healer.com
    Biography
      Dr. Dustin Sulak is an integrative osteopathic physician and medical cannabis expert. His clinical practice focuses on treating refractory conditions in adults and children. Dr. Sulak is the founder of Integr8 Health, a medical practice in Maine that follows over 8,000 patients using medical cannabis, Healer.com, a medical cannabis patient education resource. He sits on the board of directors of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, has published in the peer-reviewed literature, and lectures to healthcare providers internationally on the clinical applications of cannabis.
    • Gia Fazio, PhD
      Independent Consultant
      Biography
        Gia is currently working as an independent consultant supporting the agricultural biotechnology industry, after leaving in 2017 as the Director of Project Planning with Arcadia Biosciences managing the program portfolio of the company. Prior to that she managed the Analytical Science and Regulatory Support group for nearly 5 years, performing crop analysis and generating data for regulatory approvals through the FDA, USDA and multiple international agencies. Before that she worked as a principal scientist also at Arcadia in the Nitrogen Use Efficiency Program generating metabolic and protein fingerprints for engineered plant lines. She has also worked as a Research Technician at Rice University between undergrad and graduate school. Gia has a PhD in Biochemistry from Rice University (2007) and graduated from Indiana University (2001) with a BS in Biology, where she studied plant natural products and protein chemistry, respectively.
      • Jan Roberts, LCSW
        CEO, Director of Translational Research, International Research Center on Cannabis and Mental Health
        Biography
          Jan Roberts is a recognized leader in the field of cannabis and mental health. Ms. Roberts is a licensed clinical social worker and the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Translational Research at the International Research Center on Cannabis and Mental Health, a collaborative research institute located in New York that bridges university and community-based projects. In addition, Ms. Roberts is the founder and CEO of Partners in Health and Wellbeing, one of the largest multi-site mental health and wellness practices in the mid-Atlantic region in the United States. Ms. Roberts teaches at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, where she will be awarded her doctorate in May 2019, and at CUNY Hunter College's Silberman School of Social Work. In addition, Ms. Roberts is a governor-appointed member on the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act Advisory Committee and is the current Guest Editor for the Clinical Social Work Journal's upcoming special issue on cannabis and mental health. Ms. Roberts lives in New York and sees patients at her practice in Manhattan.
        • Arun Apte
          CEO, CloudLIMS
          Biography
            Arun Apte is a serial entrepreneur and laboratory research scientist specializing in bioinformatics. He founded CloudLIMS in 2014 bringing the benefits of a SaaS product to the laboratory market. This has enabled hundreds of small labs including biorepositories, clinical research and diagnostic labs, and food/beverage/cannabis testing labs to gain the efficiency of a LIMS previously only affordable to large laboratories. Prior to founding CloudLIMS, he founded PREMIER Biosoft forging strategic partnerships with Thermo, Agilent, SCIEX and other mass spectrometry instrument companies. Arun Apte holds a B.A. in molecular and cell biology and biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has published extensively on bioinformatics.
          • Roni Attali, PhD
            VP of Research & Compliance, GemmaCert
            Biography
              A skilled R&D chemist with a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Tel Aviv University with experience from both academia and business, including as Synthetic Chemistry Team Leader at StoreDot and Head of Chemistry at Panaxia, a pioneering company in the medical cannabis industry. Today serves as the VP of Research and Compliance at GemmaCert.
            • Ruth Bertrand, LPN
              Member ACNA, Member Delaware NORMYL and Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network, Medical Marijuana Patient Advocate-Consultant
              Biography
                Ruth Bertrand is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Delaware who began advocating for cannabis reform a few years ago and has been a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association since 2016. She is a member of Delaware NORMYL and the Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network. Miss Bertrand has personally lobbied on state and national levels for the reform of marijuana laws. She acts as a patient advocate in her state where she strives to spread knowledge about cannabis as effective treatment and has worked as a bud tender for a medical marijuana dispensary in her state, where she gained first hand knowledge on the efficacy of marijuana and its varied uses.
              • Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD
                Research Director, The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Med
                Biography
                  Dr. Marcel O. Bonn-Miller earned a BA in psychology and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont. He completed a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and a joint postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System & Stanford University School of Medicine. Widely considered one of the early and leading research pioneers in the field of cannabis and mental health, Dr. Bonn-Miller has conducted seminal work on the interrelations between cannabis and a range of health conditions, including pain, anxiety, HIV, PTSD, and sleep disorders. Dr. Bonn-Miller brings a unique and diverse perspective to cannabinoid therapeutics, having worked within medical center and academic settings for over a decade and with industry for the past 5 years. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, has published well over 125 peer-reviewed empirical publications on cannabis, and has received dozens of Federal and State grants to support his research.
                • Benjamin Chiarelli
                  Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cellibre
                  Biography
                    Ben is the founder and CEO of Cellibre, a next-generation biotechnology company that is ushering in the next great industrial revolution by treating biology as a manufacturing technology, turning cells into specialized, sustainable factories for the manufacture of globally significant products at scale. Ben formally worked with Dr. J Craig Venter and Nobel Laureate Dr. Ham Smith as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Synthetic Genomics (SGI) where he was responsible for defining, evolving and implementing SGI's strategy across all of its franchises. Ben joined SGI from Millennium Health, a leading medication solutions company focused on solving the opioid epidemic, where he led the strategy and corporate development efforts. Prior to joining industry, Ben had a nine-year tenure on Wall Street, where he executed over $20 billion in transactions. Ben earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He is also the co-founder of Divitempus Ventures, ConvenCare and the 32/21 Foundation.
                  • Kent Crowley, Pharm. D., FAARFM, ABAAHP
                    Director of Research & Product Development, Silver State Trading
                    Biography
                      Dr. Kent Crowley has over 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and clinical medicine. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco; completed an ASHP Accredited Residency with Kaiser Permanente. He is an Advanced Fellow and Diplomat of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. At Silver State Trading, a 40,000 sq.ft. Clean Green cultivation and production facility in Sparks, NV, Dr. Crowley serves as the Director of Research and Development, overseeing the production of Trokie® products and future patents. Dr. Crowley is the founder and creator of Trokie®, a patented buccal delivery system for cannabis (U.S. Patent No.: 9,675,656 B2) and runs the California operations for Trokie California Inc. Dr. Crowley serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Palliative Care Corp, a clinic in Huntington Beach, CA that has treated over 3000 patients incorporating cannabis in disease state treatment and symptoms management, whether as a primary treatment or complementary to traditional and/or other modalities. He has recently published on this effort in Frontiers in Neuroscience, Aug 2018. Dr. Crowley is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and on the Research Subcommittee, a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and a member of the Integrative Think Tank for University of California Irvine, Center for the Study of Cannabis.
                    • Janelle Donovan
                      CEO and C0-Founder, ANSHI
                      Biography
                        As a CEO, I bring executive skills and a proven track record of building brands through driving pipeline and revenue in rapidly expanding software companies. As a mom, I went into a kitchen, not a lab, to discover better and quicker tools to promote healing. ANSHI was born from necessity, at the hospital bedside of my six year old daughter Raegan. Those roots are what defines the company and our vision. I've been a 'CannaMom' since my daughter was 2. We treat Raegans genetic condition Rett Syndrome with the full plant and that along with diet and other natural approaches has fended off major chronic decline even through extreme illness and severe (and separately caused) epilepsy.
                      • James Eaves, PhD
                        Professor, Department of Management, Laval University
                        Biography
                          James Eaves received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis. Today, he is a management professor at Université Laval, where he is part of a research group that aims to find ways to increase the profitability of growing cannabis indoors and in greenhouses. He is a regular invited speaker at cannabis conferences across North America, writes for Canada's leading cannabis trade journal, and his award winning research has been discussed in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, Newsweek, and the CBC.
                        • Patricia Frye, MD
                          Medical Cannabis Specialist and Lecturer, Takoma Park Alternative Care
                          Biography
                            Dr. Patricia Frye is a medical cannabis specialist and consultant who evaluates adult and pediatric patients for the use of cannabis medicine in the treatment of chronic pain and other serious, debilitating conditions, like neurodegenerative diseases, autism, seizures, autoimmune, and psychiatric illnesses. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she also completed her pediatric residency, Dr. Frye continued her post-graduate training in anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She then moved to Southern California where she practiced pediatrics for Southern California Permanente Group until she retired. In 2015, Dr. Frye was asked to consider a California cannabis telemedicine position, and it was then that she first learned of the healing benefits of the cannabis plant. Since that time, Dr. Frye has managed over 5,000 patients and provides educational consultations to patients worldwide. Dr. Frye is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and professionally certified in Cannabis Science and Medicine by the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. She is a diplomat of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, a member of the Association of Cannabis Specialists and a fellow of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Frye lectures extensively on cannabis medicine for healthcare provider groups, patient groups, and cannabis education organizations. She is the author of "The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health", a book that covers the history, politics, and use of cannabis as medicine.
                          • Joe Grumbine
                            CEO, Willow Creek Springs Inc.
                            Biography
                              Joe Grumbine has been cultivating cannabis as well as extracting and compounding therapeutic topicals and elixirs for 30+ years. In 2007 he founded Unit d patients collective in Garden Grove and consulted and provided cannabis and cannabis infused products to more than 4000 clients. In addition he managed and consulted numerous outdoor, greenhouse and indoor cultivation projects In 1999 Joe opened Willow Creek Springs botanical garden and nursery where he ran a permaculture farm that produces a variety of healing herbs Willow Creek Springs has been a venue for many workshops, classes and horticultural therapy projects. Joe and his wife Liz have been creating therapeutic lotions, creams, and other topicals and have created a line of Cbd and The infused products that have been distributed nationwide and are currently in the beginning stages of two IRB studies. In 2009 Joe founded The Human Solution International 501c3 to educate and support victims of the drug war. Joe used the support during a six year battle with the State of California and ultimately prevailed. The Human Solution has organized grass roots support for cannabis defendants worldwide and have been instrumental in several high profile cases ending in acquittal or dismissal. The Human Solution also has a prison outreach program where they support cannabis prisoners especially those serving life and "De facto" life sentences. The Human Solution International is an all volunteer organization that advocates decriminalization of cannabis rather than restrictive "legalization." They are committed to working to ending cannabis prohibition entirely. As CEO of Willow Creek Springs and The Human Solution International, Joe Grumbine has been working with physicians and advocates to further the understanding of cannabis therapy and to support victims of the drug war.
                            • Matt Haskin
                              CEO, Certus Analytics, Founder, CannaSafe Analytics
                              Biography
                                Matt Haskin was the founder and previous CEO of CannaSafe Analytics, which, under his vision and leadership, became the first cannabis laboratory in the United States to be awarded an ISO 17025:2005 accreditation in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia State University and has extensive experience in both domestic and international business. A chronic entrepreneur, Matt struck upon the concept of a medical cannabis laboratory in late 2009 after observing close family and friends struggle with concerns over the safety of the cannabis they used as medicine. With no industry established protocols or methods for testing cannabis, Matt set out to develop a lab that would set the standard and earn the trust of its clients. In February 2015 Matt was appointed Vice Chair of the Independent Laboratory Advisory Committee to the state of Nevada. The Committee makes policy recommendations on the state's cannabis program. Matt is also a member of the AOCS Cannabis Expert Panel, sits on the board of directors of the California Minority Alliance and is a member of the Green Standard Working Group. He was honored to be nominated and evaluated for the position of Bureau Chief of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. Matt sold CannaSafe in October 2016 and now heads up Certus Analytics, a BCC licensed California cannabis compliance laboratory.
                              • Lelah Jerger

                                Biography
                                  Lelah Jerger is wife and mother of 5 children. When her daughter Jaelah was diagnosed with Epilepsy, Lelah became active in Indiana politics to legalize cannabis therapies. Because of the involvement of Child Protective Services for using cannabis therapies, she had to move her family to Colorado to be safe. Jaelah is currently using cannabis therapies for her Epilepsy. Lelah is a volunteer for the Realm of Caring and is still actively involved in cannabis legislation.
                                • Justin Kander
                                  Research and Development Coordinator, The Oil Plant, Inc.
                                  Biography
                                    Justin Kander is the Patient Coordinator for The Oil Plant, a licensed manufacturer of whole-plant cannabis medicines in California. He has been with the company and its associated brand Aunt Zelda's since July 2015. In 2008, he began collecting research and experiences surrounding the use of cannabis to treat cancer, and eventually published several books on the subject. Justin has presented at medical cannabis conferences to further share information as widely as possible.
                                  • Eric Kawka
                                    Founder, Cattis Scientific
                                    Biography
                                      Eric Kawka is the founder of Cattis Scientific, a Cannabis startup in Vermont. He focuses his work on developing and implementing Cannabis extraction standards and processes for the quickly growing bio-botanical space. He's particularly interested in establishing scalable extraction methods for a new class of medical cannabis derived products that meet pharmaceutical standards. Eric holds a M.A. in organic chemistry and has significant experience in extraction systems development, start-up ventures, and business development. Eric is an advisor for Cannabis start-ups in Massachusetts, Vermont, Ohio and Florida.
                                    • Debra Kimless, MD
                                      Medical Director, ForwardGro
                                      Biography
                                        Debra Kimless, M.D. graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Natural Sciences and Biology. She attended medical school at Rutgers, and residency at Temple University Hospital and is a board-certified Anesthesiologist with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine and is recently board certified by the American/International Lifestyle Medicine Board. Motivated by her mother who, at the end of her life suffered with intractable pain and who responded paradoxically to opiates, Dr. Kimless traveled the world to learn if medical cannabis could have been a treatment option. She studied under the most respected experts in cannabis medicine and research and has become a passionate champion for medical cannabis. In addition to being the Medical Director of ForwardGro, a medical cannabis cultivation and processing company in Maryland, Dr. Kimless shares her knowledge by speaking with physicians and other health care providers, patients and legislators about using medical cannabis as a therapeutic option. She consults with patients, pro bono, treating them with whole food all plant diets and medical cannabis, and collects patient data and presents the cases at national and international conferences and seminars. Her passion is to use education to de-stigmatize cannabis and explain how it may be used as an effective medical choice. In her spare time, Dr. Kimless enjoys sharing her home cooked whole food all plant meals with family and friends. She will never turn down a cup of coffee.
                                      • Allegra Leghissa, PhD
                                        Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Texas at Arlington
                                        Biography
                                          Allegra Leghissa graduated with her PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington in July 2018, working under the direction of Prof. Kevin A. Schug. She was born and raised in Bologna, Italy. She left Italy in August 2014 after completing an undergraduate Chemistry degree at the University of Bologna.
                                        • David Mangone, Esq.
                                          Director of Government Affairs, Legislative Counsel, Americans for Safe Access
                                          Biography
                                            David T. Mangone, Esq. is the Director of Government Affairs for Americans for Safe Access, the largest non-profit in the United States dedicated to advancing legal medical cannabis therapeutics and research. He is the author of "Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws," a publication that analyzes and grades every state's medical cannabis laws and regulations. David has served as an international policy expert on medical cannabis laws and has provided testimony for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Department of Justice, and the United States Congress.
                                          • Jahan Marcu, PhD
                                            Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer, Director of Experimental Pharmacology and Behavioral Research, International Research Center on Cannabis Mental Health
                                            Biography
                                              Jahan Marcu, Ph.D., is currently the Chief Science Officer at Americans for Safe Access (a medical cannabis advocacy non-profit) and Director of the Patient Focused Certification program, which is a health and safety oversight program that assesses regulatory compliance at cannabis operations. He is co-founder and past-chairman of the CANN subdivision of the Chemical Health and Safety Division (DCHAS) of the American Chemical Society. His is also on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cannabinoids as Medicine. He has a background in analytical chemistry and molecular pharmacology, he received his Ph.D. for contributions in characterizing the structure and function of the cannabinoid receptors. He is an author of the American Herbal Pharmacopeia's Cannabis Monograph and serves on multiple expert government, trade association committees, scientific organizations including AHPA, ACS, AOCS, AOAC, ASA, IACM, and IMCPC. And is a court-qualified synthetic cannabinoid and cannabis expert. He has helped create medical cannabis educational training for clinicians and for workers in the medical cannabis industry, and has been invited to speak at many international conferences and universities, including the University of Leiden, Temple University School of Medicine, Princeton Hospital, and Yale University. Dr. Marcu is also a court qualified expert witness on cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.
                                            • Len May
                                              CEO, Endocanna Health
                                              Biography
                                                Len May is CEO and Co-Founder of EndoCanna Health, a bioscience research company specializing in Personalized Medicinal Cannabis using DNA sequencing, and parent company of the EndoCanna Health DNA Test Kit , the most comprehensive personalized Cannabis DNA test and available on the market today. With over 25 years of experience, Len May, MCS is a pioneer in the medical cannabis industry having held positions such as the President of the Cannabis Action Network, Board Member and Lifetime Member of California Cannabis Association , as well as a stakeholder in some of the industry's most iconic brands. His experience also encompasses a strong understanding of branding and compliance, fundraising, and operations. As a Certified Medical Cannabis Specialist in Medicinal Genomics, May has an in-depth knowledge of genomics, cannabinoids and terpenes and their interaction with the endocannabinoid system, allowing him to consult on formulations targeted to treat specific conditions. May has a Masters of Medical Cannabis and Endocannabinoid Formulation Specialist Certification from the Institute for the Advancement of Integrative Medicine. His areas of expertise include the workings of the Endocannabinoid system and how genetic expression plays a role in human experiences. In his role as CEO of Endocanna Health, he uses his knowledge of the plant to help modulate those experiences for those looking to incorporate Cannabis into their lives. Mr. May is an accomplished public speaker having presented on these topics on some of the world's most prestigious stages in his mission to help educate the population about the healing powers of cannabis.
                                              • Deborah Miran
                                                Former Commissioner, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
                                                Biography
                                                  Former commissioner, Deborah Miran, was a member of the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission from 2013- 2016. While serving on the commission, she was also a member of the executive committee, policy, and research subcommittees, and was chair of the education subcommittee. She was responsible for developing education programs for doctors and patients, and was also an integral part of crafting the current regulations. Prior to the commission she was president and founder of Miran Consulting, Inc. There she advised both brand and generic drug makers on the FDA approval process. Ms. Miran was senior director of regulatory affairs for Alpharma, a generic drug manufacturer, where she directed the submission activities for new and abbreviated new drug applications to the FDA. She has spent over 30 years in the US pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Miran received her bachelor of science in chemistry from Iowa State University.
                                                • Guillermo Moreno-Sanz, PhD
                                                  Founder and CSO, Abagune Research
                                                  Biography
                                                    Dr. Moreno-Sanz has authored more than 25 scientific articles and 3 patents describing the role of the endocannabinoid system on pain perception. He holds degrees in Biochemistry and Organic chemistry from the University of Zaragoza, and obtained his PhD in Neurosciences from the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. He gained broad international experience with long-term fellowships in the Netherlands, Italy and the US, where he has developed most of his career at the University of California, Irvine, working with Prof. Daniele Piomelli, a pioneer of cannabinoid pharmacology. At UCI, he discovered a new class of cannabinoid analgesics devoid of unwanted psychoactivity. In 2017, he participated in the elaboration of the report "The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids" by the National Academies of Sciences. In 2018, he founded Abagune Research, a privately-owned company that provides R&D solutions to the cannabis industry.
                                                  • Evan Moser
                                                    Chief Engineer, Deutsche Process
                                                    Biography
                                                      Evan Moser is the Chief Engineer of Deutsche Companies Located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Evan graduated from Iowa State University in 2010, where he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. At Iowa State, Evan worked for Department of Energy in bio-renewables turning biomass into consumer energy products building Fishcer-Tropsch reactors, fluidized bed gasifiers, and fixed bed syngas reactors. Evan joined Cargill, the largest private food company in the world, in 2010; there he worked in corn and soy bean processing plants, implementing new production systems, improving production processes and managing production facilities. In 2014, Evan joined Deutsche Beverage Technology as a project engineer, designing and implementing sanitary brewing equipment. As the cannabis industry has grown over the last 4 years, Evan has implemented his background in large scale sanitary process optimization and design for developing cannabis extraction, evaporation, distillation and crystallization technologies at the industrial scale.
                                                    • Herah Osborne
                                                      Nevada Sales Manager, Silver State Trading Inc.
                                                      Biography
                                                        Herah is the mother to 15 year old twins that have Fragile X syndrome, the leading genetic cause of Autism. Herah has spent the last six years researching the treatment of cannabis with children that have rare diseases such as Fragile X syndrome. To better understand how the use of cannabis can treat and improve the quality of life for her children and others with seizure disorders and ASD. She discovered the need to create a consistent and reliable cannabis product line that parents felt was safe for children and adults with compromised immune systems. She has been able to share her knowledge with every dispensary in the state of Nevada as she has worked with Silver State Trading based out of Sparks, NV for the past two years and is currently the Nevada Sales Manager. Herah is an advocate and speaker regarding the use of cannabis in Autism and other developmental disabilities and rare diseases.
                                                      • Christine Paszko, PhD, MT (ASCP)
                                                        Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.
                                                        Biography
                                                          Dr. Paszko is an innovative, customer-centric leader with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with both sales and technical teams. A strong leader with a commitment to driving growth in the rapidly evolving technology industry. Her unique career combines a Ph.D. in infectious disease and Microbiology with 20+ years of experience in defining and directing marketing and sales and business development strategies. This approach has helped customers to outperform competitors with best in class Laboratory Information Management Systems, Positive ID, and Automation Technology. Dr. Paszko's multicultural background provides a real-world understanding of the importance of sales leadership and relationship management to the bottom line.
                                                        • Milan Patel
                                                          Co-Founder and CEO, PathogenDx
                                                          Biography
                                                            Mr. Patel leads the strategic vision, financial health and global growth of PathogenDx, a Scottsdale, AZ based company which provides disruptive DNAbased pathogen testing technology and solutions for the cannabis, botanical, food and agricultural industries. Previously, Mr. Patel spent over 25 years working with large public, small private and entrepreneurial companies in numerous fields from the life sciences, to biotechnology, to government services and the automotive industry. Milan served as COO/CFO of GMSbiotech. He also was CFO of 2020 Company, LLC, a leading premier professional services firm that delivered business and technology solutions to the government, in the areas of health, education and science. Mr. Patel also worked at Intel Corporation in Sales & Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy and planning, infrastructure and organizational development, and controls, compliance and audit. For more information on PathogenDx's simple, powerful and inexpensive DNAbased pathogen testing, visit www.pathogendx.com.
                                                          • Ezra Pryor
                                                            Applied Markets Specialist, Heidolph North America
                                                            Biography
                                                              Ezra Pryor has been in the cannabis industry for the past 6 years. He is Heidolph North America's Applied Markets Specialist and serves on the American Chemical Society's Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision as well as ASTM International's Committee D37 on Cannabis. Heidolph brings to the table more than 7 decades of experience providing premium equipment and expertise to highly regulated pharmaceutical and research industries. Now the new Heidolph Botanical Extraction (HBX) business unit is focused on providing unique solutions that are both efficient and compliant with cannabis industry regulations.
                                                            • Markus Roggen, PhD
                                                              Founder & CEO, Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures
                                                              Biography
                                                                Dr. Roggen's latest project, Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures, a fundamental research laboratory and CRO of the cannabis industry. His research interests lie in the metabolite composition and behavior throughout the production cycle, SFE process optimization, and development of innovative therapeutic formulations. Dr. Roggen received his master in science degree from Imperial College, London, UK in 2008. He then pursued his graduate degree is organic chemistry at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), where he received his PhD in 2012. He then was awarded an DAAD postdoctoral fellowship to pursue further training in physical organic chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla from 2013-2014. He then entered the cannabis industry, at first as laboratory director for Davinci Laboratories of California, an analytical laboratory from 2014 to 2016. In 2016 he moved into an executive position overseeing production, R&D and process optimization for OutCo, a cannabis manufacturer. Dr. Markus Roggen is also a trusted advisor and mentor for multiple startups, startup accelerators and organizations. Positions include advisory positions at Bloom Automation, a cannabis robotics company, Redfield Proctor, a waste management company, and former co-chair of the NCIA Scientific Advisory Committee.
                                                              • Jill Swing
                                                                President and Founder, SC Compassionate Care Alliance
                                                                Biography
                                                                  Jill Swing is the President and Founder of SC Compassionate Care Alliance. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina and has eleven-year-old twins, Winfield and Mary Louise. Mary Louise has Cerebral Palsy and severe epilepsy. Lack of positive results from pharmaceutical drugs led her in search of alternative treatments. After learning about potential benefits from Cannabidiol (CBD) for seizures, Jill worked with state legislators to legalize access to the cannabis derivative in 2014. She continued to support legalization of a comprehensive medical cannabis after discovering that access to CBD was limited and whole plant therapies were often more effective. She turned a Facebook group into a state-wide advocacy organization in 2017. The mission of SCCCA is to educate patients, law makers and communities on the benefits of medical cannabis.
                                                                • Marian Twohig, PhD
                                                                  Principal Scientist, Scientific Operation, Waters Corporation
                                                                  Biography
                                                                    Marian has over 17 years of experience working as an analytical chemist supporting applications in the food and environmental, pharmaceutical and materials science industries. She has held several senior scientist positions developing quantitative analytical methods to meet regulatory requirements. Marian holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. Currently, the focus of Marian's work is in the development of robust analytical methods to meet regulatory compliance in cannabis safety testing. She considers it an honour to work with other scientists to solve analytical problems using chromatography, sample preparation and mass spectrometry technologies.
                                                                  • Dawn Wells

                                                                    Biography
                                                                      Dawn is a board member on Rylie's Smile Foundation and she is a former police officer. Dawn has a 16 year old daughter Kennedy who has Autism, Epilepsy and is disabled and lives in daily pain.
                                                                    MAR 27 - 28 2019

                                                                    Cannabis Sciences 2019





                                                                     

                                                                    Our 2nd Annual Cannabis Sciences Virtual Event is now available On-Demand!  The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.

                                                                    The Cannabis Sciences planning committee carefully planned and selected speakers that best embody the overall challenges, opportunities, and issues in the current landscape around cannabis sciences.

                                                                    Topic's for this years event included: 
                                                                    • Cannabis Advances & Technology Updates
                                                                      • Machine Learning in Cannabis
                                                                      • Plant Genetics
                                                                      • Personalized Medicine
                                                                    • Making Cannabis Mainstream
                                                                      • Cannabis and Your Health
                                                                    • Regulatory Landscape
                                                                    • Extraction, Purification and Cultivation
                                                                    • Analytical Testing
                                                                      • Methods and Technologies for Cannabis Labs
                                                                      • Data Management


                                                                    Continuing Education
                                                                    LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 32 credits.

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                                                                    Agenda
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Christine Paszko, PhD, MT (ASCP)
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Justin Kander
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 07:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Dustin Sulak, DO
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Gia Fazio, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Guillermo Moreno-Sanz, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Kent Crowley, Pharm. D., FAARFM, ABAAHP
                                                                      Director of Research & Product Development, Silver Stat...
                                                                      Janelle Donovan
                                                                      CEO and C0-Founder, ANSHI
                                                                      Herah Osborne
                                                                      Nevada Sales Manager, Silver State Trading Inc.
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Benjamin Chiarelli
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Markus Roggen, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: James Eaves, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Allegra Leghissa, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Ezra Pryor
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Ruth Bertrand, LPN
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Arun Apte
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Deborah Miran
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Roni Attali, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Eric Kawka
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 07:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Jan Roberts, LCSW
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Marian Twohig, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Matt Haskin
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Patricia Frye, MD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Jahan Marcu, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Kent Crowley, Pharm. D., FAARFM, ABAAHP
                                                                      Director of Research & Product Development, Silver Stat...
                                                                      Jill Swing
                                                                      President and Founder, SC Compassionate Care Alliance
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: David Mangone, Esq.
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Len May
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Evan Moser
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Debra Kimless, MD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Milan Patel
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Joe Grumbine
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Kent Crowley, Pharm. D., FAARFM, ABAAHP
                                                                    • Analytical Testing
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Christine Paszko, PhD, MT (ASCP)
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Allegra Leghissa, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Arun Apte
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Roni Attali, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Marian Twohig, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Matt Haskin
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Evan Moser
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Milan Patel
                                                                    • Making Cannabis Mainstream
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Justin Kander
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 07:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Dustin Sulak, DO
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Ruth Bertrand, LPN
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 07:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Jan Roberts, LCSW
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Patricia Frye, MD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Jahan Marcu, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Debra Kimless, MD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Kent Crowley, Pharm. D., FAARFM, ABAAHP
                                                                    • Cannabis Advances & Technology Updates
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Gia Fazio, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Guillermo Moreno-Sanz, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Benjamin Chiarelli
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: James Eaves, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Len May
                                                                    • Regulatory Landscape
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Kent Crowley, Pharm. D., FAARFM, ABAAHP
                                                                      Director of Research & Product Development, Silver Stat...
                                                                      Janelle Donovan
                                                                      CEO and C0-Founder, ANSHI
                                                                      Herah Osborne
                                                                      Nevada Sales Manager, Silver State Trading Inc.
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Ezra Pryor
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Deborah Miran
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Kent Crowley, Pharm. D., FAARFM, ABAAHP
                                                                      Director of Research & Product Development, Silver Stat...
                                                                      Jill Swing
                                                                      President and Founder, SC Compassionate Care Alliance
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: David Mangone, Esq.
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Joe Grumbine
                                                                    • Extraction and Purification
                                                                    • MAR 27, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Markus Roggen, PhD
                                                                    • MAR 28, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
                                                                      Speaker: Eric Kawka
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                                                                    • Kent Crowley, Pharm.D., FAARFM, ABAAHP

                                                                      Kent Crowley, Pharm.D., is a board-certified Pharm.D. through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency with Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his ...

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                                                                    • Russ Cersosimo, Jr.

                                                                      Russell Cersosimo Jr. is the founder of Pittsburgh-based Miradati Technology, which is currently developing HIPAA-compliant, enterprise software that creates standardized data for medical cannabis research. Integrating both legacy and proprietary technologies, Miradati helps ...

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                                                                    • Sebastien Cotte

                                                                      Sebastien Cotte became actively involved in the field of medical marijuana in 2013 while seeking alternative treatments for his son Jagger's, rare terminal Mitochondrial disease. In 2014, with his wife Annett, they became medical refugees in Colorado to access cannabis oil for ...

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                                                                    • James Eaves

                                                                      James Eaves received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis. Today, he is a management professor at Université Laval, where he is part of a research group that aims to find ways to increase the profitability of growing cannabis indoors and ...

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                                                                    • Christine Paszko

                                                                      Dr. Paszko is an innovative, customer-centric leader with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with both sales and technical teams. A strong leader with a commitment to driving growth in the rapidly evolving technology industry. Her unique career ...

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                                                                    • Catharine Layton

                                                                      Catharine is a Senior Technical Applications Chemist at Waters Corporation in Milford, MA where she works closely with technical experts in chromatographic purification, supercritical fluid separation, and bio-botanical extraction. Catharine received undergraduate degrees in ...

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                                                                    • Jahan Marcu

                                                                      Jahan Marcu, Ph.D., is currently the Chief Science Officer at Americans for Safe Access (a medical cannabis advocacy non-profit) and Director of the Patient Focused Certification program, which is a health and safety oversight program that assesses regulatory compliance at ...

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                                                                    • Debra Kimless

                                                                      Debra Kimless, M.D. graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Natural Sciences and Biology. She attended medical school at Rutgers, and residency at Temple University Hospital and is a boarded Anesthesiologist with a subspecialty ...

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