MAR 25, 2020

Cannabis Sciences 2020





 

LabRoots is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual 2020 Cannabis Sciences Virtual Event. LabRoots will host the event on March 25, 2020. The Cannabis Sciences planning committee will be planning and selecting speakers that best embody the overall challenges, opportunities, and issues in the current landscape around cannabis sciences.

The theme for this years event is Cannabis in 2020: The Evolution of Science, Research and Legislation with the following tracks and topics:

Medical Cannabis: Therapeutic Updates

  • Medical Trials and Data
  • Clinical Experiences: Physicians share real-world patient responses to medical cannabis

Quality Control

  • Methods of Color Remediation/Removal of Specific Contaminants/Distillate Production
  • QA/QC for the Cannabis Extraction Lab Using LIMS
  • Managing Mold and Bacteria Risk

Regulatory Landscape - Beyond the US

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • How to Avoid Mistakes of California in Future Markets
  • Optimal Regulation Policies for Safety
  • How Regulations Impact Healthcare and Quality of Life

Evolving Laboratory Landscape

  • Future of Testing for Rare Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids
  • LIMS for the Cannabis Industry - From Seed to Sale
  • Automation of Cannabis Method Development

Hemp Science and Testing

  • Opportunities and Hazards of the Hemp CBD Market

Advancements in Cultivation and Extraction Methods and Technologies

  • Plant Genetics
  • Cultivation Research
  • Managing Climate

 

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Like the 2019 conference, this event will be produced on our robust platform, allowing you to watch, learn and connect seamlessly across all desktop or mobile devices. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots' most popular T-shirts.



Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2020 Cannabis Sciences Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here.

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 40 credits.

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Speakers
  • CEO, CloudLIMS
  • Professeur titulaire/Full Professor, Département de management/ Department of Management, Faculté des sciences de l'administration / Business School Pavillon Palasis-Prince, Université Laval
  • Medical Director, ForwardGro
  • Quality Assurance Manager (QAP), GreenSeal Cannabis Company

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Speakers

  • 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 LIMS to the cannabis testing laboratory market. This has enabled several cannabis testing and extraction laboratories to manage data, automate testing workflows, and follow regulatory compliance, such as ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Arun is an invited speaker at cannabis conferences all over the world. He was an invited speaker at the 2019 Cannabis Science Conference West, the 2019 Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo, and the Southeastern 2019 Hemp & Medical Cannabis Convention. He is on the Labroots committee for their event, Cannabis Sciences 2020. 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
    • James Eaves, PhD
      Professeur titulaire/Full Professor, Département de management/ Department of Management, Faculté des sciences de l'administration / Business School Pavillon Palasis-Prince, Université Laval
      Biography
        James Eaves received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Davis. He is currently a professor at Université Laval, where his research focuses on methods of improving the profitability of growing cannabis indoors at scale. He has worked with a number of large cannabis producers on various research projects, and he was the Head of R&D for Greenseal Cannabis Company.
      • 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. Currently she is the Chief Medical Officer for Pure Green, a medical cannabis company in Michigan where she formulates products and runs IRB approved clinical trials listed on www.clinicaltrials.gov. She is the Medical Director for ForwardGro, and Chief Science Officer for Merida Capital Partners. She serves as a volunteer faculty at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and is a contributing writer for GRAM magazine. Her passion is to use education to de-stigmatize cannabis and explain how it may be used as an effective medical choice.
        • Cyndi Willems-Gibson
          Quality Assurance Manager (QAP), GreenSeal Cannabis Company
          Biography
            "As Quality Assurance Manager (QAP) for GreenSeal Cannabis Company Ltd, Cyndi Willems-Gibson ensures that incoming materials meet regulatory requirements, that plants are grown, processed and packaged according to Good Manufacturing Practices, and that all finished products meet our strict release criteria in order to protect the clients (as well as the company). In addition to this, a main focus of her role is to ensure continuous improvement of systems at the facility ensuring a premium product every time. Cyndi has more than 25 years in Manufacturing and Quality experience with a focus on creating Quality Management Systems. Previously she was the Quality Assurance Manager for one of the largest ice cream manufacturers in North America and a national distributor throughout Canada. Quality ISO Certifications, ERP implementations, Quality Monitoring Programs, Foreign Material Programs and TPM were all successfully implemented during her tenure and to that end, saw a significant reduction in consumer complaints. In addition to an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, Cyndi has continued her studies as a Lead Auditor/Trainer for ISO9001 and FSSC22000, GMP, HACCP, Pest Management and most recently in plant sciences. Cyndi has been married to her partner and friend Mike for 25 years and has two sons, Eric and Evan."
          Posters

          Posters

           

          POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

          Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer-reviewed. Submission is free.


          SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

          Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

          • Poster Title
          • Your Name
          • Your Institution
          • Your Email
          • Abstract describing the poster


          All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

          If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

          Questions? Email Posters@LabRoots.com

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          C.E. Credits

          The speakers below have been approved for CME, CE, or CEU credits. To redeem your credits, locate the presentation you watched and click on the CME/CE/CEU buttons for further direction. For more general information regarding continuing education, the processes to receive credits, and the accreditation bodies, Click here


          Committee

          To download the Program Committee brochure here.


          • 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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          • Arun Apte

            Arun Apte is a serial entrepreneur and laboratory research scientist specializing in bioinformatics. He founded CloudLIMS in 2014 bringing the benefits of a SaaS LIMS to the cannabis testing laboratory market. This has enabled several cannabis testing and extraction laboratories ...

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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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          • James Eaves

            James Eaves received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Davis. He is currently a professor at Université Laval, where his research focuses on methods of improving the profitability of growing cannabis indoors at scale. He has worked with a ...

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          • Gia Fazio, PhD

            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 ...

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          • Justin Kander

            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 ...

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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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          • 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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          • Allegra Leghissa

            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 ...

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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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          • 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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