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Cannabis Sciences 2021

LabRoots is pleased to announce the 4th Annual 2021 Cannabis Sciences Virtual Event. LabRoots will host the event on March 24, 2021. 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. This year's theme is: "Cannabis and Hemp in 2021: Looking into the Global Future."

Tracks include:

  • Medical Cannabis: Therapeutic Updates
  • Quality Control and Methodologies
  • Regulatory Landscape
  • Evolving Laboratory Landscape and Testing
  • Hemp and Cannabis Science
  • Advancement in Cultivation and Extraction Methods and Technologies

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 2020 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 Cannabis 2021 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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Agenda
  • Cannabis Laboratory Testing Workflow - From Receipt to Results
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    Carly Barone, PhD
    Chemistry Laboratory Manager, PCR Laboratory Manager, Bia Diagnostics, LLC
    Continuing Education: Florida CE | P.A.C.E. CE
  • Know what you Grow - a Closer Look at Cannabis and Hemp Testing
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    Eberhardt R. Kuhn, Ph.D
    Marketing Manager (Food, Consumer Products, Cannabis, Hemp), Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
  • Running a Cannabis Testing Lab? The Roadmap to Prep for an ISO 17025 Audit Starts with a LIMS
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    Aaditya Aeron
    LIMS Implementation Expert, CloudLIMS
  • Evolving Laboratory Landscape and Testing
  • Running a Cannabis Testing Lab? The Roadmap to Prep for an ISO 17025 Audit Starts with a LIMS
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    Aaditya Aeron
    LIMS Implementation Expert, CloudLIMS
  • Cannabis Laboratory Testing Workflow - From Receipt to Results
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    Carly Barone, PhD
    Chemistry Laboratory Manager, PCR Laboratory Manager, Bia Diagnostics, LLC
    Continuing Education: Florida CE | P.A.C.E. CE
  • Quality Control and Methodologies
  • Know what you Grow - a Closer Look at Cannabis and Hemp Testing
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    Eberhardt R. Kuhn, Ph.D
    Marketing Manager (Food, Consumer Products, Cannabis, Hemp), Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Speakers

  • Aaditya Aeron
    LIMS Implementation Expert, CloudLIMS
    Biography

      Aaditya Aeron is a LIMS Implementation Expert with CloudLIMS.com. He has worked with laboratories across the globe and specializes in understanding a laboratory's workflow requirements and assisting them with a LIMS' implementation and configuration to automate their unique laboratory workflow. With a strong inclination towards understanding and researching how the cannabis testing and consumption market is evolving globally, he collaborates with his clients, partners, and end-users to see through and contribute across all shades of the Cannabis industry. Earlier in his career, Aeron has worked in industries like Event Management, Hospitality, and E-commerce catering to the American and Southeast Asian markets.

    • Carly Barone, PhD
      Chemistry Laboratory Manager, PCR Laboratory Manager, Bia Diagnostics, LLC
      Biography

        Carly Barone is currently the Laboratory Manager for Bia Diagnostics’ Chemistry Laboratory located in Colchester, Vermont. She received her Ph.D. in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from the University of Rhode Island where her research was focused on the use of phytochemicals to combat parasitic diseases. She also completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the United States Department of Agriculture where she continued this research to encompass the use of terpenes. Dr. Barone now oversees cannabis testing at Bia Diagnostics’ Chemistry Laboratory where she directs all analytical testing and method development.

      • Shawn Helmueller, M.Sc.
        Chief Science Officer, Ionization Labs
        Biography

          Shawn obtained Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degrees in Chemistry, and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He earned a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota studying supercritical fluid separation theory, and adult education. Shawn Joined Waters Corporation in 2015 as a product development and applications chemist in the SFx separations product development and marketing group. Considered a subject matter expert in applications and systems utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) as a solvent, Shawn consulted with internal and external stakeholders on systems research and design, product development, and applications utilizing CO2-based technology. In 2019 Shawn joined Deutsche Process as Chief Scientific Officer and was involved with new product research and development and scientific evaluation of new and existing technology for implementation in emerging markets. In 2020 Shawn joined Ionization Labs, a Green Ocean Sciences Company, as Chief Scientific Officer. Ionization Labs is a life sciences solutions and software provider. Shawn blends his background in analytical and industrial systems development, natural products application research, and new product research, development, and marketing to deliver robust, innovative, and intuitive application and software solutions in support of new and emerging markets. He collaborates with the business and software development teams to support and manage new product research, development, and marketing of Ionization Lab’s flagship cannabis potency testing solution, Cann-ID, as well as supports the science team in Ionization Lab’s commercial ISO 17025:2017 accredited cannabinoid testing laboratory.

        • Eberhardt R. Kuhn, Ph.D
          Marketing Manager (Food, Consumer Products, Cannabis, Hemp), Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
          Biography

            Dr. Eberhardt Kuhn is the Marketing Manager for Food and Consumer Products at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.   He is a renowned chromatographer with over 30 years of experience in this field at companies like Restek, Agilent, and Bio-Rad.  Dr. Kuhn has presented talks at conferences and events in over 30 countries.  His expertise is the field of chromatographic separations, column chemistry, and scientific instrumental analysis of food, including determination and identification of contaminants, like pesticides or heavy metals, food quality, e.g., fusel alcohols in alcoholic beverages, and analytical method development, e.g., antibiotics in honey and acrylamide in fried foods.  His recent interests include food contamination from Food Contact Materials, such as PFAS, and detection of food adulteration and confirmation of food authenticity.

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


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          If you are interested in sponsoring a Poster for this virtual event and generate leads, the cost is $250 and you can submit the poster at advertise@labroots.com.

          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.

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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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          • 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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          • Adam Floyd

            Adam Floyd currently serves as the Commercial Operations Manager for Think20 Laboratories. He has over ten years of professional experience in the cannabis industry with previous roles at Vermicrop Organics, General Hydroponics, The Hawthorne Gardening Company, and PerkinElmer ...

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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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          • Michael Key

            Michael Key is the founder and CEO of Impello Biosciences, a Colorado-based biotechnology company that specializes in the research and development of plant biostimulants. Their speciality line of biostimulant products currently includes growth-promoting bacteria, amino-acid rich ...

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          • Caleb King

            Caleb King directs analytical testing and phytochemical method development at Front Range Biosciences. Currently, Caleb works closely with a multi-disciplinary team working to understand the biogeochemistry and metabolomics of high-value crops. Caleb received his Master of ...

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          • Catharine Layton

            Catharine is an Analytical Instrumentation Specialist at PerkinElmer Inc. in based in Waltham, MA. She works closely with technical experts and customers to provide the appropriate instrumentation and methodology for laboratories on the US East Coast. Catharine earned degrees at ...

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          • Christine Paszko

            Dr. Paszko is the Sr. Vice President at Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. a LIMS, laboratory automation and informatics firm. She is an innovative, customer-centric leader with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with both technical and sales ...

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