2nd Annual Hemp Science & Technology Virtual Symposium

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Tuesday November 30th from 10am-12pm EST | 9am-11am CST | 8am-10am PST The 2nd Annual Hemp Science and Technology Virtual Symposium sponsored by Cannabis Science and Technology magazine features two full days of talks relevant to hemp analysis labs, growers, extractors, and regulators. Come learn about the state of the art in hemp extraction, cultivation, and analysis from panels of expert scientists.

Register Free: https://www.cannabissciencetech.com/cst_w/testing

Event Overview:

Cannabis Science and Technology will be hosting the 2nd annual Hemp Science & Technology Virtual Symposium. Brian Smith, the founder, CEO, and Chief Technical Officer of Big Sur Scientific, will serve as the event’s program chair and the session chair for the analytical testing track. John MacKay, Synergistic Technology Research, will serve as the session chair of the extraction track. Heather Darby, University of Vermont Extension Professor and Agronomy Specialist, will serve as the session chair for the cultivation track. The two-day symposium will feature talks and panel discussions from hemp scientists, researchers, and industry experts on a wide array of topics including hemp analysis, cultivation, and extraction.

Session 1: New Developments in Hemp Analysis
New developments in the analysis of pesticides, cannabinoids, terpenes, and other analytes in hemp will be presented, with particular attention to how to overcome challenges.

10:00 -10:30 AM Dr. Brian C. Smith Ph.D., CEO Big Sur Scientific

Fast, Easy, and Accurate Measurement of Cannabinoids and Terpenes in Hemp Biomass, Extracts, Distillates, and Tinctures by Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy

10:30 -11:00 AM Josh Wurzer, President of SC Labs

The Never Ending Quest for a National Hemp Testing Panel

11:00 -11:30 AM Avinash Dalmia, PerkinElmer

Overcoming Challenges Associated with Analysis of Pesticides Regulated in USA and Canada in Hemp Using a Novel LC–MS/MS Method with Dual ESI and APCI Source

Session 2: New Developments in Hemp Analysis

New developments in the analysis of pesticides, cannabinoids, terpenes, and other analytes in hemp will be presented, with particular attention to how to overcome challenges

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Dr. Anna A. Kalashnikova, Staff Toxicologist in the Risk Assessment Section of the Department of Pesticide Regulation’sHuman Health Assessment Branch (HHA)

Health Risk from Pesticide on Hemp – What Can We Learn from Cannabis?

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Diane Pickett and George Kilgore, Division of Food Safety, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Heavy Metals in Hemp Extract Products

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Patricia Atkins, Senior Appilcations Scientist, Spex, an Antylia Scientific Company

Pathogens in Hemp & Cannabis

Day 2, Session 1: Optimizing Extractions

Come here to learn how to obtain the best extracts using solvent and solventless techniques.

10:00 to 10:30 AM EDT John A. MacKay, PhD, Synergistic Technology Associates, LLC, CEO and Founder and Dr. John MacKay Institute of Extraction Technology, Co-Founder

A Preview of Key Advances in the Extraction of Cannabinoids

10:30 to 11:00 AM EDT Ethan Russo, MD, Founder/CEO of CReDO Science

Advances in Solventless Extraction Techniques for Cannabis

11:00 to 11:30 AM EDT Eric Kawka, MSc, Founder, Cattis LLC

A Systematic Supercritical Fluid Based Approach to Extraction and Purification of Cannabis-derived Terpenoids

Day 2, Session 2: Overcoming Hemp Growing Challenges

This session will cover how to choose genetics and optimize growing conditions to get your best crop.

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT Dr. Nicole Gauthier, University of Kentucky, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

Then and Now: Disease Shifts During the Past 8 Years

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT Dr. Jessica Lubell, University of Connecticut, Associate Professor of Horticulture

The Making of Better Hemp Seed: Masculinization, Inbreeding and Triploidy

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT Dr. Heather Darby, University of Vermont, Professor of Agronomy

Overcoming Production Challenges of Hemp from Planting to Harvest

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about new techniques for potency and terpene analysis in hemp that save time and money without sacrificing accuracy.
  • See how to improve your pesticide analyses
  • Learn to make sense of the plethora of extraction techniques available
  • Discover how to get the best extract you can
  • Find out the importance of genetics in determining the success of your grow

Who Should Attend:

  • Cannabis lab owners and workers who want to improve their analyses and workflows
  • Hemp extract manufacturers who need to optimize the quality of their products
  • Hemp farmers interested in getting the best grow while staying legal
  • Regulators tasked with monitoring the growing and ever changing hemp industry

Register Free: https://www.cannabissciencetech.com/cst_w/testing