Canna Boot Camp e-Symposium – Analytical Testing

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Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 2pm EDT | 11am PDT | 6pm GMT | 7pm CET

Gain invaluable insights into combating destructive plant pathogens like HLVd, Pythium, and Fusarium, plus advice for sampling and testing plants and safeguarding yields. Learn how certified reference materials and proficiency tests keep your lab ISO 17025 compliant and audit-ready, and elevate your skills in the cannabis testing market.

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Event Overview:

Don't miss Cannabis Science & Technology and the Cannabis Science Conference's first-ever virtual Analytical Boot Camp! This exclusive e-symposium features leading industry experts guiding you through the hottest trends and latest discoveries shaping the future of cannabis. Deepen your knowledge of HLVd, plant pathogen testing, reference materials, and proficiency tests.

Key Learning Objectives: 

  • Concepts on how Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd), Pythium, and Fusarium pathogens spread and affect cannabis plants
  • Methods on sampling and testing for cannabis
  • Practical Guidance using certified reference materials and proficiency tests to keep ISO 17025 laboratories compliant
  • Main concerns involving the heavily regulated cannabis testing market

Who Should Attend:

  • Laboratory personnel
  • Laboratory directors and key personnel
  • Commercial cultivators
  • Microbiologists

Event Agenda
Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

2:00pm EDT | 11:00am PDT | 6:00pm GMT | 7:00pm CET
Introduction from Madeline Colli, Editor, Cannabis Science and Technology

2:05pm EDT | 11:05am PDT | 6:05pm GMT | 7:05pm CET
Technical Hacks for Cannabis Labs - Maximizing Data Quality
Lauren Stainback, Global Product Manager Applications Specialist; NSI

Using certified reference materials and proficiency tests on a routine basis not only supports laboratory data quality, minimize risks, and ensure optimal testing operations. Doing so provides a myriad of benefit over in-house controls and keeps labs ISO 17025 compliant, court-defensible, and audit-ready. Those are critical areas of concerns in the highly regulated cannabis testing market.

2:35pm EDT | 11:35am PDT | 6:35pm GMT | 7:35pm CET
Protecting Grower Profits with Plant Pathogen Testing
Nick Lawson, Field Applications Scientist; Medicinal Genomics

Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd), Pythium, and Fusarium are arguably the most destructive cannabis plant pathogens, costing growers billions in lost yields. Cannabis testing labs can be a valuable resource to growers by helping them prevent, identify, and eliminate infected plants. This presentation will include the latest information about how these pathogens spread and affect cannabis plants as well as practical advice for sampling and testing plants.


Lauren Stainback
Global Product Manager
Applications Specialist

Lauren has over sixteen years of experience in Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology. Formerly a Forensic Lab Director, Quality Systems Auditor, and consultant. As the Global Product Manager for NSI Lab Solutions, Lauren enjoys helping customers with their product applications. At NSI she is focused on the customers, enabling them to gain or maintain accreditation, expand their testing capabilities, train employees, and streamline QA/QC processes. Using her background experience, she guides customers to the most suitable certified reference materials and proficiency testing products.

Nick Lawson
Field Applications Scientist
Medicinal Genomics

Nick joined the Medicinal Genomics team as an Application Scientist in late 2019 to provide technical support to our customers on the west coast. Previously, Nick had worked in the Genetic Services lab for an Apple Tree producer in Washington state. He has a background in plant and fungal genetics and a strong interest in IPM. Nick received a Master’s in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Arkansas. When not working, Nick enjoys spending his time being active outdoors, riding bikes, and listening to live music.

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