Microbial Testing in Cannabis: Basics, Guidance and Applications

Published on: 


Webinar Date/Time: Thursday, December 7th, 2023 10:00am EST | 7:00am PST | 3:00pm GMT | 4:00pm CET

Gain a better understanding of the full spectrum of microbiological testing in cannabis, including the basics of micro testing in cannabis labs, technical guidance, applications of microbiological testing, and proficiency testing.

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

Event Overview:

The AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Microbial Contaminants Working Group serves to develop standards for methodology and testing in the cannabis space. The working group additionally provides a platform for stakeholders to collaborate and discuss relevant topics and challenges. Presented by CASP Microbial Contaminants Working Group members and Chair, this webcast will present on the importance and applications of microbial testing in cannabis.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of:

  • The basics of microbial testing in a cannabis lab
  • Concepts and technical background of microbiological validation guidelines for cannabis
  • Applications of these concepts in method development
  • Proficiency testing for microbial contaminants

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Microbiological testing in cannabis
  • Validation guidance for microbiological contaminant testing in cannabis
  • Application of microbiological testing in cannabis for the method developer
  • Microbiology Proficiency Testing program and applications

Who Should Attend:

  • Laboratory personnel
  • Microbiologists
  • Laboratory directors and key personnel
  • Method Developers

Event Agenda

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

10:00am EST | 7:00am PST | 3:00pm GMT | 4:00pm CET

10:00am EST | 7:00am PST | 3:00pm GMT | 4:00pm CET
Introduction from Meg L’Heureux, Group Editorial Director, Cannabis Science and Technology

10:05am EST | 7:05am PST | 3:05pm GMT | 4:05pm CET
Regulatory and laboratory challenges in assessing microbiological contaminants in cannabis
Susan Audino, PhD, S. Audino and Associates, LLC

10:25am EST | 7:25am PST | 3:25pm GMT | 4:25pm CET
Validation Guidance for Microbiological Contaminant Testing in Cannabis
Julia Bramante, Cannabis and Natural Medicine Sciences Program Manager; CDPHE

10:45am am EST | 7:45am PST | 3:45pm GMT | 4:45pm CET
Microbials Testing: Understanding Various Techniques and Method Development
Jini Glaros, M.S., Chief Scientific Officer, Modern Canna Labs

11:05am EST | 8:05am PST | 4:05pm GMT | 5:05pm CET
Cannabis and Hemp Proficiency Test Program Expands to Cover Microbiological Impurities
Nicole Westfall, CQA, Signature Science

11:35am EST | 8:35am PST | 4:35pm GMT | 5:35pm CET

Live Q&A discussion with our featured speakers from today's morning session, answering questions from the audience.


Susan Audino
Chemist, Independent Consultant
S. Audino & Associates, LLC and AOAC INTERNATIONAL

Julia Bramante
Cannabis and Natural Medicine Sciences Program Manager

Jini Glaros
Chief Science Office
Modern Canna

Nicole Westfall
Senior QA Microbiologist, Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
Signature Science, LLC

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