Spring 2020 CANN Virtual Symposium

May 6, 2020

The two-day symposium will feature more than a dozen talks from cannabis scientists, researchers, and industry experts on a wide array of topics presented during three sessions.

Register free: https://www.cannabissciencetech.com/cst_w/2020_symposium

Symposium Overview:
The Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision (CANN) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will be presenting several sessions that were originally planned for the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo that was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. The two-day symposium will feature more than a dozen talks from cannabis scientists, researchers, and industry experts on a wide array of topics presented during three sessions:

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10am EDT – 12:35pm EDT

Session 1: The 2nd Annual ElSohly Award Symposium

Event Overview:
The Second Annual ElSohly Award Symposium Sponsored by Heidolph North America honors those who have greatly contributed to our understanding of cannabis science and provides a platform to highlight their contributive works. In this session we hear from the recipients of the 2020 ElSohly Award including: Dr. Markus Roggen, Dr. Justin Fischedick, Dr. Sang Hyuck-Park, Jiries Meehan-Atrash, and Dr. Jacqueline von Salm. Their work spans a wide variety of topics in cannabis science and ranges from cannabis production and process optimization, in-depth terpene analysis, aerosol analysis of cannabis vapor products, and much more.

• Terpenoids of Cannabis sativa L. Analysis and Applications
Justin Fischedick, Integrated Analytical Solution
• Unique Terpene Metabolites as Descriptors of Cannabis Phenotypes and Products
Jacqueline von Salm, AltMed
• Thermal Degradation of Cannabis Extract Constituents: Mechanistic Insight
Jiries Meehan-Atrash, Department of Chemistry, Portland State University
• Collaborative Research for Fundamental Insight into Cannabis Production
Markus Roggen, Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures (CBDV)
• Inhibitory Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on the Growth and Development of Tobacco Hornworm Manduca sexta
Sang Hyuck-Park, Institute of Cannabis Research

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1pm EDT – 3:00pm EDT

Session 2: Advances in Cannabis Policy, Products and Personal Use

Event Overview:
This session will include presentations covering a range of current cannabis topics and our emerging understanding of the various uses. We’ll begin with a review of federal policies and the current status of legalization before moving into how personal biochemistry can inform medical uses. We’ll then cover the differences between oral consumption vs. inhalation and finish with an overview of how to develop safe products for the consumer and medical markets.

• Modern Industry Redefining Federal Policy
Tami L. Wahl, Policy Advisor, Washington D.C.
• Cannabis Is Personal: The Intersection Between Human Genetics and Cannabis
Len May, Endo Canna Health
• Edibles: The Chemistry Behind Orally Consuming THC
Samuel Adam, T. Bear Inc.
• Identity Crisis: How to Employ a Risk-Based Process to Identify What Factors Are Important to Assess During the Development and Production of New Cannabis Products
David Vaillencourt, The GMP Collective

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 10am EDT – 11:30am EDT

Session 3: Breakthroughs: New Pathways for Cannabis Analysis

Event Overview:
This session will cover a range of topics in the analytical chemistry realm of cannabis beyond standard compliance testing. Topics include new methods of detection for cannabinoids, new assays for plant tissues, knowledge of what’s in cannabis vapor and aerosols, and a new understanding of the molecular kinetics of cannabinoid decarboxylations.

• On-the-Spot Detection and Speciation of Cannabinoids Using Organic Thin-Film Transistors
Benoit Lessard, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa
• Development and Optimization of Test Methods for Macro and Micro-Nutrients in Both Fresh Sap and Dry Cannabis Sativa Leaves Using ICP-MS and Microwave Digestion
Amber R. Wise, Medicine Creek Analytics
• Vaping-Induced Lung Injury and Vaping Chemistry
Robert Strongin, Chemistry Department, Portland State University
• Holding the Center: Kinetics of Cannabinoid Decarboxylation and Decomposition
Meagan Bauer, Northern Michigan University

Time and Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10am EDT – 12:35pm EDT

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1pm EDT – 3:00pm EDT

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 10am EDT – 11:30am EDT

Sponsors: Analytik Jena, Agilent Technologies, Cayman Chemical, CEM Corporation, Pall Laboratory, Regis Technology 

Register free: https://www.cannabissciencetech.com/cst_w/2020_symposium