Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport 
4810 Page Creek Lane
Durham, NC 27703

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Nina Williams 
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 

Hemp/Cannabis Symposium on Networking, Sample Prep & Laboratory Testing 

9:15-9:30  Introduction

Bob Clifford, Ph.D., General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

9:30-10:15  Industrial Hemp: Testing for Compliance, Quality, and Product Safety

 Volker Bornemann, Ph.D., CEO, Avazyme, Inc.

10:15-10:45 Why is sample preparation so important?

Tim Osborn-Jones, SPEX Sample Prep LLC

10:45-11:15 Break

11:15-11:45 The Importance of Implementing a Laboratory Information Management System for Data Integrity and Efficiency

Sandy Laughlin,. Sales Enablement Manager, CompuGroup Medical, Inc Laboratory Solutions

11:45-12:45  Lunch

12:45-1:15  The State of Industrial Hemp in North Carolina

Blake Butler, Executive Director, NC Industrial Hemp Association

1:15-2:00   Why Mycotoxin Testing is Important

Volker Bornemann, Ph.D., CEO, Avazyme, Inc.

2:00-2:15   Break

2:15-3:00 Methods for Controlled Particle Size Reduction in Cannabis Processing & Sample Preparation

Melissa J. Fauth, President & CEO, Fritsch Milling & Sizing, Inc 

3:00-3:45  Analytical Instruments Utilized in Hemp and Cannabis Testing

Bob Clifford, Ph.D., General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

3:45-6:00  Discussion and Demonstration of the Shimadzu Cannabis Analyzer for Potency