Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST
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The Scottsdale Plaza Resort 
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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Wade McGregor 
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 

Shimadzu Cannabis & Hemp Symposium 

Experts from eight organizations will be discussing topics such as the hemp industry, sample preparation, testing for compliance, LIMS, quality data, and instruments for testing potency, terpenes, pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, moisture content, and mycotoxins. There are no costs and lunch will be provided.


9:00-9:15 am - Introduction

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

9:15-9:45 am - A Discussion of Federal Hemp Production Regulations with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy

Prianka Sharma, Assistant Chief Counsel for Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Policy
Marina DeWit, Regional Advocate

9:45-10:30 am - Analytical Instruments Utilized in Hemp and Cannabis Testing

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

10:30-11:00 am - Break

11:00-11:30 pm - Methods for Controlled Particle Size Reduction in Cannabis Processing & Sample Preparation

Jeff Scott, Application Specialist, Fritsch Milling & Sizing, Inc.

11:30-12:00 pm - The Highs and Lows with Cannabinoids

Dwain Irvan, Chief Scientific Officer, Pure Labs, Cannabis / Hemp testing lab, Phoenix, AZ

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm - Industrial Hemp: Testing for Compliance, Quality, and Product Safety

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

1:30-2:00 pm - Why is Sample Preparation so Important?

Tristan DeBona, SPEX Sample Prep LLC

2:00-2:30 pm - Why Mycotoxin Testing Is Important

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

2:30-3:00 pm - Break

3:00-3:30 pm - How Multiplexed Microarray Technology Is Revolutionizing Microbial Testing in Cannabis

Milan Patel, CEO, PathogenDx

3:30-4:00 pm - The Importance of Implementing a Laboratory Information Management System for Data Integrity and Efficiency

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

4:00-5:00 pm - Discussion and Demonstration of the Shimadzu Cannabis Analyzer for Potency