July 18

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

2601 Richmond Road,
DoubleTree by Hilton,
Lexington, KY, 40509, United States


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. 

The symposium is open to all, but seating is limited to 75. There are no costs and lunch will be provided.


09:00 Jul 18
Bob Clifford, Ph.D., General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
09:15 Jul 18
An Overview of the Kentucky Hemp Licensing Program
Doris Hamilton, Director - Industrial Hemp Program, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
10:00 Jul 18
Methods for Controlled Particle Size Reduction in Cannabis Processing & Sample Preparation
Jeff Scott, Application Specialist, Fritsch Milling & Sizing, Inc.
10:30 Jul 18
11:00 Jul 18
Improving consistency of hemp derived edibles and cosmetics with effective mixing and dispersion
Andreas Stummer, Business Line Manager, North America - BYK Gardner USA (a division of Altana)
11:30 Jul 18
Industrial Hemp: Testing for Compliance, Quality, and Product Safety
Volker Bornemann, Ph.D., CEO, Avazyme, Inc.
12:15 Jul 18
13:00 Jul 18
Why is Sample Preparation so Important?
Tristan DeBona, SPEX Sample Prep LLC
13:30 Jul 18
Why Mycotoxin Testing Is Important ?
Volker Bornemann, Ph.D., CEO, Avazyme, Inc.
14:00 Jul 18
How Multiplexed Microarray Technology is Revolutionizing Microbial Testing in Cannabis
Milan Patel, CEO, PathogenDx
14:30 Jul 18
14:45 Jul 18
Analytical Instruments Utilized in Hemp and Cannabis Testing
Bob Clifford, Ph.D., General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
15:30 Jul 18
The Importance of Implementing a Laboratory Information Management System for Data Integrity and Efficiency
Sandy Laughlin, Sales Enablement Manager, CompuGroup Medical, Inc Laboratory Solutions
16:00 Jul 18
Discussion and Demonstration of the Shimadzu Cannabis Analyzer for Potency