Cannabis Science Conference pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and interested novices. Our annual event is aimed at improving cannabis science. Join us in Portland, Oregon, for an exciting conference with keynotes, presentations, round table discussions and exhibits.



7:00 AM Registration Open
8:00 AM Coffee & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM

Welcome Address (TBD)


Cannabis Sample Prep & Testing

Session, Chair: Cynthia Ludwig, AOCS

9:00 AM     

Cannabis Sample Preparation, Danielle Mackowsky, UCT                                                                                                     
9:30 AM Cannabis Collaborative Studies Update, Cynthia Ludwig, Director, Technical Services, AOCS
10:00 AM Questions & Discussion
10:30 AM

Keynote Address - Cannabis Testing:

Lessons Learned, Gordon Fagras, Trace  Analytics

11:30 AM Break / Exhibit Hall
12:00 PM The Future of Cannabis Testing (Vendor Lunch, Shimadzu)


Cannabis Genomics Testing, Chair: Daniela Vergara, PhD University of Colorado

1:00 PM

Cannabis Genomics, Daniela Vergara, PhD, University of Colorado

1:30 PM

Patenting Strains and the Future of Cannabis Intellectual Property, Reggie Gaudino, PhD Steep Hill Labs

2:00 PM

Cannabis Evolution Project, Alisha Holloway, PhD Phylos Bioscience

2:30 PM

Questions & Discussion

3:00 PM

Break/Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM

Cannabis Industry Expert Panel, Chair: Dr. Susan Audino, Audino & Associates LLC, Panelists: Barry Schubmehl (Fritsch), Sandy Mangan (Spex SamplePrep), Paul Winkler (Shimadzu), Ashley Robinson (Golden West Biologicals) & Jack Henion, PhD (Advion)

 4:30 PM

Guest of Honor Introduction, Josh Crossney, President, CANNCON Inc.

5:00 PM

Plenary Session - Tracy Ryan, CEO, CannaKids

7:00 PM

Mixer in Exhibit Hall


                 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th



Registration Open



Coffee & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Medical Cannabis Session, Chair: Ken Kovash, GI Grow Biomedical






Michele Ross, MD, PhD, CEO & Founder, IMPACT Network                                                                         




Pharmacokinetics of Cannabis, Kate Welch, Pharm. D, Delta Nine Solutions                                                                                        



Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Uplifting Health & Wellness
10:30 AM Questions & Discussion
11:00 AM

Keynote Address - Kevin Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, Companion DX Lab


Break / Exhibit Hall

12:30 PM (Vendor Lunch, Millipore Sigma)
1:30 PM Autumn Karcey, President, Cultivo, Inc.


Cannabis Contamination Screening Session, Chair: Julie Kowalski, Senior Chemist, RESTEK
2:00 PM Claire MacLeod Ohman, PhD, Laboratory Director, Terra Health Care Laboratories 

2:30 PM

Amanda Rigdon, Application Chemist, RESTEK Corporation 

3:00 PM

Jeff Dahl, PhD, Application Scientist, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 

3:30 PM

Christopher Hudalla, PhD, Founder & CSO, ProVerde Laboratories 

4:00 PM

Questions & Discussion

4:30 PM

Contamination Concerns of Cannabis Concentrates, Sytze Elzinga, CSO, The Werc Shop

5:00 PM

An Analytical View of Today's Medical Cannabis Product Diversity, Jeffrey Raber, PhD, The Werc Shop

5:30 PM

Closing Address & Awards Ceremony, Josh Crossney, President, CANNCON Inc. (Exhibit Hall)

Advisory Planning Committee:
Maureen Quaranta, Shimadzu Scientific instruments
 Bobbie Jo Seyler, Millipore Sigma
 Melissa Fauth, FRITSCH
Joe Konschnik, RESTEK
 Scientific Advisory Committee:
Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Uplifting Health & Wellness
 Dr. Kevin Rosenblatt, MD, PhD
 Companion DX Reference Lab
Scott Kuzdzal, PhD, 
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Barry Schumbehl, FRITSCH
Julie Kowalski, RESTEK


Chalice Farms is the location of our 2016 Canna Boot Camp, a hands on, full-day workshop devoted to cannabis cultivation, extraction, and testing. This is the first event of it's kind and a rare opportunity to gain insights and knowledge on many aspects of cannabis science and this exciting new industry.

Join us on October 4th at Chalice Farms!


Hurry! Tickets selling out quickly!

(Chalice Farms Extraction Lab)


Our 2016 keynotes and plenary share real world experiences in cannabis testing laboratory operation, medical cannabis for pediatric illnesses, pharmacogenomics & precision patient care.



The Trace Analytics scientific team is at the forefront of the industry, with state of the art instrumentation, novel testing platforms, and cutting edge technology. Their high standards and dedication to accurate results help provide a strong foundation for clients to use when developing and improving their production and processing techniques.



Tracy, the mother of a child who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 8 1/2 months old, was catapulted into the cannabis industry out of necessity and desire to save her own child. This is her story as a mom, entrepreneur, and avid researcher determined to inspire, educate, and solve some of the mysteries behind this miracle plant.



Integrated Biosource/CannabiLabs


Kevin is at the forefront of precision medicine, developing integrated genomic solutions that provide physicians with the actionable intelligence they need to make more informed therapy decisions.


2016 Cannabis Science Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus
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Application-form-for-exhibitors CSC 2016
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

Triumph Expo & Events is the General Contractor for the event. Contact for more information on exhibit equipment and logistics.


jCanna is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization comprised of affiliates including cannabis industry insiders, scientists, medical doctors, policy makers and interested novices working together to advance awareness of legal, medicinal cannabis related topics. Our members work to share insights and advance solutions to improve cannabis analytical testing technologies.


Our meetings and roundtables include topics on sample preparation, chromatography, mass spectrometry, cannabinomics, terpene profiling, quality control testing for public safety, contamination analysis (pesticides, residual solvents, microorganisms and heavy metals), genetics/genomics, regulations, legalization, scientific methods/standards and medicinal uses of cannabis.


jCanna is committed to the advancement of medicinal cannabis information, education, cannabis quality control testing, cannabis science and cannabis research through education and training of practitioners, laboratory scientists, industrial scientists, and health care professionals involved in research and patient care.


jCanna supports the development of new cannabis testing technologies, methods/protocols and standards. We provide a forum for cannabis science discussions and workshops. jCanna aims to inform and educate its members as well as bring together laboratory directors, researchers, growers, dispensaries, consultants and curious novices through its annual meeting and website.

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Join us in Portland, Oregon, for Cannabis Science Conference 2016!


This event is being held at The Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR. We have a great

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