Cannabis Science Conference is the world's largest cannabis science expo. Our 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 in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM

Welcome Address (TBD)


Cannabis Genomics Testing Session, Chair: Scott Kuzdzal, PhD, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments                                                                                      

9:00 AM Bringing Modern Molecular and Genomic tools to Cannabis, Alisha Holloway, PhD Phylos Bioscience
9:30 AM Patenting Strains and the Future of Cannabis Intellectual Property, Reggie Gaudino, PhD Steep Hill Labs
10:00 AM Questions & Discussion
10:30 AM  Break/Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - "My lab is better than your lab, I think?" Lessons Learned in the Cannabis Testing Environment, Gordon Fagras, Trace  Analytics

12:00 PM The Future of Cannabis Testing, Dr. Scott Kuzdzal, Tairo Ogura & Yohei Arao (Vendor Lunch, Shimadzu)
1:00 PM Break/Exhibit Hall

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

2:00 PM

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

2:30 PM

Accelerating Clinical Cannabis Research, Michelle Ross, MD, PhD, President, IMPACT Network

3:00 PM


Moving Beyond the Stigmas Associated with THC Towards Total Health Care: A Physician's View on Medical Cannabis, Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Uplifting Health & Wellness

3:30 PM

From Anectodal Knowledge to Evidence Based - The Future of Cannabis Research, Dr. David (Dedi) Meiri, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

4:00 PM

Questions & Discussion

4:30 PM

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

5:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION - From Diagnosis to Discovery: A Mom's Fight to Save the Sick, Tracy Ryan, CEO, CannaKids

7:00 PM

Mixer in Exhibit Hall, Sponsored by SHIMADZU


                 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th



Registration Open



Coffee in Exhibit Hall
  Cannabis Sample Prep & Testing Session, Chair: Cynthia Ludwig, AOCS



How Potent is Your Product? Getting Educated on Edibles, Danielle Mackowsky, UCT



Collaborative Studies Conducted Following M 4-86 - The Complexity & Challenges, Cynthia Ludwig, Technical Director, AOCS                                                            



Questions & Discussion                                                                                      



Keynote Address - Pharmacogenomics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring- Guided Treatment for Personalized Cannabis Treatments,

Kevin Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, Integrated BioSource/CannabiLabs

11:00 AM

The Transfer of Cannabinoids and Pesticides during the Consumption of Cannabis, Sytze Elzinga, CSO, The Werc Shop

11:30 AM

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

12:00 PM

Cannabis Characterization and Contaminants; Tools for Testing.

Vendor Lunch, Millipore Sigma

1:00  PM Break/Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM

Cannabis Industry Experts 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)

3:00 PM

Controlling Biocontamination within Indoor Cultivation Facilities,

Autumn Karcey, President, Cultivo, Inc.


Cannabis Contamination Screening Session, Chair: Julie Kowalski, Senior Chemist, RESTEK
3:30 PM

The Path to Cannabis Pesticide Testing in Colorado, Claire MacLeod Ohman, PhD, Laboratory Director, Terra Health Care Laboratories 

4:00 PM

Sample Preparation Strategies for Pesticide Residue Analysis in Cannabis, Julie Kowalski, RESTEK Corporation 

4:30 PM

Measurement of Pesticides by QuEChERS and LC-MS. Jeff Dahl, PhD, Application Scientist, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 

5:00 PM

Christopher Hudalla, PhD, Founder & CSO, ProVerde Laboratories 

5:30 PM

Questions & Discussion

6:00 PM

Closing Address, Josh Crossney, President, jCanna, Inc.

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.

This Canna Boot Camp event is SOLD OUT


(Tickets still available for the conference!)


Important message for registered Canna Boot Camp attendees:


A free shuttle bus will pick up Canna Boot Camp attendees at 7:30 am on the morning of Tuesday, October 4th, in front of the Red Lion Hotel and transport attendees to Chalice Farms. This shuttle will leave at 8:00 am sharp.


Attendees will rotate through four different zones at Chalice Farms, hosted by eleven companies. Lunch will be provided for attendees and vendors at noon. The shuttle bus will leave Chalice Farms and return to the Red Lion hotel at 5:30 pm. (Notice: If you miss either shuttle bus, you will be responsible for your own transportation!)


Red Lion hotel address:    909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217


Chalice Farms address:     13315 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230



(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
Click here to download now!
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.

(443) 623-2282


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

Cannabis Science Conference discount! For room booking use this special

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