August 27th-29th, 2018 


Oregon Convention Center


Portland, OR

GROW WITH US in 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center

in Downtown Portland, OR, August 27th-29th!

We will have 60,000 square feet of exhibit hall space

and 50,000 square feet of meeting space for technical presentations.

We hope that you will join us for this historic event!



Don't miss out on our 2018 Canna Boot Camp! This is our full-day workshop that covers everything from Cultivation, Extraction, Sample Prep, Analytical Testing, Edibles Manufacturing and more! This event sold out VERY quickly in 2016 & 2017. 


Cannabis Science Conference is the world's largest and most technical 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. At our inaugural event we hosted over 750 attendees from all over the world! Our second event hosted over 2,000 attendees from over 24 countries!!!


Coming for 2018:

  • 60,000 sq. ft. of exhibit hall space
  • 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space for presentations
  • Parallel medical & scientific technical sessions
  • Expanded academic cannabis session
  • New pharmaceutical cannabis session
  • Expanded technical poster sessions, and much, much more!


Photos from the 2017 Cannabis Science Conference...

Photos from the 2016 Cannabis Science Conference...



Analytical Science Track (Tuesday, August 28th 2018)

Day 1

Analytical Science Track (Wednesday, August 29th 2018)

Day 2

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Registration Open Registration Open
8:00 - 8:55 AM
 Networking & Coffee (Exhibit Hall)  Networking & Coffee (Exhibit Hall)
8:55 - 9:00 AM
Keynote Intro - Joshua Crossney (CSC Events, LLC) Keynote Intro - Joshua Crossney (CSC Events, LLC)
9:00 - 9:40 AM
Keynote - Dedi Meiri, PhD (Technion Israel Institute of Technology))

"Making Cannabis Better and Safer"

Keynote - Ethan Russo, MD, Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI)


Analytical Updates Session

Session Chair: Catharine Layton, Waters

Genomics Updates Session

Session Chair: Alisha Holloway, PhD, Phylos Bioscience

9:50 - 10:10 AM

"Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms as Genetic Influences of the Synthesis of Cannabinoids and Terpenoids in Cannabis"

Steve Ottersberg, Green Lab Solutions Company LLC

10:10 - 10:30 AM

"Use of gas chromatography for analysis of cannabinoids and terpenes"

Allegra Leghissa, University of Texas at Arlington  

"Leveraging the fully assembled Cannabis genome for gene discovery and marker-assisted breeding to create custom and highly stable Cannabis varieties for specific end uses"

Dr. CJ Schwartz, Marigene

10:30 - 10:50 AM

"Survey of Mycotoxin Residues in Oregon Cannabis Crops by LC-MS/MS"

Wesley Maguire, Columbia Food Lab

"Evolotion of Cannabinoid Synthase Genes in Landrace Varieties and Drug Cultivars" 

Kayla Hardwick, Ph.D., Phylos Bioscience 

10:50 - 11:10 AM

"Strain specific isolation of terpenes utilizing microwave assisted extraction" (Solvent-Free Microwave Extraction)

Stephen Markle, Medizin 

Reggie Gaudino, Ph.D., Steep Hill
11:20 AM - 1:00 PM
Break/Lunch, Posters in Exhibit Hall Break/Lunch, Posters in Exhibit Hall

Analytical Cannabis Session

Moderator: Scott Kuzdzal, PhD, Shimadzu

Special Session

Moderator: Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO, Uplifting Health & Wellness 

1:00 - 1:30 PM

"Are the Lab Results From Your Sample Accurate?"

Ben Nie, Advion

Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO

Uplifting Health & Wellness & Global Health & Hygiene Solutions

1:30 - 2:00 PM

"Avoiding Mass Confusion During Cannabis Analysis"

Bob Clifford, Ph.D., Shimadzu 

Doc & Jocks Panel

Presented by Athletes for Care 


Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO

2:00 - 2:30 PM

"From Pills to Pot: Data on Cannabis for Chronic Pain and Use by Professional Athletes"

Dr. Sue Sisley, Scottsdale Research Institute


Eben Britton,  former NFL Superstar 

Marvin Washington, former NFL Superstar 

Riley Cote, former NHL Superstar



Regulatory Session

Session Moderator:

Andre Bourque, Forbes

2:40-3:00 PM

Plenary Speaker Introduction - Joshua Crossney, CSC Events, LLC

2:40 - 2:45 PM

Joy Strand, Executive Director, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission 
3:00 - 3:30 PM

Plenary Address:

Fran Drescher

Lori Dodson, Director of Laboratory Compliance, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Break/Posters in Exhibit Hall Break/Posters in Exhibit Hall

Special Session - 

Session Chair: Anthony Smith, Evio Labs 


Analytical Methods Session
4:30 - 5:00 PM

"ASTM International Committee D37 on Cannabis - Current Work"

Dr. Ralph Paroli (National Research Council Canada), 

"Improved Laboratory Workflow In the Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Cannabis"

Katherine Stenerson, MilliporeSigma

5:00 - 5:30 PM
AC Braddock, Eden Labs

 "Overcoming Challenges Associated with Pesticide Analysis in Cannabis using QSight Dual Source LC-MS/MS"

Toby Astill, PhD, PerkinElmer

5:30 - 6:00 PM

"The Role of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation in the Cannabis Industry"

Michelle Bradac, A2LA

"LC-TOF and GC-TOF discovery-based profiling of CBD oil pet supplements"

Anthony Macherone, PhD, Agilent Technologies 

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Mixer in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Shimadzu  N/A



Medical Cannabis Track (Tuesday, August 28th 2018)

Day 1

Medical Cannabis Track (Wednesday, August 29th 2018)

Day 2

7:00 - 8:00 AM
 Registration Open  Registration Open
8:00 - 8:55 AM
Networking & Coffee (Exhibit Hall) Networking & Coffee (Exhibit Hall)
9:00 - 9:40 AM

Treating Pediatric Patients - A Parent's Prospective (Panel)


Michelle Dumay

Tracy Ryan, CannaKids & Saving Sophie 

Moriah Barnhart, CannaMoms

Sebestian Cotte, Flowering Hope Foundation

International Cannabis Updates (Panel)


Sharlene Mavor, Australia


Sandra Paola Santander Gonzalez, PhD, Colombia

Dedi Meiri, PhD, Israel

Paul Mavor, B.Pharm, Australia,  

Dr. Ellen Campbell Grizzle, Jamacia 

9:50 - 10:30 AM

"Cannabis for Children - A Pediatrician's Perspective"

Keynote - Bonni Goldstein, MD, Medical Director,Canna Centers

"Medical Miracles or Simply Science - One Cancer Mom's Road to a Cure"

Keynote - Tracy Ryan, CEO & Founder, CannaKids & Saving Sophie

10:40 - 11:00 AM

"Topical Hemp, CBD, and Cannabis in Beauty and Skin Disorders.... The Clinical Studies and Science."

Jeanette Jacknin, MD, CEO, Dr. Jacknin's Skincare L.L.C. 

"A Pediatric Medical Patient's Fight to Live Normal"

Rylie Maedler, Rylie's Smile Foundation

11:00 - 11:20 AM

"Cannabis and Eye Health (An Eye on Cannabis)"

Jeffrey Anshel, Corporate Vision Consulting

"Pediatric Medical Cannabis Guidance"

Janie Maedler, Rylie's Sunshine, LLC

11:20 AM - 1:0o PM
Break/Lunch, Posters in Exhibit Hall Break/Lunch, Posters in Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 1:30 PM

"Therapeutic treatments with cannabis and botanicals on children adults and seniors and different forms of applications”

Sage Amdahl, Sage Advice LLC

1:30 - 2:00 PM

"Cannabis Microdosing-Optimal Pharmacogenomic Strategies and High-Bio-availability Delivery Systems"

Karyemaitre Alfie, MD, Noobiome Clinical Sciences



"Cannabis & Cancer"

Deb Staires, Arizona Jane

2:45 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Break/Posters in Exhibit Hall Break/Posters in Exhibit Hall
4:30 - 5:00 PM

"Bridging the Gap: The need for an Institute on Cannabis for Mental Health and Well-Being"

Jahan Marcu, PhD., and Jan Roberts, International Research Center on Cannabis and Mental Health

"Cannabis and the Opioid Epidemic"


Dr. Jake Felice, CannabisMatrix


5:00-5:20 PM

"Formulation of Customized Cannabis Concentrates"


Taylor Trah, OutCo


"A Natural Approach to Comfort:Why Hospice and Palliative Care Patients are choosing Cannabis over Prescriptions"

Marcie Cooper, Cannabis Nurses Network


5:20 - 5:40 PM



"Food, Bugs, and What you Roll: The Intersection of Nutrition, the Microbiome and Cannabis"

Debra Kimless, MD, ForwardGro

5:40 - 6:00 PM

"Potential Health Risks of Cannabis Extracts: Solvents, By-Products, Pesticides, Flavorings" (Toxicological effects of cannabis extracts)

Thomas Lewandowski, Gradient

"Cannabis and Cancer: Initial Observations of an Oncology and Hospice Nurse"

Kristin Wohlschlagel, Green Health Consultants


Cultivation Science Track

Tuesday, August 28th 2018 

Day 1 

Agenda Coming Soon! 

Cultivation Science Track

Wednesday, August 29th 2018 

Day 2

Agenda Coming Soon!


What people are saying about the Cannabis Science Conference:


“There will be ripples around the world from some of the amazing presentations you had and the people that came together.”

-Paul M.

“This conference gave me goosebumps!”

-Dr. Paul L.

“Words can't express how grateful we are for taking part in the Cannabis Science Conference.” 

-Dr. Michele R.

“I thought it was very well organized and attended, and the topics and discussions that arose were very pertinent to solving the current shortcomings in the industry.”

-Michael K.

“I have been to a lot of conferences over the past year or so and yours was definitely one of the more unique and informative ones.  Well done!”

-Mike S.

“I just wanted to tell you again what a fantastic job you did in organizing this event. It was a blast, and I learned a lot. It was also an excellent first step for us in helping the Cannabis community with their scientific and regulatory needs.”

-Ron S.

“Thank you so much for hosting the Cannabis Science Conference.  I was truly amazed by the scope and depth of the topics covered.”

-Melissa D.

“I just want to thank you so very much for organizing this marvelous first-of-a-kind conference here in Portland AND for introducing yourself. Your passion is evident and much appreciated-especially from my "old timer" and medical professional perspective.”

-Melanie F.



2018 Advisory Planning Committee:
Maureen Quaranta,
Shimadzu Scientific instruments
Bobbie Jo Seyler,
 Melissa Fauth,
Joe Konschnik,
Leah Heise, ESQ,
Gemini Twin Consulting
 2018 Scientific Advisory Committee:
Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Uplifting Health & Wellness
Robert Clifford, PhD, 
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Barry Schumbehl,
Anthony Macherone, PhD
Agilent Technologies

CAnna Boot Camp

Our 2018 Canna Boot Camp, pre-conference workshop is now SOLD OUT!


Canna Boot Camp is our full-day, interactive workshop that covers everything from Cultivation, Pre-Processing, Sample Prep, Analytical Testing, Extraction and Edibles Manufacturing.


Vendors join forces to demonstrate techniques, instruments and technologies to share their experiences. In one day you can get a full understanding of many aspects of the cannabis industry and analytical testing & extraction. This is also a great opportunity to network with industry experts.


Our 2016 & 2017 Canna Boot Camp sold out very quickly. Don't wait to secure your space for 2018, because space is limited.


This event will sell out!


Cannabis Science Conference would like to THANK Chalice Farms for hosting our 2016 & 2017 Canna Boot Camp at their amazing facility!


2018 Plenary Speaker

Fran Drescher from film & television and founder of Cancer Schmancer

Fran Drescher



Fran Drescher has a reputation for passion and commitment. She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as the lovable "Miss Fine" on CBS’s hit series The Nanny, which she both created & executive produced. TV Land aired the ground-breaking sitcom Happily Divorced, which she also created, executive produced and starred in. The series was inspired by her own life; Fran played a woman sharing a loving friendship with her gay ex-husband.


An accomplished author, Fran received the prestigious NCCS writer’s award for Cancer Schmancer, which along with Enter Whining, were New York Times best sellers. Most recently she penned the celebrated children's book Being Wendy. Fran recently made her Broadway debut as “Madame” in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Tony-award winning Cinderella. Her famous voice is currently featured in the top-grossing film Hotel Transylvania 2, in which she reprises her role as Eunice, the wife of Frank Stein.


A 17-year uterine cancer survivor, Fran turns lemons into lemonade and pain into purpose through her leadership as a cancer advocate. Her mission is to shift America’s focus toward proactive health care and healthy, toxin-free living. She believes that that the best cure for cancer is not getting it in the first place. As Founder, President and Visionary of the non-profit Cancer Schmancer Movement, she focuses on three prongs to fight the disease: Early Detection, Prevention, and Advocacy.


On Oct. 24, 2017, Fran Drescher presented Cancer Schmancer's third annual Health Summit at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Her mission is to transform passive patients into active medical consumers.


Some of the health organization’s accomplishments include early detection Fran Vans provide free mammograms to women without access to health care.  Its Detox Your Home prevention campaign educates people of all ages to reduce risk through healthy living, and Fran uses her unique voice on Capitol Hill to advocate for a range of health issues.


Fran was instrumental in passing the bi-partisan ”Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act” by unanimous consent, earning her two commendations in the Congressional Record.  She is a U.S. State Department Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health, traveling globally to meet with heads of state, cancer patients, local NGOs, as well as military bases and hospitals. The Washingtonian named her one of the most effective celebrity lobbyists in D.C.


Fran has won countless awards for her leadership in the health space, including the John Wayne Institute Woman of Achievement Award, the Gilda Award, City of Hope Woman of the Year Award, The Albert Einstein Medical School Lifetime Achievement Award, Queens College Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), and the 2014 Citizen Artist Award. The Knesset in Israel honored Fran as the first Jewish actress who played an openly Jewish character embraced by not only Israel, but by many Arab nations.


Fran was also honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award for her efforts to defend civil liberties and, most recently, the Stonewall and Liberty Bell Awards for her advocacy of Gay Civil Liberties.


Fran's other passions are protecting the environment, arts in education, and organic food.



2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

2018 Cannabis Science Conference Exhibitor Kit
Attention: 2018 CSC Sponsors & Exhibitors
Cannabis Science Conference 2018 Exhibit
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.9 MB
2018 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus
CSC 2018 Prospectus final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 343.3 KB
2018 Sponsor & Exhibitor Insurance Waiver
2018 Sponsor and Exhibitor Insurance Wai
Adobe Acrobat Document 850.2 KB
2018 Cannabis Science Conference Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
Exhibitor Floor Plan for Booth Selection
2018 CSC Exhibit Hall Floor Plan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 599.9 KB




Cannabis Science Conference (CSC Events, LLC) is the world's largest and most technical 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.

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