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Wed, Sep 20


Rhode Island Convention Center

Turn Mountains into Molehills: Cannabis Testing Troubleshooting with Susan and Julie, your Cannabis Experts

Join us for an afternoon of free help, troubleshooting and discussion…open and honest discussion about cannabis testing methods and lab operations. Let us help you with your specific issues and tell us what you need help with!

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Turn Mountains into Molehills: Cannabis Testing Troubleshooting with Susan and Julie, your Cannabis Experts
Turn Mountains into Molehills: Cannabis Testing Troubleshooting with Susan and Julie, your Cannabis Experts

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903, USA

About the event

In partnership with Cannabis Science Conference, join us for an afternoon of free help and troubleshooting…unscripted, no BS and tailored to your needs. We have worked in and helped labs in the cannabis industry for years. Let us help you with your specific issues and tell us what you need help with! Lab scientists, technicians, lab manager, scientific directors, even non-science lab owners…this is for all who have questions and need help with cannabis testing. Agilent and Shimadzu software experts will be available to help as well.  You will submit your questions and sore subjects when you RSVP for this event.

Date/time: Sept 20, 2023/1:30 -5:00 pm (EST)

Areas: analytical methods (cannabinoids, pesticides, mycotoxins, residual solvents, terpenes), QCs, data review, calculations, ISO 17025, QMS…

Who: Open to attendees of the Cannabis Science Conference in Providence, RI.

Fee: Free but must RSVP to attend (space it limited)

What you can expect: Open/Honest discussion, Fun and Prizes!

Most requested problems and sore subjects

Relevant -most useful tools

Problem Peppering session

Complimentary Refreshments (sponsored by CloudLIMS)

Who we are:

Dr. Susan Audino

Dr. Susan Audino is a chemist/chemometrician and independent consultant to chemical and biological laboratories. As a laboratory scientist she worked in physical chemistry (gas phase kinetics) and analytical chemistry (TOF/ Mass Spectrometry). As a contractor for Accreditation Bodies, Dr. Audino assesses laboratories to and is an instructor for ISO/IEC standards including ISO/IEC 17025. Dr. Audino is on the Board of Trustees for Hood College in Frederick, MD, serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Research on Environmental Medicine in MD and serves as Advisor and Board Member to several private and non-profit laboratories. She is a recognized leader in the US and international cannabis industries where she focuses her passion on the development of consensus test methods, method development, method validation, and overall scientific excellence. She has been a member of technical expert review and advisory panels, currently serves as the Science Advisor to AOAC International, was a founding member of ASTM D37, advises and mentors several cannabis testing laboratories. Dr. Audino has chaired analytical cannabis working groups, was a member of the NCIA Guide for Laboratory Testing, Purity IQ standards, served on the Emerald Scientific Advisory Panel and Editorial Board Member of Analytical Cannabis. She served on the faculty of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians as well as Teachable Medicine, and has been an invited speaker at numerous domestic and international scientific conferences. Dr. Audino isprincipal of multiple independent companies, has several personal/independent patents pending and was a contributing author to Cannabis Laboratory Fundamentals published by Springer-Nature in 2021.

Dr. Julie Kowalski,  jkSS,LLC

Julie Kowalski is a technical consultant serving primarily the cannabis, hemp and food testing markets. She partners with clients offering technical expertise and advice, taking advantage of her over 20 years of laboratory experience. She specializes in developing fit-for-purpose technical programs and customized training for laboratory staff. Julie has a passion for analytical chemistry, training and the cannabis testing industry, starting work on cannabis testing in 2011. Julie is a sought-after speaker and trainer focusing on educational presentations on various aspects of analytical chemistry. In addition to technical skills, Julie is an auditor for an accreditation body working with laboratories seeking accreditation to ISO 17025.

Julie earned her graduate degree in Analytical Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Her professional experience includes troubleshooting, method development and validation for GC, GC-MS, LC, and LC-MS/MS with expertise in pesticide residue analysis and chromatography method development. She worked at a technology provider for over ten years developing methods and products including designing reference materials for specific applications. Julie served as Scientific Director and Chief Scientific Officer for a cannabis testing lab. She has previously served as the President and Program chair of the North American Chemical Residue Workshop, served on AOAC Expert Review Panels, the Cannabis Scientific Task Force for Washington State and is currently co-chairing the AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Chemistry Working Group. She is a member of the AOAC CASP PT and Training working groups and the AOAC CASP Proficiency Testing Task Force. Julie is serving as the Analytical Track Chair for the 2023 Cannabis Science Conferences.

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