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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington

This upscale French Quarter-fashioned hotel on US Highways 25 and 421 is 8 minutes' drive from the University of Kentucky and downtown Lexington.

All rooms offer traditional decor and custom-designed beds, plus whirlpool tubs, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Suites add separate living rooms, and some offer atrium-facing balconies.

A restaurant serves all-day regional specialties in a colorful, ornate dining area, and an atrium bar in a gazebo serves evening drinks. There's also a fitness center and outdoor pool. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms, a business center and free parking.

July 2019

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

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm EDT
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington, 2601 Richmond Rd
Lexington, KY 40509 United States
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton
2601 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40509


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.

9:00-9:15 - Introduction
Bob Clifford, Ph.D., General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

9:15-10:00 - An Overview of the Kentucky Hemp Licensing Program
Doris Hamilton, Director - Industrial Hemp Program, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

10:00-10:30 - Methods for Controlled Particle Size Reduction in Cannabis Processing & Sample Preparation
Jeff Scott, Application Specialist, Fritsch Milling & Sizing, Inc.

10:30-11:00 - Break

11:00-11:30 - 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) 

11:30-12:15 - Industrial Hemp: Testing for Compliance, Quality, and Product Safety
Volker Bornemann, Ph.D., CEO, Avazyme, Inc.

12:15-1:00 - Lunch

1:00-1:30 - Why is Sample Preparation so Important?
Tristan DeBona, SPEX Sample Prep LLC

1:30-2:00 - Why Mycotoxin Testing Is Important
Volker Bornemann, Ph.D., CEO, Avazyme, Inc.

2:00-2:30 - How Multiplexed Microarray Technology is Revolutionizing Microbial Testing in Cannabis
Milan Patel, CEO, PathogenDx

2:30-2:45 - Break

2:45-3:30 - Analytical Instruments Utilized in Hemp and Cannabis Testing
Bob Clifford, Ph.D., General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

3:30-4:00 - The Importance of Implementing a Laboratory Information Management System for Data Integrity and Efficiency
Sandy Laughlin, Sales Enablement Manager, CompuGroup Medical, Inc Laboratory Solutions

4:00-6:30 - Discussion and Demonstration of the Shimadzu Cannabis Analyzer for Potency

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