August 2019 AOAC CASP Newsletter


August 26, 2019

AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program

AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Newsletter: August 26, 2019

CASP Meeting: The second meeting of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Cannabis Analytical Science Program is almost here! The CASP meeting is on Saturday, September 7 at 9:00AM in the Grand Ballroom 1, Sheraton Denver Downtown. The CASP meeting is part of the AOAC 133 rd Annual Meeting & Exposition and will include reviews of the CASP working groups’ work to date as well as presentations from community leaders. For more information, please view the agenda . Other Cannabis industry events happening at the AOAC Annual Meeting include: o Tuesday, September 10, 10:00am: Cannabis Poster Presentations (Plaza D / Plaza Foyer) o Tuesday, September 10, 1:20pm: AOAC Spotlight On... Toby Astill, PerkinElmer, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cannabis Science (Plaza Foyer) o Wednesday, September 11, 3:00pm: Symposium – Cannabis and Cannabis Byproducts, An Update on Stats of Industry and Current Challenges (Grand Ballroom 1) o Haven’t registered for the Annual Meeting? There’s still time to register today!

Working Groups:

All three working groups (Cannabinoids in Consumables, Chemical Contaminants in Cannabis, and Microbial Contaminants in Cannabis) have drafted Standard Method Performance Requirements ® (SMPRs ® ) to be presented for approval at the September 7 CASP Meeting. Currently, the groups are working to finalize recommendations on future training and educational opportunities as well as reference materials. If you or someone you know are interested in joining a working group please sign up here to be notified when the next meetings are scheduled.

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