The Overcoming the challenges and often overlooked impediments to laboratory success, is a one-day workshop designed for those who are new to cannabis laboratory testing and laboratory operations. As we know, there are many challenges through which laboratories must navigate in order to achieve the required accreditation and recognition, maintain positive cash flow, and meet customer needs all while navigating regulatory requirements that may not always make sense.

This workshop will focus on some of the most difficult requirements that are frequently overlooked or minimized in the interest of ‘doing business’.  We will discuss real-world examples and provide exercises designed for participants to be able to quickly and easily implement learned concepts in their laboratory.

Topics Covered

Introduction to course, intent, audience
Detangling the QA/QC approach
Identifying regulatory conundrums
Defining & approaching test method:

  • Development
  • Validation
  • Verification
  • Extensions

Defining & approaching measurement uncertainty
Setting up a rational & functional foundation technical competence

Who Should Attend

The training is suitable for anyone working in the legal cannabis industry. No prior knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 is required.  

Date and Time

July 20, 2021,  10 am  - 5 pm EDT

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Dr. Susan Audino

Chemistry Laboratory Consultant
S.A. Audino & Associates, LLC
Susan Audino obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry with an analytical chemistry major, physical and biochemistry minor areas.  She currently owns and operates a consulting firm to service chemical and biological laboratories, is a Lead Assessor and Instructor, a Board Member for the Center for Research on Environmental Medicine in Maryland, and serves on several expert advisory panels for the cannabis industry. Susan provides scientific and technical guidance to cannabis dispensaries, testing laboratories, and medical personnel.
Dr. Audino’s interest most directly involves cannabis consumer safety and protection, and promotes active research towards the development of Official Test methods specifically for the cannabis industry, and to advocate appropriate clinical research.  In addition to serving on various ERPs and national advisory panels for consensus standards, she also chairs the Cannabis Advisory Panel and working group with AOAC International is a member of the Executive Committee of the ASTM Cannabis Division and has consulted to numerous cannabis laboratories and state regulatory bodies.