Advances in Clinical and Forensic Analysis: Focus on Cannabis



Thursday December 9th, 2021 at 8am EST|1pm GMT|2pm CET Friday December 10th, 2021 at 8am EST|1pm GMT|2pm CET Learn about the latest novel analytical techniques and workflows that help analysts obtain the results they are looking for in “real world” situations involving cannabis analysis in forensic and clinical applications.

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Event Overview:

After the success of the “Advances in Clinical Analysis” meetings in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, the Chromatographic Society and the Separations Science Group of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry are pleased to announce the following two-day virtual meeting: “Advances in Clinical and Forensic Analysis 2021: Focus on Cannabis”, which will be held between Thursday 9–Friday 10 December 2021.

This virtual symposium will focus on the clinical and forensic analysis of cannabinoid compounds, which are increasingly important research areas in life sciences, and the meeting will provide an insight into the latest methods and technological developments, in particular the application of novel detection techniques and comprehensive analysis workflows. Cannabinoid analysis encompasses wide-ranging subject areas over a number of disciplines, and as analysts move to more complex and difficult analyses the methodologies are being challenged in terms of the specificity, sensitivity, and the suitability for high-throughput and lower cost analyses.

The meeting will focus on separation and complementary/alternative techniques, along with case studies from the hospital, commercial, and academic areas. The programme has been designed to give attendees an update for both routine and problem solving in clinical and forensic analysis. As such, both clinicians interested in the comprehensive analysis of cannabinoid class compounds, as well as forensic analysts concerned with the sensitive analysis of illicit substances, will find this meeting compelling and informative.

The programme is designed to give attendees a range of fascinating topics from highly regarded speakers and new emerging professionals. An essential part of the symposium will be the sponsored sessions where leading technology companies will demonstrate the benefits of their technologies in practice.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Find out about the latest cutting-edge advances using chromatography and complementary analytical techniques in the evolving field of cannabis analysis for forensic and clinical applications
  • Learn about the latest novel detection techniques and workflows that help analysts to achieve results effectively and efficiently in “real world” situations involving cannabis analysis in forensic and clinical applications.
  • Discover how analysts involved in clinical and forensic analysis obtain the desired specificity, sensitivity, and high throughput in the evolving discipline of cannabis analysis for routine and research applications.

Who Should Attend:

Laboratory scientists and researchers involved in clinical analysis and scientists interested in the advanced analytical techniques used in cannabis analysis


Day 1

8:00am-Introductions and Welcome

Moderator Lewis Couchman, Facility Director, ASI and Committee Member of Royal Society of Chemistry Separation Science Group

8:05am- Clinical Harms Related to Synthetic Cannabinoids

Professor Owen Bowden-Jones, Chair on advisory council of misuse of drugs

8:40am- HPLC-based Analysis of Naturally Occurring Cannabinoids: Recent Advances

Satyajit D. Sarkar, Director of School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, and the Founding Head of the Centre for Natural Products Discovery at Liverpool John Moores University

9:15am- Vendor Talk- Coming Soon! 

9:30am-Multidimensional and High-Resolution Techniques to Exploit Non-Targeted and Multi-Purpose Analysis: Potential on Cannabis and Related Products

Flavio Franchina, Associate Professor

Day 2

8:00am-Introductions and Welcome

Daniel Meston, Postdoctoral Researcher Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Editor of the ChromCom

8:05am- Identification of Synthetic Cannabinoids the UK Prison Service

Oliver Sutcliffe, Senior Lecturer & Director of MANDRAKE

8:40am- Bioassays for Screening and Functional Characterization of New Psychoactive Substances

Christophe Stove, Associte Professor, Ghent University

9:15am Vendor Talk -Coming Soon!

10:05am- The Old and the New: Driving Under the Influence with Cannabis, and Identifying Novel Synthetic Cannabinoid Metabolites

Lewis Couchma, Analytical Services International Ltd., United Kingdom

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