Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 @ 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

"Quality Time" with the C-45 Quality Association

Webinar (Public)

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WFdWYu5rTGS7kb3CnBqojg

 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @ 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Setting the Standard for Quality Record-Keeping through Lean Principles

Free Webinar (Public)

Presented by Isolocity

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h_8RFCaRR5-gTflpismG5w

Standardization is the key to consistency and profitability. Six sigma and lean manufacturing methods drive companies towards these improvements.  The principles work together to reduce waste and improve productivity through a framework that continually drives value. By applying the lean principles to cannabis production, teams can accurately measure, benchmark, and improve performance. 

Combining lean principles and six sigma in cannabis record keeping can lead to stress free audits and ultimately reduced organizational risks. Learn about how to reduce the record transportation waste while eliminating excess record inventory that often leads to error and defects. Understand the pitfalls of traditional record keeping methods and how teams can overcome them. Reduce overproduction and processing with lean data inputs to gain a more streamlined approach that can produce meaningful insights.

Presented by Chris Budd, Maria Lam, and Emily Soares (Isolocity).
 

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Cannabis Consumer Vape Survey - Developing Protocols for Standardized Vape Testing

Free Webinar (Public)

Presented by Labstat

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zMzRMjPFTzSjP6rktouXLQ

Standardization is an important cornerstone to the success of new products, allowing for meaningful comparisons to be made amongst products. However, since cannabis vapes hit the market, specific testing standards for the cannabis vape space have yet to be established. The general lack of testing standards and regulatory guidance, creates potential risk for product makers, consumers and regulatory agencies alike. For Vape products, liquid testing alone is not enough. The comprehensive testing of vape products must include the analysis of aerosols emitted from the device and delivered to the consumer.
Before testing cannabis vape aerosols, the aerosol must be generated in a reproducible and relevant manner. This has yet to be determined. To fill these knowledge gaps, this session will expand on the findings from The Blinc Group and Labstat International’s vape topography survey that provided important data on consumer vaping habits and consumption. Ultimately, a standardized puffing regimen facilitates a technical understanding of the harmonization between the device, the formulation, and the resulting vapour. 
Standardized aerosol testing is vital in providing the answers to two fundamental questions:
1. Is the product performing as designed (i.e. delivering compounds of interest as intended)?
2. Is the product generating any unintended compounds or degradation by-products?

Presented by Labstat’s Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA), Peter Joza. Mr. Joza monitors the development of new and emerging technologies, to adapt the testing services offered by Labstat to these products. Mr. Joza joined Labstat in 1990 and was actively involved in the growth of Labstat through the development and implementation of procedures used by both the food and tobacco characterization programs. Mr. Joza is highly experienced in the development, management and translation of testing information to a variety of audiences.
As Labstat’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO), he occupied a senior role in facilitating the company’s scientific research and analytical functions. He has been the presenter or co-author of more than 40 presentations at international research conferences or workshops, and has co-authored 10 peer-reviewed publications. As a Chartered Chemist with the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario, Mr. Joza is a recognized global expert in his field and is an active member of several CORESTA (Cooperation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco) study groups involved with various types of product testing.
Peter is an active member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet), as well as the International Standards Organization ISO TC126 (Tobacco Products), ISO TC126/WG3 (Vaping Products) and ISO TC126/WG22 (Heated Products). Mr. Joza attended McMaster University and received his B.Sc (Majors) Chemistry in 1988.

 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

"Quality Time" with the C-45 Quality Association

Webinar (Public)

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6_8oieJUTeSoXLORoRQgog

 

 


 

Growing Summit

SUMMIT CLICK HERE

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April 5,6 2022

Collaborate.  Evolve.  Grow.

Growing Summit will bring the leaders of the Canadian Cannabis Growing industry together,

allowing new standards to be set as we forge through this exciting time in Canadian history.

Together we will establish the Canadian Cannabis industry as a world leader in quality and innovation.

 

 

PAST EVENTS

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 @ 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM EST

Ensuring Quality Systems for Cannabis Manufacturing (US/FDA Focus)

Webinar (Public)

Presented by Labstat and EAS Consulting Group

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9Jg6B-1RQGmSuxPgSV9I5A

Cannabis business owners can benefit from the development and implementation of Quality Systems for the manufacture of their products including a higher quality product and more efficiency in overall operations with less waste. Although Canada has federally legalized cannabis and has specified regulations for manufacturing, the US has not legalized cannabis at a federal level. For products manufactured in the U.S., that Quality System is based on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Though these products are not currently federally legal to sell in the U.S., the development of sound systems that stresses quality trained employees is an important step to preparation for when that day comes. But regardless of where products are sold, ensuring customer safety is key. Understand the principles of Quality System development and how to begin designing and executing them in your business. Customers and investors alike, will be more attracted to your company because of your GMPs. Be ahead of the curve, begin the practical implementation of GMPs at your facility now. 

 

Presented by Charlotte Peyton, Independent Consultant for EAS Consulting Group (https://easconsultinggroup.com). Charlotte Peyton supports EAS clients from startup and growth through manufacturing and manufacturing. Her expertise includes quality, regulatory and management, method development and method validation for FDA regulated drug, dietary supplement, and bioanalytical samples. She has extensive experience in writing validation protocols, reports and SOPs and assists with implementation of stability programs and report writing for drug and dietary supplement finished products. And as Charlotte has cannabis experience as a former owner of a startup marijuana business in Colorado, she has been instrumental in helping the hemp and CBD industries set up compliant quality systems that meet state regulations.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 5:30 PM EST

"Quality Time" with the C-45 Quality Association

Webinar (Public)

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EQHcYW-8Q1Sm3GjM1mzZew

Friday, November 26, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST

Sampling Workshop

Webinar (Members Only)

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_orsLYZO5SdS64KfXn64Q8g

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021 @ 3:00 PM EST

"Quality Time" with the C-45 Quality Association

Webinar (Public)

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_49s8klp_Tj-TklC14BZLdg

Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 3:00 PM EST

"Quality Time" with the C-45 Quality Association

Webinar (Public)

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XLGZMf8HQs-UZ-oS6jBqgQ