Workshop on Cannabis Medicine Quality – Barriers, Gaps, and Opportunities for Global Standards: Addressing the Recommendations of the USP-ASTM Cannabis Quality Workshops

(In-person only event)

Date: June 10, 2024

Event Location:  Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Organized by: ASTM Committee D37 on Cannabis

 

 

About the Event

The Workshop on Cannabis Medicine Quality – Barriers, Gaps, and Opportunities for Global Standards: Addressing the Recommendations of the USP-ASTM Cannabis Quality Workshops will be held June 10, 2024. The workshop is organized by ASTM Committee D37 on Cannabis, and will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee. The language of the workshop will be English.

 

Objective and Scope

The objective of the Workshop on Medical and Scientific Pillars of Cannabis Use is to:

  • Discuss pressing issues around the Medical & Scientific use of cannabis, as identified in the USP-ASTM workshop recommendations report;
  • Develop an action plan for the development of standards and practices for the Medical & Scientific use of cannabis;
  • Build the capacity of D37 membership with a focus on Medical & Scientific use of cannabis;
  • And extend D37's network and increase membership opportunities for experts in the Medical & Scientific use of cannabis.

 

Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than DATE. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email symposia@astm.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature, nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that your abstract submission is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium chair(s) will notify you via email by DATE of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.

 

Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. STP papers should be full-length technical papers of approximately 10,000 words, significantly contribute to the technical literature, and must include a review of past work in the relevant area and present information of current interest or probe new fields. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email, but also can be found by clicking here.

Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than DATE at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP. Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers.

The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

 

Technical Program

 

Registration

Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the workshop.

 

 

Registration

Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.

 

Through

May 10, 2024

After May 10, 2024
ASTM Member Waived Waived
Non-member $115.00 $165.00
Presenter Waived Waived
Student Waived Waived

Not an ASTM Member?  An Individual Membership costs only $115.00. If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committee D37 to begin taking advantage of all the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this event at a reduced rate, please use the link below to join ASTM before registering for the event. After you have become a member, please return to this webpage to register for the event as an ASTM Member.

ASTM International Membership

All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this workshop before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

Presenters– Workshop presenters do not need to register. All presenters will be automatically registered by ASTM.

Students – Students may be eligible for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify for the reduced fee, you must be an active ASTM Student Member, full-time student, not employed full-time, and be able to provide a current valid university email address for registration. To register as a student, please email ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org.

Cancellations – A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration, please click the "Modify My Registration" button found in your registration confirmation email and follow the prompts to cancel your registration. Please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9522 if you need assistance.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at
symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9522, or ASTM Technical Support at https://www.astm.org/contact.

 

Technical Chair Contact Information


Martin Woodbridge
Woodbridge Research
Email: martin@woodbridgeresearch.co.nz

David Vaillencourt
The GMP Collective
Email: david@gmpcollective.com

Nandakumara Sarma
USP
Email: dns@usp.org

 

Continuing Education Units

Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.40 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the workshop concludes.

 

Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

 

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official April Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

To book accommodations under the ASTM Rate, please click here: The Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel 

To book accomodations under the government per diem rate, please click here: Government Rate

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than date. The ASTM rate is $209 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click the link below.

The Marriott Phiadelphia Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. The government per diem rates are set by fiscal year, effective October 1 each year; you will be charged the prevailing rate at the time of the meeting, not at the time of booking. To find current rates in the CONUS by visiting GSA.GOV. The government per diem rate reservations may be made via our online reservation system, using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in. .

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 3 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

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The April Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Marriott Philadelphia Downtown offers free Wi-Fi to hotel guests.

 

Standards Development Meetings

Committee D37 you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the Committee D37 Homepage.