March 6 - 10, 2021
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA USA
Take an Online Short Course and Save $$$ at Pittcon!
Attend a virtual Short Course and save $100 off any in-person courses at Pittcon 2021. For each virtual course you take, receive another $100 discount off any additional in-person courses.*

*Limited to four in-person Short Courses. Cannot be combined to apply a discount of more than $100 per in-person Short Course, up to four courses.

Upcoming Courses:

Cannabis & CBD Testing Primer:Understanding the Details of Setting Up a Lab to Test Multiple Cannabis & CBD Sample Types in 2020
Language and Matter: Technical Writing for Analytical Scientists and Managers

NOVEMBER
3
Tuesday
Cannabis & CBD Testing Primer:Understanding the Details of Setting Up a Lab to Test Multiple Cannabis & CBD Sample Types in 2020
Presented by Toby Astill, Ph.D. from PerkinElmer
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Cost: $199

This course will focus on the analytical challenges of testing cannabis & hemp CBD samples to allow the growth of the scientific knowledge base. Driven by the widespread adoption of cannabis & hemp products in new medicinal and recreational markets, the opportunity for scientists to support this market is significant but must be approached with scientific care as the pitfalls due to the matrix interference, trace level detection requirements and limited standardized methodology make this task challenging. The focus will be placed on the analytical methods, sample preparation automation technology and instrumentation required to test cannabis & hemp for pesticide residues, residual solvents, heavy metals, terpenes, and potency in high throughput environments. In addition, time will be spent to highlight the differences between testing samples of different forms such as edibles, tinctures, concentrates, beverages, and topicals. Wrap up will include a round table discussion on the working opportunities in the Pittcon community and external resources available to expedite the laboratory work.

DECEMBER
1
Tuesday
Language and Matter: Technical Writing for Analytical Scientists and Managers
Presented by Anthony Parker, PhD of A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Cost: $199

This course is designed to assist professionals with the basic skills needed to effectively communicate to any target audience within a business/technical environment. Lectures are combined with examples to reinforce and develop techniques such as defining and understanding the needs/interests of a writer’s audience and communicating ideas through “parallel structure.” Upon completion, participants will have been exposed to a unique paradigm that will assist them in planning and preparing high-quality technical, scientific, and business documents.

 

 

 

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