ACS National Meeting Spring 2023 Symposia 

Sunday March 26: Cannabinoids and their Role in Medicinal Chemistry Session 1
8:05 – 08:35 AM EST Cannabinoids: A class of natural small molecules targeting metabolic plasticity in cancer Alessia Ligresti
8:35 – 09:05 AM EST Newly-identified phytocannabinoid with a unique structure, modulate estrogen receptor activity in a preclinical model of breast cancer David Meiri
9:05 – 09:35 AM EST Proteomics-aided insight on cannabidiol action mechanism on chronic myelogenous leukemia cancer cells Sara Ceccacci; Lisa Anceschi; Lorenzo Corsi; Prof. Federica Pellati; Maria Chiara Monti
9:35 – 10:05 AM EST Disclosing the role of cannabinoids and terpenes in the fight against neuropathic pain Lisa Anceschi; Vittoria Borgonetti; Paolo Governa; Dr. Virginia Brighenti; Lorenzo Corsi; Fabrizio Manetti; Nicoletta Galeotti; Prof. Federica Pellati
10:15 – 10:45 AM EST Cannabis sativa L. polyphenols modulate oxidative stress in vitro acting as neuroprotective agents Guillermo Cásedas; Cristina Moliner; Filippo Maggi; Eugenia Mazzara; Victor Lopez
10:45 – 11:15 AM EST Cannabis sativa L. chemotype V reveals three new dihydrophenanthrenoids with activity on lipid mediator biosynthesis in macrophages Federica Pollastro, Presenter; Andreas Koeberle; stefano salamone
11:15 – 11:45 AM EST Cannflavins from Cannabis sativa L. as promising agents against cancer cell proliferation Dr. Virginia Brighenti, Presenter; Clarissa Caroli; Lisa Anceschi; Alice Cattivelli; Davide Tagliazucchi; Prof. Federica Pellati
11:45 AM – 11:55 AM EST Discussion  


Monday March 27: Cannabinoids and their Role in Medicinal Chemistry Session 2
8:05 – 8:35 AM EST Complexity, innovation and risk in the emerging cannabinoid industries: An important moment for education Gregory Gerdeman
8:35 – 9:05 AM EST Extraction of bioactive cannabinoids from hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) using supercritical CO2 as a solvent Marco Micera, Presenter; Alfonso Botto
9:05am – 9:35 AM EST High performers: Cannabis testing in the anti-doping framework Dr. Michele Protti; Giusy Tespio; Rosalba Vitagliano; Renzo Ferrante; Angelo Sberna; Paolo Sberna; Prof. Roberto Mandrioli; Prof. Laura Mercolini
9:35 – 10:05 AM EST Enantioseparation of chiral phytocannabinoids in medicinal cannabis Cinzia Citti, Presenter; Fabiana Russo; Giuseppe Cannazza
10:15 – 10:45 AM EST Cannabis shelf-life: Novel ATR-FTIR solid-state analysis for accelerated aging and stability testing Dr. Michele Protti, Presenter; Marco Cirrincione; Giulia Abate; Prof. Roberto Mandrioli; Nigam Arora; Jahan Marcu; Prof. Laura Mercolini
10:45- 11:15 AM EST Cannabis sativa L. enzymatic promiscuity: Synthesis of minor cannabinoids Stefano Salamone, Presenter; Federica Pollastro
11:45 – 11:55 AM EST Discussion  
Tuesday March 28: CANN General Papers and ElSohly Award Symposium
2:05 – 2:35 PM EST Differentiation of cannabis from false positives in colorimetric testing Charles A Steele, M.S., Presenter; Mya Elf; Mary Furlan
3:55 PM – 6:00 PM ElSohly Awards Michael Coffin, Organizer, Presider; Mahmoud Elsohly
3:55 – 04:05 PM EST Introductory Remarks  
4:05 – 4:30 PM EST The phytochemical diversity of commercial Cannabis in the United States Nick Jikomes
4:30 – 04:55 PM EST Uptake of inorganic nutrients affects secondary metabolites production in medical cannabis Nirit Bernstein
4:55 – 05:20 PM EST Purple haze: The photo-isomerization of cannabidiol hydroxyquinone Brodie Thomson
5:20 – 05:45 PM EST Cannasulfur compounds: New paradigm for understanding the chemistry of cannabis Iain Oswald
5:45 – 6:00 PM EST Panel Discussion  
Wednesday March 29: Women in Cannabis: Breaking Through the Grass Ceiling
9:00 – 09:05 AM EST Introductory Remarks Melissa Wilcox
9:05 – 9:30 AM EST Careers in cannabis: How women are shaping an emerging industry Melissa Wilcox
9:30 – 09:55 AM EST Discussing the percentage of women and minorities who hold executive positions at cannabinoid businesses LaTonya Warren, Presenter; W. Chick; Peter Mantz
9:55 – 10:20 AM EST Cannabis industry in Colombia in full swing Ada Carolina Gallo Molina
10:40 – 11:05 AM EST Development of an automated pressurized liquid extraction of common cannabinoids from cannabis for quantitative analysis Monica Alonso
11:05 – 11:25 AM EST Centrifugal partition chromatography application for delta 9 THC remediation of cannabis extracts Ada Carolina Gallo Molina, Presenter; Ivan Gil; Cesar Sánchez
11:25 – 11:55 AM EST Panel Discussion  
Amber Wise, PhD
Programming Committee Chair

Amber Wise has a PhD in Chemistry from UC-Berkeley and spent the early part of her career as an undergraduate chemistry lecturer and research professor for 7 years at universities in San Francisco, Bangladesh and Chicago. After transitioning out of academia in 2016, she was the Scientific Director at Avitas Agriculture in Washington and Oregon for two years, overseeing the cannabis extraction and refinement facilities and handling the data analysis, new product development and scientific growth of the company.  She is currently the Science director at Medicine Creek Analytics, an ISO-17025 accredited cannabis testing lab outside Seattle.  She serves on the Washington State Dept. of Ecology Cannabis Science Task Force Steering Committee and assists in organizing a Seattle-based cannabis science group, CANN-STEM.