Speaker’s topic: Quality Control Issues with Cannabis

Paula N. Brown, PhD is an analytical chemist and Director of Applied Research for Natural Health & Food Products at BCIT where she has supported the industry for two decades, conducting applied research on product quality, safety & efficacy.  Supported by grant funding and contracts Dr. Brown’s research projects focus on health policy, regulatory affairs, product formulation, botanical authentication, analytical method development & validation, chemometrics and therapeutic monitoring for preclinical and clinical studies.  Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the AOAC, serves as Advisor to the American Botanical Council, Chair of NSF’s Joint Committee for Dietary Supplements and in 2017 joined the USP Expert Committee for Botanical Dietary Supplements and Traditional Medicines and the American Herbal Pharmacopeia advisory Board.  She is currently the President of the NHP Research Society of Canada, Dietary Supplement & Traditional Medicine Section Editor for Journal of the AOAC International and holds the Canada Research Chair for Phytoanalytics.