JANUARY SECTION MEETING
"Cannabis as Medicine"
Dr. Sara Jane Ward
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Date: January 16th, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room
Cost: $10, Students Free
Reception 6:00 pm
Presentation 6:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available
RSVP to Rob Mishur at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 708-927-9780
Recorded medical use of Cannabis sativa dates back millennia. In the recent past of the mid-nineteen hundreds, research into the biochemistry and molecular pharmacology of the plant and its actions was just developing, while at the same time the Marijuana Tax Act was implemented and paved the way to legal and moral restrictions of its use medicinally and recreationally. Fast forward to today, where medical use of Cannabis is legalized in over 30 states and predicted to exceed 2.5 million users in the coming years. Moreover, the upcoming passage of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill and Hemp Farming Act will lead to hemp-derived Cannabis extracts nearly devoid of THC gaining an estimated market approaching 22 billion dollars in sales by 2022. While perceptions are mounting that medical Cannabis represents a viable treatment options for a wide range of therapeutic endpoints, both preclinical and clinical research must keep up with this wave to determine safety and efficacy of medical Cannabis products while also exploring potential benefits of synthetic cannabinoid-based pharmacotherapies. This presentation will cover a brief history of Cannabis as a medicine and the current knowledge surrounding safety and efficacy of natural and synthetic Cannabis-based compounds.
FEBRUARY SECTION MEETING
Co-Hosted with UD Women in Chemistry
"It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: New Product Development in Industry"
Dow Microbial Control
Date: February 7th, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Cost: Free for members and non-members
Dinner 6:00 pm, Lammot DuPont Laboratory, Room 201
Seminar 7:00 pm, Brown Lab, 219
RSVP to Celia Foster (email@example.com, 518.588.7668)
There are a myriad of careers in the chemical enterprise. This talk aims to examine the roles and responsibilities required for new product development and commercialization to simultaneously explain how new products are developed in industry and explore the career paths available to chemists.
MARCH SECTION MEETING
"Dogfish Head Quality Assurance: We don’t make the beer you drink, we make the beer you drink better"
Dogfish Head Brewery
Date: March 16th, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Grey Fox Grille and Public House
140 S State St, Dover, DE 19901
Originally from Reading, Pa, I had an early interest in the sciences, and like most science minded folks going into college, I wanted to be a medical doctor. After 3 years of working on unnatural amino acid incorporation into proteins at Franklin & Marshall College, I quickly realized that medicine wasn’t for me, and decided to attend graduate school for chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. While working under Dr. Barry Cooperman, I helped determine the kinetics of tRNA release from bacterial ribosomes during protein synthesis. After a short stint in the biotech sector making fluorescently labeled tRNAs, and an even shorter stint at SPI Pharma in Lewes, De, I managed to find my dream job as the “Off-centered Analytical Chemist” at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery where I’ve been for about 3 years.
The Delaware ACS would like to provide a complimentary shuttle from Wilmington to Dover for this event. If you are interested in this service, please respond to Rob Mishur at firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN February 1, 2019.