3/3/2020 - ASTM International has been closely monitoring the unfolding situation with COVID-19/Coronavirus. We are closely following the direction given by the US State Department as it relates to travel. Based on information available now, our Spring Committee Weeks in Boston will be held. Our registration numbers for the April Boston Committee week are quite strong. Of course, a significant escalation of events in the US, particularly Massachusetts, could impact attendance or cause us to take different action. Similarly, other ASTM meetings in the US are expected to be held. We are still evaluating the Committee Week meetings planned for Prague at the end of April. We will keep you informed as we receive additional information and make any changes with our scheduled meetings.
By request from industry, ASTM International will host an organizational meeting to potentially create a new technical committee that develops voluntary consensus standards for cannabis.
The no-fee meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. EST at ASTM International’s global headquarters in, West Conshohocken, Pa., USA. Industry stakeholders and others interested in charting a path towards voluntary consensus standards related to cannabis are welcome to attend.
Consensus standards from organizations like ASTM International are known to enhance safety and efficiency in a wide variety of industries. New standards in this area could address the full life cycle of cannabis, including consumable cannabis products. Potential areas for initial standards work include cultivation, sampling, testing, quality management systems, processing, handling, labeling, and more. This could include but is not limited to medical applications.
The work of the committee would be coordinated with other ASTM International committees and other interested organizations.
The objectives of the meeting are to:
• bring an array of industry experts together;
• identify specific standards needs;
• determine if ASTM International should formally launch a new activity; and, if so,
• develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee.
The meeting will include: an overview of ASTM International, background on industry and government interest in standards development, and a review of initial areas to be considered.
To access the meeting agenda, please visit: Meeting Agenda
We ask all attendees to preregister for this meeting. The registration information significantly assists us in preparations for the meeting.
Please click on the highlighted "Register Now" button above.
All meetings will be held at ASTM International Headquarters, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428, located approximately 20 miles/25 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.
To ensure the safety of our meeting attendees and staff, ASTM has security measures within its Headquarters facility. When you arrive, please check in at the registration desk in the lobby. You will be given an elevator access code so that you can proceed to your meeting on the 4th Floor. You also will be provided a name badge which you are asked to wear for the duration of the meeting. Your cooperation in these regards is appreciated.
For a list of local hotels, please visit: Local Hotels
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|Director, Business Development:||Christine DeJong|