The Standardization State of the Union: Science-Based Resources for Driving Cannabis Safety
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Mon
Scott was appointed as the Senior Director of the AOAC Research Institute on July 1, 2018. He is responsible for daily management of and business development for the AOAC Research Institute, a division of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The AOAC Research Institute administers the Performance Tested Methods (PTM) and Reviewed and Recognized (R2) programs. Scott was a founder of the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) that was established in 2019 by the AOAC INTERNATIONAL. CASP was founded to provide a scientific forum to: create standards for methods; discuss the performance of methods; and feed methods into the PTM, R2, and Official Methods programs. CASP also oversees the development of training programs, and identifies analytes for the AOAC Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program.
Scott served as the Chief Science Officer from 2009 until June 2018. In this capacity, he served as the technical lead for many AOAC projects. Scott led the writing and development of Appendix F in the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL that describes validation requirements and the development of Standard Method Performance Requirements. Before joining AOAC, he worked for 10 years as the Operations Manager for an in-vitro diagnostic manufacturer making medical test kits such as Strep tests and specialized bacterial culture media. Scott holds a B.S. in Microbiology (1978) and a M.S. in Biotechnology Management (1994) from the University of Maryland.