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Opioid & Medical Cannabis Education Event

December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Networking event (8:30pm onward)

Understanding Medical Cannabis
Opioid & Cannabis dynamics
Applying the use of Medical Cannabis in Clinical Situations
Understanding upcoming recreational cannabis legalization July 1st 2018



6-6:10 pm
David Schenk, Bridge Street Consulting Inc.
Welcome and introduction to the speakers

Alex Revich, CEO, Cannabis in Clinical Practice
Cannabis 101 – understanding the basics (THC vs CBD, medical vs recreational)
Ailments that medical Cannabis may help with such as pain, anxiety, PTSD, cancer, crohn’s, multiple scleroses, etc.
Guidelines for physicians who want to refer possible patients to medical cannabis clinics

6:30- 7pm
Philippe Lucas, PhD, Tilray, VP of Patient Advocacy
Opioids and Medical cannabis
Philippe is responsible for the development and implementation of multiple clinical and observation studies

7pm- 7:20pm
Norm Buckley, BA (Psych), MD, FRCP(C) Chair, Professor & Chair; Department of Anesthesia; Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine; McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
• Discuss and apply the newly updated Canadian Opioid Guideline and the rationale for the changes

Lydia Hatcher, MD, CCFP, FCFP, CHE; Chief, Department of Family Medicine, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Recognize the rationale and current process for medical use of cannabis for pain
Conditions for Which Medical Cannabis Has Been Studied and Shown Efficacy
How do you Assess / What are the Risks /What are the Benefits
Dosing / The Prescribing Process

Round Table Discussion moderated by David Schenk:
education for cannabis patients, customers and youth
medical cannabis insurance (accessible, safe, affordable, reliable, and equally recognized as a prescription medication)
the dynamics of the opioid crisis and medical cannabis
ramifications of anticipated lack of legal cannabis supply after July 1st 2018
Kevin Hall, COO of International Cannabis Solutions and Executive Director of Chronic Pain Toronto, International Cannabis Solutions, based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jonathan Zaid , Founder and Executive Director, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM)
Philippe Lucas, PhD, Tilray, VP of Patient Advocacy
Alex Revich, CEO, Cannabis in Clinical Practice, Toronto Ontario


December 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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David Schenk


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