2015 Conference Agenda

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Thursday, May 21

7:30 am Registration Opens; Continental Breakfast

8:30 am Pre-conference workshops begin:

9:00 am Clinical Cannabis Practicum begins

12 noon Lunch, Exhibits open

1:30 pm Pre-conference workshops cont.
*Advanced Core Curriculum – Beyond the Basics begins

4:30 pm All Pre-conference workshops end

7:00 pm Conference Reception – Meet and greet the faculty

7:30 pm “Cannabinopathic Medicine” – Lester Grinspoon, MD via Skype

Friday, May 22

8:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks – Al Byrne (Moderator)

8:30 am The Marijuana Prohibition – Baseless Then and Now – Alice O’Leary-Randall, LPN, Jon Gettman, PhD

9:30 am Medicinal Cannabis Products in the US (Medicinal Cannabis Products: Past, Present and Future) – Jeff Block, MD and Michael Krawitz

10:00 am Break

10:20 am Challenges and Roadblocks in US Cannabis Research – Dreher, RN, PhD, Denis Petro, MD, Donald Abrams, MD , Sue Sisley, MD and Uma Dhanablan, MD

11:40 am Separating Spin and Reality in the Media – Justin Kander

12:00 pm Lunch – 12:40 – 50 Years of Cannabis/Cannabinoid Research – Raphael Mechoulam, PhD (Skype)

1:30 pm Homeostatic Regulation and the ECS – John McPartland, DO

2:00 pm The ECS and Addiction – Greg Gerdeman, PhD

2:30 pm The Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency – Ethan Russo, MD

3:00 pm Break

3:20 pm Endogenous Cannabinoids and the Aging Brain – Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PhD

4:00 pm Q & A with Friday’s faculty

7:00 pm Benefit dinner and auction

Saturday, May 23

8:00 am Welcome – Al Byrne & Donald Abrams (UCSF)

8:20 am Cannabis Therapy for Pediatric Epilepsy – Bonni Goldstein, MD

8:40 am Tikun Olam Medical Cannabis Treatment Center: A Nurse-led Approach – Ma’ayan Weisberg and Inbal Sikorin, RN

9:20 am Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome – Thomas Lee, MPH candidate

9:35 am Safe Access: The Importance of Patient and Industry Education – Allie Butler, Sara Payan

10:00 am Break

10:20 am Veteran panel – Why Are We Poisoning our Veterans? PTSD, TBI and Suicide – Bryan Krumm, CPN, MSN, APRN-BC, with Veterans Perry Parks, Bob Jordan, and Jacques Steigleman

11:30 am Hemp for Health – Eric Steenstra

12:00 pm Lunch: Andrew Weil, MD, PhD via Skype followed by a panel
Cannabis and the Wide World of Sports – Greta Gaines, Riley Cote, NFL,

1:30 pm Safe Dosing Methods for Seniors – Deborah Malka, MD

2:10 pm Clinical applications/Dosing – Dustin Sulak, DO

2:50 pm Break

3:10 pm Cannabis Genetics, Breeding and the Future of Medical Strain Development – Darryl Hudson, PhD

3:40 pm The Elephant in the Room – Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN

4:00 pm Q & A for Saturday faculty

*Tentative Agenda

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