Cannabis Science Conference Fall: Medical and Psychedelics Agenda

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Don't miss these exciting speakers in the medical and psychedelics tracks at Cannabis Science Conference Fall taking place September 21-22, 2023 in Providence, Rhode Island!

Thursday, September 21, 2023


9:00 a.m.
Knowledge and Art of Combining Cannabinoids for Treatment Success
Speaker: Dr. Dustin Sulak, DO, Healer

11:30 a.m.
Medical Track: Unprescribed Film Screening
Speaker: Steve Ellmore, Filmmaker and veteran,
The Unprescribed

11:30 a.m.
Psychedelics Track: Next Generation of Scientists Examining How to Mitigate Chronic Disease with Psychedelics
Moderator: Dr. Denise Vidot, Universtiy of Miami
Speakers: Brea-Necole Diggs, PhD Student, University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine; Dr. Amrit Baral, PhD Student, University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine; and Owen Berke, Student, University of Miami

12:00 p.m.
Medical Track: Veterans Panel Discussion
Moderator: Cherissa Jackson, RN, WeDecode
Speakers: Steve Ellmore, Filmmaker and veteran, The Unprescribed; Ellen Brown, Founder; Green Path Training; Stephen Mandile, Veteran Advocate and Co-Founder, Cannabis Advancement Series; and Wayne Smith, Former Combat Medic

12:00 p.m.
Psychedelics Track: Preparation and Analysis of Psychoactive Alkaloids and Their Metabolites in Multiple Matrices
Speaker: Dan DeLurio, Business Development Manager, Restek

12:30-1:30 pm: Complimentary lunch in the exhibit hall

1:30 p.m.
Medical Track: Exploring cannabinoid therapy as a safer alternative for dementia symptom management
Speaker: Blake Pearson, Co-Investigator, Pearson Health and Mikelle Bryson-Campbell, co-investigator

2:00 p.m.
Medical Track: Patient Profiles: Characteristics of a large sample of medical cannabis patients
Speaker: Amanda Reiman, Chief Knowledge
Officer, New Frontier Data

3:00 p.m.
Psychedelics Track: Barriers to and Learnings from Psychedelics Research
Moderator: Miyabe Shields, Founder, Scientist, Project Chronic
Panelists: Riley Kirk, PhD - Professor URI and Marné Garretson, MPH

3:00 p.m.
Medical Track: Panel Discussion: Clinical Directors - Navigating Legalization and Beyond
Speaker/Moderator: Laura Barrett-Nutting, Executive Director, National Clinical
Director Consortium
Panelists: Dawn-Marie Steenstra, National Clinical Director Consortium, Clinical Director of Dispensaries; Dr. Travis Poonai, Clinical Director, Curaleaf; and Kevin Harbison, Manager of Clinical Services and Regulatory Operations, PharmaCan

4:00 p.m.
Medical Track: Layered Microdosing of Cannabis for Health and Wellness
Speaker: Monica Werkheiser, Canna Remedies NJ, Operations Research Specialist and Clinical Cannabis Pharmacist

4:30 p.m.
Medical Track: Building a More Effective Medical Cannabis system
Speaker: Dr. Jordan Tishler, inhaleMD

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Opening Night Reception/Mixer in Exhibit Hall


Friday, September 22, 2023


9:00 a.m.
Cannabis Reconsidered: A Science-Based Look at the True Harms and Benefits
Speaker: Dr. Peter Grinspoon, MD, primary care doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School

11:30 a.m.
Medical Track: Panel Discussion: How do we educate our fellow healthcare providers?
Moderator: Brian Essenter, MM Consult CT
Panelists: Janice Newell Bissex, Program Director of Cannabinoid Medical Sciences John Patrick University School of Integrative and Functional Medicine; Uzma Zakir, RPh, founder of bloomHigher consulting; and Dr. Peter Grinspoon, MD

12:00 p.m.
Medical Track: Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Agitation in Dementia
Speakers: Ryan Buck, MD, Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine and Rebecca Abraham, CEO and Founder,Acute on Chronic

1:30 p.m.
Medical Track: What if My Client Already Loves Cannabis? Managing Dual Rec & Med Users in Clinical Practice
Speaker: David Aronson, LCSW, Cannabis Educator

1:30 p.m.
Psychedelics Track: Psychedelic Asia: Integrating Ancient Asian Wisdom and Modern Science in The Mind Medicine
Speaker: Dr. Aimon Kopera, Geneomics Global

2:00 p.m.
Medical Track: Unveiling Cannabinoids' Potential: Cannabis for Managing Sleep Disorders
Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Riggle, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Day Three Labs

2:00 p.m.
Psychedelics Track: Breakdown of the FDA’s Guidance on Psychedelic Clinical Trials
Speaker: J. Preston Campbell, Vice President of Innovation, Venebio/Consilium Sciences

2:30 p.m.
Medical Track: TBD

3:00 p.m.
Medical Track: Impact on clinical outcomes of multidisciplinary medicinal cannabis clinics on anxiety patients
Speaker: Bhumi Bhojak, Clinical Research Lead, Harvest Medicine,

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