The first Symposium of medicinal cannabis made by Khiron Life Sciences Corp. in Mexico City, focused on educating the medical community about the use, prescription and therapeutic properties of cannabis.

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. is a company of medicinal cannabis consolidated in Canada with central operations in Colombia, the scope of its work is to improve latin american patient's quality of life by understanding their needs and developing innovative products of the best quality through scientific experience and good manufacturing practice.

Dr. Ethan Russo
Board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) based in Prague, Czech Republic: ICCI is a “center of excellence” comprised of a consortium of international academic institutions and private companies dedicated to promotion of medical cannabis research and industrial hemp nutrition and husbandry. Previously, he was Medical Director of PHYTECS (2015-2017), a biotechnology company researching and developing innovative approaches targeting the human endocannabinoid system and from 2003-2014, he served as Senior Medical Advisor, medical monitor and study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom for numerous Phase I-III clinical trials of Sativex® for alleviation of cancer pain unresponsive to optimized opioid treatment and initial studies of Epidiolex® for intractable epilepsy.
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Dr. Ethan
Russo

Board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and Director of Research and Development…

Dra. Maria Fernanda Arboleda
Anesthesiologist, Pain and Palliative Care Physician. She also completed a Spine-Regional Anesthesia Fellowship at the McGill University Health Center and most recently, she completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Supportive Cancer Care and Medical Cannabis, at the Department of Oncology, McGill University, and at Santé Cannabis, a leading specialized cannabis clinic in Canada.Presently, Dr Arboleda is the Medical Director of Khiron Life Sciences Corp. Likewise, she is a co- investigator on several research projects that are being developed in Canada, including the deployment of a phase II study on the use of cannabis oil capsules for chronic pain, as well as the first phase III study for the use of inhaled cannabis to improve health-related quality of life in advanced cancer patients.
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Dra. Maria Fernanda Arboleda

Anesthesiologist, Pain and Palliative Care Physician. She also completed a Spine-Regional Anesthesia…

Dra. Caroline MacCallum
Clinical instructor in the dept of Medicine at UBC and the medical director at Greenleaf Medical Clinic, a cannabis clinic, using Health Canada approved cannabis. Her publication, Practical Consideration for Medical Cannabis Administration and Dosing is the first of its kind on medical cannabis dosing. She is the expert for several medical cannabis courses; qualified as a medical cannabis expert and testified in arbitration on impairment. She is working with health benefit programs, universities, hospitals, ministry and national committees to create; cannabis guidelines, safe THC prescribing practices, clinical trials and patient registries. She is particularly interested in studying cannabis and its effects on: opioids and polypharmacy reduction, health care economics and safety sensitive work/driving.
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Dra. Caroline
MacCallum

Clinical instructor in the dept of Medicine at UBC and the medical director at Greenleaf Medical Clinic…

Dr. Andrés Hernández
Doctor from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, specialist in anesthesiology and pain and palliative cares from the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, where he is an ascribed physician in the Pain and Palliative Care Department.
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Dr. Andrés
Hernández

Doctor from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, specialist in anesthesiology…

Dr. Edwin Bendek
Dermatologist, specialist in anti-aging and regenerative medicine certified by the European Institute of Anti-Aging scientific medicine of Paris. Master in public health and health management. Scientific Director of Laboratorios Quipopharma. Member of the Ethics and Research Committee of the Fundación Clínica Shaio of Bogota and the Colombian Association of Dermatologic Surgery. Precursor of the CBD (non-psychoactive component of cannabis) in cosmeceutical areas.
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Dr. Edwin Bendek

Dermatologist, specialist in anti-aging and regenerative medicine certified by the European Institute…

Dr. Luis Dávila Maldonado
Physician from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Neurologist from Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugía and Neuro-oncology fellow at the Pitié- Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France. Appointed neurologist and Chief of the Unidad de Educación del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Chairman of the Consejo Mexicano de Neurologia (Mexican Neurology Council) and elected Vice President of the Academia Mexicana de Neurología (Mexican Neurology Academy).
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Dr. Luis Dávila Maldonado

Physician from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Neurologist from Instituto Nacional…

Michael Boivin
He is a clinical pharmacist consultant, continuing education developer and president of CommPharm Consulting Inc. Michael graduated from the University of Toronto in 1993. He worked for 18 years in the pharmaceutical community for a variety of retail pharmaceutical companies. He has written multiple continuing education programs on cannabis and its role in the treatment of several chronic diseases.
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Michael Boivin, BScPhm

He is a clinical pharmacist consultant, continuing education developer and president of CommPharm…

Laura Gómez
Lawyer from Bogota’s Pontifica Universidad Javeriana with a master’s degree in International law and Human Rights from Keele University in England. She made an internship in Brussels, Belgium with ProtectDefenders.Eu where she worked hand in hand with human rights advocates. She worked as a legal adviser for a business guild in Colombia and now she works as Jr. regulatory professional at Khiron Life Sciences, knowing Colombian and international medical cannabis regulations.
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Laura Gómez

Lawyer from Bogota’s Pontifica Universidad Javeriana with a master’s degree in International…

Lic. Julio Sánchez Tepoz
Physician from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Neurologist from Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugía and Neuro-oncology fellow at the Pitié- Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France. Appointed neurologist and Chief of the Unidad de Educación del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Chairman of the Consejo Mexicano de Neurologia (Mexican Neurology Council) and elected Vice President of the Academia Mexicana de Neurología (Mexican Neurology Academy).
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Lic. Julio Sánchez Tepoz

Law graduate from Escuela Libre de Derecho de Puebla with a master’s degree in Economic Development from…
07:00 | REGISTRATION

Registration

08:30 | WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

10 minutes

08:40 | LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK AROUND THE WORLD

Cannabis regulatory situation in Latin America: challenges and opportunities
Lic. Julio Sánchez Tepoz

Cannabis regulatory frame in Colombia: a model for the world
Laura Gómez

Questions and answers

09:45 | INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL CANNABIS

Medical cannabis: myths and realities
Dra. Maria Fernanda Arboleda

10:15 | COFFEE BREAK

15 minutes

10:30 | INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL CANNABIS

The endocannabinoid system and cannabis pharmacology
Michael Boivin

Beyond THC and CBD?
Dr. Ethan Russo

11:30 | THERAPEUTIC USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS IN DIFFERENT CLINICAL SETTINGS

Medical cannabis in neurological disorders.
Dr. Luis Dávila Maldonado

12:00 | COFFEE BREAK

15 minutes

12:15 | THERAPEUTIC USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS IN DIFFERENT CLINICAL SETTINGS

Cannabis -Based Medicines in Chronic Pain
Andrés Hernández

Cannabis-Based Medicines in Palliative Care
Dra. Maria Fernanda Arboleda

Cannabis-Based Medicines in Dermatology
Dr. Edwin Bendek

13:45 | WORKSHOP (Indications, contraindications, side effects, potential interactions, problematic use)

Workshop: Practical guidelines for the safe use of medical cannabis
Dr. Caroline MacCallum, Dr. Ethan Russo, Dr. Maria Fernanda Arboleda, Michael Boivin, Dr. Edwin Bendek.

14:30 | LUNCH

60 minutes

15:30 | CLEARING THE AIR AND STARTING THE DISCUSSION: HOT TOPICS

Medical cannabis research: current challenges and future directions
Dr. Ethan Russo

Is cannabis a solution to the opioid epidemic?
Dr. Caroline MacCallum

16:30 | PANEL DISCUSSION, Q&A

60 minutes

· Dr. Caroline MacCallum
· Dr. Ethan Russo
· Dr. Maria Fernanda Arboleda
· Michael Boivin
· Juan Diego Alvarez
· Dr. Luis Dávila Maldonado.

17:30 | COCKTAIL

30 minutes

* Subject to modifications

February 28, 2019
Hotel Camino Real Polanco
CDMX

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