2006 — Santa Barbara, CA

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The Fourth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
“The Mind – Body Connection”

Santa Barbara, California – April, 2006
The Fourth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics was held in Santa Barbara, California, hosted by City College of Santa Barbara and accredited by the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. The Mind-Body Connection img 1 conf06was chosen as the theme to highlight what was known about the endocannabinoid system and how that knowledge helps explain the therapeutic effects of cannabis on physical ailments as well as mental health problems such as PTSD, ADD, depression and other problems.

Conference Agenda and Faculty

Friday, April 7th

8:00 – Opening Remarks: Donald Abrams MD – Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; David Bearman MD – Practicing Physician, Santa Barbara, CA; Harriet Miller – Former Mayor Santa Barbara, Former Executive director of AARP, Santa Barbara, CA

8:30 – Staying Safe: The Challenge (What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You): Mark Miller – Drug Information Consultant, Comprehensive Drug Education Consultants, Oregon City, OR

9:00 – Cannabinoids and the Physics of Life: Robert Melamede, PhD – Associate Professor Biology Department, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO ( Not Available in CME series or on DVD)

9:40 – Cannabis: Synthetic vs. Natural: Daniele Piomelli, PhD – Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry; Director, Center for Drug Discovery, University of California, Irvine, CA ( Not Available in CME series or on DVD)

10:00 Efficacy of Smoked Cannabis on Human Experimental Pain: Mark Wallace, MD- Associate Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego

10:40 – A Patient’s Experience Treating MS with Cannabis: Montel Williams (Not Available in CME series or on DVD)

11:00 – Cannabis Use with Crohn’s Disease: Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD- Cannabis Consultation Physician, President of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, Sebastopol, CA

11:30 – The Current Status of Cannabinoid Research in Israel: Natalya Kogan, PhD – Cannabinoid Researcher, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

12:00 – Lunch Buffet: DEA/NIDA and the Obstruction of Privately Funded Research: Rick Doblin, PhD – Founder, Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, Sarasota, FL

1:30 – The Therapeutic Use of a Cannabis Project in Catalonia Spain: Information, Prescription and Research: Marta Duran Delmas, MD – ( Not Available in CME series or on DVD )

2:30 – Pharmacy Grade Cannabis in The Netherlands: Marco van de Velde, PharmD – MBA Head, Office of Medical Cannabis, Ministry of Health Welfare and Sports, The Netherlands

3:10 – Federal Patients, Are They Healthy?: Elvy Musikka, Irvin Rosenfeld, & George McMahon,

– moderated by Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN

3:50 – Cannabis Families Speak: Deborah Rosenfeld; Nancy Cavanaugh, RN; Jay Cavanaugh, Jr.; Alice O’Leary, LPN; Joan Dangerfield

4:30 Adjourn

6:30 Patients Out of Time Benefit Dinner – Robert Randall Tribute -Auction- Live Band- Comedy

Saturday, April 8

8:00 – Opening Remarks: Marty Blum, JD – Mayor, Santa Barbara, CA; Al Byrne- Co-founder, Patients Out of Time, Howardsville, VA ; Bonnie Martin, RN – CA Nurses Association

8:30 – Cannabis in Pain and Palliative Care: Donald Abrams, MD – Professor of Clinical Medicine and Head of Hematology-Oncology Section, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital

9:00 – Cannabis Use and Pregnancy: Melanie Dreher, RN, PhD, FAAN – Dean, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

9:20 – Therapeutic Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Efficacy in Treating “Morning Sickness”: Philippe Lucas – Founder of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society and Director, Canadians for Safe Access

9:40 – AIDS and Cannabis: Steven Hosea, MD- Infectious Disease Specialist, Hospitalist, Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA

10:40 – Clinical Implications of the Endocannabinoid System: PTSD, ADD and Beyond:

David Bearman, MD – Practicing Physician, Santa Barbara, CA

11:00 – PTSD Panel: Erin Hildebrandt – Patient and Executive Director, Parents Ending Prohibition, Lafayette, OR, Christopher Largen- Patient, Co-author of “Prescription Pot” and Author of “Junk”, Denton, TX

11:40 – Oregon Survey of Cannabis Applications: Edward Glick, RN – Practicing Nurse, Monmouth, OR

12:00 Lunch Buffet: Patient Empowerment: William Britt – Patient and Founder, Association of Patient Advocates, Long Beach, CA; Russell Peterson- Patient, San Luis Obispo, CA; Rita Solinas – Patient, Santa Barbara, CA; B.J. Miller, MD – Patient, Santa Barbara, CA

1:30 – California Doctors, Medical Cannabis and the Medical Board: Safe and Appropriate Recommendations for a Safe and Effective Medicine: Frank Lucido, MD – Practicing Physician, Berkeley, CA; Arnold Leff, MD, MS – Clinical Faculty Stanford University, PACE Clinic, San Jose, CA; Dave Bearman, MD – Practicing Physician, Santa Barbara, CA; Michael Harris – Deputy Director, Santa Barbara County Health Department

2:30 – Medical Cannabis and the Public Policy Process: Jon Gettman, PhD – Senior Fellow, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

3:00 – Q & A Session, All Presenters – Moderator: Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN – Executive Director, Pantops Clinic,Co-founder, Patients Out of Time, Howardsville, VA

4:30 Adjourn

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