2012 — Tucson, AZ

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The Seventh National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics

April 26-28, 2012 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona

The Endocannabinoid System: Clinical Implications for Health Care

imh 2010-wide

Conference Agenda and Faculty

Friday, April 27, 2012

8:00 Welcome and Opening remarks – Al Byrne (POT), Donald Abrams, MD (UCSF)

8:20 Cannabis: Why is it Forbidden? – Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, Jacki Rickert (Ehlers Danlos patient)

8:50 Overview of the Endocannabinoid System – Vincenzo DiMarzo, PhD

9:30 Care and Feeding of the Endocannabinoid System – John McPartland, DO

10:00 Break

10:20 The ECS and Neuropathic Pain – Andrea Hohmann, PhD

10:50 Cannabinoids and the Eye – Melanie Kelly, PhD

11:20 The Use of Cannabis with Glaucoma – Gary Storck (glaucoma patient), Elvy Musikka (federal medical cannabis patient)

11:40 Beyond THC: Bringing Back CBD – Martin A. Lee

12:00 Lunch with speaker Raw Cannabis: A Dietary Essential Optimized Through Individualized

Phytogenetics (30 minutes) – William Courtney, MD

1:30 The Role of the Endocanabinoid System in the Regulation of Stress, Mood and Anxiety – Matthew Hill, PhD

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

2:30 Cannabis as an Exit Drug – Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW

2:50 Break

3:10 Perils and Promising Possibilities with Cannabis and Schizophrenia – Christopher Fichtner, MD

3:30 Research and Education on Cannabinoids: Update from Canada – Mark Ware, MD

4:00 Q & A

4:30 Day end

Saturday, April 28, 2012

8:00 Opening remarks, Al Byrne, Brian Becker, MD (Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine),

Mary Koithan, PhD, RN (University of Arizona College of Nursing)

8:30 Cannabinoids and Cancer Care – Donald Abrams, MD

9:00 Phytocannabinoids in the Treatment of Breast Cancer and Glioma Cell Cancer – Cristina

Sanchez, PhD

9:30 Cannabis Oil and Skin Cancer – Robert Melamede, PhD

10:00 Break

10:20 Empirical Rationales for the Possibility of Cannabis Therapeutics in Post Traumatic Stress – Christopher Fichtner, MD

10:50 Practical Applications of Cannabis for Post Traumatic Stress – Bryan Krumm, RN, CNP

11:20 Clinical Trials of Cannabis Use for Post Traumatic Stress Among Veterans – Mordechai Mashiah, MD and Sue Sisley, MD

12:00 Lunch with speaker How to Help When There is No Hope (20 minutes) – Vincent Palazotto

1:30 The Use of Cannabis for ALS – Greg Carter, MD & Cathy Jordan (patient)

2:00 Can Cannabis Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? – Gary Wenk, PhD

2:30 Q & A

3:00 Break

3:20 Panel: The ECS and Clinical Implications for Health Care: Clint Werner (Moderator), Andrew Weil, MD, Julie Holland, MD, Melanie Dreher, RN, PhD

4:30 Day end

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