Congress Program

Monday, 25 June

08:00-17:25

Registration  

08:50-09:00


Welcome and Opening of the Congress

Congress Chairs: Silviu Brill, Israel
                               Winfried Häuser, 

Germany



09:00-10:30

Session 1: Basic Science: Cannabis – A Treasure Chest? 

09:00-09:30

The Endocannabinoid System – A Source for Drug Discovery
Rafael MaldonadoUniversity Pompeu Fabra, Spain

09:30-10:00

Matching an Effective Cannabis Strain Extract for a Specific Subtype of Cancer
David MeiriTechnion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel 

10:00-10:30

Beyond THC and CBD -Promising Molecules of Medical Cannabis
Ethan Russo, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI), USA

10:30-11:00

Networking, Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibition 

11:00-12:25

Session 2: The Situation in Europe 

11:00-11:25

Availability of Cannabis-Based Medicines in European Countries - Survey of the European Pain Federation
Nevenka Krcevski SkvarcUniversity Medical Center Maribor, Slovenia 

11:25-11:40

Monitoring Cannabis Use and Responses - A European Perspective
Liesbeth Vandam, Public Health Unit, EMCDDA, Portugal

11:40-12:10

The Position of Pharmaceutical Companies
Julie Dumouchel, Clinical Operations, Canopy Health Innovations, Canada

 12:10-12:25  
TBA

12:25-13:35

Networking, Lunch Break, Visit the Exhibition and Posters

13:35-15:05

Session 3: Evidence of Efficacy and Harms 

13:35-14:00


Brain Mechanisms Underlying Cannabis Analgesia
Haggai Sharon, Pain Management & Neuromodulation Centre, Guy’s & St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

14:00-14:25

Drug interactions of Cannabis-Based Medicines and Cannabis
Holger Petri, Central Pharmacy, Wicker Kliniken, Bad Wildungen, Germany

14:25-14:50

Divergent Conclusions of Different Systematic Review – Why?
Winfried Häuser, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Technical University Munich, Germany
 

14:50-15:05 Discussion

15:05-15:35

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

15:35-17:05

Session 4: Study Design – Beyond RCTs ? 

15:35-16:00

The Clinical Experience of Patients using Medical Cannabis
Panel Discussion
Silviu BrillInstitute of Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
Mark WarePain Center, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

16:00-16:25

The Perils of RCTs
Andrew MoorePain Research, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

16:25-16:50

Registers of Medical Cannabis
Silviu BrillInstitute of Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, 
Israel 

16:50-16:15

Cannabis and Driving
Itay Goor Aryeh,
Institute of Pain Medicine, Sheba Medical Center, Israel

17:15-17:25

Discussion 

17:25

End of Day 1 



Tuesday, 26 June 2018

08:00-16:30

Registration

08:30-10:30

Session 5: Controversies on cannabis-based medicines

08:30-09:00

Rheumatic Diseases
Moderator: Winfried Hauser, Germany

Pro Perspective 

Jacob Ablin, Israel

Con Perspective
Mary-Ann FitzcharlesPain Center, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

09:00-09:30

Panel Discussion: Medical Cannabis for Europe – from North America, Israel or Europe?
Moderator: Silviu Brill, Israel 

North American Perspective
Phillip Millar, Medical Marijuana Group, USA

European Perspective
Holger Rönitz, THC Pharm Gmbh, Germany

Israeli Perspective
Yuval Landschaft, Israeli Ministry of Health, Israel 

Pharmaceutical Company Perspective
Tamir Gedo, BOL, Israel

 09:30-10:00
From Medical Cannabis to Pharmaceutical Based Products – 10 Year Ahead
Tamir Gedo
, BOL, Israel

10:00-10:30

Panel Discussion: Cannabis Flowers or Plant-Derived Oral Drugs 
Moderator: Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Italy

Cannabis Flowers
Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Department of Rheumatology , ASST Fatebenefratelli-Sacco, Milan, Italy
Tjalling Erkelens, 
Bedrocan, The Netherlands

Plant-Derived Oral Drugs
Holger Rönitz, THC Pharm Gmbh, Germany
Winfried Häuser, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Technical University Munich, Germany

10:30-11:00

Networking, Coffee Break, Visit the Exhibition and Posters

11:00-12:30

Session 6: Cannabis Agencies – National Experiences

11:00-11:30

The Dutch Experience
M.J. (Marco) van de Velde,
Office for Medicinal Cannabis (OMC), The Netherlands

11:30-12:00

The Israeli Experience
Yuval Lanschaft, Israeli Ministry of Health, Israel

12:00-12:30

Registry Data of Long-Term Medical Cannabis Use
Mark Ware, Pain Center, McGill University, Montreal, Canada 

12:30-13:30

Networking, Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition 

13:30-15:00

Session 7: Promises at the Borders of Pain Medicine

13:30-13:55

Cannabis-Based Medicines in Palliative Care
Roman Rolke, Department of Palliative Medicine RWTH Aachen University, Germany

13:55-14:20

Cannabis-based medicines for Cancer
Ido Wolf,
Oncology Division, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel 

14:20-14:45

Cannabis-based medicines in Psychiatry
Eva Hoch, Department Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Munich, Germany

14:45-15:00
Discussion

15:00-15:30

Networking, Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

15:30-16:20

Session 8: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Silviu Brill, Israel

15:30-16:20

Panel discussion: Medical cannabis: Is Cannabis a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic or another Epidemic

Mary-Ann FitzcharlesPain Center, Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada
Elon Eisenberg, Institute of Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel 
Hans-Georg KressDepartment of Special Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy, Medical University of Vienna/AKH, Austria

16:20-16:30

Congress Closing remarks

 
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