About this event

  • Date and time Mon 11 Oct 2021 from 8:30am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Pain Medicine, Integro Medical Clinics Limited

This comprehensive one-day course will delve into the safe practice of cannabis medicines. Join us to explore the history, regulatory environment, and pharmacology of cannabis medicines as well as the use of different cannabis-based medical preparations for future use in a wide variety of clinical fields in the UK.

This course will be of interest to pain specialists and all other clinicians who are interested in pain management, pharmacology and regulatory background of cannabis medicines for long term pain and associated symptoms.

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During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Know the pharmacology of cannabis medicines
  • Understand the regulatory framework within which cannabis medicines can be used safely in medical practice
  • Understand the practicalities of cannabis medicine and how cannabis medicines can be best used in clinical practice
  • Take a look at the future of cannabis medicine in the UK through research and how the development of cannabis-based treatments may be of benefit in other clinical fields

The importance of representation (for example, gender and ethnicity) in medicine, particularly in medical cannabis, is something that The Royal Society of Medicine and Integro Medical Clinics Limited take seriously. Gender balance is something that was considered whilst designing the programme, however, we understand that due to the previous illegality and controversy surrounding medical cannabis, its acceptance into mainstream clinical practice is currently limited. We hope to help in changing this through educational events such as this one. Therefore, we are pleased to have some of the most influential and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field of medical cannabis present at this meeting. Through events such as this, the hope is that more diverse professionals, especially women, within medicine and research feel more confident in exploring the potential that can be found in this field.

This meeting is in association with Eurox and Integro Medical Clinics who have provided funding support as well as input into the meeting agenda.

We would also like to thank our sponsors Aurora Medicine UK Limited, Grow Pharma, LVL Health and The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis for their support of this meeting. Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of the meetings.

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Key speakers

Dr Arno Hazekamp

Independent Consultant for Cannabis Research, Development and Education

Dr Matthew Brown

Consultant in Pain Medicine, Anaesthetics and Medical Cannabis, Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research

Dr Paul Chrisp

Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE

Professor Raphael Mechoulam

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Anthony Ordman, Consultant in Pain Medicine

Session one

Chair: Dr Anthony Ordman

History of cannabis medicines and process to legalisation on prescription in UK (Epilepsy in children)

Alex Fraser, Patient Access Lead, GrowPharma

Pharmacology of cannabis medicines

Professor Raphael Mechoulam, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

The development of cannabis medicines in the UK and Europe

Dr Arno Hazekamp, Independent Consultant for Cannabis Research, Development and Education

Growing and production of cannabis medicines in UK and Europe

Mike Kindrat, CEO, Eurox Group

Panel discussion

Professor Raphael Mechoulam and Dr Arno Hazekamp

Coffee break

Session two

Chair: Dr Basil Almahdi

Cannabis medicines and UK regulation in pain medicine

Dr Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE

Setting up a cannabis medicine clinic in the UK regulatory environment and the patient journey

Dr Anthony Ordman, Consultant in Pain Medicine

Education and support for clinicians

Dr Ayesha Mian, Board of Advisors of The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis UK

Panel discussion

Dr Paul Chrisp, Dr Anthony Ordman, Dr Ayesha Mian and Alex Fraser

Lunch

Session three

Chair: Alex Fraser

Vapes, oils, capsules and patches and comparisons with current chronic pain treatment options, Fibromyalgia and Ehlers Danlos

Dr Anthony Ordman, Consultant in Pain Medicine

Cannabis medicines in practice

Sophie Hayes, Specialist Nurse, Integro Clinics and Clinical Lead of CPASS Nurses Arm

Cannabis medicines and migraine

Dr Basil Almahdi, Consultant in Pain Medicine

Women’s health

Dr Sally Ghazaleh, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Mr Srinivas Vindla

Psychiatry

Dr Mayur Bodani, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Oncology

Dr Andrew Gaya, Consultant Oncologist

Panel discussion

Dr Andrew Gaya, Dr Basil Almahdi, Dr Mayur Bodani and Sophie Hayes

Coffee break

Session four

Chair: Dr Mayur Bodani

Current clinical research cannabis medicines UK

Dr Matt Brown, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Anaesthetics and Medical Cannabis, Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research

Real world data and the future of cannabis medicine research in the UK

Mr John Brew, Pharmacologist and Regulatory authority, LVL Health

Panel discussion

Dr Matt Brown and John Brew

Closing remarks and end of meeting

Dr Anthony Ordman, Consultant in Pain Medicine

Drinks reception and networking

Sponsors

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 11:59pm on Friday 8 October 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event is available for on-demand viewing. The recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the event takes place. 

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