The Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association (AMCA) has further strengthened its board with the appointment of Associate Professor Marc Russo as interim director. 

Associate Professor Marc Russo

Russo founded the Hunter Pain Clinic in 1999, providing a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in the belief that clinical diligence, early intervention, education and research are integral to successfully treating patients suffering from chronic persistent pain. 

He holds a number of other directorships and is president of the International Neuromodulation Society, examiner for the Faculty of Pain Medicine and co-founder of the Newcastle Anaesthetic Peri-Operative Service Group.

Russo’s interest in neuromodulation has led him to train pain specialists nationally and internationally and he has been involved in more than 70 research studies and 80-plus journal publications.

Lambert Initiative academic director Iain McGregor also recently joined the AMCA board as interim director.

AMCA chair and co-founder Lucy Haslam said: “We feel very privileged to have another highly experienced and respected interim director on the AMCA board to guide and advise us as we continue with our work for this sector.”

Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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