The early-bird deadline to buy tickets for the fifth Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium has been extended to May 14.

Taking place on the Sunshine Coast from August 13 to 15, the event will – Covid-permitting – be the first major face-to-face medicinal cannabis event since the global pandemic first forced the country into lockdown.

Professor Raphael Mechoulam

The three-day program features a one-day nurses’ conference, two-day general symposium, and a training day for healthcare professionals hosted by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians Australian Chapter. There will also be a networking event, gala dinner and three-day trade exhibition.

International speakers include ‘father of cannabis research’ Professor Raphael Mechoulam, associate professor Dedi Meiri (both from Israel); Dr Sue Sisley, Dr Peter Grinspoon, Dr Dustin Sulak and Dr Annabelle Manalo (all from the US); Sarah Flogan RN and Lynda Balneaves RN (both from Canada).

Australian speakers include TGA and ODC bosses John Skerritt and George Masri, Dr David Caldicott, former magistrate and Drive Change campaigner David Heilpern, Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM, Professor Iain McGregor from the Lambert Initiative and Cannabiz editor-at-large Rhys Cohen.

Special guests include Olivia Newton John and John Easterling while the event will be MC’d by journalist and TV presenter Helen Kapalos, who made medicinal cannabis documentary A Life of Its Own in 2016.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

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