United In Compassion’s 2021 Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium has been listed on Austrade’s Schedule of Approved Business Events, meaning eligible businesses can apply for a grant to cover up to 50% of the costs of attending as delegates or exhibitors.

The Symposium, which takes place on the Sunshine Coast from August 13-15, 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.

Confirmed international speakers include associate professor Dedi Meiri (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).

Special guests include Olivia Newton John, John Easterling and Professor Raphael Mechoulam. 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.

Grants of up to $250,000 are available for eligible companies, with applications closing on March 30, or earlier if funding is exhausted.

For more information, email lucy.haslam@uic.org.au.

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