Day: 2 August 2020

Raphael Mechoulam – 9th September

Dr Raphael Mechoulam: the chemist responsible for isolating Tetrahydrocannabinol addressed attendees in the keynote speech at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin to explain his cannabis research which unleashed the secrets of the cannabis plant.

Best known for his discovery of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the 113 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Mechoulam jumpstarted the medical revolution which has transformed the debate around cannabis and the lives of so many people.

Dr Dani Gordon – Speaking Soon


Dr Dani is a double board certified medical doctor, integrative medicine physician and world leading expert in CBD, cannabis medicine,  brain wellness & stress resilience.

She was one of the youngest physicians to become American board certified in Integrative Medicine (the newest US physician subspecialty), co-founded the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians’s Society (MCCS), trained the UK’s first cannabis medicine specialists and helped set up the UK’s first cannabis medicine centres.

She has lectured at Imperial College, King’s College, and UCL on medical cannabis. She also developed the first medical cannabis training program for physicians in the UK and is a consultant for clinical research in cannabinoid medicine working with top researchers around the world.

She is a published researcher and her book THE CBD BIBLE: Cannabis and the Wellness Revolution That Will Change Your Life. Publication is scheduled for publication on June 11th 2020.

She has studied mindbody medicine at Harvard, yoga and meditation extensively throughout India and southeast Asia with traditional teachers, QEEG brain scanning and EEG neurofeedback brainwave training with the top leaders in North America and was the founder of a neurofeedback centre specializing in burnout, peak mental performance and stress resilience.

She is regularly featured in the Sunday Times, The Guardian, Telegraph, Fast Company, Forbes, BBC radio and has been featured on the BBC and Channel 4 TV.

The future of Medical Cannabis in UK – Dr Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno

Co-founder and CMO of Cellen. Cellen is a HealthTech company on a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with chronic conditions.
I have been an NHS consultant since 2016. I trained in France where I have been Chef de Clinique – Assistant universitaire des hôpitaux de Paris. I practice Obstetrics and Gynaecology and trained in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. I also have an MSc in Genetics. I participate in research and teaching in my daily life.
I have been on several humanitarians missions and have worked in places as different as the slums of India, Syrian refugee camps at the beginning of the war, the Jungle of Calais with migrant population from Africa, the Middle East or South east Asia.
When I am not delivering babies, doing researching on fetal genetic diseases, teaching to medical students or caring for patients in a refugee camp, I actively participate in the Health Tech scenes in France and in the UK. I am the founder and organiser of the first Startup Weekend Health in France and in the UK. I am the Techstars mentor in Health Tech for the London accelerator, belong to the CCIO network, am the Health Tech Chapter Leader for the French Tech, etc.

Benjamin had an open and frank discussion with parents of Medcan about the future of medical cannabis in the UK and access on the NHS.

Endocannabinoid system – Professor Mike Barnes – 18th August

Professor Mike Barnes will be holding a webinar with MED CAN on prescription – Parents/Carers support group talking about the endocannabinoid system, 18th Aug 7pm.

Professor Barnes MD FRCP is a leading clinical neurologist and consultant in rehabilitation medicine. He is the Honorary Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation at the University of Newcastle, Founder and President of the World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation and past President of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine and was elected to the membership of the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has also served as the chief executive of several NHS organisations and is considered to be a leading world authority in neurological rehabilitation.

As the first UK doctor to successfully negotiate a prescription for medical cannabis from the government (in the case of Alfie Dingley), Professor Barnes is recognised as a powerful and influential voice in medical cannabis policy in Europe.

Mike also the Clinical Director of the Medical Cannabis Clinics, London.




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