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Drug Science Medical Cannabis Educational Seminar

Thursday 19 September 2019 | London

The Chief Medical Officer and advisor to the UK government has recently agreed that cannabis is a medicine. It has now been removed from Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to Schedule 2 allowing doctors to prescribe it. But few are doing so at present, meaning that tens of thousands of people with chronic illnesses are still resorting to “illegal” sources for their supply.



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Please be advised that we will contact you prior the event to remind you of your attendance. If you are unable to attend once registered please let us know as catering will be provided and we will need to confirm numbers.

This event is free for General Practitioners; Nurse Practitioners, Prescribing Leads, other Prescribing Healthcare Professionals, Specialists in Pain, Neurology, Psychiatry and Gut Disorders.

Delegates who do not meet our selection criteria may be informed they are unable to attend if places are limited.

We will write back to you, asking you to confirm your attendance at the event by Thursday 12th September 2019.



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This evening seminar, hosted by Drug Science, made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Althea, will address the barriers that exist to prescribing medical cannabis. Including how to overcome the process of obtaining prescriptions. It will include information on its efficacy, and how to obtain certified supplies..

Delegates will learn:

  • A history of cannabis as a medicine
  • How the Endocannabinoid system works
  • The current UK regulatory position
  • The current levels of scientific evidence in a range of diagnoses
  • Practical steps in relation to access and prescribing

In addition:

  • Your attendance guarantees an opportunity to meet and share challenges with other medical practitioners and other experts in the UK.
  • You will learn about Drug Science’s ambition to create medical cannabis clinical networks, accelerating access to patients who need it, and how you can become involved in this.
  • You will gain access to Drug Science’s CPD accredited online medical cannabis education platform, with multiple learning modules available for different indications




Speakers to include:

Prof David Nutt (chair)

Edmond J Safra chair in Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences there. Prof Nutt was a member of the Committee on Safety of Medicine, and was President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr Oscar D'agnone

Professor Oscar D'Agnone is one of the UK's leading lights in caring for patients suffering from addictions. He is Medical Director for CRI (Crime Reduction Initiatives), which is the largest addictions organisation in the UK. He leads the medical recovery process for over 120,000 affected people across 160 locations with 68,000 people in structured treatment programs. He has authored the latest standard text books and guidelines on addiction, advises governments, whilst also maintaining a high level of clinical interactivity with his patients. He chairs or is clinical lead for many of the most important medical and academic addiction conferences both in the UK and abroad.

Dr Dani Gordon

Dr Dani is a double board certified medical doctor, integrative medicine physician and world leading expert in CBD, cannabis medicine and wellness. She was one of the youngest physicians to become American board certified in Integrative Medicine (the newest US physician sub-specialty), co-founded the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians's Society, trained the UK's first cannabis medicine specialists and helped setup the UK's first cannabis medicine clinics.

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Who should attend:

This event is free for:

General Practitioners; Nurse Practitioners, Prescribing Leads, other Prescribing Healthcare Professionals, Specialists in Pain, Neurology, Psychiatry and Gut Disorders

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