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Drug Science Symposium - 31 Jan 2019 | Academy of Medical Sciences

Cannabis medicines: from principle to practice. How can we maximise clinical research and benefits?

Speakers:

  • Baroness Molly Meacher (co-chair) - Chair of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform

  • Professor David Nutt (co-chair) - Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London

  • Hannah Deacon - Mother & Campaigner

  • Professor Willem Scholten - Consultant – Medicines and Controlled Substances

  • Professor Val Curran - Professor of Psychopharmacology, University College London

  • Rudi Fortson QC - Visiting Professor of Law, Queen Mary University of London

  • Jeff Smith MP - Manchester, Withington

  • Professor Adam Winstock - Consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist, Founder Global Drug Survey

  • Professor Steve Bazire - Honorary Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia

  • Professor Rupert McShane - Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

  • Dr Rachel Coathup - Research Fellow, Department of Anaesthesia, University College London Hospitals

  • Professor David Baldwin - Professor of Psychiatry within Medicine, University of Southampton

  • Professor Eileen Joyce - Professor of Neuropsychiatry, The Institute of Neurology, University College London

  • Professor Mike Barnes - Neurologist and Rehabilitation Physician

  • Professor Philip Asherson - Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, King’s College London

  • Jon Liebling - Political Director, United Patients Alliance

  • Steve Rolles – Senior Policy Analyst, Transform Drug Policy Foundation

  • Willem Scholten – Consultant - Medicines and Controlled Substances, Willem Scholten Consultancy

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 MDAct1971 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. Barriers to its use include a lack of information on its efficacy, the challenge of obtaining certified supplies, and the requirement for specialist prescribing.

This Drug Science symposium is designed to move the field forward – from theory to practice. The conference is targeted at medical practitioners with an interest in working in this new field. We want to explore routes to implementation of medical cannabis such as the creation of special interest clinical groups that can work together using standard diagnostic and outcome protocols to rapidly evaluate the values of medical cannabis in real clinical settings.

We shall also open a dialogue with the Department of Health and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) about the practicalities of obtaining medical cannabis and the potential for funding.

The meeting is open to all interested but preference will be given to practising clinicians with an interest in working in this new arena.

Who should attend:

Doctors, Clinicians, General practitioners, Pharmacists, Other relevant healthcare professionals, CCG clinical leads, Manufacturers, Public & mental health professionals, Directors of health and wellbeing, Safeguarding children professionals, Members of parliament, People with lived experience

DrugScience is the leading independent scientific body on drugs in the UK. We work to provide clear, evidence-based information without political or commercial interference.

This event is not funded by, nor does it have any connection with, industry or any commercial or political body. This event is held in association with United Patients Alliance

(The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme as necessary)

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