Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids:

policy, science,
and medical practice

Prague / 4–7 March / 2015

Konference je akreditována v systémech celoživotního vzdělávání ČLK, ČLnK a ČAS

About the conference

The cannabis plant has been used in natural medicine and medical practice across the cultures of the world for ages. After an interruption caused by a draconian global prohibition on psychotropic plants and substances, we are seeing a growing trend for its official re-introduction into medical practice and science.  Recently, Canada, 23 US states, and an increasing number of European countries have allowed the use of “medical-grade” cannabis in their medical practice and research, and dozens of countries have started political discussions or legal processes on these topics. The Czech Republic legalised medical cannabis in April 2013 and is gradually implementing the law, eager to learn from the experiences of others and to spread the word.

Conference topics day by day at glance

Day 1: Is there enough space for lege artis medicine and advanced research within the UN conventions?

Day 2: What to do with medical cannabis, why to do it and how?

Day 3: What to do with medical cannabis, why to do it and how?

Day 4: What science knows and what it would like to know

Full final conference programme - please go to: Programme.

Patronage and support

The conference is conducted under the patronage of the Czech Minister of Health, Svatopluk Němeček, the Czech national drug coordinator, Jindřich Vobořil, the Czech Society of Addictive Diseases and conference partners.

 

 

Honorary Board

The Honorary Board has honorary patronage over the conference. Its members are leading personalities who contributed significantly to the legalisation of medical cannabis in the Czech Republic, and/or to its lege artis use in the medical practice.

Scientific Board

The Scientific Board is responsible for scientific assessment of the abstract that have been applied to the conference, the proposals for panel discussions and the thematic workshops, using strictly scientific criteria with preference to novel information.

Organisational Board

The Organisational Board bears a broad spectre of responsibilities, starting with selection of the conference location through securing of the financing of the conference, the publications and website, and the smooth course of the very conference proceedings.

Conference venue and accommodation

The conference venue is Prague Marriott Hotel, V Celnici 8, Prague 1.

Pavel Bém

Pavel Bém

Conference President

Yehuda Baruch

Yehuda Baruch

Scientific Board member.

Zdeněk Blahuta

Zdeněk Blahuta

Honorary Board member.

Iveta Černá

Iveta Černá

Organisational Board member.

Lumír Hanuš

Dr. Lumír Ondřej Hanuš

Scientific Board member.

Arno Hazekamp

Dr. Arno Hazekamp

Scientific Board member.

David A. Hercky

David A. Hercky

Honorary Board member.

Michal Hlivka

Michal Hlivka

Organisational Board member.

Jakub Klepal

Jakub Klepal

Organisational Board member.

Pavel Kubů

Pavel Kubů

Scientific Board member.

Viktor Mravčík

Dr. Viktor Mravčík

Scientific Board member.

Miroslava Němcová

Miroslava Němcová

Honorary Board member.

Tomáš Pojar

Tomáš Pojar

Honorary Board member.

Richard Rokyta

Prof. Richard Rokyta

Scientific Board member.

Steph Sherer

Steph Sherer

Organisational Board member.

Zdeněk Strnad

Zdeněk Strnad

Organisational Board member.

Hana Vágnerová

Hana Vágnerová

Organisational Board member.

Jana Venclíková

Jana Venclíková

Scientific Board member.

Tomáš Zábranský

Dr. Tomáš Zábranský

Scientific Board and Organisational Board member.

Tomáš Zima

Prof. Tomáš Zima

Honorary Board and Scientific Board member.

Jan Žaloudík

Prof. Jan Žaloudík

Honorary Board and Scientific Board member.

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Prague Marriott Hotel

Conference venue and accommodation: Prague Marriott Hotel, V Celnici 8, Prague 1, Czech Republic, Europe.

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