Conference Room

Conference Room

POLICY MAKING & REGULATION

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09:00-09:15

GM

Consolidation: Reform of the Maltese legislative framework

09:15-09:30

EU

Harmonization between states

09:30-09:55

WHO and its impact on national policies

International organizations such as the World Health Organisation are becoming increasingly vocal about the application of medical cannabis. How is this impacting policymakers at the state-level across different continents?

09:55-10:15

Netherlands: The evolution of legislation

How as the legislative and regulatory framework evolved over time in response to patients, medical professionals and international changes?

10:15-10:40

Preventing exploitation

Medical cannabis is ripe for exploitation. How can authorities and businesses ensure and enforce a secure supply chain?

10:40-10:50

Third-party relationships

How can the relationship with suppliers of ancillary services and products be regulated to maintain standards?

10:50-11:05

Israel: Export regulations

How Israel regulates and enforces the global export of medical cannabis products grown and cultivated locally

11:05-11:30

Cannabis education: a public approach

What sort of public awareness campaigns are needed to de-stigmatise medical cannabis and give appropriate information on the available options?

11:30-11:50

Canada: Preventing conflicts of interest

What regulations are in place to stop physicians from having financial interests in licensed medical cannabis producers and how is this enforced?

11:50-12:15

Evaluating medical cannabis dispensary policies

Discussion on the most efficient, secure and reliable way to distribute medical cannabis via pharmacies, clinics and other approved outlets

12:30-12:45

Corporate social responsibility in the medical cannabis industry

Environmental sustainability, social impact, and good governance (ESG)

MEDICAL RESEARCH AND PATIENT TESTIMONY

13:45-14:00

Advances in nano-cannabinoid technology

What are the pros and cons of this budding new technology?

14:00-14:25

Educating medical professionals

What sort of qualifications should medical professionals obtain before prescribing cannabis based treatments? What role should the pharmacist play in patient education?

14:25-14:40

Bridging the knowledge gap

How is innovative software helping to connect the doctor, the patient and the supplier?

14:40-15:05

Evaluating medical cannabis dispensary policies

Discussion on the most efficient, secure and reliable way to distribute medical cannabis via pharmacies, clinics and other approved outlets

15:05-15:25

Germany: Conservatism

How has the conservative nature of the physician community hindered patients in getting prescriptions and how can similar issues be tackled in other countries?

15:25-15:50

Long term effects of treatment and symptom management with medical cannabis

There’s a lot of debate around the potential negative effects on health of long-term medical cannabis use. How valid is this argument?

15:50-16:05

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

The effectiveness of medical cannabis for managing the symptoms of autism

16:05-16:30

The dangers of legalisation

Medical cannabis isn’t a catch-all treatment for all diseases and can make some worse. However, the very fact its legal combined with over-pricing may lead patients to seek it on the black market and put themselves in danger. How can this be prevented?

16:30-16:50

The ongoing debate about cancer treatment

Leading oncologists discuss the research on treating various cancers with medical cannabis

16:50-17:15

Customising a medical cannabis protocol

What are the arguments for varying the dose, strain and composition depending on the genetics of an individual patient?

17:15-17:30

Patient testimony: personal story

One person’s experience with medical cannabis for the management of chronic pain and how this compared to traditional medication

Conference Room

INVESTEMENT & BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS

09:00-09:15

Review of cannabis stocks

How have the most successful cannabis stocks performed over the past year?

09:15-09:30

Exchange-traded funds

What’s the advantages of entering the medical cannabis investment market via exchange traded funds?

09:30-09:55

Large-scale cultivation and extraction

What are the best practices for the design, build and marketing of cultivation and extraction facilities in Israel, US and Canada?

09:55-10:10

Revenue generation from ancillary services

What kinds of ancillary businesses are needed to support and grow the medical cannabis sector and how will they benefit?

10:10-10:25

Funding and promotion of medical research

Both the public and private sector are investing in scientific research. How can the two work together for both the benefit of patients and future commercial success?

10:25-10:50

Talent Management

What is the weakest link within value management?

10:50-11:05

Public and private healthcare insurance

How are both the public and private healthcare sectors meeting the insurance requirements of medical cannabis patients. What issues do they face?

11:05-11:20

Cutting edge technology

What innovations can emerging markets take advantage of in the field of extraction and analytics?

11:20-11:45

Women Leading The Way

Why cannabis is as important for women as it is for men?

11:45-12:00

Emerging markets: a cross-continent comparison

How is the European market progressing in the medical cannabis industry and what future developments are expected?

THE START UP PITCH

12:00-13:00

START UP PITCH

8 medical cannabis startups with the most innovative projects will pitch on stage in front of established entrepreneurs and savvy investors. Set your sights on the moon and battle it out in a shark-tank environment with some tough love from a select panel of stern judges.

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