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  Puerto Rico Medcann.biz   

 

 

New dates to be confirmed soon!

Sheraton Hotel & Casino

San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

The Caribbean and Puerto Rico’s Medical Cannabis Industry Annual Event

Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz is the interdisciplinary forum that gathers members, stakeholders, key policy players and patients of the medical cannabis industry in Puerto Rico. Designed to enable the future of the industry, this year the event will build upon the groundwork already made to promote medical research and education, professional development and innovation.

Conference participants will gain valuable knowledge in the research and scientific progress surrounding medical cannabis worldwide. The conference will also address global and regional industry trends and provide up to date information related to regulatory framework, technology, agricultural and manufacturing practices, dispensaries and dosage processes, among others.

The 2017 Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz is targeted to industry members, medical professionals and scholars, patients and citizens committed to the success of the medical cannabis treatment.

 

Scope

The event will showcase medical cannabis global research in order to address one of our world most pressing challenges: the need to discover and develop healthcare treatments that are safe and affordable for the patient community, and at the same time a source of economic development and business growth. It will also provide a platform of medical education for healthcare professionals and match Puerto Rico’s capabilities as a research and investment destination with medical cannabis initiatives and entrepreneurs.

By gathering local and international business leaders with medical professionals and other key members of the cannabis industry, the event will provide participants both knowledge and networking opportunities that will help them connect with the industry’s most relevant issues today.

 

 

 

Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Scope

Testimonials 

 

"The Medcannbiz conference was non-stop information sharing and a perfect opportunity to network.  The speakers were experienced serious professionals offering practical advise."

Terrance W. Gainer
Chief Security Officer, GTI-Maryland

"As the longest surviving of the final two Federal Medical Cannabis patients in the United States, I have helped pioneer this nation’s Medical Marijuana movement. Since 1982, when I started being supplied 10 Cannabis cigarettes per day I have tried to educate everyone about the benefits of the medicine. I have spoken at dozens of educational seminars and the first seminar by the Puerto Rico Medcann Biz was one of the finest and well run seminars that I ever had the pleasure to attend and speak. 
The educational information was extensive and well designed. It was well worth the time and money. A great way to learn how to get into the business  and learn the ins and outs. Also check out my book “My Medicine” which is a great educational tool which is available on Kindle and at www.mymedicinethebook.com"

Irvin Rosenfeld
Newbridge Securities Corp. 

 

 

 

"MedCann had the most professional medical, political, and scientific experts at any cannabis conference I've had the privilege of speaking at."

Scott Giannotti
Founder Cannabis and Hemp Association

"The MedCann Event in Puerto Rico was not only beautiful but very insightful. They really catered to the needs of the local community while embracing the entire international industry. Speakers along with product and governmental representatives were plentiful during the event and if you are thinking about getting involved in the MMJ industry in Puerto Rico, you better not miss the next one!

Plus the women at PRMedcann are Beautiful!! ;-)"

Todd Denkin
CEO Digipath, Inc.

 

Todd Denkin

 

 

Speakers

  • Cancer cells and their suicidal reaction on cannabis

    Cristina Sánchez, PhD
    Complutense University in Madrid

  • Can cannabis be accurately and consistently dosed?

    Mara Gordon
    Co-founder / Chief Process Engineer, Aunt Zelda’s

  • Cannabis as the substitute of addictive narcotics

    Uma V.A. Dhanabalan MD, MPH, FAAFP
    Founder & CEO, Global Health and Hygiene Solutions

  • Cannabis and genetics: How the plant interacts with the patient's genome

    Carlos Bustamante PhD
    Professor of Genetics, University of Stanford

  • Current research on the use of cannabis as treatment for PTSD and Anxiety

    Berra Yazar-Klosinski, PhD
    Lead Clinical Research Associate MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)

  • The emerging role of cannabinoids in regenerative medicine

    Brent Reynolds, PhD
    Chief Medical Advisor of UCANN

  • Puerto Rico as a model for cannabis research

    Michelle Martínez Montemayor, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Research Unit, School of Medicine, Central Caribbean University

  • Alzheimer: Cannabis and the nerve cell system restorations

    José Franceschini-Carlo, MD
    Psychiatrist

  • Cannabis as a remedy for chronic pain

    Alberto Rivera Sánchez, MD
    Pain Management Specialist

  • The case of mandatory genotyping

    Todd Denkin
    President / COO, Digipath

  • Street Marijuana v. Medical Cannabis: Growing protocols to create better medicine

    Ryan Douglas
    Douglas Cultivation Consulting

  • The First Generation: Cannabis Patients Panel

    Narely Cortés Irizarry
    PRMCA Patient Director

  • CBD: Public policy for the benefit of patients

    José G. Ojeda, Esq.
    Cruz Verde Consultant

  • The importance of cannabis within the research and development of new treatments

    Ricardo Roselló Nevares, PhD (TBC)
    Governor of Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico as the epicenter of research and development for medical cannabis

    Manuel Laboy, PE
    Secretary of Economic Development and Commerce

  • Zooming in: Current status of the Puerto Rico medical cannabis industry

    Rafael Rodríguez Mercado, MD (TBC)
    Secretary of Health Department

  • Zooming in: Current status of the Puerto Rico medical cannabis industry

    Antonio Quilichini, Esq.
    Director of the Medical Cannabis Office of
    Puerto Rico

  • CBD: Public policy for the benefit of patients

    Carlos Flores, M.S. (TBC)
    Secretary of Agriculture

  • Focus Workshop: Start your hemp business in Puerto Rico!

    Irving Rodríguez Torres, Esq.
    Agriculture Secretary Advisor

  • Focus Workshop: Start your hemp business in Puerto Rico!

    Bruce Perlowin
    CEO HEMP Inc.

  • Zooming in: Current status of the Puerto Rico medical cannabis industry

    Ingrid Schmidt
    Senior Consultant, Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz & Board Member of the Medical Cannabis Regulation Board

  • From the father of medical cannabis research: discoveries of the endocannabinoid system

    Raphael Mechoulam, PhD
    Hebrew University in Jerusalem

  • Formulation of cannabis concentrates as cancer treatment

    Rick Simpson
    Creator of Rick Simpson Oil & Author of the books “The Rick Simpson Story” and “Nature’s Answer for Cancer”

  • Formulation of cannabis concentrates as cancer treatment

    Danijela Smiljanić Simpson
    PhD Candidate in Medical Anthropology

  • Charlotte and her medical cannabis miracle: the story of my daughter

    Paige Figi
    Advocate & Mother of Charlotte Figi

  • Master of Ceremony

    Mayra Acevedo
    Journalist and Communications Specialist

  • The First Generation: Cannabis Patients Panel

    Josué Brenes
    Communications Specialist

Conference Agenda

For industry members, entrepreneurs, investors, medical professionals, patients and all citizens seeking growth with the cannabis business! 

**CME FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

11.5 ACCME Credits
16 Credits for Pharmacy Professionals
16 Credits for Professional Social Workers (Puerto Rico Association of Social Work Professionals)

Day 1 

  • KEYNOTE
  • 7:00 a.m.

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 9:00 a.m.

    Welcome Remarks

    Mayra Acevedo / Ingrid Schmidt

  • 9:10 am

    The importance of cannabis within the research and development of new treatments

    Ricardo Rosselló Neváres, PhD (TBC)

    Governor of Puerto Rico

  • 9:35 a.m.

    Zooming in: Current status of the Puerto Rico medical cannabis industry

    Government executives spearheading the medical cannabis program in Puerto Rico provide an update of the development of the industry and reveal short and midterm plans in light of the new act that regulates medical cannabis in the island. Sponsored by the consulting firm Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz.

    Rafael Rodríguez Mercado, MD (TBC)

    Secretary of Health Department

    Antonio Quilichini, Esq.

    Director of the Medical Cannabis Office of Puerto Rico

    Ingrid Schmidt

    Senior Consultant, Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz & Board Member of Medical Cannabis Regulation Board

  • 10:25 a.m.

    Cannabis as the substitute of addictive narcotics

    Discussion of the uses of medical cannabis for the treatment of addictions and related research that support these conclusions.

    Uma V.A. Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP

    Founder & CEO Global Health and Hygiene Solutions

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Formulation of cannabis concentrates as cancer treatment

    Rick Simpson

    Creator of Rick Simpson Oil & Author of the books “The Rick Simpson Story” and “Nature’s Answer for Cancer”

    Danijela Smiljanic Simpson

    PhD Candidate in Medical Anthropology

  • 11:35 am

    The case for mandatory genotyping

    A discussion of the research and development efforts related to medical cannabis currently underway in analytical laboratories. The cannabis industry should continue its evolution towards an evidence-based model of medicine, in which chemical and genotypic profiles need to be correlated with pharmacological activity, using metabolic profiles with multivariate analysis that require recurrent authentication.

    Todd Denkin

    President and COO of Digipath

  • 12:10 p.m.

    CBD: Public policy for the benefit of patients

    Sponsored by the Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Association

    José G. Ojeda, Esq.

    Consultant, Cruz Verde

    Carlos Flores Ortega, M.S.

    Secretary of Agriculture

    Additional panelist to be confirmed

  • 2:00 pm

    Cancer cells and their suicidal reaction on cannabis: the biological response of the human body

    The conference will explain the most relevant findings on the effects of cannabinoids in cancer treatment. The objective is to understand what is the main mechanism for antitumor action of cannabinoids.

    Cristina Sánchez, PhD

    Complutense University in Madrid

  • 2:35 p.m.

    The First Generation: Cannabis Patients Panel

    Patients of the Puerto Rican community provide testimonials about their experience in the medical cannabis program and how it has improved their lives. They also discuss strains and methods of administration most appropriate for their respective conditions.

    Narely Cortés Irrizary

    Director of Patients’ Division, Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Association

    Josué Brenes

    Communications Specialist

  • 3:40 pm

    Cannabis and genetics: How the plant interacts with the patient's genome

    Carlos Bustamante, PhD

    Professor of Genetics, University of Stanford

  • 4:15 p.m.

    Puerto Rico: A role model in cannabis research

    Discussion of the possible collaborations between government, industry and academia to create scientific advances in cannabis research.

    Michelle Martínez Montemayor, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Research Unit, School of Medicine, Central Caribbean University

  • 4:50 p.m.

    Closing day

 

Conference Agenda

For industry members, entrepreneurs, investors, medical professionals, patients and all citizens seeking growth with the cannabis business! 

**CME FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

11.5 ACCME Credits
16 Credits for Pharmacy Professionals
16 Credits for Professional Social Workers (Puerto Rico Association of Social Work Professionals)

Day 2 

  • KEYNOTE
  • 7:00 a.m.

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 9:00 a.m.

    Welcome Remarks

    Mayra Acevedo / Ingrid Scmidt

  • 9:10 am

    From the father of medical cannabis research: discoveries of the endocannabinoid system

    Raphael Mechoulam, PhD

    Hebrew University in Jerusalem

  • 9:45 a.m.

    Can cannabis be accurately and consistently dosed?

    A discussion of the efforts and research related to the proper dosing of cannabis, in order to make the administration of the medicine more precise and consistent to treat specific symptoms.

    Mara Gordon

    Co-founder / Chief Process Engineer, Aunt Zelda’s

  • 10:20 a.m.

    Street Marijuana v. Medical Cannabis: Growing protocols to create better medicine

    Ryan Douglas

    Douglas Cultivation Consulting

  • 10:55 am

    Puerto Rico as the epicenter of research and development for medical cannabis

    A discussion of the government's public policy and existing instruments to promote research and development related to cannabis, including its medicinal and industrial use.

    Manuel Laboy, PE

    Secretary of Economic Development and Commerce

  • 11:40 a.m.

    The First Generation: Cannabis Patients Panel

    Patients of the Puerto Rican community provide testimonials about their experience in the medicinal cannabis program and how it has improved their lives. They also discuss strains and methods of administration most appropriate for their respective conditions.

    Narely Cortés

    Director of Patients’ Division, Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Association

    Josué Brenes

    Communications Specialist

  • 12:25 p.m.

    Cannabis as a remedy for chronic pain

    A discussion of the analgesic effect of cannabis terpenes and its use for treatment against different types of chronic pain.

    Alberto Rivera Sánchez, MD

    Pain Management Specialist

  • 2:00pm

    Charlotte and her medical cannabis miracle: the story of my daughter

    Paige Figi

    Advocate & Mother of Charlotte Figi

  • 2:35 p.m.

    Current research on the use of cannabis as treatment for PTSD and Anxiety

    A discussion on recent findings about the use of psychedelic substances and cannabis as a treatment for anxiety disorders and PTSD.

    Berra Yazar-Klosinski, PhD

    Lead Clinical Research Associate MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)

  • 3:00 p.m.

    The emerging role of cannabinoids in regenerative medicine

    A discussion of the role that cannabinoids play in age-related diseases.

    Brent Reynolds, PhD

    Chief Medical Advisor of UCANN

  • 3:45 p.m.

    Alzheimer: Cannabis and the nerve cell system restorations

    José Franceschini-Carlo, MD

    Psychiatrist

  • 5:00 p.m.

    Closing day

 

Focus Workshops

Day 1

  • KEYNOTE
  • 9:00 a.m.

    Focus Workshop: Start your hemp business in Puerto Rico!

    This workshop will discuss with business leaders and government representatives the framework of the hemp business in Puerto Rico and the emerging opportunities that local and international investors can consider.

    José G. Ojeda, Esq.

    Consultant, Cruz Verde

    Bruce Perlowin

    CEO HEMP Inc.

    Irving Rodríguez

    Agriculture Secretary Advisor

    Ingrid Schmidt

    Senior Consultant, Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz

  • 10:00 a.m.

    Focus Workshop: Roadmap to better medicine with Mara Gordon

    The workshop will expand on the process of developing cannabis products and medicines, combining data and modern technologies with ancient approaches.

    Mara Gordon

    Co-founder / Chief Process Engineer, Aunt Zelda’s

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Focus Workshop: Processes, Procedures & Techniques of Cannabis Manufacturing

    Experts discuss in depth processes and techniques related to medical cannabis manufacturing and extraction including highlights from the learning curve and pointers to reduce costly errors in the process.

  • 12:00 p.m.

    Focus Workshop: Compliance

    This workshop offers everything you need to know about the regulatory compliance requirements for the medical cannabis industry in Puerto Rico. The course expands on the following topics: Puerto Rico regulatory framework, regulations for establishments, monitoring system from seed to final disposal of the product, packaging and labeling, signage, advertising and marketing, infractions and penalties. Powered by Comply Squad

    Mayra Maldonado, Esq.

    Comply Squad

  • 2:00 p.m.

    Focus Workshop: Advanced Budtending

    Learn the most advanced budtending techniques, including the application of the medicine according to the patient’s medical conditions, advanced knowledge of the medical value of cannabis terpenes, interactions of cannabinoids, products and consumption methods, patient tolerance, strains and useful laboratory tools. Powered by Cannaworks Institute.

    Alberto Rivera Sánchez, MD

    Ponce Pain Management

    Jean Manzano

    Novacann Labs

 

Focus Workshops

Day 2

  • KEYNOTE
  • 9:00 a.m.

    Focus Workshop: Keep your business safe: security technologies for cannabis

    A workshop that will focus on the latest security systems, technologies and practices for the cannabis industry.

  • 10:00 a.m.

    Roadmap to better medicine with Cristina Sánchez, PhD

    Interactive workshop with Cristina Sánchez, PhD that will focus the role and effectiveness of CBD as a key component of cannabis treatments.

    Cristina Sánchez, PhD

    Complutense University in Madrid

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Focus Workshop: Processes, Procedures & Techniques of Cannabis Manufacturing

    Experts discuss in depth processes and techniques related to medical cannabis manufacturing and extraction including highlights from the learning curve and pointers to reduce costly errors in the process.

 

 

 

Our October Event was a success story that marked the beginning of a new era on the Island, Over 500 attendees, more than 20  local and International Speakers.

High Level Networking

Let’s do it again!  

 

Registration and Pre Order  

**CME FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

11.5 ACCME Credits
16 Credits for Pharmacy Professionals
16 Credits for Professional Social Workers (Puerto Rico Association of Social Work Professionals)

Full Access

Two Days

(Includes both days: All conferences, focus workshops, lunch and coffee breaks, access to exhibit hall)

$350

Single Access

One Day

(Includes one day: All conferences, focus workshops, lunch and coffee breaks, access to exhibit hall)

$270 

Industry Access

Two Days

(Partial access for both days: Focus workshops, coffee breaks and access to exhibit hall. Does not include lunch neither conference access)

$270

Industry Access

One Day

(Partial access for one day: Focus workshops, coffee breaks and access to exhibit hall. Does not include lunch neither conference access)

$185 

 

Patient recruitment sponsored by Moña.com (Includes orientation and process) | $75AGENDA 

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Accreditationn Council for Continuing Medical Education

 

 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Universidad Central del Caribe, and Puerto Rico MedCann.Biz. 
 
The Universidad Central del Caribe, provider number 0007429, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the UCC has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals/spouses in a position to control content of this CME activity. 
 
The UCC designates this educational activity for a maximum of X AMA-PRA Category I Credits TM. 
 
Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.