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On Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 6pm (GMT), Prof Mike Barnes & Hannah Deacon from The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society are joining Dr. Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno, Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer, Cellen Therapeutics.

The topic – Is the lack of a domestic medical cannabis market is failing UK patients? – will be explored in full by medical cannabis expert, Prof Barnes, Patient Advocate & Director of The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, Hannah Deacon and Dr. Viaris de Lesegno of Cellen, a UK-based pharmaceutical company that manufactures medical cannabis treatments.

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You can take part in the webinar live from 6pm (GMT) on Wednesday 15 July.

If you can’t make it on the day, please sign up anywhere and we’ll send you the link so you can watch the conversation back.

This webinar is open to healthcare professionals and all members of the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society.

The first MCCS and Drug Science roadshow took place in Birmingham on 27 February 2020.

Dr Leon Barron, Dr Elie Okirie, David Badcock (Drug Science) Hannah Deacon hosted the event which was attended by clinicians, medical students and those on placements, professionals from the pharmaceutical industry and other sector organisations. Over 50 attendees joined us at the event, which took place at The Medical School at The University of Birmingham. 

Dr Leon Barron presented an overview of medical cannabis – its history and evidence, as well as the role of the GP. Dr Elie Okirie talked about his route to becoming a prescriber, and presented a case study of a patient receiving medical cannabis treatment in the Midlands. Hannah Deacon talked about her experience as a patient advocate and her journey to change the law for her son, Alfie, and David Badcock introduced Project Twenty21.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing further dates for Leeds, Brighton, Liverpool, Newcastle and Bristol. Attendance at our roadshow events is just £10, and it’s free for Society and Drug Science members.

Thanks to the GP Society at The University of Birmingham for hosting us.

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and Drug Science are on tour from February 2020, bringing medical cannabis education and practical guidance to audiences across the UK.

Clinicians, medical students, scientists, researchers, professionals and patients curious about medical cannabis and the current state of prescribing, evidence and availability in the UK are welcome to join us at this practical introduction to medical cannabis and CBD.

As well as gaining an overview of the history and evidence of medical cannabis and CBD, you’ll hear from doctors currently prescribing this treatment, from scientists and researchers dedicated to creating the largest body of evidence for the effectiveness of medical cannabis in Europe and from medical cannabis patients currently being prescribed the treatment.

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With our first event taking place in Birmingham on 27 February, we’ll also be visiting Liverpool in March with dates still to confirm in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton and Sheffield.

Speakers include:

Society Executive Committee members:

Drug Science

Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society and Drug Science Community Members attend for free

Clinicians who sign up to become members of The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society at the event will receive £10 off the usual £90 per year membership fee – making attendance at this event free of charge.

All Drug Science Community Members are invited free of charge. Our Community are our regular donors who commit £10 or more a month, and who play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission. To join, community, please see further details here. Once you become a member, you will be emailed your personal access code to attend this event.

If you are a member of either group, please contact us for your free access code.

Join the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society at this exciting conference for clinicians interested in becoming prescribers and for sector professionals and others interested in the growth of access and the reality of medical cannabis in the UK today.

At Medical Cannabis in Practice: Prescribing, practicalities and the patient experience, you’ll learn from those at the heart of this new industry – from licensed producers working to grow and develop treatments, those working to import and ensure access through our pharmacies, and from doctors prescribing life-changing treatments.

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Speakers will include Tonia Antoniazzi MPProf. Roger G Pertwee, Chair, Prof. Mike Barnes, Vice-Chair, Dr Dani Gordon and MCCS Committee Members Dr Leon Barron, GP, Dr Liz Iveson, Consultant Complex Care Physician, Dr Rebbeca Moore, Psychiatrist and Hannah Deacon, Executive Director and Patient Advocate.

With further speakers from across the medical cannabis sector soon to be announced, buy your tickets today and secure your place at this not-to-be missed event.

Interested in joining The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society?

Membership is open to clinicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in medical cannabis treatments. With peer support, training, evidence and exclusive discounts to events and conferences, find out more and join today by emailing [email protected].

You can also sign up during the event.

Chair Prof Mike Barnes, Vice-Chair, Dr Dani Gordon & Committee Member, GP Dr Leon Barron join Dr Christian Jessen & Dr Callie Seaman on The Medical Panel this weekend.

On Saturday 14 September from 12:45pm, the panel will take to the Business Pro Stage to explore medical cannabis in the UK today.

Find out more and book your place here: www.hempandcbdexpo.co.uk/buy-tickets 

Interested in joining The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society?

Membership is open to clinicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in medical cannabis treatments. With peer support, training, evidence and exclusive discounts to events and conferences, find out more and join today by emailing [email protected].

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society Executive Committee can often be found speaking at conferences all over the world. Find out where to find them.

Upcoming conferences

14 September 2019, Birmingham
The Hemp & CBD Expo
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes, Dr Dani Gordon, Dr Leon Barron

21 September 2019, University of Limerick
Medical Cannabis Symposium
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes

4-5 November 2019, Malta
Medical Cannabis World Summit
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes & Hannah Deacon

13 November 2019, London
Medical Cannabis: Prescribing, practicalities and the patient experience
Speaking: All committee members plus special guests

28 November, Bristol
Bristol Medical Cannabis Conference
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes

26 November 2019, Leeds
CMSUK 2019 Conference & AGM ‘Creating Links & Breaking Boundaries’
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes

4 December 2019, London
CannaBiz Innovation Hub 
Speaking: Professor Mike Barnes & Hannah Deacon

Join the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society at this exciting conference for clinicians interested in becoming prescribers and for sector professionals and others interested in the growth of access and the reality of medical cannabis in the UK today.

At Medical Cannabis in Practice: Prescribing, practicalities and the patient experience, you’ll learn from those at the heart of this new industry – from licensed producers working to grow and develop treatments, those working to import and ensure access through our pharmacies, and from doctors prescribing life-changing treatments.

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Speakers will include Vice-Chair, Dr Dani Gordon, Executive Committee Members GP, Dr Leon Barron, Dr Liz Iveson, Consultant Physician specialising in complex care, Chair, Professor Mike Barnes and Executive Director and Patient Advocate, Hannah Deacon, plus many more to be announced.

With further speakers from across the medical cannabis sector soon to be announced, sign up for your early-bird tickets today and secure your place at this not-to-be missed event.

Interested in becoming a member?

Please email us with your contact details at [email protected] – we’ll be in touch in the next couple of weeks with joining instructions

MCCS members joining before November 2019 can purchase tickets at early-bird rate of £90. But – tickets are limited, so don’t miss out – get yours today!

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The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society’s mission is to provide clinicians with the education, evidence, expert support network and licensed product information they need to safely and confidently prescribe medical cannabis to patients in the UK.

At our informal event on Wednesday 26 June – during European Cannabis Week – licensed producers, investors and those interested in knowing more about the benefits of supporting our doctors are welcome to attend.

The event is your opportunity to meet pioneering specialist clinicians, the first to prescribe medical cannabis products in the UK.

Speakers Professor Mike Barnes, Chair, Dr Dani Gordon, Vice Chair and Hannah Deacon, Executive Director, will introduce the society’s plans for 2019 & beyond.

To find out more, sign up via Eventbrite by clicking here.

With your support, we’ll achieve our mission to provide clinicians with education, evidence, expert support & licenced product information

To stay up to date, please sign up to our mailing list here, or connect on LinkedIn or Twitter @ukmccs.