Past Events

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Event: Brain Injury Association of York Region

Speaker: Sabrina Ramkellawan

Topic: Can Cannabis Be Used to  Treat Acquired Brain Injuires?

When:  November 23, 2017, 1:30PM

Where:  Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch, Room A, 1 Atkinson St. Richmond Hill, On, L4C 0H5


Event: "In Their Own Words" - Meet The Real Family of Henrietta Lacks


Event: Canada Talks Pharma, Montreal

Speaker: Sabrina Ramkellawan

Topic: Medical Cannabis Clinical Trials-Are we at a Tipping Point?

When:  Sept 11-12, 2017


Event: Women Grow, Toronto

Featured Speaker: Sabrina Ramkellawan

Topic: Cannabis Research within the Canadian Cannabis Industry

When:  Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM 


Event: Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates, Seattle Washington, University of Washington

Speaker: Sabrina Ramkellawan

Topic: Medical Cannabis Clinical Trials: What You Thought You Knew…But Didn’t

When:  Thursday, Apr 27, 2017, 7:30 PM until 9:30 PM

Where:  University of Washington South Campus Center, Room 308

Venue link
1601 NE Columbia Road
Seattle, WA  98195


Event: Association of Clinical Research Professional - Meeting and Expo, Seattle, Washington

Speaker: Sabrina Ramkellawan

When:  Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 9:50 am until 10:50 am

Topic: Medical Cannabis: A Substitute for Prescription Opioid Use?

The abuse of prescription opioids has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and Canada and is cited as the most common cause for overdose deaths. Given these alarming findings, there is an urgent need to identify alternative treatments for chronic pain. This session explores the therapeutic effects of medical cannabis as an alternative option for chronic pain patients. Research methods and results examine the challenges associated with patient use, access to medical cannabis and the implications of medical cannabis as a substitution.

Learning Objectives
Objective 1: Discuss case studies and the results of research studies examining the use of medical cannabis as a substitute for opioids
Objective 2: Examine the issues surrounding opioid use, challenges associated with patient access to medical cannabis, and the role of medical cannabis for chronic pain patients
Objective 3: Evaluate the implications of medical cannabis as a substitution for prescription opioids