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Medicinal cannabis is currently experiencing a resurgence as a highly beneficial and therapeutic plant following almost a century of prohibition and misinformation. Join with the medicinal cannabis community – doctors, researchers, allied health, clinicians, pharmacists, community advocates and industry for a full day meeting to discuss and debate this new frontier in human health.

Held as part of the 2020 Wellbeing Evidence and Horizons Conference, access the latest results from academic and research trials and hear the contemporary evidence to support medical cannabis as a valuable option for treating a range of symptoms.

“Cannabis as a medicine is nothing new; however prohibition and misinformation over the past century has set us back in terms of research, cultivation and acceptance of what is now re-emerging as a highly beneficial and therapeutic medicinal plant.”

Emily Rigby, Director of Research & Compliance for CANNATREK and Director of Research Programs for the AIMC – Australian Institute for Medical Cannabis

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Access the latest results and evidence from academic and research trails
  • Understand medicinal cannabis as a treatment option for a variety of medical conditions
  • Discover the research and growing evidence supporting medicinal cannabis
  • Hear from leading Doctors prescribing cannabis medicines and how to navigate the TGA
  • Case studies from Australian Doctors and specialists regarding dosage and titration methods
  • Industry updates in this new and emerging field in Australia with a global perspective
  • Education for health professionals including access

Leading Speakers

Emily Rigby

Emily Rigby
Director of Research & Compliance for CANNATREK
Director of Research Programs for the AIMC – Australian Institute for Medical Cannabis

Emily Rigby is a research scientist who is a passionate advocate for Medicinal Cannabis – promoting Australian patient access, education and regulatory reform. She is dedicated to removing the stigma surrounding the Cannabis plant and facilitating the emerging medicinal cannabis industry in Australia.

Justin Sinclair

Justin Sinclair
Research Fellow, NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, New South Wales

As one of Australia’s foremost experts in medicinal cannabis, Justin has spent the last decade investigating medicinal cannabis use both in Australia and the USA.


Scott Smid
Discipline of Pharmacology
University of Adelaide

Scott holds a senior lectureship in The Discipline of Pharmacology at The University of Adelaide and has been actively investigating the effects and interaction of endogenous cannabinoid and prostanoid pathways in the expression of inflammatory bowel disease, particularly their influence on immune function in colitis. He has also developed collaborative projects investigating the influence of cannabinoid ligands on aspects of drug dependence and the role of cannabinoids and bioactives on neuroprotection.

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Teresa Towpik
Founder – MediHuanna

Dr Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalised for medicinal use. Since then she has been studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis, how it works in the human body and the potential applications in General Practice, especially in the management of chronic debilitating pain.

In 2016, Dr Towpik founded MediHuanna, an organisation that provides science-based medicinal cannabis education for Health Professionals.

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John Teh
Medical Director
Plant Med

Dr John Teh is a practicing cannabis clinician and medical director for Plant Med cannabis clinics, based in Brisbane Australia. Dr Teh is an active medical educator in the cannabis medicine area for doctors, allied health and patients. Curator of the Australian Cannabis Summit (www.australiancannabissummit.com) Dr Teh is dedicated to further education in cannabis medicine for medical practitioners.

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Dr Joe Kosterich
M.B.B.S (WA) 1985

Doctor, speaker, author, and health industry consultant, Dr Joe writes for medical and mainstream publications and is a regular on radio and television.  He is often called to give opinions in medico legal cases, is clinical editor of Medical Forum Magazine and advisor to Reed Medical Conferences.

Medical Advisor to Medicinal Cannabis company Little Green Pharma, Dr Joe also sits   on the board of   Public Health Collaboration Australia and is Chairman of Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association

Previously he held senior positions in the Australian Medical Association and sat on numerous industry and government boards.

Through all this he continues to see patients as a GP each week.


Medicinal Cannabis: a new frontier in human health will feature a mix of plenary sessions plus panel discussions and case studies and a public exhibition showcasing medicinal cannabis supplies and products. Stay tuned for program updates.


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