Tentative Program

Sunday, September 11, 2016
18:30-20:00Welcome Reception
Monday, September 12, 2016
08:00-09:00Registration & Refreshments & Exhibition Visit

Plenary Session:
Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld,
Head Zbludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel-Hashomer, Affiliated to Tel-Aviv University, Israel
The Cannabinoids: Looking Back and Ahead
Prof. Raphael Mechoulam,
Institute for Drug Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, World Pioneer in Cannabis Research, Israel

09:30-10:00Guest Speaker: Pharmacokinetics, Application Forms and Quality of Cannabinoids - A Real Challenge
Prof. Rudolf Brenneisen, Head of Department of Clinical Research (DCR), University of Bern
10:30-11:00Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit  
11:00-13:00Science and Medical Track
The Latest in Cannabis Research
Technology and Commercial Track
Multidisciplinary Technologies for Medical Cannabis Use
Agriculture and Industry Track
Recent Trends in Cannabis Cultivation

Introduction and Moderator:
History and Future of Cannabis Clinical Research
Prof. Zvi Bentwich, Center of Tropical Diseases Center and AIDS, Ben Gurion University, and Chief Scientist Tikun Olam Ltd.

Advanced Climate Control Systems for Year-Round Cannabis Greenhouses
Dr. Avraham (Avi) Arbel, Head, Department of Growing Production and Environmental Engineering Institute of Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Center MOAG, Israel

The Use of Plant Growth Regulators in Cannabis Cultivation
Dr. Oded Sagee,
Founder & Co-CEO AquaAgro Lab, Israel


Guest speaker:
Pharmacological Actions and Potential Novel Therapeutic Uses of Plant Cannabinoids: Great Expectations
Prof. Roger G. Pertwee,
MA, DPhil, DSc, HonFBPhS Institute of Medical Sciences University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

CannTrap Technology: a Unique Formulation Technology  that Captures the  Complete Cannabinoid Complex  Present in Cannabis Smoke/Vapor"
Dr. William Z. Levine,
Executive Chairman and Founder, Izun Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Israel

Cannabis Genetics: Past and Future Prospects
Dr. Noam ChehanovskyCannabis Geneticist and Breeder, Seed Specialist, Kedem Seeds, Israel


11:40-12:00From Anecdotal Knowledge to Evidence Based - The Future of Cannabis Research
Dr. David (Dedi)  Meiri
,  Assistant Professor, Heads the "Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research",  Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel                    

Biosynthesis of Cannabinoids - Commercial Process for Biosynthetic Production of authentic THCA, CBDA and CBCA Cannabinoids
Prof. Richard Peet, Executive Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Teewinot Life Sciences Coporation

Cannabis Breeding: Present Trends and the Future
Mr. Gilad Livni, Genetic Development and Consultant, Seach Ltd., Israel 
12:00-12:20Peripheral vs Global Cannabinoid - 1 Receptor Blockade for the Treatment of the Metabolic Syndrome
Dr. Yossi (Joseph) Tam,
Head, Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory, The Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Is Medical Cannabis a Passing Trend or Sustainable Business?
Marijuana Infused Products - Product Strategies

Mr. David Spitz, Hi-End Medical Cannabis Grower in Colorado, USA 

What Can You Do with Cannabis? Lessons from Model Plants
Prof. Asaph Aharoni,
Scientist at  the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science 


Pharmaceutical Challenges in the Delivery of THC and CBD
Prof. Abraham (Avi) J. Domb, Professor for Medicinal Chemistry and Biopolymers at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Azrieli - Jerusalem College of Engineering and Prof.  Amnon Hoffman,
Chairman, Division of Clinical Pharmacy Head, Pharm. D. Program, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The latest Developments and Technologies in Cannabis Extraction, Cannabinoids Separation and Encapsulation
Mr. Emanuel Stanciu
Sales and Application Manager, Organic Chemistry Department, Dr Golik

From Plant to Product: Understanding the Rational Design and Development of a Robust and Consistent Polymolecular Cannabis Medication for Pain
Dr. William Z. Levine,
Executive Chairman and Founder, Izun Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


Panel Discussion:
Moderated by: Prof. Zvi Bentwich
Subjects of Discussion:
1. Will the Future of Medical Cannabis Research be Based on: Synthetic Material or Cannabis Extract?
2. What are Today's Priorities in Medical Cannabis Areas of Research?

Mr. Nadav Eyal, Co-Founder & CEO of Eybna Technologies, Israel

Elicitation Treatments for Stimulation and Stabilization of Cannabinoids Production in Cannabis
Dr. Nirit Bernstein,
Plant Physiology and nutrition Institute of Soil Water and Environmental Sciences, Volcani Center, Israel

13:00-14:00Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit
14:00-15:15Plenary Session: TBA 

Panel Discussion: Who's afraid of Medical Cannabis?
Panel Participants*: 
Dr. Bareket Schiff-Keren, Pain Management Specialist, Patient, Dr. Bat Sheva Porat KatzTel-Aviv District Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Prof.  Elyad DavidsonDirector Pain Relief Unit, Dept. Of Anesthesia & CCM , Hadassah University Hospital, Mr. David Pappo, Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Association of Israel Central Council, Dana Bar-on, Ceo Medical Cannabis Association
Assessment of Israeli Physicians’ Knowledge, Experience and Attitudes towards Medical Cannabis
Yuval (Tuby) Zolotov,
M.H.A PhD Candidate, School of Public Health, University of Haifa 

15:15-15:30Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit  

Science and Medical Track
Cannabis and Oncology - Is Cannabis on the Path Towards Curing Cancer

Technology and Commercial Track
Agriculture and Industry Track
15:30-15:50The Use of Cannabis-Based Medicines in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Lessons from the Clinic and the Laboratory
Prof. Reuven Or,
Director of The Department of Bone Marrow TransplantationCancer Immunotherapy & Immunobiology Research Center Hadassah University Hospital, Israel

Workshop: Cannabis Quality Assessment
Sébastien Béguerie,
Founder & CEO Alpha-CAT, Coordinator, International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition
(IMCPC), France

15:50-16:10Cannabis and Synthetic Cannabinoids for Palliative Indication in Cancer Patients
Prof. Gil Bar-Sela, Deputy Director of the Division of Oncology at Rambam Health Care Campus, Head of the Palliative and Supportive Oncology Unit

In vitro and in vivo Efficacy of Non-Psychoactive Cannabidiol in Neuroblastoma
Prof. Amos Toren,
Head of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology at the Sheba Medical Center - Tel Hashome, Israel




Tuesday, September 13, 2016
08:00-09:00Registration & Refreshments & Exhibition Visit  
09:00-10:30Plenary Session: The Impact of Global Policies on Medical Cannabis Research
Guest speaker: Mr. Mike Dunafon,
Mayor of Glendale, Colorado, USA
Israeli Medical Cannabis Policy – How to Break Free from the Stigma?
Tamar Zandberg MK,
(Meretz), Chair Knesset Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
10:30-11:00Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
11:00-13:00Science and Medical Track
Cannabis Treatments Benefits vs Risks
Technology and Commercial TrackAgriculture and Industry Track
11:00-11:20Cannabis in Autoimmune Diseases
Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld
Head Of The Zabludowicz Center For Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba (Tel Hashomer) Medical Center, Israel
Panel Discussion: Investments in Medical Cannabis: an Adventure or the Real Thing?
Moderator: Ayelet Torem,
APM co. Partner at High Tech and Venture Capital Department, Israel
Entrepreneur, International VC  Israeli VC, Angel



Anti-Inflammation Properties of Cannabidiol vs. Cannabis Extract
Prof. Ruth Gallily
Department of Immunology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

11:40-12:00Is there Room for Cannabis Treatment  in Rheumatic Conditions? 
Prof. Howard Amital, 
Department of Internal Medicine B and Research Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
12:00-12:20Cannabis in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - from Anecdotal Use to Medicalization?
Prof. Fred Meir Konikoff
Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Meir Medical Center, Israel  

Medical Cannabis in Spain and Germany – Operating within a restricted, complex legal framework
Dr. Henrik Sprengel,  CEO, Kalapa-Project

12:20-13:30Pain-relief, Self-Medication And Addiction - Promises And Perils Of Medical Marijuana"

The Challenges of Patent Protecting Medicinal Uses of Cannabis - A Substance Known for Thousands of Years
Tamar Gallily,
Patent Attorney, Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel



Opening Lecture:
Psychiatric Outcomes of Cannabis Use: why don't we have a Simple Answer to a "Simple" Question
Dr. Shaul Lev-Ran,
Director, Addiction Medicine Dual Disorders Clinic, Lev Hasharon Medical Center, Israel
Panel Discussion:
Among session participants: Prof. Pinhas N Dannon, 
Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Leora Schachter, Head of Main Management, Maccabi Healthcare Services




13:30-14:30Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit  
14:30-15:30Science and Medical Track
Personalized Cannabis Treatment: For Special Populations
Israeli Cannabis Technology - Road Show
Meet the Most Innovative Cannabis Technologies
Agriculture and Industry Track






Among Participants:
Cannabis Treatment - Not as Simple as it Looks
Prof. Lumir Hanus,
School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University, Israel


Cannabis for Treatment of Children with Severe Epilepsy - Promising Results
Prof. Uri Kramer
Director of Pediatric Epilepsy Service, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel


Cannabis in Care for Medically Complex Older Persons
Prof.  Jacob Gindin,
Director of the Geriatric Institute of Education and Research, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel


Experience with Medical Cannabis in Complex PTSD
Dr. Alan J. Flashman
, Pediatrician, Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist, Family Therapist Former Adjunct Faculty, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Cannabis and Autoimmunity – the Neurologic Perspective
Daphna Katz, Researcher

16:30-17:00Plenary Session: Closing Remarks  
***The Program is subject to changes