A group of Michigan doctors is hosting an all-day forum in an effort to bridge the conversational gap between healthcare providers, patients and the cannabis industry. The goal of the event is to educate the general public, healthcare providers, patients and cannabis industry professionals about cannabis and evidence supporting its medical efficacy.
“For those interested in gaining knowledge and resources regarding the medical benefits of cannabis, it will be extremely beneficial to hear the information and perspective of doctors who see many different types of patients and situations, including seeing the results in patients who have dramatically improved their health through cannabis,” said Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate, a world renown Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.
The event will be held Saturday, June 8 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Somerset Inn, located at 2601 West Big Beaver Road in Troy. There is a total of six doctors scheduled to speak on a variety of topics about cannabis and a Keynote presentation from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s Director Andrew Brisbo. Other guest speakers include Dr. Annas Aljassem (Functional Pain/Rehabilitation and Palliative Medicine), Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Pediatric Plastic Surgery), Dr. Mark Hornyak (Neurosurgeon), Dr. Lauren Oliver (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon/Pediatric Plastic Surgery) and Dr. Levi Hall Pharm.D. (Pharmacist/Compound Medicine/Pain and Palliative Medicine).
“For the healthcare industry, this event will be educational in assisting with understanding the process for legal use of medical cannabis as well as correctly choosing the appropriate patient population. The forum will explain how to provide high quality cannabis, promote patient safety, address legal regulations and information on how to remove the negative stigma regarding the use of medical cannabis.”
The forum will allow for open discussion among participants and an opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the cannabis industry. Tickets for the event are $150 and includes both breakfast and lunch. Information about the event can be found at www.mich-medcannabisforum.com.