Florida Medical Cannabis Conference Agenda

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Patient Day Agenda


Friday, June 28, 2019

10:00 am – 6:30 pm                  Registration Open

10:00 am – 2:45 pm                   Exhibitor Setup

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                   Medical Cannabis Education Workshop

Planting a Seed: Developing Florida's First University Program in Cannabis

Dr. Martha Rosenthal, Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University and Nicole Shadwick, Student, Florida Gulf Coast University

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm                    Refreshment Break- Pre-function Area

1:45 pm – 5:30 pm                  Patient Workshop

Moderator: Eric Stevens, Director, Business Development, MJ Buddy

Introduction to Medical Cannabis: An Overview of How it Works and Treatment Opportunities

Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, Medical Director, Coastal Wellness Centers

A Caregivers Perspective to the Benefits of Medidal Cannabis as it Related to Dementia, Stress and Pain

Colette Florido, CR World, Corp.

Pediatric Use of Medical Cannabis

Dr. David Berger, MD, FAAP – Board Certified Pediatrician, Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care

Improving Senior Wellness with Safe Use of Medical Cannabis

Stephanie Maruca, RN, Manager of Provider Relations for Florida, Surterra Wellness

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm                    Refreshment Break: Exhibit Hall

Moderator: Moriah Barnhart, Advocate, Founder and CEO, CannaMoms

Cannabis for the Treatment of Cumulative PTSD

Tricia Schuster RN, RYT

Hormones, Sex and Cannabis

Dr. Jenny Wilkins, NMD, CRA, PharmD Candidate, AgeVital Pharmacy

How to Use Cannabis to Treat Qualified Conditions

Dr. Mark Hashim, MD, The Herbal Clinic, MD

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm                      Welcome Reception – Exhibit Hall

                                                            Open to all Patients and Conference Attendees

Conference Agenda


Friday, June 28, 2019

9:00 pm – 7:00 pm                   Registration Open

9:00 am – 1:00 pm                   Exhibitor Setup

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm                    Welcome Reception – Exhibit Hall

Saturday, June 29, 2019

7:45 am – 7:00 pm                         Registration Open

7:45 am – 8:30 am                         Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 10:00 am                      FMCCE 2019 Opening Session

Welcome:  Gene Jones, Co-Founder, Florida Medical Cannabis Conference & Exhibition

Moderator: TBD

Keynote Speaker:

Optimize Your Health with Cannabis

Dr. Mark Hashim, MD, The Herbal Clinic, MD

10:00 am – 10:30 am                   Break - Exhibit Hall

10:30 am – 12:30 pm                  Plenary Session

Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Sharkey, Executive Director, Medical Marijuana Business Association of Florida

Florida Legislative Update: A Review of Medical Cannabis Legislation and the Impact on You

Ron Watson, Watson Strategies

Navigating the Complex Regulatory Landscape of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Nichole Geary, Floridian Partners

What You Need to Know About Insuring Your Cannabis Business/Practice

Steven Sherman JD, PSA Insurance

Medical Cannabis and Workplace Impairment

Dr. Kevin Smith, MD,  Promedica

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                   Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                      Concurrent Session: Medical Session I


Moderator: Dr. Vipul Kabaria, MD, Pain Management Specialist, Pain Management & Anesthesiology 

High-tech Cannabinoids in Stem Cell Therapy Instead of Drugs/Surgery 

Dr. Wm. J. Cole, Jr., The kNOw Pain Institute & Foundation

THCV - For Weight Loss and Metabolic Syndrome: Next Big Cannabinoid

Dr. Gregory L Smith, MD, MPH, Green Mountain Health Alliance

Women & Medical Cannabis, Clinical Considerations

Dr. Janet Taylor MD, MPH, Cognitive Health & Wellness

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                      Concurrent Session: Industry Session I

Moderator: Gary Stein, MPH, Executive Director, Clarity

 PR/Marketing and Media in the Cannabis Industry

Andrew Felix, Cannabis News Florida

Cannabis Branding:  Building, Growing, Protecting & Advertising Your Cannabis Brand

Bob Reilly, Founder and CEO, HIGHLIFE®

Developing a Loyalty Program that is Measurable from an ROI Perspective and Delivers Positive Financial Results for Your Business

Jeffrey Harris, Founder and CEO, springbig

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                      Refreshment Break: Exhibit Hall

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm                         Concurrent Session: Medical Session II


Moderator: Dr. Jenny Wilkins, NMD, CRA, PharmD Candidate, AgeVital Pharmacy

Whole Plant Medicine

Phoenix Fermin, Community Herbalist, Regional Director at the Florida School of Holistic Living and Educator for MMTC (Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics)

Full Spectrum CBD with Terpenes & Flavonoids For Medicine

Dr. Betty Wedman St Louis, PhD

Special Considerations for Medical Cannabis Treatment in Immune-Mediated Disorders

Dr. Sasha Noe, DO, PhD

Cannabis Pharmacology

Dr. Mike Wilkins, PharmD, AgeVital Pharmacy

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm                        Concurrent Session: Industry Session II

Moderator: Robert Roundtree, FloridaMarijuana.net / Sunshine Cannabis

Creating the Best Customer Experience

Victoria Walker, Marketing and Community Relations, Trulieve

The Bright Future of Banking Cannabis in Florida

Anastasia D. Stull, Attorney at Law, Clark Partington

Trends & Opportunities in Cannabis Investing

Catherine M. Zito, CEO, American Wellness, Inc.

Presentation 4

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm                         Reception: Exhibit Hall

FMCCE 2019:  50/50 Raffle

Winner of the raffle will receive 50% of the raffle proceeds and the other 50% of the proceeds will be awarded to a non-profit to be announced.

Cost for a ticket is $5 or you can buy 5 tickets for $20. 

Drawing will be held in the Exhibit Hall at 6:30 pm


Sunday, June 30, 2019

7:45 am – 12:30 pm                       Registration Open

7:45 am – 8:30 am                          Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall

8:30 am - 10:30 am                         Concurrent Session: Medical Session III

Moderator: Dr. Sasha Noe, DO, PhD

Dosing and Administration of Medical Cannabis

Dr. Mark Hashim, MD, The Herbal Clinic MD

Alzheimer's/Dementia and Cannabis

Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, MBA

Evidence Based Medicine for the Qualifying Conditions

Dr. Terel Newton, MD

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist

Regenerative Medicine Consultant

Medical Cannabis and Pain Specialist

Medical Cannabis the Florida Experience...3500 Patients and the 10 Things I Know!

Dr. Barry Gordon, MD, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Compassionate Cannabis Clinic

8:30 am - 10:30 am                         Concurrent Session: Industry Session III

Moderator: Josephine Cannella-Krehl, LCSW, Founder, MMJ Knowledge, LLC

Cannabis:  Finding the Gold in the Green Rush

Scheril Murray Powell and Billy Rennalls, Green Sustainable Strong, LLC

Building a Cannabis Company from a Crockpot

Adam Grossman, Papa & Barkley

What does Cannabis Compliance Actually Mean?

Kyle Sherman, Flowhub

Presentation TBD

10:30 am - 11:00 am                          Break - Exhibit Hall

11:00 am – 12:30 pm                         Plenary Closing Session


Moderator: Dr. Richard Boxer, MD,  Chief Medical Officer, iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.

Panel Discussion with FMCCE Speakers

12:30 pm                                                 Adjourn