2018 Schedule

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

7:00pm                              Main Conference Registration Opens

Robert’s Private Dining Room

 

8:00pm – 10:00pm             Welcome Reception

Robert’s Private Dining Room

 

10:00pm                            Registration Closes

Robert’s Private Dining Room

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018  

A Federal Focus

 

8:00am                              Registration Opens

Empire Ballroom

 

8:00am – 9:00am               Breakfast

Empire Ballroom

 

8:30am – 9:00am               Opening Remarks

Empire Ballroom

        

9:00am – 9:45am               The Opioid Crisis and Federal Policy

Empire Ballroom

 

10:00am – 11:00am            ABC Citizen Lobbying Workshop

Empire Ballroom

 

11:15am                              Board Buses to Capitol Hill

Parkview Parking Lot

 

12:00pm                             Capitol Hill Press Conference

Capitol Grounds 

        

12:45pm                             Capitol Hill Group Photo

Capitol Grounds 

 

1:00pm – 6:00pm                Capitol Hill Senate & House Meetings

Capitol Grounds

 

3:00pm – 6:00pm                State De-brief Meet-ups

 

7:00pm – 8:00pm                2018 Excellence Awards VIP Reception (Ticket Required)

Blue Room Pre-Function Area

 

8:00pm – 9:30pm                2018 Excellence Awards Dinner

Blue Room

 

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018  

A State & International Focus  

 

8:30am                               Registration Opens

Blue Room Pre-Function Area

 

8:30am – 9:30am               Breakfast

Blue Room Pre-Function Area

 

9:00am – 9:15am               Welcome Remarks  

Blue Room

        

9:15am – 10:00am             “The Life She Deserves” Screening, Q&A with Beth Collins & Production Team

Blue Room

          

10:00am – 11:00 am           Intervention: How Government Can Save Lives 

Blue Room

With 100 lives lost a day to the opioid crisis, government’s responsibility couldn’t be clearer.  Hear how some government officials are working to break down barriers to access and create the safety protocols we need to end this epidemic. 

Moderator: David Mangone, JD, Legislative Counsel, Americans for Safe Access

  • Kendra Fershee, 2018 Democratic Nominee for Representative, 1st District
  • Daylin Leach, Pennsylvania State Senator, 17th District
  • Chanda Macias, MBA, PhD, Owner and General Manager, National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary (NHHC)
  • Daniel O'Donnell, New York State Assembly Member, 69th District

 

11:00am – 11:15 am           Break

Blue Room Pre-Function Area

 

11:15am – 12:15pm            Preventing Poison: Consumers’ Role in Quality Assurance 

Blue Room

As the cannabis industry grows exponentially in both access and demand for product.  With a fast-growing market, the disparity between medical-grade, quality cannabis and alternatives only widens.  ASA’s leading the effort to ensure that product quality isn’t an afterthought and empowering you to ensure that across the country medicine is truly accessible.

Moderator: Jahan Marcu, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Patient Focused Certification Director (PFC), Americans for Safe Access 

  • Nic Easley, CEO, 3C Cannabis
  • Ezra Pryor, Heidolph North America Applied Market Specialist, Past-Chair and Founding Member of the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision of the ACS 
  • Trish Flaster, Executive Director, Botanical Liaisons  
  • Jeff Raber, PhD, Founder, The Werc Shop  

 

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm            Stakeholder Lunch

Blue Room

 

1:30 pm- 2:30 pm               Connect Four: Educating Patients, Physicians, Providers, and Policy Makers

Blue Room

The ecosystem of cannabis is growing as more and more people learn and utilize it for its many benefits.  With more people come more questions, and it takes an entire team of people to educate and advocate on behalf of the facts.  Hear from leading experts from the various facets of the cannabis ecosystem about what they are doing to make sure people know the truth.

Moderator: Debbie Churgai, Associate Director, Americans for Safe Access

  • Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD, Editor-in-Chief, TheAnswerPage.com 
  • Deb Kimless, MD, Medical Director, ForwardGro
  • Sarah Laucks, Director Education and Events, Abilities Expo
  • Debby Miran, Former Commissioner, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm               Addiction to Global Pain: How the World Is Treating Pain with Medical Cannabis

Blue Room

As advocates and decision makers in the United States learn of yet another reason why cannabis is a valuable medicine, the global community is quickly gaining knowledge and expertise as well.  The global cannabis movement is alive and well, and lessons from it can inform efforts here in the USA. 

Moderator: Steph Sherer, Executive Director, Americans for Safe Access

  • Ethan Russo, MD, Director of Research and Development, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI)   
  • Tomas Sadilek, Director of Government Affairs, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) 
  • Pavel Kubů, MD, Chief Executive Officer, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) 

 

3:30pm – 3:45pm               Break 

Blue Room Pre-Function Area

 

4:00pm – 5:00pm               People over Process: Making Lives a Priority in Public Policy

Blue Room

No one fighting to stay alive or for relief from extreme pain needs to be told how important this fight is for themselves and the American People.  Yet still many obstacles stand in the way to success.  How can you as individuals and members of your community keep the momentum going?  Learn from some of the best as they tell you their stories and their hope for the future.

Moderator: Don Duncan, California Director, Americans for Safe Access

  • Ellen Lenox Smith, Board Member and Co-Director for Cannabis Advocacy, U.S. Pain Foundation 
  • Christine Stenquist, President, Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE) 
  • Julie Prom, Director & Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Illinois Women in Cannabis 
  • Diana Dodson, Florida Advocate

 

5:00pm – 5:30pm               Closing Remarks

Blue Room

 

 

Friday, May 25, 2018  

Patient Focused Certification (PFC) Program

 

9:00am - 12:00pm               PFC Course: Federal Law Enforcement Interaction and Raid Preparedness Training (Ticket Required)

Capitol Ballroom 

This training will give a brief overview of federal cannabis laws, the history of medical cannabis laws, and the conflict between state and federal laws. The training will teach participants how to be prepared for Law Enforcement interactions of all kinds. This training is suggested for patients, providers and anyone working in the medical cannabis industry.

      


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