Exploring Medicinal Cannabis: An Experiential Learning Day (Brisbane and Melbourne)

More patients are interested in whether medicinal cannabis is right for them. Doctors and pharmacists need to be able to give patients the best advice. I know a bit about cannabis but how do I get better informed?

The International College of Cannabinoid Medicine (ICCM) and the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) is pleased to present a one-day interactive and practical learning experience for medical practitioners and pharmacists focused on medicinal cannabis. An overview of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and cannabis is provided as pre-seminar learning. At the seminar, you will learn about: the minor phytocannabinoids and terpenes, new and upcoming medicinal cannabis products, how to prescribe when you’re starting out, how those in the Emerald Triangle (US) have categorised cannabis flower according to aroma and how science backs this up, how patients can improve their ECS with nutraceuticals, what’s happening in the hemp and cannabis industries, and how you might become involved in this growing area of healthcare. We also have some fun and practical group activities throughout the day including learning how a vaping device works, stepping into the shoes of a Ganjier (cannabis sommelier) and testing your knowledge with Cannabis Product Trivia. 

Who is this Seminar For? This seminar is for doctors and pharmacists; you may know nothing about cannabis or be more knowledgeable but you want to learn more. This event is capped at 50 participants.

What Do Participants Get? 

  • Up-to-date and novel information about medicinal cannabis and the industry
  • Practical, interactive experience
  • Learn about how you could become involved in a rapidly growing healthcare sector 
  • Networking with your peers
  • Ongoing Education: all participants receive free ICCM membership for one year (value US$395)

Event Details

  • BRISBANE Date: Saturday 16 July 2022; Time: Registration 9AM; Start 9:30AM; Close 4:30PM; Networking Drinks 4:30-6:00PM
    Venue: Crystalbrook Vincent Brisbane, 5 Boundary St (Howard Smith Wharves), Brisbane QLD 4000

Crystalbrook Vincent will offer a special seminar rate for accommodation, please call the hotel directly.


  • MELBOURNE: Saturday 30 July 2022Time: Registration 9AM; Start 9:30AM; Close 4:30PM; Networking Drinks 4:30-6:00PM;
    Venue: Creative Cubes, Level 55, 111 Cecil St, Sth Melbourne, Vic 3205


Investment: $395 AUD; 20% discount for acnem members


For those with no knowledge on the basics of medicinal cannabis, access will be provided to 2 x 30-minute videos online on the Endocannabinoid System and an Overview of Medicinal Cannabis which should be viewed before the seminar.  


Time  Topic Speaker
9.00-9.30 am REGISTRATION and TEA/COFFEE  
9.30-10.15 Welcome and Introduction to ICCM.  Entourage or Rock Stars? The Minor Phytocannabinoids and Terpenes.  Prof Kylie O’Brien
10.15-10.45 Medicinal Cannabis Products: What’s Here, What’s New and What’s Coming to the Australian Markets  TBA     
10.45-11.30 How Do Vaping Devices Work? Presentation followed by: Group Activity: Examination of Vaping Devices and Associated Products  Anthony Vinaccia 
11.30-12.00 Starting Out as a Prescriber: Titrating Oils and Flower, Safety, Potential Side Effects  Dr Carolyn Bosak
12.00-1.00 LUNCH  
1.00-1.45 Experiential Knowledge of the Growers and Intersections with Science: Typing of Cannabis Cultivars according to Aroma & Terpenes       Kevin Jodrey/Jean Talleyrand/ John Adams (US) 
1.45-2.15 Group Activity: Ganjier (Sommelier for Cannabis) Experience: Typing of Cannabis Cultivars according to Aroma Group Activity
2.15-2.40 Nutraceuticals & Hemp Seed Products for ECS Health  TBA
2.40-3.00 AFTERNOON TEA   
3.00-3.30 Group Activity: Cannabis Product Trivia Contest   Facilitator: Prof Kylie O’Brien
3.30-4.15 Cannabis from a Patient’s Family Perspective Cannabis in Epilepsy
Industry Changes: Hemp 
Industry Changes: Merging of Medicinal & Lifestyle Cannabis
Lanai Carter (Brisbane)Carol Ireland (Epilepsy Action Aust) (Melb)
Charles Kovess (President, Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance)
Gary Mackenzie (Founding Director, CEO Releaf Group Ltd)
4.15-4.30 Panel Q&A. Closing Remarks.   Panel

Note: program is subject to change if necessary 

COVID SAFE MEASURES: Note that any operational state or federal health department health orders existing at the time of the events will be followed. Mask-wearing will not be compulsory at these events unless mandated by state health departments. Delegates are encouraged to follow sensible hygiene practices.      

REFUND POLICY: Cancellation up to 2 weeks prior to event: full refund. Delegates may transfer their ticket to another colleague.    

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs. In the unlikely event that the seminar is cancelled, participants will be responsible for any costs incurred.


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