Cannabis’ Therapeutic Promise: Hope or Hype?

Co-chairs: Prof. Simon Benita, PhD, Head of Nano Delivery Systems, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ayelet Torem, Adv, Partner, Hi-Tech & Venture Capital and Head of Global Markets, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co

11:20-11:45 Dorman Followwill, Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan: “Outlook for Cannabis as Therapeutic Agent”

11:45-12:05 Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Center: “Medical Cannabis: from Weed to Molecules to Drug Development”

12:05-12:25 Prof. Simon Benita, PhD, Head of Nano Delivery Systems, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “Improvement of CBD and THC Oral Bioavailability using Nano Delivery Systems”

12:25-12:45 Yossi Tam, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “Cannabinoid-Based Therapies: Lessons Learned from the Endocannabinoid System”

12:45-13:10 Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “Cannabinoids: A Look Back and Ahead”

13:20:-14:50 Lunch Break

14:50-15:10 Medy Wiener, MD, Chief Medical Officer, BOL Pharma: “Drug/Cannabinoid Clinical Development Route – Same but Different”

15:10-15:25 Prof. Oded Shoseyov PhD, Co-founder and CSO, GemmaCert Ltd: “Remote Sensing of Cannabis; The First Step towards Standardization and Closing the Learning Cycle”

15:25-15:40 Tamir Gedo, CEO, BOL Pharma: “The Winners and Losers of the Global Cannabis Industry”

15:40-15:55 Ascher Shmulewitz, CEO, Therapix Biosciences Ltd: “Therapix Biosciences Developing Cannabinoids of the Future”

15:55-16:10 Perry Davidson, CEO, Syqe Medical Ltd: “Medical Cannabis – The Green Elephants in the Room”

16:10-16:25 Dadi Segal, CEO, Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd: “Panaxia – Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Cannabis Products”

16:25-16:40 Taher Nassar, VP, Research, Bionanosim Ltd: “Bionanosim Ltd-Innovative Nano-Carriers for Improved Cannabis-BNS”

16:40-17:00 Prof. Itamar Raz, MD, Head, The Israeli National Diabetes Council: “Medical Cannabis treatment of Pain and Glycemic Control”

17:00-17:20 Ayelet Torem, Adv., Partner, Hi-Tech & Venture Capital and Head of Global Markets, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co: “Medical Cannabis Regulatory Overview”