International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis
Speaker Series

The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) is excited to present the IASIC Speaker Series. Presented free of charge, this ongoing educational seminar series will focus on the science, data and peer-reviewed research surrounding marijuana and will be led by international medical experts. This non-partisan and non-political series is continually developed, organized, and guided by doctors.

Upcoming Schedule of Sessions

NOTE: ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN

Date & Time
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Name
Description

This session will provide an overview of key changes in health care visits due to cannabis in Canada following the legalization of non-medical cannabis in October 2018.

Speaker: Daniel Myran, MD, MPH

Speaker Bio
Daniel Myran is a Family Doctor and Public Health and Preventive Medicine Physician. He practices Addiction Medicine at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. He is a CIHR Fellow at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and an Innovation Fellow with the UOttawa department of family medicine. His research focuses on evaluating the health impacts of drug policy including non-medical cannabis legalization using health administrative data.
Daniel Myran

Speaker: Rachel Little

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Date & Time
Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Name
Description

The history of cannabis will be covered from prehistoric times to the mid 20th Century. Areas covered will include archeology, medieval uses including medical, and its importance for ship-building. Areas of the world where the plant had particular use as an intoxicant will be discussed including India, Egypt, East Africa and Mexico. The 19th century and early 20th century worldwide measures to control the use of narcotics will also be discussed. The topic is broad and it is impossible to be exhaustive in a single talk. The talk will be an overview.

Position
MD
Speaker Bio
Dr. Bertino is a retired Vascular and Interventional Radiologist. He is a Clinical Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria. He is former President of the Illinois Radiological Society and a Fellow in the American College of Radiology and in the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.

He retired from radiology practice 6 years ago and started working on addiction medicine advocacy. He has been involved in many organizations and projects at the local, state and national levels all with the goal of the reduction of substance use disorders.

He is President of the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine.
Raymond Bertino
Date & Time
Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Name
Position
MD
University
University of Colorado Hospital
Speaker Bio
Dr. Thida Thant is an assistant professor and consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Plan II honors from the University of Texas at Austin, attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed her general adult psychiatry residency and psychosomatic medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado. She is currently the director of the University of Colorado Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service and the Psychiatric Consultation for the Medically Complex clinic (PCMC) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her academic interests include marijuana and its impact on psychiatric practice in states with legalized marijuana, the creation and implementation of marijuana curricula in medical education and psychiatric care for medically and neurologically complex patients. She has spoken at multiple conferences on the topics of chronic medical illness, marijuana and consultation-liaison psychiatry, has authored book chapters about cannabis in books such as Marijuana and Mental Health and Cannabis in Medicine and has developed and published a cannabis curriculum through AAMC's MedEdPortal titled "What You Need to Know About Cannabis: An Evidence-Based Crash Course for Mental Health Trainees."
Thida Thant

Speaker: Thida Thant

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Speaker: Armiel Suriaga

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Speaker: Bertha Madras

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Speaker: Emily Kline

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