Conference Organizer:
Rana Zeine, MD, PhD, MBA
Adjunct Faculty
Kean University, Union, NJ

Please note that this tentative schedule is subject to change. Each speaker will present their talk live and the entire conference will be recorded. Time slot allotted for each session includes 5 min of Q&A. 

Time (Eastern)Event

10:00 am – 10:10 am

FASEB Welcome & Organizer Welcome

10:10 am – 11:00 am

Keynote Lecture: Medical Cannabis Research Directions
Jordan Tishler, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Medical Cannabis Mechanisms in MS and ALS
Shahid Bashir, PhD
Associate Professor
King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy
Codi Peterson, PharmD
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine, CA

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm


12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Multidisciplinary Impact of Medical Cannabis
Ruth D. Fisher, PhD
CannDynamics, San Francisco, CA

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Persistent Efficacy and Retention Rates at 24 Months of the Pharmaceutical-Grade Cannabidiol as an Add-On Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Epilepsies
Sirichai Chayasirisobhon, MD
Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim, CA 

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Organizer's Closing Remarks and Discussion
Remarks by Rana Zeine, MD, PhD, MBA