On the 5th of March the day "Medicinal Cannabis in the control of chronic pain, the Canadian experience" organized by the Spanish Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis OEDCM will take place in the Illustrious Official College of Physicians of Madrid
The Canadian experience
The OECM is composed of researchers, doctors and patient associations that are related to the use of medicinal cannabis.
Since 2016, the OECM has been holding informative days on medicinal cannabis from a scientific and rigorous point of view. Given that the number of patients who use medicinal cannabis to treat chronic pain is increasing, the OECM has focused this day on this therapeutic application of cannabis and its derivatives based on the Canadian model.
This event is focused both for health professionals who want to know more about its applications in cannabinoid pain, as well as for patients who want to access honest information from experts: doctors, researchers and patients.
This day will have the participation of the following speakers.
PROF. MANUEL GUZMÁN
Biologist. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He studied Biological Sciences at the UCM, from which he graduated in 1986 and his PhD in 1990. He did postdoctoral residencies at the University of Utrecht (Holland), the Hannah Research Institute of Ayr (United Kingdom) and the University of California Irvine (USA) . Since 2005 he has been Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UCM. His work has led to some 150 publications in scientific journals. He is co-author of 7 international patents on possible applications of cannabinoids as antitumor and neuroprotective agents. He has directed 18 Doctoral Theses.
DR. MARIANO GARCÍA DE PALAU
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona. For 38 years he has worked as an emergency doctor in the field of occupational medicine. His interest in cannabis arose by chance, and for some 15 years he has been studying the therapeutic use of cannabis. He currently works at Kalapa Clinic, where he advises on cannabinoid treatments, performs clinical work with patients and collaborates with different entities and associations such as Catfac. He is a member of the Observatorio Español Cannabis Medicinal and regular member of IACM.
Bachelor of Audiovisual Communication, the field to which she has dedicated most of her professional life. She currently chairs the Spanish Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis and is the founder of the dosage users therapeutic association, where she advises and gives support to the patients who use cannabis for medicinal purposes. She also works for the regulation of therapeutic cannabis.
DR. JUAN ANTONIO GARCÍA
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid and Doctor of Medicine from the Rey Juan Carlos University. Head of the Anaesthesiology-Resuscitation Service at the Infanta Cristina de Parla University Hospital. He is currently President of the Sociedad Madrileña of pain. He is the author of several works and has participated in clinical trials and epidemiological studies in the field of pain.
DR. JORDI PÉREZ
Doctor. Director of the Cancer Pain Program and Professor of Anesthesiology at McGill University (MUHC) in Montreal, Canada. Bachelor and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Barcelona. Specialist in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation. He obtained a combined research and clinical pain fellowship of two years at MUHC. He is currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at McGill University. Jordi Pérez is Associate Medical Director of the Pain Management Unit Alan Edwards and Director of the MUHC Cancer Pain Program.
PROF. CARLOS GOICOECHEA
Biologist. Professor of Pharmacology at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Coordinator of the Research Excellence Group URJC-Santander "Multidisciplinary Group of Pain Research and Treatment". Author of 52 articles in international journals, researcher in 52 projects and contracts (7 of them as principal investigator), 83 participations in national congresses (45 as guest speaker) and 103 in international (16 as guest speaker), 15 Doctoral Theses directed, 9 research awards (2 international). Member of the CEIC of the Alcorcón Foundation University Hospital. Evaluator for the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospecting (ANEP) and for the Carlos III Health Institute (FIS). Secretary of the Madrid Pain Society.