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2022 Australian Pain Society 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting

2022 Australian Pain Society 42nd Annual Scientific MeetingIn the IASP Global Year for Translating Pain Knowledge to Practice10 - 13 April 2022 | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart TAS

Cannabinoids Debate

Is Medicinal Cannabis the next opioid crisis? Perspectives on pain, people and policy


Monday 11 April 2022, Plenary Session 2 | 4.30 - 5.15 pm

Medicinal cannabis is a hotly debated topic, often argued by passionate voices with firmly held beliefs. But what does the evidence really say about this product in the pain sector? And what are the political and consumer implications of this debate? This session invites you to join a lively expert panel discussion exploring all sides of medicinal cannabis including the good, the bad, the political and the consumer perspective.

First up, Professor Iain McGregor and Associate Professor Mick Vagg will explore the current evidence regarding medicinal cannabis and pain – each presenting an opposing side of the debate “Is medicinal cannabis the next opioid crisis waiting to happen?”.  Then, our experts will be joined on stage by Hon. Ruth Forrest (Independent Member for Murchison) and Ms Alison Park (Consumer Representative, Arthritis Tasmania) for a guided Q & A session, facilitated by Dr Sam Whittle.

This is your chance to see the experts go head to head and to have your questions answered by those in the know.  It’s a new format for APS conferences and a discussion not to be missed!

Debate Speakers

Ruth Forrest

Hon Ruth Forrest
Independent Member for Murchison
TAS

Iain McGregor

Professor Iain McGregor
University of Sydney
NSW

Alison Park

Ms Alison Park
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Tasmania
TAS

Mick Vagg

A/Professor Mick Vagg
Pain Matrix Pty Ltd
VIC

Sam Whittle

Dr Sam Whittle
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
SA