ICCM Cannabis Workshop: An Experiential Learning Day (Gold Coast)


More patients are interested in whether medicinal cannabis is right for them. Doctors and pharmacists need to be able to give patients the best advice. I know a bit about cannabis but how do I get better informed?

About the event

The International College of Cannabinoid Medicine (ICCM) is pleased to present a one-day interactive and practical learning experience for medical practitioners, nurse practitioners and pharmacists focused on medicinal cannabis. An overview of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and cannabis is provided as pre-seminar learning.

At the seminar, you will learn about:

  • terpenes (the essential oils found in cannabis).
  • how to instruct a patient to vaporise cannabis flower.
  • a day in the life of a pharmacist working in a pharmacy devoted to cannabis medicines.
  • prescribing tips from an experienced medical practitioner and more.

Registrants will work through case studies together in groups to learn more about how cannabis is prescribed. This workshop is very interactive.

Who is this Workshop For?

This workshop is for doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists; you may know nothing about cannabis or be more knowledgeable but you want to learn more. This event is capped at 50 participants.

What Do Participants Get? 

  • Up-to-date and novel information about medicinal cannabis.
  • Practical, interactive experience.
  • Learn about how you could become involved in a rapidly growing healthcare sector. 
  • Networking with your peers.
  • Ongoing Education: all participants receive free ICCM membership for one year (value US$495)

Event Details

  • GOLD COAST: Saturday 5th of November, 2022; Time: Registration 9AM; Start 9:30AM; Close 4:30PM; Networking Drinks 4:30-6:00PM;
    Venue: TBA


Investment: $395 AUD


For those with no knowledge on the basics of medicinal cannabis, access will be provided to 2 x 30-minute videos online on the Endocannabinoid System and an Overview of Medicinal Cannabis which should be viewed before the seminar.    


Time TopicSpeaker
9.00-9.30 amREGISTRATION and TEA/COFFEE   
9.30-10.00Welcome and Introduction to ICCM  Terpenes and other Plant NutrientsProf Kylie O’Brien
10.00-10.30Routes of Administration & Pharmacokinetics & Safety  Prof Ali Seyfoddin (New Zealand) – TBA
10.30-11.00Flower Vaporisers: How to Use Grinders, Setting the Temperature of Vaporisers Oil VaporisersCompany Representative TBA  
11.00-11.30Group Activity: Examination of Vaping Devices and Associated ProductsReleaf Team
11.30-12.00Medicinal Cannabis Prescribing TipsDr Mihindu Jayasuriya
1.00-1.30A Day in the Life of a Pharmacist in a Cannabis Dispensary    Vanessa Ward  
1.30-2.15Group Activity: Case Study: Cannabis Naive Patient & Anxiety and Sleep (2 companies’ products focused on oils)Panel: Anthony Vinaccia, Mihindu Jayasuriya & others  
2.15-3.00Group Activity: Case Study: Street Cannabis User Patient & Chronic Pain (2 companies’ products focused on flower)Panel: Anthony Vinaccia, Mihindu Jayasuriya & others
3.00-3.30AFTERNOON TEA   
3.30-4.00Driving and Cannabis TBA
4.00-4.15Group Activity: Cannabis Trivia  Releaf Team
4.15-4.30Australian Cannabis Industry: Working with Releaf Closing Remarks Gary Mackenzie, Prof Kylie O’Brien

Note: program is subject to change if necessary 

COVID SAFE MEASURES: Note that any operational state or federal health department health orders existing at the time of the events will be followed. Mask-wearing will not be compulsory at these events unless mandated by state health departments. Delegates are encouraged to follow sensible hygiene practices.      

REFUND POLICY: Cancellation up to 2 weeks prior to event: full refund. Delegates may transfer their ticket to another colleague.    

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs. In the unlikely event that the seminar is cancelled, participants will be responsible for any costs incurred.