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Israel Medical Cannabis
Israel Medical Cannabis


Kfar Hammaccabiah, Israel


April 23-26.2018

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2018-04-23 08:00:00 2018-04-26 15:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem The 1st international Conference Of Medical Cannabis Cannaan Kfar Hammaccabiah, Israel ARO

About the conference

Reduced registration fee:

The next 80 participant that will register until February 15 2018 will enjoy 25% off the original registration fee


Registration deadline: February 15, 2018

Registrations cancelled before  January 22nd, 2018 will be fully refunded.

In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of medical cannabis and there has been significant progress in understanding the scientific basis for its mode of action. Cannabis is now recognized as a source of many compounds that have beneficial medical effects for a variety of symptoms.  Israel is one of the world’s leading countries in the extent of use of medical grade cannabis. The legal basis for such use of cannabis has been codified in Israel as "medicalization", regulation outlines that regulate access to and supply of medical grade cannabis on the one hand and control of the cannabis- based medicinal products on the other.

We invite you to participate in the 1st International Conference on Medical Cannabis, which will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 23-26, 2018.

Sessions will include:

• Regulation and Medicalization • Hi-Tech agriculture • Socio-demographic aspects of medical cannabis • Endocannabinoids • Phytocannabinoids • Good Clinical Practices • Clinical studies • Development of cannabis based treatments and medicine • Economic issues related to Medical cannabis 

The international conference is expected to attract scientists, regulators, medical personnel, farmers and policy stakeholders, interested in this vibrant field of medical cannabis.

We look forward to you joining us in this thrilling event.

For Registration

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Event Location: Kfar Hammaccabiah-Ramat gan– Israel

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For your convenience we have prepared a list of hotels located near the event venue.
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Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv - Diamond District

Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv - Diamond District

Set in Tel Aviv’s Diamond Exchange District and offering a panoramic rooftop pool and bar, the Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv - Diamond District is an upscale boutique hotel brand by InterContinental Hotels Group. Its guests can enjoy a spa, an award-winning restaurant serving Kosher cuisine, and air-conditioned rooms with an iPod docking station. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
Hotel Rothschild 22

Hotel Rothschild 22

All rooms at the Rothschild 22 hotel are decorated with calm colour schemes, a 48" HD TV and Nespresso coffee machine. The bathroom includes bathrobes, slippers and L'Occitane beauty products.

Breakfast is served daily at the Gallery 22 restaurant on site.
kfar Maccabiah Hotel & Suites

kfar Maccabiah Hotel & Suites

Surrounded by gardens, Kfar Maccabiah is in Tel Aviv's Metropolitan Area, close to both Ben Gurion and Sde Dov airports. Guests enjoy free use of a sports club featuring 5 swimming pools including two indoor pools, 14 tennis courts, as well as basketball and racquetball courts.
Leonardo city tower tel-aviv hotel

Leonardo city tower tel-aviv hotel

Leonardo City Tower Hotel Tel Aviv is set in the Diamond Exchange district of Ramat Gan. It features a top-class restaurant, a swimming pool and a gym.

The modern guest rooms come with free WiFi access, air conditioning and cable TV. Room service is available 24-hours a day. Free international calls to 60 countries worldwide can be made from the rooms.
Alexander Tel Aviv Hotel

Alexander Tel Aviv Hotel

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Offering a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alexander Tel Aviv Hotel & Spa is a boutique-hotel located in a quiet street just off the beach. Its spacious suites offer free WiFi.

Keynote Speakers




Scientific Program (TBD) List of keynote and invited speakers. Additional oral or poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. To submit an abstract please follow the "ABSTRACT SUBMISSION" link

08:00 - 19:00

Arrival and registration

19:00 - 21:00

Welcome Reception

08:00 - 08:30


08:30 - 09:00

Opening remarks and congratulations

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote speaker

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote speaker

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:50

Session I: Regulation, Medicalization in Israel and Worldwide

• Yuval Landshaft- IMCA- Israel Ministry of Health
• Hanan Bazak- SHAHAM- Israel Ministry of Agriculture
• Abed Gera- Services for Plant Protection- Israel Ministry of Agriculture
• Dr. Miki Dor- IMCA- Israel Ministry of Health

11:50 - 13:00

Session II: Research in phytocannabinoids

• Prof. Zvi Vogel- Department of Neurobiology Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
• Prof. Andreas Zimmer University of Bonn, Germany
• Dr. Hinanit Koltai ARO, Volcani Center, Israel
• Prof. Shimon Ben Shabat, Ben Gurion University, Israel
• Prof. Reuven Or, Hadassah Medical Center, Israel

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch brake

14:00 - 16:40

Session III: Policy of medical cannabis and the society

• Dr. Dana Zarhin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa
• Dr. Nehama Lewis, Department of Communication, University of Haifa
• Dr. Sharon Sznitman, School of Public Health, University of Haifa
• Dr. Maya Lavie-Ajayi The Spitzer Department of Social Work, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and The Israeli Center for Qualitative Research of People and Societies, BGU.
• Yuval Zolotov School of Public Health, University of Haifa
• Yuval Zolotov: Medical cannabis: an oxymoron? Physicians’ perceptions of medical cannabis
• Dr. Shaul Lev-Ran- Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, Israel
• Prof. Irit Akirav, Laboratory for Learning and Memory University of Haifa, Israel
• Dr. Raquel Peyraube, President of the Uruguayan Society of Endocannbinology, Uruguay

16:40 - 17:00


08:00 - 08:30


08:30 - 09:00

Keynote speaker

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote speaker

09:30 - 10:50

Session IV: Agriculture and genetic resources

• Dr. Nirit Bernstein-Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel
• Dr. Sergei V. Grigorev, Cannabis Species Genetic Resources Federal Research Center – VIR, Russia
• Zohara Yaniv- Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 - 13:30

Session V: Clinical studies and cannabis-based drug development

• Prof. Gil Bar Sela- Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
• Prof. Uri Kramer- Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
• Dr. David Soriano- Sheba Medical Center, Israel
• Dr. Tanya Gurevitch- Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
• Prof. Moshe Yeshurun- Rabin Medical Center Petah-Tikva Israel
• Prof. Victor Novak- Soroka Clinical Research Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
• Dr. Timna Naftali- Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch brake

14:30 - 15:30

Session VI: Research in endocannabinoids

Dr. Daniele Piomelli, - UCI Institute for the Study of Cannabis. University of California, Irvine

• Dr. Sharon Anavi Goffer- Ariel University, Ariel, Israel
• Dr. Yosi Tam- Faculty of Dental Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

15:30 - 16:50

Session VII: Frontiers in Medical Cannabis

16:50 - 17:10

Coffee break

17:10 - 19:00


19:00 - 21:00

End of conference party

Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submission was extended to February 15, 2018

The conference will convey and share knowledge about legal and regulatory issues, scientific, medical, Clinical, economic andsocial related subjects of medical cannabis.

We invite you to submit a 250-300 word abstracts for oral or poster

presentations and proposals to lead a discussion panel. The deadline for abstract submission is January 22nd, 2018.

All submissions will undergo a peer-reviewed selection process.

Participants who would like to present their work must submit an abstract in English for consideration by the Scientific Committee. The committee will be responsible for acceptance as an oral or poster presentation for each submitted abstract.

An author from each abstract is expected to attend the congress and present the poster or oral presentation.

All abstracts must be submitted in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.

Only abstracts of authors’ who have paid their registration fees by February 15, 2018  will be scheduled for presentation.

Guidelines for Form Submission:
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
Presenting author’s contact details: 

Full name
Email address
Full postal address
phone number


Presentation type – please choose from one of the following:
Poster presentation
Oral presentation

Sessions– abstracts must be allocated to a specific session for the Scientific Program. Please suggest from the list of sessions. 

In the “abstract” text paragraph, please include:

Abstract title– limited to 20 words in UPPER CASE

Author and co-authors’ details: 
Full first and family name(s)
Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country

Presenting Author e-mail address

Abstract text– limited to 250 words


The committee’s decision will be available by the end of the second week of February 2018

To Submit an Abstract CLICK HERE


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