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May 2018, the Cannabis Science team participated in the 2018 Global Health Catalyst Summit held at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit at Harvard, is a premier yearly event designed to catalyze high impact international collaborations to eliminate global health disparities, with main focus on cancer and related diseases. During this summit Mr. Raymond C. Dabney, the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Co-founder was named the recipient of the esteemed 2018 Harvard Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Industry Leader Award and was the keynote speaker during the Phytomedicines Session.
The theme of the Phytomedicines Session was From Farm to Bedside: Advancing Clinical Translation of Medical Cannabis and Other Phytomedicines for Global Health. Mr. Dabney discussed the development of effective cannabinoids and the creation of the Cannabis Science Global Consortium, a research and development framework and platform to cooperate and collaborate with stakeholders worldwide.
Cannabis Science’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Allen Herman, moderated the Phytomedicines Session and also presented on the role of cannabinoids in reducing the pain therapeutic divide between developed and developing countries, and CBIS’ research and development plan.
Pan African Ambassador for Food Security and member of the Cannabis Science Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Brylyne Chitsunge, discussed opportunities to cultivate, extract, manufacture, package, and distribute cannabinoids in Sub-Saharan Africa along with the task of educating the rest of the continent through actions and success. The Ambassador’s main take away for the audience was the emphasis of the importance of micro-nutrition and food security within the overall approach to improve healthcare outcomes throughout all of Africa.
GHC Europe 2018
Cannabis Science participated in the Europe Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit and Summer Workshop in Germany, organized by at the University of Heidelberg and Harvard Medical School’s Global Health Catalyst. CBIS’ Scientific Advisory Board Member and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Elpasso Farms in South Africa, Dr. Brylyne Chitsunge, was invited to deliver a keynote address on engaging the African Diaspora, phytomedicines in global health, and closing the cancer pain divide. This two-day event held August 30th and 31st, is a pre-summit to the annual GHC Summit at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and was attended by government officials, private-sector leaders, and researchers from Europe, the United States, and throughout Africa.
As keynote speaker, Dr. Chitsunge also discussed Elpasso Farms’ and Cannabis Science’s initiatives in Africa in the areas of food security, collaborations, and economic development. The economic development initiatives presented include education, drug development, and job creation.
Cannabis Science and Elpasso Farms have recently entered into an agreement to develop a phytomedicines initiative in South Africa. This partnership will include establishing research, development, cultivation, testing, manufacturing, and production facilities. Additionally, CBIS and Elpasso intend to establish the Pan-African Agriculture and Commerce University (PAACU), which will serve as a platform for research, drug development, education, and training throughout Africa.
Additionally, Cannabis Science, Elpasso Farms, and Harvard Medical School’s GHC recently announced the signing of a historic collaboration agreement to develop initiatives throughout
April 2017, the Cannabis Science team participated in the 2017 Global Health Catalyst Summit held at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Mr. Dabney was the keynote speaker and panelist for a special session on “Cannabis Science Versus Cancer and Other Malignancies”.
Mr. Dabney discussed how cannabinoids can be used to treat cancer and other diseases, manage the side effects of cancer treatment like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and potential applications of medical cannabis in global health to close the global pain divide; Cannabis Science’s vision for the global health and development impact of cannabinoid-based medicines; and the need for greater public education on the importance of medical cannabis research.
Additionally, Mr. Dabney presented summit participants with an overview of the company's drug development program, as well as with an update on Cannabis Science's Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber). Dr. Allen Herman, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of CBIS, Inc. Co-Chaired this session and participated in the discussion on the epidemiology of cancer and the utilization of opioids in Africa, which reflects the pain divide. Mr. Dabney and Dr. Herman lead CBIS’ collaboration with DFCI.