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2020 Canadian Symposium in

Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine

Western Canada

February 9th, 2020


Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC​​​​


7 Hrs

CE Credit

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Stephen Cital


This lecture will give attendees an overview of the endocannabinoid system to better understand the physiology of this most abundant receptor system and how an imbalance of the endocannabinoid system, like deficiencies or excess in specific parts, can lead to disease and disorders. The cannabis plant will be described in detail to understand the mechanism of action of the different phytocannabinoids and terpenes.

Introduction to Cannabis & the Endocannabinoid System

Conny Mosley


This lecture will focus on understanding the endocannabinoid system as an integral part of the pain pathway and how that knowledge is and can be used to treat chronic pain with cannabinoids. The lecture will discuss the related literature for further insights on the promising application and limitation for pain in veterinary patients. Veterinary studies will be critically evaluated.

The Role of Cannabinoids in Pain Management

Ethan Russo, MD

Board-certified Neurologist

Cannabinoid Researcher

Comparative Neurology in Cannabinoid Medicine

The use of cannabis for neurological disorders has been documented across cultures for millennia. 

This lecture will take a brief look at these historical uses, and then explore the science behind emerging cannabinoid therapies for neurological diseases in both people and animals.  Using comparative neurology, applications for use in veterinary species will be explored, and a review of recent veterinary studies discussed.

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Katherine Kramer

DVM,DAVBP (Canine & Feline)


This lecture will focus on understanding how the endocannabinoid system and different phytocannabinoids influence mental disorders. This is backed up by the extensive available research. For veterinary medicine conditions, the focus of the presentation will be on anxiety, cognitive dysfunction, aggression, fear, and stress.

The Role of Cannabinoids in Behavioural Medicine
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This lecture will present the current knowledge of the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in oncology.  Research in cannabinoid medicine focused on oncology will be examined and the mechanism of actions of endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids on cancer treatment and cancer development will be discussed. 

Louis-Philippe de Lorimier

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

The Role of Cannabinoids in Oncology
Cannabinoids in Clinical Veterinary Practice

Clients have a lot of questions about cannabis use for their pets.  Veterinary professionals have a lot of questions about how to answer them.  This lecture will review current legislative and regulatory issues, as well as provide a basis for informed discussions with clients through harm reduction education.

Sarah Silcox


Early  Bird Pricing - before Dec. 9th

CAVCM Members: $160      Non-Members: $210

Regular Pricing

CAVCM Members: $210      Non-Members: $260

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Presented by the

Canadian Association of Veterinary

Cannabinoid Medicine

Thank you to our exhibiting partners:

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