2020 Canadian Symposium in
Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine
February 9th, 2020
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC
RVT, SRA, RLAT, VCCS, VTS-Lam, CVPP
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
DMV, DACVAA, CVA
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
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.
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
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.