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Women's and Children's Health - Special Paediatrics Seminar

Dr Ethan Russo - Cannabis and Paediatrics

Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and author. He is the Founder and CEO of CannabisResearch.org

Previously, he was Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) based in Prague, Czech Republic. Medical Director of PHYTECS (2015-2017), a biotechnology company researching and developing innovative approaches targeting the human endocannabinoid system and from 2003-2014, he served as Senior Medical Advisor, medical monitor and study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom for numerous Phase I-III clinical trials of Sativex® for alleviation of cancer pain unresponsive to optimized opioid treatment and initial studies of Epidiolex® for intractable epilepsy.

He is a Past-President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and former Chairman of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Botanical Council. He is author of multiple books, has published numerous book chapters, and over fifty articles in neurology, pain management, cannabis, and ethnobotany.

His research interests have included correlations of historical uses of cannabis to modern pharmacological mechanisms, phytopharmaceutical treatment of migraine and chronic pain, herbal synergy and phytocannabinoid/terpenoid, serotonergic and vanilloid interactions.

Date Friday, 28 February 2020
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Staff Only,Postgraduate Only
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentWomen's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
LocationPaediatric Seminar Rooms
CostFree
Contact NameHana Mangai
Contact Emailpaeds.sec@otago.ac.nz

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