Congress Speakers

  • Silviu Brill, Israel | Congress Chairperson

    Silviu Brill, Israel | Congress Chairperson

    Dr Silviu Brill is Specialist in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Director of the Institute for Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel. Past- President of the Israeli Pain Association and Past President, Pain Section of the Israeli Society of Anesthesiology.
  • Winfried Häuser, Germany | Congress Chairperson

    Winfried Häuser, Germany | Congress Chairperson

    Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Häuser is specialist of general internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine and pain medicine. He is senior consultant for gastroenterology, hepatology and pain/palliative care medicine, Department of Internal Medicine I, Klinikum Saarbrücken Germany.
  • Carolyn Baglole, Canada

    Carolyn Baglole, Canada

    Dr. Carolyn Baglole received her BSc and MSc from the University of Prince Edward Island, and her PhD from the University of Calgary. She then did postdoctoral research in the fields of lung biology/toxicology in the Department of Environment Medicine at the University of Rochester (Rochester NY) before returning to Canada. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology, 
  • Julie Dumouchel, Canada

    Julie Dumouchel, Canada

    ulie Dumouchel is the Director of Clinical Operations at Canopy Health Innovations (CHI) – the partly-owned R&D subsidiary of Canopy Growth. Although fairly new to cannabis/cannabinoid research, over the past 20+ years, Julie held various R&D roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Merck then Bayer), biotechnology (Methylgene), and CRO (Quintiles), with a primary focus in Oncology. 
  • Elon Eisenberg, Israel

    Elon Eisenberg, Israel

    Prof. Elon Eisenberg graduated from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He completed a residency in Neurology, at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, and Neurology - Pain Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. 
  • Mark Feldschuh, Australia

    Mark Feldschuh, Australia

    Occupation: Pharmacist
    Academic Qualifications; B. Pharm, F.P.S., F.A.I.P.M., G.A.I.C.D.

    Mark is a past President of the Victorian Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, holding this position from 2008 to 2012. He was  Chair of the  Professional Development Committee PSA (Vic) from 2006 to 2016.
  • David Finn, Ireland

    David Finn, Ireland

    David Finn is Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Principal Investigator and Founding Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Research at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway.  Professor Finn graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology from NUI Galway and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Bristol, after which he worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience, University of Nottingham.
  • Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Canada

    Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Canada

    Mary-Ann Fitzcharles has worked as a clinician, teacher and clinical researcher at McGill University, Montreal Canada since 1982. She completed her medical training at University of Cape Town, South Africa, and further specialized as a rheumatologist at the London Hospital, Whitechapel, England. Her career interest has been focused towards the clinical context of pain in the rheumatic diseases, beginning with early work in fibromyalgia syndrome. 
  • Eva Hoch, Germany

    Eva Hoch, Germany

    Dr. Eva Hoch is a clinical psychologist and the head of the Cannabinoid Treatment and Research Group at the Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She has an international reputation as senior researcher in the field of psychoactive substances with a special focus on cannabis. 
  • Tina Horsted, Denmark

    Tina Horsted, Denmark

    2001 , MD  , Copenhagen University  Denmark 
    2008 , University Hospital Rigshospitalet ,  specialist in anesthesiology
    2008 -12, University Hospital Gentofte and Hvidovre , Consultant, head of education, Department of anesthesiology, Intensivecare medicine and painmanagement

  • Silvia Kochen, Argentina

    Silvia Kochen, Argentina

    Director Neurosciences and Complex Systems Unit (EnyS), CONICET, Hosp. El Cruce “N. Kirchner”, Univ. National A. Jauretche, since 2015, F. Varela, Prov. Buenos Aires. 
    Head of Epilepsy Section, Div Neurology, Hosp "R .Mejía", since 1984, Buenos Aires City
  • Olga Kovalchuk, Canada

    Olga Kovalchuk, Canada

    Dr. Kovalchuk received her B. Med. (Honors, 1992) and M.D. (Stomatology, 1994) degrees at the Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University in Ukraine. In 1994 she began a career at the Medical University and the Chernobyl Research Centre studying consequences of the Chernobyl accident, and in 1998 received a PhD (Medical Genetics). 
  • Jost Langhorst, Germany

    Jost Langhorst, Germany

    Jost Langhorst is Professor of medicine and director of the clinic for Integrative and Internal medicine, Klinikum Bamberg, Germany. He studied medicine at the University of Muenster, UCSF in San Francisco and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is appointed for the chair for Integrative Medicine - focus on translational gastroenterology - at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). 

  • David Meiri, Israel

    David Meiri, Israel

    David (Dedi) Meiri, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and a member of the Technion Integrated Cancer Center (TICC). Dr. Meiri's scientific background is highly diverse. He holds a M.Sc. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in plant biotechnology from Tel Aviv University. 
  • Bart Morlion, Belgium

    Bart Morlion, Belgium

    Bart Morlion trained as an anaesthesiologist but works since many years full time in pain medicine. He is the director of the Leuven Centre for Algology & Pain Management at the University Hospitals of Leuven and clinical professor at the University of Leuven, where he teaches pain management, pharmacology and evidence based medicine at the medical school. 
  •  Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Italy

    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Italy

    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini is currently Director Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy. Professional Societes: Societa Italiana de Reumatologia, Collegio Medici Ospedalieri Italiana, American College of Rheumatology and Myopain Society. 
  • Anne Katrin Schlag, UK

    Anne Katrin Schlag, UK

    Dr Anne Katrin Schlag is Research Manager at DrugScience and Honorary Fellow at Imperial College London. She completed her graduate studies and PhD in Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and worked for several years as Senior Lecturer at King's College London. 
  • Haggai Sharon, Israel/UK

    Haggai Sharon, Israel/UK

    Haggai Sharon, MD PhD, is a specialist in Internal medicine and Pain Medicine. He is a senior physician at the Institute of Pain Medicine in Tel Aviv Medical Centre and a researcher at the Sagol Brain Institute in Tel Aviv University, where he completed a PhD in neuroscience and currently leads the Laboratory for #Consciousness & Neurosychopharmacology. 
  • Ido Wolf, Israel

    Ido Wolf, Israel

    Prof. Wolf completed his B. Med. Sc. and M.D. studies at the Faculty of Health Science, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and specialized in internal medicine and medical oncology at the Sheba Medical Center.
  • Tomas Zabransky, Czech Republic

    Tomas Zabransky, Czech Republic

    Tomas Zabransky graduated from Medical Faculty, Palacky University Olomouc in 1993, where he also received Ph.D. in epidemiology, hygiene and preventive medicine in 2001. 
  • Gregor Zorn, Slovenia

    Gregor Zorn, Slovenia

    Gregor Zorn is the co-founder of the European Cannabinoid Therapy Association (ECTA) and one of the teachers at the first European Medicinal Cannabis post-graduate educational course, “Medicinal Cannabis: Agricultural, Botanical, Medical, Legal and Social Aspects” at Padua University Medical School in Italy.