SYDNEY 2022 SPEAKERS
The Hemp Health and Innovation Symposium features a range of speakers discussing a variety of topics including medicinal uses of cannabis, health benefits, personal experiences, industrial and agricultural uses of hemp and more. These industry experts can broaden your knowledge and answer all your questions surrounding this game changing plant.
2022 SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED SOON.
2022 | Sat 4 & Sun 5 June
Dr John Teh
Cannabis is Medicine.
Dr John Teh is a Cannabinoid Clinician and Clinical educator, highly regarded in the medicinal cannabis community, both nationally and internationally. Dr Teh has been consulting patients regarding their medicinal Cannabis requirements since legalization in Australia in 2016. Dr Teh regularly educates Doctors, Nurses, Health Professionals about how to use medicinal Cannabis effectively. His aim is to promote cannabis as a medicine to both heal and maintain optimal health. Q&A time available at presentation.
Andrew Kavasilis (Founder - Medical Cannabis Limited)
Cannabis Jobs In Australia
Founder of and technical director of Medicinal Cannabis Limited (MCL) and its subsidiary VitaCann, Andrew Kavasilas has a history in the hemp industry that goes back two decades. He has been growing industrial hemp under state permits since 1999. In 2001, he was involved in cultivating one of the first authorised Australian medicinal cannabis crop. Kavasilas is also the secretary of the Australian Hemp party, has been campaigning for cannabis law reform for years, was an instrumental player in the legalisation of hemp seed food, and is a long-term critic of the NSW roadside drug testing regime.
Glover & Sorrensen
Australia's only certified Hemp Olympix Officials (cert #101, #102, Brussels, 2001), Glover & Sorrensen have officiated at Hemp Olympix games around the world. No, they haven’t. But they are comedians. Together they'll share the spirit, fun and the history of the Hemp Olympix movement whilst hosting a series of Hemp Olympix events including joint rolling competitions.
Arthur Wajs (Hemp Pet & Hemp Fields Co-Founder, AIHA Treasurer)
Hemp Foods, Cannabinoids and Terpenes - New Products
So many amazing food products can be made from hemp, yet in Australia we are still restricted to foods and supplements from hemp seeds only. Coming directly to HHI EXPO 2022 from Europe’s largest Hemp Event, CannaTrade in Switzerland, Arthur will showcase products from countries where the whole hemp plant can be made into a range of products. With FSANZ being in the process of approving leaves, roots and sprouts for human consumptions, it’s up to us, the consumers and voters, especially with a new government in place, to ensure it. Australia must start catching up to the rest of the World. Arthur Wajs is the co-founder of Hemp Pet and Hemp Fields, Australian companies already very actively participating in local and global markets.
James Vosper (President: Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance)
Industrial Hemp & Carbon Sequestration
It was James' passion for the environment that led to his first involvement in industrial hemp in 2009. His interest in all aspects of industrial hemp soon expanded and he has addressed many forums on the benefits of hemp for the economy, the environment, as food and as medicine.
James is the President of the Industrial Hemp Association of NSW, an organisation whose members have been prime movers in the legalisation of hemp as food. He is President of the Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance (AIHA) a national organisation representing members from all Australian states. He is also the Chair of the AIHA sub-committee on medicinal cannabis.
Dolph: The Dean of Green (Australian Cannabis University)
Growing Cannabis In Australia (Freeing your Mind, Body & Spirit)
The Australian Cannabis University is a not for profit community of like-minded people, aiming to bust through the political nonsense and to get the cannabis plant the legal recognition that it deserves. Restoring the perception of cannabis through hands-on education, community and healing.
Michelle Stanvic (ECS Wellness Collective Founder)
An Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System
A foundational way to prevent and treat disease and optimize health and wellbeing, Michelle Stanvic (RN MPallCAgedCare and Budding Herbalist, founder of ECS Wellness Collective) is the founder of The endocannabinoid system, often referred to as the ECS, is still a relatively new idea in the health and wellness sphere—but it's one of the most fascinating discoveries ever made. The endocannabinoid system is integral to the balance and healthy function of nearly every system in our bodies: it’s linked to our immune health; pain response (both physical and emotional); sleep patterns; mood; gut function; gut microbiome; appetite; metabolism; hormone balance; fertility and so much more. Once we understand the key principles of the endocannabinoid system we can start to take steps to take control of our health and wellbeing. Michelle will provide an introduction to the ECS as well outline key principles and share some ECS health hacks.
CRAIG ELLIS (LEGALISE CANNABIS NSW PARTY)
The Politics of Cannabis – The State of Play
Craig Ellis on what the result of the Federal election could mean for cannabis law reform, the latest with drug-driving laws and the pathways to getting cannabis legalised. He will report on the campaign that led to the election of two Legalise Cannabis Party candidates to the West Australian parliament, the establishment of the NSW Legalise Cannabis Party and what you can do to help the cause.
Ben Arnet (FOHSE President)
7 misconceptions about LED grow lights
Because the technology is relatively new, rumors and hearsay surround LED grow lights wherever they are implemented. Recent advances have allowed for startling results in grow rooms and greenhouses across the country, making it harder to tell fact from fiction. Enjoy a special presentation from Fohse's President & Co-Founder Ben Arnett, as he sheds some light on the 7 misconceptions about LED grow lights.
Sam Barlow (Director - My Terpenes)
Terpenes, Cannabis and the Entourage Effect
Let’s dive into the fascinating world of terpenes, which sit at the intersection of medicine, flavour and recreation! Together we will explore the theory of the entourage effect- how terpenes are believed to augment the effects of cannabinoids via their interaction with the human endocannabinoid system. We will examine the pivotal role they play in the different therapeutic and pleasurable effects of individual cannabis strains, and how they are disrupting the outdated sativa/indica binary paradigm of cannabis classification. Nerdy but fun!
Dr Katrina Green, PhD (Senior Lecturer & Medical Scientist, University of Wollongong)
Benefits of Cannabis Phytochemicals on Brain Health: Discovering New Medicines in Hemp
Dr Katrina Green is a neuroscientist and a medical sciences lecturer at the University of Wollongong (Molecular Horizons and School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health). She is also a scientific affiliate of The Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE), an Australian Federal Government funded cannabinoid research centre that conducts collaborative research across the broad fields of plant sciences, pre-clinical and clinical research, and health policy and practice. Dr Green has 16 years of cannabinoid medical research experience and leads a vibrant scientific team who are developing new therapeutic approaches to treating illnesses of the brain. She has a keen interest in the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and other compounds found in hemp plants, eg terpenes and flavonoids, as well as their interactions (the ‘entourage effect’). She will present these topics and her publications (https://bit.ly/3yR3gG9 and https://bit.ly/3wDUXf5), which examine scientific evidence showing that certain cannabis compounds can improve brain health. Her talk will highlight the potential of hemp plants to enable the discovery of new medicines in this area.
Irish Wick - (AKA Medicinal TV)
From Pharma To The Stars
BUCKLE IN FOLKS!!! In the House we have The Hooligan of Hemp himself the with the introduction like no other "ITS YA BOY Irish, AUSTRALIAS HIGHEST Aka 🍁 MEDICATED TV 🍁". Join Irish the "Aussie Joe Rogan" Journey from Cannabis Patient to Celebrity Manager for the Greats Cheech and Chongs & The Pope of Pot himself Sir Tommy Chong. TV Host, Radio Host, Music Producer, Cannabis Consultant & Whitelabel Specialist HE DOES IT ALL!
Eidan Havas (CEO – MiDispensary)
‘Zero-Tolerance’ Drug Driving Laws - What It Means For You
With the legalization of medicinal cannabis in Australia in 2016, our parliament was faced with the challenge of constructing a regulatory driving frameworks to deal with this. In 2022, patients treated with medicinal cannabis in Australia are still faced with criminal sanctions if cannabis (medicinal or recreational) is present in their blood or oral fluid while driving. This is irrespective of whether they are impaired by the cannabis or not. Criminal Defence Lawyer and CEO of MiDispensary, Eidan Havas, speaks on the current regulatory framework in NSW and other states, also touching on possible legislative changes we anticipate over the next several years.
The Australian Hemp Council – Why Are We Importing Hemp?
Why does legislation mean we are often importing hemp? And exporting. Tim Schmidt is the president of The Australian Hemp Council (AHC - a national 7 member council featuring representatives from each state hemp organisations and the Northern Territory) and the Tasmanian Hemp Association. With a national membership of 200 members, The AHC represent hemp growers and processors Australia wide. Tim will provide an update on national AHC developments in the hemp industry as a grower organisation. One of AHC’s primary objectives is to bring about legislative change to allow the unhindered cultivation of industrial hemp in Australia and open the industry up for Australian Farmers.
New speakers announced every few days, watch this space!