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Post-Conference Workshop

Marijuana @ WorkFeb 14–15, 2018 Toronto

Introducing Medical Cannabis Coverage into Workplace Programs

Thursday, February 15, 2018—12:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided to delegates attending the workshop at 12:15 p.m., workshop to follow.

This workshop will provide delegates with a practical and easy to implement framework for introducing medical cannabis coverage into your benefit program in a way that is progressive, provides an effective alternative health solution to the opioids often prescribed, and is sustainable within your employer’s benefit plan.

The workshop will include:

  • clear and easy to understand guidelines for introducing medical cannabis to employer benefit plans
  • a policy framework to ensure employers have the right policies and protections in place
  • an executive brief which outlines the business case for medical cannabis coverage
  • an evidence-based approach differentiating the science from new areas for research
  • an employer toolkit to introduce coverage effectively with a focus on education and improved outcomes
  • a communications toolkit to support implementation of coverage
  • access to preferred providers with expertise for employees who are utilizing medical cannabis

If you are considering introducing medical cannabis coverage, curious about ways to support and manage medical cannabis consumption in your organization, or want to learn about cutting-edge approaches to an often-misunderstood topic, this workshop is for you.

Space is limited.

Workshop facilitators will include:

Cheryl McClellan, Chief Operations Officer, Arthritis Society

Cheryl McClellan is Chief Operations Officer for the Arthritis Society and has been with the organization for 5 years, having previously consulted to private sector companies and non-profit organizations for fifteen years in the areas of talent management, organizational development and effectiveness. Earlier in her career Cheryl oversaw human resources and organizational strategy for the Royal Ontario Museum.

Cheryl is passionate about developing strong and values-based leadership at all levels and fostering an environment where people thrive and can bring the best of their skills and talents to make a difference. She has a pragmatic but forward-looking vision that engages people in achieving success.

Dr. Michael Verbora, Medical Director, Canabo Medical Corp

With an impressive history focusing on cannabinoid medicine, Dr. Verbora is a member of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, Doctors for Responsible Access and the Canadian Pain Society. He’s also the Medical Director at Canabo Medical Corp, specializing in cannabis research and education.

Mike Sullivan, CEO and Co-founder, Cubic Health

A second-generation pharmacist with a background in finance and business, Mike is a passionate advocate for plan sponsors. A frequent speaker and commentator on issues related to benefits plan sustainability, he has appeared on CBC, BNN, and in The Globe and Mail. He is also a regular columnist in Benefits Canada magazine. Mike is an Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto, where he teaches in the area of Management Fundamentals.

Jonathan Zaid, Founder and Executive Director, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM)

At the age of 14 in 2007, Jonathan was diagnosed with New Daily Persistent Headache, a rare neurological condition that causes constant head pain and insomnia. After trying all available interventions to no avail, he finally gained some relief from medical cannabis and in 2014, was among the first to successfully advocate for medical cannabis insurance coverage and helped eliminate the fees Ontario-based physicians were charging patients for cannabis authorizations. Zaid currently sits as Chair of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council’s Patient Advisory Committee and is an editorial board member for “Using Medical Cannabis”, a quarterly medical cannabis publication. 


Post-Conference Workshop—February 15, 2018 (half day)
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