Wien, Österreich
Universitätsring 1

Scientific Symposium CANNABIS

Medizinisches Event,  Öffentlich

phytochemical, pharmacological and clinical evidence


organized by
Herbal Medicinal Products Platform Austria (HMPPA)
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)


On behalf of the Herbal Medicinal Products Platform Austria (HMPPA) and the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), the Organizing and Scientific Committees invite you to attend the scientific symposium „Cannabis – phytochemical, pharmacological and clinical evidence“. The event will take place on November 15th 2018, 09:00 – 17:00 h at the University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, Kleiner Festsaal, A-1010 Vienna, Austria. The symposium will provide new

insights and most recent research data on Cannabis and its medicinal uses for human health.


invited speakers

Prof. Giovanni APPENDINO
Cannabis beyond the „big two (THC and CBD)“: the biological potential of minor cannabinoids and of non-cannabinoid constituents of Cannabis
University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy


Prof. Mahmoud A. ElSOHLY, Ph.D
Cannabis Based Products: Analytical and product development issues
The University of Mississippi, National Center for Natural Products Research, a division of The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USA


Cannabidiol, a broad-spectrum therapeutic cannabinoid: emphasis on its neuroprotective properties
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain


Mag. Bernhard FOEGER
The production of medical cannabis in Austria by ages
Institute for Sustainable Plant Production, Division for Food Security, AGES – Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Austria


Prof. Jürg GERTSCH 
Cannabis and the endocannabinoid system – a molecular love story
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland


Dr. Gianpaolo GRASSI
Breeding and agronomical techniques to produce medicinal cannabis
CREA-CI, Research Centre for Cereal and Industrial Crops, Branch station of Rovigo, Italy


Prof. Dr. Werner KNOESS
Cannabis for medicinal use – key parameters of the legal environment
Head of Division Licensing 4, Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Traditional Medicines, Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, Bonn, Germany


o.Univ.-Prof. DDr. Hans-Georg KRESS, FFMPCAI
Medicinal cannabis – hope or dope?
Medical University of Vienna, Division of Special Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Vienna, Austria


Prof. Victor NOVACK MD PhD
From hype to hope. Evidence based medicine approach to medical cannabis
Soroka University Medical Center, Be’er Sheva, Israel


Prof. Dr. med. Michael SCHAEFER
Medical use of cannabis: potential and risks
Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine (CCM/CVK), Charité Medical Center Berlin, Germany


Assoz. Prof. Dr. Rudolf SCHICHO
GPR55: a cannabinoid sensitive receptor that promotes inflammation and cancer of the gastrointestinal tract
Otto-Loewi-Forschungszentrum, Lehrstuhl für Pharmakologie, Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria


registration fees

Participants are invited to register online for this scientific workshop, preferably before November 10th, 2018.

The registration fees include coffee breaks and lunch.



All presentations will be in English.