Dr. Mark Ware

Chief Medical Officer · Canopy Growth

Dr. Ware leads Canopy Growth’s medical division, Spectrum Therapeutics including research towards the development of cannabinoid medicines.

Endocannabinoid System Cannabis Research Cannabinoids Medical Cannabis Clinical Research

Daniele Piomelli

Distinguished Professor · UC Irvine

Daniele Piomelli's research is focused on the function of lipid-derived messengers, with particular emphasis on endogenous cannabinoids.

Anatomy & Neurobiology Cellular Pharmacology CBD Marijuana Neuropharmacology

Kari L. Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs & Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

Kari L. Franson is a leader in health professions education, workforce development and psychopharmacology with an emphasis on cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids Curriculum Development and Assessment Interprofessional Education Psychopharmacology Experiential Education

Elaine Hyshka

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health · University of Alberta

Professor Hyshka is a health services and policy researcher focused on reducing the health, social, and economic costs of substance misuse.

Harm Reduction Opioids Cannabis Drug Policy Substance misuse

Hilary Black

Chief Advocacy Officer · Canopy Growth

Hilary has been serving patients for over 20 years and is committed to breaking down barriers to access medical cannabis for all.

Corporate Social Responsbility Social Justice Patient Advocacy Diversity and Inclusion Medical Cannabis

Boyoung Seo

Assistant Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Boyoung Seo researches industrial organization and applied microeconomics

Econometrics Industrial Organization Applied Microeconomics

Elliott Silverstein

Director, Government Relations, Insurance · CAA Club Group

Elliott manages and executes key elements of CAA’s provincial advocacy role, and overseeing municipal advocacy efforts.

Insurance Ontario Politics Stakeholder & Public Engagement Strategic Advocacy Policy Analysis

Charles Kaplan

Interim Associate Dean of Research Hamovitch Center For Science In Human Services · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Charles Kaplan explores the patterns of drug use, drug treatment strategies and social policy.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Diversity/Cross Cultural Behavioral Health Health

Patrick Bordnick

Dean, Tulane University School of Social Work · Tulane University

Bordnick is a pioneer in the use of virtual reality for substance abuse assessment and intervention.

Self-Care Virtual Reality Technology Health Autism

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries · International Data Corporation (IDC)

IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industries

Internet of Things Vertical Markets Software Markets Economic Analysis

Hans Oh

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Hans researches the social determinants and health correlates of psychotic experiences.

Psychotic Experiences Psychiatric Epidemiology Korean American Health

Jason Bremner

Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Jason Bremner leads team of experts helping clients succeed in the software and services markets in Canada.

Precision Agriculture Outsourcing Enterprise Applications Cloud Services Digital Transformation

Meng Cong

Manager, Market Insights and Analytics · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Meng Cong is the Manager of the Market Insights and Analytics team at IDC Canada

Smart Cities Risk Analysis Economics and Behaviour Forecasting & modeling Measurement Models

Teresa Di Felice

Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations · CAA Club Group

Teresa oversees CAA SCO's advocacy and community relations efforts in Ontario.

Cannabis and Road Safety Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Roadside Assistance Congestion Management Policy Advocacy

Peter Popplewell

Chief Technology Officer · Canopy Growth

Leading the design and engineering of numerous high-volume consumer cannabis delivery devices

Cannabis Vaporizer Devices Cannabis Delivery Systems Research and Development Design Engineering Vaping

Ron Priefer

Professor/Entrepreneur · MCPHS / New England Breath

Ron Priefer is an expert in NMR spectroscopy, materials science, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, research design, and Polymers.

Academic Advising Mass Spectrometry Organic Synthesis Research Organic Chemistry

Robert Mikos

Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in federalism and drug law, including marijuana legalization.

Hemp Law Sanctuary Cities Opioid Abuse Marijuana legalization Marijuana Law and Policy

Jordan Davis

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Professor Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Jungeun Olivia Lee

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Jungeun Olivia Lee focuses on a relationship among SES, adverse childhood experiences, substance use, and its comorbid mental health.

SES Childhood Adversity Life Course Human Development Substance use

Natalie Reisman Breger

In-House Counsel, Real Estate and Franchise · Restaurant Brands International (Tim Hortons/Burger King/Popeyes)

Business minded in-house counsel and busy mother of three young children

Women on Bay Street Parenting Young Children Working Moms Fitness and Wellness Twins