Prof. David Neubauer
(Slovenia)
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Prof. David Neubauer obtained his MD title at University of Ljubljana in 1977. At the University Children’s Hospital he took internship and residency. He then received doctorate degree at his alma mater (in 1993, the thesis was titled "Cardiorespirography in Newborn Infant and Early Period"). Completed numerous postgraduate studies, among others in France, Great Britain, Austria, Hungary and Denmark.

From 1997 till 2015 David Neubauer was the head of Department of Pediatric Neurology at the University Children's Hospital in Ljubljana. Since 2006 is a full professor at the Medical Faculty. He worked in the Division of Child Neurology at the Al-Sabah Hospital in Kuwait.

For over 10 years he has been an adviser to the Slovenian Ministry of Health.

Carried out a series of research projects, is also the author or co-author of numerous scientific papers in the field of medicine.

Member of various international medical and scientific societies.



Prof. Dr.Hianit Koltai
(Israel)

Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel, since 2001.

She is the Editor of books and of The International Parasitic Plant Society, a member of Editorial boards in international scientific journals and an Editor of special issue of scientific journals. Prof. Koltai is a leading author of more than 80 peer reviewed publications and more than 30 book chapters and invited reviews.

Prof. Koltai’s lab expertise is with the biological and chemical analysis of cannabis for medical use. The research in the lab is focused on deciphering the "entourage effect" between cannabis compounds while specifying their influence at the molecular level on human cells and tissues.

Dr. Pavel Pachta
(Czech Republic)
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Pavel Pachta holds a doctorate in international economics. He lectured at the University of Economics in Prague and then served for more than a quarter of a century in various positions in the UN drug control bodies. Between 2004 and 2013 he was the Deputy Secretary of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). He contributed to several UN and WHO publications on substances under international control and their availability for medical and scientific purposes.

Dr. Pachta provides consultancy on international drug regulations to companies, Governments and NGOs. In 2018, he became the International Regulatory Affairs Director of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) in Prague.

Dr. John Gaitanis
(USA)

Dr. John Gaitanis, a graduate of Brown Medical School, completed his neurology training at Children’s Hospital Boston. He went on to finish an epilepsy fellowship at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. While there, he co-founded the Comprehensive Brain Malformation Program.

In 2004, Dr. Gaitanis became the director of pediatric epilepsy at Hasbro Children’s Hospital (Rhode Island). In Brown Medical School he aided in the development of ketogenic diet and epilepsy surgery programs.

He now serves as the Director of Child Neurology at Tufts Medical Center/Floating Hospital for Children.

Dr. Gaitanis’ research is aimed at improving the sensitivity of EEG through digital signal processing. He has also published original articles and book chapters on children's epilepsy.

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Prof. Uri Kramer specializes in pediatric neurology and pediatric epilepsy. Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1976. He took residency in pediatrics at the Pediatric Department of the Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot. Received a fellowship in pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at the Boston Children's Hospital (USA, 1992-94).

At present works as the director of Pediatric Epilepsy Service of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Also is a strategic advisory board member of the Australia-based company MGC Pharmaceuticals which develops and produces cannabis products for medical use.

Uri Kramer is a full professor of pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University.

Author or co-author of over 100 scientific papers on epilepsy.

Belongs to various Israeli and international medical societies, was the president of one of them (Israeli Epilepsy Association).

Prof. Uri Kramer
(Israel)



Adrian Devitt-Lee graduated from Tufts University with a MS in Mathematics and a BA in Chemistry.

As a R&D intern with Medicinal Genomics, he identified mutations in the CBDA synthase gene in plant varieties. He was also an intern with the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. As a senior research associate with CannaCraft, Inc., Devitt-Lee researched pesticide and solvent safety and provided regulatory input to California government officials. He is a contributing writer at Project CBD, an educational non-profit dedicated to explaining cannabinoid science and medicine.

Adrian Devitt-Lee is the co-author of several articles in peer-reviewed publications. One of the most popular ones is his report on cannabinoid-pharmaceutical interactions, published in Sonoma Medicine.

Adrian Devitt-Lee
(USA)
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A landscape architect, planter and cannabis lover. He practiced at the Institute of Natural Fibers & Medicinal Plants in Poznan under professor Lidia Grabowska.

Founding member of the Free Cannabis Association and of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana. One of the promoters of the Polish pro-medical cannabis law. Representative of the legalization movement. Co-originator and organizer of many cannabis projects in Poland.

Dedicated most of his life to exploring and spreading the knowledge about cannabis and hemp.

Jakub Gajewski
(Poland)



Dr. Eng. Anna Wondołowska-Grabowska, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology of the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

Her research work is related to the cultivation of fibrous, oily and fabaceous plants and she works on the technology of plants (industrial and energetic, among others). An important area of her scientific activity is the chromatographic analysis of plant (and animal) material and oils in terms of composition and content of fatty acids along with the assessment of their nutritional value. An important topic in this area is also the examination, in cooperation with the Cracow University of Technology, of the possibility of using oils of various origins for the production of biodiesel.

She is a member of the editorial board and advisory board of foreign scientific journals: Bulletin of Uman National University of Horticulture and COMU Journal of Agriculture Faculty.

(The presentation has been prepared in cooperation with Dr. Eng. Elzbieta Skrzynska from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology of the Cracow University of Technology.)

Dr. Eng. Anna Wondołowska-Grabowska 
(Poland)
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Prof. Guillermo Velasco has a PhD degree in Biology from the School of Biology of the Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. In 1999 he got a position of Assistant Teacher at the School of Chemistry of the Complutense University and since 2003 he is Associated Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I.

In 2001 he started to investigate the mechanisms underlying the antitumoral action of cannabinoids and their potential use in cancer therapies. He has published more than 80 articles and reviews in international journals.

Scientists from Prof. Velasco's group are currently investigating the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress, autophagy, apoptosis, intracellular trafficking of ceramide and other processes in cannabinoid antitumoral action, as well as the participation of growth factor receptor-activated pathways in the resistance to the antineoplasic actions of cannabinoids.

Prof. Guillermo Velasco
(Spain)
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Michal Ksiazkiewicz graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.

He has over 10 years of experience in analytical work on cannabinoids and also many years of experience in the analysis of both raw material and cannabis extracts.

He is a specialist in the field of quality control of pharmaceutical products.

He is also a technologist in the production of cannabis extracts.

Michał Książkiewicz 
(Poland)

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