Technology and Innovation for Medical Cannabis

On November 1st 2018, the UK government re-scheduled medical cannabis from a schedule 1 drug (absence of medical benefit) to a schedule 2 drug (allowed to be prescribed under certain conditions). This track explores the development of the UK market since then and how the industry is progressing by drawing on experiences from Canada, Israel and Continental Europe. 

In the age of internet-based medicine and E-Health, a panel of leading clinicians and entrepreneurs will also explore what impact technology has on medical cannabis and how innovation is driving new ways of measuring efficacy, patient-doctor interactions, and access to personalised medicines. 

With the NICE Guidelines on Cannabis based medicines set to be published on Nov 4th, don’t miss this excellent opportunity to interact with some of the leading international medicinal cannabis experts! 

Our session will start with a keynote of Prof Dedi Meiri on the GIANT stage and will be followed by panels in a dedicated separate room. 


Curated by

Dr. Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno

Chief Medical Officer, Cellen

Dr Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Cellen, a Medical Cannabis e-Health company using technology such as big data, IoT and AI to provide tailored care to patients.


Eric Bystrom

Founder, Cellen

Eric is the Co-founder and CEO of Cellen, a E-Health company using technology to drive new ways of measuring efficacy, patient-doctor interactions, and access to personalized medicine for medical cannabis in the UK and Europe.



13:30 - 14:00

From plant to pharma, the unique situation of medical cannabis

The latest on cannabis research

Prof Dedi Meiri, Technion

14:10 - 14:20

Introduction to Medical Cannabis

Dr Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno

14:20 - 15:00

Medical Cannabis in North America

Dr Chris Blue

15:00 - 15:30

A Patient’s Perspective

Basia Zieniewicz

Jonathan Liebling

15:30 - 15:45


15:45 - 16:30

Panel: A Clinicians Perspective


Dr Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno

Dr  Chris Blue - Canada

Prof Mike Barnes

Dr  Haggai Sharon - Israel

16:30 - 17:15

Panel with leading entrepreneurs: Cannabis in the Age of Online Medicine and E-Health

Moderator: Dr Henry Fisher 

Dr Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno

Dr Julie Moltke-Huitfeldt

Jaipaul Massey-Singh

Dr Chloe Sakal