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CEO - INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS SOLUTIONS
With a strong background in business management and finance (specifically agency, liability trading and investment banking)he continues to raise funds for private placements and consults on various small to mid size projects internationally.
In 2008, after becoming a victim of a hit and run accident, Kevin set out to educate himself on options to treat and manage the chronic pain condition he developed following the accident. What he found was a significant lack of understanding and numerous impediments to access the right physicians for diagnosis and the development of a comprehensive treatment plan. Over time Kevin has successfully managed to reduce and eventually eliminate the usage of prescribed opioids for his conditions by including medical cannabis with other aspects of his treatment plan
Since that time he has conferred and consulted hundreds of individuals connected to the world of pain management and cannabis spanning from other patients, their families & friends, medical practitioners, cannabis companies, pharmaceutical industry representatives, legal professionals and members of law enforcement.
He is also proud to have consulted the Canadian Federal Government, several Provinces and many Municipalities within Canada advising on regulation and dignified access to treatment, including coauthoring a medical/legal report on the “Pain Epidemic in Canada and how Cannabis fits in your Treatment Plan”.
Kevin currently works with companies involved in Healthcare, pain management and cannabis including cultivators, energy management, greenhouse optimization, horticulture and seed genetics, physicians, Healthcare clinics, medical intakes including privacy issues, education, security, and other concerns of patients using cannabis as part of a multi-faceted pain management program.
Kevin currently serves as COO of International Cannabis Solutions and Executive Director of Chronic Pain Toronto.
Hilda Gan, MHSc, CHRL
Unique among HR Consultants is my ability to provide practical business minded HR solutions and strategies based on 15 years as part owner of a national engineering firm.
The key to business success is understanding and building a business where the foundation starts with its people. A creator of an award winning best work culture, 50 Best Workplaces in Canada – top 10 for 2 consecutive years, I know the value of people to Business Success. The results are improved productivity, strong workplace culture, enhanced employee satisfaction and increased retention. I want to help businesses, their owners and their people in "Developing People and Business Success". Visit my website at www.peoplebrightconsulting.com and contact me for a free 45 minute consultation to learn more about how you can reduce the HR risks in your company.
Dr. Ira Price MD, FRCPC
Dr. Ira Price is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine through the Department of Internal Medicine at McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons trained in Emergency Medicine, with a Fellowship in Sports Medicine.
For the past eight years Dr. Ira has been a leader in the clinical application of natural pain solutions and Cannabinoid therapeutics. In 2011, Dr. Price opened the first clinic in Ontario dedicated solely to evaluating patients for the use of medical cannabis, called Synergy Health Services. Dr. Price then founded the Medical Cannabis Journal Club of Hamilton; the first accredited Medical Cannabis Journal Club.
Dr. Price’s Medical Cannabis practice has been peer reviewed. His dedication and forward thinking is recognized on the national stage. Relying on evidence based principles, Dr. Price developed an effective clinical pathway for the evaluation of patients. Most recently he developed CARE – Cannabis Accreditation, Research and Education – a Seminar style certification for the medical and lifestyle communities.
He is an internationally known lecturer who has educated countless numbers of physicians and patients on the use cannabinoids. Dr. Price’s interests lie in the development of protocols for the clinical application of cannabinoids and the safety of cannabis in the public domain.
Dr. Price assumed many roles within the growing Cannabis industry; including medical director and research advisor of federally approved Licensed Producers. He assisted in the development of SOP’s and regulatory standards that would become part of the backbone of the corporation.
Dr. Price’s extensive knowledge and expertise within the Cannabis market allows him to be a top consultant. His ability to forecast and analyze the Cannabis market has translated into huge wins for both Licensed Producers and Investors alike.
Dr. Price’s other roles include: Director of Cannabis Research Associates; Team Physician Varsity Rugby 2009-2017; Partner Cannabliss- Retreats California, USA.
Dr. Clarke, Director Pain Services at Toronto General Hospital
Dr. Clarke, Director Pain Services at Toronto General Hospital
Dr. Clarke is the Director of Pain Services at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. He is also a staff anesthesiologist at the University Health Network and is the Medical Director of the Pain Research Unit at the Toronto General Hospital. After my MD and anesthesia subspecialty training in Toronto, I completed a PhD in the Royal College Clinical Investigator Program at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. As a clinician scientist, my research interests include evaluating the efficacy of preventive analgesia, identifying novel acute pain treatments following major surgery, identifying the factors involved in the transition of acute postsurgical pain to chronic pain, studying the genetics of acute and chronic pain after surgery, and identifying risk factors associated with continued opioid use and poor health related quality of life after major surgery. He recently helped to develop the Rouge Valley Hyperbaric Medical Centre and has begun to study outcomes related to the use of Hyperbaric Medicine. He was recently awarded the Canadian Pain Society Early Career Research Award. Dr. Clarke was recognized nationally for his research productivity and funding to date, as well as improvements to patient care such as the development of his novel Transitional Pain Program..
Project Manager, Digital Marketing Manager
Matija Krunic provides both digital design, software and marketing skills as well as Project Management consulting specialising in medical cannabis. Matija was the main Project Manager and head of Digital Marketing for Bedrocan BV and also a Project Management and marketing consultant for CannTrust , The Internet Dispensary, and Chronic Pain Toronto.
He is a Former Teacher of Digital Marketing at Seneca College and a Certified Project Manager. Matija has 10 years experience consulting in design, development, project management and search marketing.
Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, MBA
Originally from the Bronx, NY. After spending several years in central Florida working as an orderly and then an EMT/Paramedic, Dr. Rosado realized his passion for the medical profession. He started chiropractic school at Life College in Marietta, GA where he graduated cum laude with a BS degree in Clinical Nutrition and a doctor of chiropractic degree. After practicing for several years, he went on to Universidad Central del Este, in San Pedro de Macoris where in 2001 he graduated suma cum laude with his medical degree. After working as physician and clinic Director in Salt Lake City, UT, team physician for the Costa Rican Institute of Recreation and Sports, and staff physician at Hospital Mtropolitano in San Juan, PR, Dr. Rosado relocated back to Florida. In 2005 Dr. Rosado completed his MBA in Health Care Management from University of Phoenix, magna cum laude. Once back in Florida, he worked as the Director of the Communicable Disease Division/Epidemiology and immunization departments as well as the Sr. Lead Physician at St. Johns County Health Department.
Dr. Rosado then moved on to Tricounty Hospital in Williston, FL to be the medical director, and also worked in a private practice with the Institute of Medical and Cardiovascular Excellence (IME/ICE) in Williston and The Villages providing primary and functional/regenerative care. Upon resigning from both Tricounty Hospital and ICE, he worked as a temporary (Locum Tenens) physician at the North FL Evaluation and Treatment Center in Gainesville, FL, Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, FL, Escambia County Jail in Pensacola, FL, Florida Health Source in Pierson/Deland/Deltona, FL.
Presently, Dr. Rosado is the Medical Director at Coastal Wellness Centers in Ormond Beach, FL and is providing Therapeutic Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) recommendations and Suboxone Therapy; and volunteers once a month at Shepherd's Hope Community Clinic, in Longwood, FL.
He was on the bureau of speakers for the United For Care (Amendment 2) campaign in 2014 and 2016 and in 2015 Dr. Rosado took both the Florida Physicians Cannabis Course and the Florida Cannabis Medical Directors Course. In the late summer of 2016, he was the first to recommend high CBD:low THC in the greater Central Florida region to an adult patient with Stage 3 brain cancer and in the late late fall of 2016, he was the first to recommend medical cannabis (THC:CBD 1:1), in the state of FL, to a pediatric patient, who was terminally ill. To date, he has worked with over 1,000 patients for the evaluation, recommendation and management of medical cannabis.
Rod Colón has a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in today's global economy. Rod shares his 25 years of experience as a corporate HR management insider specializing in Diversity & Inclusion, professional networker and career coach through an unusual yet common sense approach to networking and career management. His in-depth knowledge of unconscious bias, global staffing and networking gives Rod a unique ability to both coach and consult today's professionals and executives around the world.
Joy Davies - Western Canada Business Development Coordinator
Joy had been a medical cannabis patient since 2003. Suffering fibromyalgia for years, she was able to eventually terminate the use of 13 pharmaceuticals used to treat her symptoms by incorporating cannabis as her treatment regime.
She began lobbying provincial and federal government bodies to provide dignified access to medical cannabis in 2009 after a friend battling erythromelalgia for 10 years, had committed suicide. She had been unsuccessful in finding a pharmaceutical that could relieve her debilitating symptoms. The doctors chose to put her on methadone rather than sign her Health Canada papers giving her legal access to try to see if cannabis would relieve her awful symptoms. She was 59 years old.
Joy then moved on to become Founder of both the BC Medical Cannabis Partners Society & Canadian Medical Cannabis Partners Society. She is not only dedicated, but has superior intellectual knowledge.
With a strong background in government relations, Joy has held 3 terms as a municipal elected councilor, and most recently running in the 2015 Federal election as a Liberal Candidate, holding legalization of Cannabis for medicinal purposes as one of her portfolio items.
A career background in economic development and small business start-up who has taught her expertise as a BC provincially certified adult educator and curriculum developer.
I live in Markham, Ontario. Born in South Africa, and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Majors Psychology and Public Administration). Immigrated to Canada in 1990. Worked with Merck Frosst Canada for twenty – two years.
My first assignment was in the Kitchener – Cambridge – Guelph triangle, before being promoted Senior Sales representative position in Mississauga. In 1999 I accepted a National Sales Training position in Montreal. This lasted for 5 years (returned in 2005) before I returned to Toronto, and held various senior sales representative positions until my retrenchment in 2012.
Since 2012 I worked for various smaller pharmaceutical start up companies. I've spent a career working in the field of medical sales, training, and marketing. I've received several prestigious Merck Presidents's Awards, including being recognized as the only Canadian employee for "People who made a difference" at Merck International. This is testimony to my ability to see the “Big Picture” fast, and focus on the continuum of inter-connected vendors working towards closing Care- Gaps between physician and patients.