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2019 AMMPA Annual Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 10/4/2019 to 10/6/2019
When: October 4-6, 2019
Where: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida  32830
United States
Contact: AMMPA

Online registration is available until: 10/4/2019
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Welcome Address
Mark Chaet, MD, AMMPA President

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System
Greg Gerdeman, PhD

Liabilities and Legalities in the Hemp and Cannabis Industries:
Malpractice, CBD Product Sales, Hemp, and
Physician Ownership Considerations

Michael Lowe, JD, Brian Evander, JD, Lowe & Evander, P.A.

Women’s Health and Sexuality
Ralph Nobo, MD

Medical Marijuana and its affect on health care insurance,
facilities and ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations)
Michael Patterson NHA, OTR/L, CEAS
US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC

Geriatric Guidelines for Medical Marijuana Therapy
Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith

Benefits of CBD on Gut Health
Deepa Verma, M.D., AIHM

The Endocannabinoid System is Unique and just may
Revolutionize the Practice of Western Medicine

Martha Rosenthal PhD

Florida Cannabis Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:
A Literature Review

Genestor Wilson-King, MD

Post-Op Pain, Opioids & Medical Cannabis Use
Lawton Tang, MD

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV):
The Anti-Munchies Appetite Buster for
Weight Loss and Metabolic Syndrome

Gregory Smith, MD, MPH

Cannabis and Mental Health: How to Treat Anxiety & PTSD
Deepa Verma, MD, AIHM

Safety, Efficacy, and Limitation of Medical
Cannabis in African Americans

Laszlo Mechtler, MD, FASN, FAAN, FEAN

A Retrospective Analysis of Autism Patients & Medical Cannabis
Jennifer McVige, MD

Central Nervous System Tumors and Medical Cannabis Treatment
Laszlo Mechtler, MD, FASN, FAAN, FEAN

Running a Successful Medical Marijuana Practice
Barry Gordon, MD

Medical Marijuana and Brain Injury: Treatment & Prevention
Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH

Physician ‘Side-Hustle’ and Other Part-Time Practice Opportunities
Jade Green

Medical Marijuana Research Programs
Julio Paez, MD

Science Not Anecdotes
Richard Boxer, MD

Regulatory Compliance and Practice Management for Physicians:
Requirements for Becoming Qualified to Provide Treatment
Recommendations in Florida and Other States

Tara L. Tedrow, JD
Chair, Florida Hemp Advisory Committee

Medical Marijuana Use in Dermatology
Robert Norman, DO, MPH, MBA

Modes of Delivery: The Facts On Vaping, Smoking And Ingesting
Raphael Bones, MD

Medical Cannabis: The Unintended Consequence
Orlando Florete, MD

Advances in Research and Treatment Options Outside the US
Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD

Future Advances in the US Panel Discussion
Raphael Bones, MD
Mark Chaet, MD
Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD
Robert Norman, DO, MPH, MBA



Nikki Fried
Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture

Promoting Cannabis Products to Pharmaceutical Drugs
Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD



Friday Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by: Leafly

Saturday Reception

Sponsored by: MUV



Sponsored Breakfast & Product Presentations

Sponsored by: Columbia Care

Sponsored by: Legally Mine








Meeting Agenda (Download Preliminary Agenda)

CME Activity

CME accreditation will be applied for once the program is complete. It is anticipated that between 17 – 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will be awarded.


AMMPA MEMBERS: You must log in to your AMMPA member account for the discounted rate.

  • AMMPA Member: $395 (Physician, Physical/Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Resident, Nurse Practitioner)
  • Practice/Office Manager: AMMPA Member $100
Join AMMPA and enjoy all the benefits of membership.
  • Non Member Physician: (MD, DO)  $690  
  • Non Member: Physical/Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Resident, Nurse Practitioner: $435  
  • Non Member Practice Manager: $400


Refund Policy: AMMPA has a no-refund policy for registrations. AMMPA offers registration protection. The cost of the protection is 5.75% of the total cost for the registrant and is available during the registration process.

Housing Information

AMMPA 2019 Annual Conference attendees are able to make hotel reservations online at
You may also call reservations at  1-800-782-4414. 
Reference the group code AMM to ensure you receive the group rate of $175 a night.
Deadline for the discounted rooms in our room block is September 12, 2019.

Meeting Sponsors

The AMMPA Annual Conference is the perfect opportunity to meet representatives of companies that can be beneficial to your practice. 

View the list of exhibitors


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