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May 18-19, 2018

The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association


“The NFL and Medical Cannabis” Conference


will be held at the


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center,

711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33126


May 18-19, 2018


AMMPA’s “The NFL and Medical Cannabis” Conference will be the first of its kind to merge two highly controversial and popular topics, connecting traditional western medicine and medical marijuana in a professional, educational environment. This live activity includes approximately 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

AMMPA’s Annual Conference in October 2017, brought in 400 physician attendees and included 22 seminars led by knowledgeable doctors and leaders in the medical cannabis industry. It also offered 15 accredited AMA PRA CME credit hours. Physicians traveled from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, South Africa and Germany, among others. AMMPA is proud to be the largest medical cannabis physician association in the United States, representing over 1000 physician members.


Statement of Need

This conference helped physicians expand and update existing knowledge and skills regarding ever-increasingly sophisticated diagnostic and practice guidelines, to share new ideas for evaluation and treatment techniques, and to increase the practitioner’s knowledge and ability to act and advocate for patients within the current medical legislative and regulatory environment.

AMMPA’s “The NFL and Medical Cannabis” Conference will be the first of its kind to merge two highly controversial and popular topics enabling a platform that will connect traditional western medicine with the potential of medical marijuana. We are proud to recognize Jim McMahon as our Keynote Speaker, and Special Guest Congressman Matt Gaetz. Jim McMahon won two Super Bowl titles, one with the Chicago Bears as the starting quarterback and the other with the Green Bay Packers. He also played with the San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, and the Cleveland Browns. Experiencing concussionsand countless injuries during his NFL career, McMahon uses Medical Cannabis to treat his arthritis and chronic pain. He also praises it, saying it allowed him to eliminate his painkiller usage. Congressman Matt Gaetz will also be speaking at the conference, he is the original author of the 2014 Medical Marijuana Law in Florida and is a current co-sponsor of the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018.

Ex-NFL athlete, Willis McGahee, heads up the Round-Table Discussion Panel of Former NFL Players Utilizing Cannabis for Medical Conditions. Former Collegiate Football Player, Treyous Jarrells, will also be on the panel. Along with Dr. Mark Chaet and Bret Jones, who is an attorney and NFL agent. Our moderators for the Panel include Dr. Barry Gordon and Dr. Sue Sisley, two very well known names in the Medical Cannabis world.

The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association is a membership driven association, focusing on providing physicians with the resources they need to safely and effectively utilize medical marijuana recommendations as an alternative treatment modality for their patients. Based out of Florida, AMMPA serves as a physician advocate helping to outline practice risks and benefits, educational requirements, compliance issues, and aggregates its members to allow for a unified voice representing all physicians currently interested in cannabinoid medicine. Our members are leaders from across the United States that provide expertise to the public regarding research, education, speaking engagements, seminars, and industry recommendations.

DISCLAIMER: This presentation event is in no way affiliated or endorsed by the NFL nor its subsidiaries.


***Discounts or specials may not be combined and may apply to physician registrants only.***

Please call Savara Hastings at (321)917-3212 with any questions.


Miami, FL – May 18-19, 2018


FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018


9:45-10:00 AM      Welcome Address, Orlando G. Florete Jr., MD
10:00-10:45 AM    Descriptive Epidemiology of NFL Injuries and Related Health Problems, Gary Visser, MD
10:45-11:30 AM     Medical Marijuana as Medicine, can it help Athletes?, Mark Chaet, MD
11:30-12:00 AM    Transitioning Ex-NFL Athletes from Opioids to Medical Cannabis, Jaime Snarski, MD
12:00-1:30 PM      Sponsored Luncheon and Presentation 
                              *No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session 
1:30-2:15 PM         Potential Medical Cannabis Use in Chronic Pain and Anxiety in Former NFL Athletes, J. Lucas Koberda, MD, PhD
2:15-3:00 PM        Athletes Use of Medical Cannabis for Behavioral Disorders, Sue Sisley, MD
3:00-3:30 PM        Break with Exhibits by Liberty Health Sciences & Ex-NFL Player Solomon Wilcots
3:30-4:15 PM        Neuroprotective Effects of Cannabinoids and CTE, Laszlo Mechtler, MD
4:15-4:45 PM        Neuroimaging of Concussions in Patients on Medical Cannabis, Laszlo Mechtler, MD
4:45-5:15 PM        Round-table Discussion 
5:15 PM                Sessions Close




8:00-9:00 AM        Breakfast and Presentation Sponsored by Legally Mine
                               *No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session 
9:00-9:45 AM        Running your own Medical Cannabis Practice vs. Deciding to Refer, Barry Gordon, MD
9:45-10:30 AM      The Endocannabinoid System, Exercise and Wellness: Changing the Runner’s High to the Runner’s Joy, Greg Gerdeman, PhD
10:30-11:00 AM    Break with Exhibits 
11:00-12:00 AM    Role of Endocannabinoid System in Brain Repair Triggered by Traumatic Brain Injury, Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PHD
12:00-1:30 PM       Luncheon and Presentation Sponsored by Surterra
                               *No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session 
1:30-2:30 PM         Round-Table Discussion with Panel of Former NFL Players Utilizing Cannabis for Medical Conditions, Moderators: Dr. Sue Sisley & Dr. Barry Gordon, Panel: Willis McGahee (Former NFL Athlete), Treyous Jarrells (Former Collegiate Football Player), Dr. Mark Chaet, Bret Jones (Attorney and NFL Agent)
2:30-3:45 PM        Keynote Address, Ex-NFL Athlete Jim McMahon
3:45-5:00 PM        Reception, with Congressman Matthew Gaetz

5:00 PM                Program Close


Disclaimer: This event and the educational presentations are in no way affiliated nor endorsed by the NFL or its subsidiaries.


This educational activity has been a Joint Collaboration between Dannemiller and the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association.

ADA Statement: Dannemiller and AMMPA fully comply with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact Savara Hastings at by May 1, 2018 in order to receive service.


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