Avicanna Inc. (“Avicanna” or the “Company) (TSX: AVCN) (OTCQX: AVCNF) (FSE: 0NN) a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products is pleased to announce that the Company will host a medical symposium entitled “Cannabinoid-based Medicine in the Canadian Healthcare System – From Emerging Evidence to Clinical Practice” at the MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Monday, May 13, 2024.

The symposium, with registration limited to health care practitioners and researchers, will cover a range of topics including emerging evidence and practical clinical applications of cannabinoid-based medicine. The event will feature key opinion leaders, clinicians, researchers, and scientists from various academic, research and clinical organizations and hospitals and industry. Speakers include:

    Dr. Camila Sofia Arriagada EgnenSickKids, The Hospital for Sick Children   Dr. Karolina UrbanAvicanna Inc.
    Dr. Alan Bell University of Toronto   Samantha Aitken, RPhMyMedi.ca
    Dr. Hance ClarkeToronto General HospitalUniversity Health Network   Aras AzadianAvicanna Inc.
    Dr. Carlo DeAngelis Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre   Andrew BevanSpectrum Therapeutics
    Dr. Tania Di RennaWomens’ College Hospital   Erin ProskSante Cannabis
    Dr. Julia Hoeng Vectura Fertin Pharma   Keith StratchanMediPharm Labs Corp.
    Dr. Evan LewisNeurology Centre of Toronto    

The event will also highlight necessary education and resources for Health Care Providers seeking to implement medical cannabis as a potential treatment option including the Company’s Avicenna Academy. Avicanna’s team will also be presenting advancements in cannabinoid-based research including the Company’s recently completed research studies in addition to introducing to the MyMedi.ca medical cannabis care platform.  

“We feel privileged to bring together clinicians and thought leaders with direct experience in prescribing cannabinoid-based medicine and medical cannabis to patients. Our aim is to increase discussion and further explore possibilities around cannabinoid-based medicine’s potential as a treatment option for HCPs” stated Dr. Karolina Urban, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs at Avicanna. 

To register for the symposium: 

Health care practitioners and researchers, may apply for registration at: www.avicanna.com/symposium 

About Avicanna Inc. 

Avicanna is a commercial-stage international biopharmaceutical company focused on the advancement and commercialization of evidence-based cannabinoid-based products for the global medical and pharmaceutical market segments. Avicanna has an established scientific platform including R&D and clinical development that has led to the commercialization of more than thirty products across various market segments: 

  • Medical Cannabis & Wellness Products (RHO Phyto™):The formulary offers a diverse range of proprietary formulations including oral, sublingual, topical, and transdermal deliveries with varying ratios of cannabinoids and is supported with ongoing patient, and medical community education. RHO Phyto has been established as a leading medical brand in Canada and is currently available nationwide to patients across several medical channels and continues to expand into new international markets. 
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations and Pipeline: Leveraging Avicanna’s scientific platform, vertical integration, and real-world evidence, Avicanna has developed an extensive a pipeline of patent-pending drug candidates that are indication-specific and in various stages of clinical development and commercialization. These cannabinoid-based drug candidates look to address unmet medical needs in the areas of dermatology, chronic pain, and various neurological disorders. Avicanna’s first pharmaceutical preparation (Trunerox™) is approved in Colombia and is in registration stage in other South American markets. 
  • MyMedi.ca Medical Cannabis Care: MyMedi.ca is a medical cannabis care platform formed with the aim to better serve medical cannabis patients’ needs and enhance the patient journey. MyMedi.ca is operated by Northern Green Canada Inc., and features a diverse portfolio of products and pharmacist-led patient support programs. MyMedi.ca also provides specialty services to distinct patient groups such as veterans and collaborates with public and private providers for adjudication and reimbursement. MyMedi.ca provides educational resources to facilitate the incorporation of medical cannabis into health care regimens.   

SOURCE Avicanna Inc. 

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