Cannabis Research 101

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Location 

Paetzold Multi-Purpose Room
Vancouver General Hospital
899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver


BC is at the forefront of this research boom, leading the way in cannabis research with projects aimed at addressing a variety of health concerns, from substance use disorders to chronic pain and illness to neurological diseases.  Please join us to hear from three researchers working in the field of cannabis research.


  • Dr. MJ Milloy - Dr. Milloy is a research scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use  and Assistant Professor in the Division of AIDS, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.  He is also the University of British Columbia's first Canopy Growth Professor of Cannabis Science. Dr. Milloy is an infectious disease epidemiologist whose research focuses on the interrelationships between illicit drugs and HIV/AIDS, as well as the effects of cannabis on people living with HIV/AIDS or addiction.
  • Dr. Jeff Brubacher - Dr. Brubacher holds positions as an emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital, Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia Department of Emergency Medicine, and Director of the Emergency Medicine Research Program at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Dr. Brubacher’s research focuses on road safety with a special interest in drug impaired driving and traffic policy evaluation. He chairs the British Columbia Road Safety Strategy, Research and Data Committee and sits on the City of Vancouver Traffic Safety Advisory group.
  • Dr. Alice Schabas - Dr. Schabas is a clinical neurologist specializing in the care of patients with multiple sclerosis. She completed her medical education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Following that, she did her neurology residency training here in Vancouver and completed a fellowship in multiple sclerosis at the University of British Columbia.

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