Best in Class Education Committee
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.
Board Member and US. Medical Director
Dr. Miller is a noted speaker and published author
Bob Forbes, B.A., M.A. Ed., CCPE
Bob Forbes, (Toronto, ON)
Bob Forbes obtained his undergraduate degree from St Mary’s in Halifax and began his pharma career with Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (1986-2016). After numerous progressive positions in sales, training and development, marketing management, sales management, clinical communications, new business & continuing health education (CHE / CPD), his true interest aligned with professional development. His master’s degree (curriculum and instruction with specialization in adult education) has allowed him to explore innovative approaches towards educational initiatives directed at healthcare professionals. Bob’s research has centered on learning styles as well as educational gaps and he has presented (plenary and poster) at medical conferences, rounds and other medical settings. He has also been involved with the direction and or development of various critically acclaimed accredited or non-accredited health care learning programs in pain management, opioids and addiction. His expertise in program development includes live programming in a variety of formats, as well as digital based learning.
Professor Rory A. Tekanoff
Professor Rory Tekanoff, (London, ON) cannabinoid expert and faculty appointment medical educator. He has 30 years experience in development of post-graduate medical education with a specific focus on pain management and cannabinoids. Since 2003, his medical education companies provided cannabinoid education in many formats and languages around the world. Professor Tekanoff is an Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer with high ranking medical journals such as CMAJ and JCHEP, where he provides expert ongoing review of submissions primarily related to education, cannabis/cannabinoids and other medical topics related to his expertise.