Medical Cannabis Education 101

Arash Taghvai, Manager of Clinical Affairs, Apollo Cannabis Clinic We will be discussing the chemical makeup of cannabis, how to obtain a medical prescription, the positives/negatives of the plant in medicine, how the cannabinoids are absorbed by your body, and what conditions/symptoms it can help patients with. The talk is useful for practicing physicians, caregivers, the general public looking for education, anyone suffering from chronic pain conditions. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the benefits and uses of medical cannabis
  • Explain where to obtain a prescription
  • Summarize the different types of compounds in the plant

Arash is an International Medical Graduates who work at Apollo Cannabis Clinics in Toronto. Arash is the Manager of Clinical Affairs works to support patients who are looking to improve their quality of life with medical cannabis, at Apollo Cannabis Clinics. Apollo is a doctor's office in Toronto, that prescribes medical cannabis for patients suffering from conditions such as pain, sleep issues, and PTSD, and who educates all their patients, and the larger community, about this alternative medicine.


Quality Standards for Medical Rehabilitation

Jill Allison, Accreditation Advisor, CARF Canada This presentation will provide a brief overview of person-centred accreditation standards for medical rehabilitation. CARF's international consensus standards for quality are used to accredit over 60,000 programs/sites in 26 countries. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss CARF's person-centred accreditation standards
  • Identify key quality themes for medical rehabilitation services
  • Explain CARF's consultative approach to accreditation.

Jill Allison is an Accreditation Advisor with CARF Canada who focuses on CARF Aging Services and Medical Rehabilitation accreditation across Canada. Jill earned her MBA from the University of Windsor, and has an undergraduate degree in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo. She has more than two decades of experience in the health sector including in long-term care, home & community care, health promotion, and primary care. As well, Jill has worked as a university instructor, primarily teaching business topics.


Philips Ultrasound: Lumify

Ben Friedberg, Account Manager, Philips

We will be showcasing our portable ultrasound device Lumify. This device allows you to perform ultrasound scans in the palm of your hands. We will be demonstrating how using ultrasound can benefit guided injections, and the different cases were Lumify can assist. This session will be of value to Physiatrists, sports medicine doctors, Orthopedics, Medical Students, and Residents.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Explain how ultrasound can benefit guided injections
  • List the different probes that Philips offers for Lumify
  • Discuss how point of care ultrasound can benefit your daily practice
  • Indentify ways that ultrasound can imporve your patient satisfaction