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Some minor changes on the time of lectures can happen, until we close the whole schedule.

9pm - 9:15pm

Welcome - Cannabis and Evidence Based Medicine

Speech by Martha Montemayor, Ricardo Cunha

9:15pm - 10pm

Achievements and challenges of Cannabis Regulation in Uruguay

Speech by Lic. Augusto Vitale

10:00pm - 10:15pm

Coffee Break

10:15pm - 11:45pm

Making Cannabis a Medical Specialty

Moderator: Martha Montemayor, Mara Gordon, Dr. Reuven Or, Prof. Miguel Martinez

11:45pm - 12:15pm

A True History of the Opiate Crisis

Speech by Michel Miller - LA Weekly

12:15pm - 12:45pm

The Medicalisation of Cannabis in Israel

Speech by Mgr. Yuval Landschaft - video

12:45pm - 13:05pm

Cannabis Plant Genetics - What are Indica and Sativa?

Speech by Daniela Vergara, PhD
CME Program

13:05pm - 14:00pm

Lunch break

14:00pm - 14:45pm

Best Practices for Medical Cannabis Growers

Speech by Rudy Ellenbogen

14:45pm - 15:45pm

Cannabis and Brain Plasticity

Speech by Sidarta Ribeiro, PhD
CME Program

15:45pm - 16:05pm

To be confirmed

16:05pm - 16:20pm

Coffee Break

16:20pm - 16:40pm

To be confirmed

16:40pm - 17:00pm

How to Read a Cannabis Lab Test

Speech by Jay Kodah, MS

17:00pm - 17:30pm

Fundamentals of Terpenes

Speech by Yahav Blaicher, PhD




Society and Cannabis: patient associations and accessibility

Moderator: Gustavo Robaina, Fibromialgy Association, Batar Foundation, Emecann, UPACC


Medical Cannabis in Uruguay

Moderator: Julia Galzerano MD, Andrea Rey MD, Gustavo Tamousinas MD, Lucía Delgado MD, Prof. Marta Vázquez


Market of Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp in Uruguay

Moderator: Dr. Adrian Gutierrez, Dr. Leonardo Costa, Sergio Vazquez, Alejandro Ferrari

9:00am - 9:45am

Endocannabinoid System Basics and Routes of Administration

Speech by Martha Montemayor, CNC
CME Program

9:45am - 10:30am

Treating Common Conditions: Cannabis and Pain

Speech by Sharon Montes, MD
CME Program

10:30am - 10:45am

Coffee Break

10:45am - 11:30am

Access to medical cannabis in Uruguay

Speech by Julia Galcerano, MD
CME Program

11:30am - 12:15pm

Cannabis & Behavior and Addiction

Speech by Renato Filev, PhD
CME Program

12:15pm - 13:00pm

Medical Cannabis - From theory to practice. Clinical Experience with 2.000 Patients in Colombia

Speech by Poala Pineda, MD
CME Program

13:00pm - 13:45pm

Lunch break

13:45pm - 14:30pm

Cannabis Drug Interactions & Cautions

Speech by Rachel Knox, MD
CME Program

14:30pm - 15:30pm

Cannabis in Cancer & Pain - Via Skype

Speech by Donald Abrams, MD - video
CME Program

15:30pm - 15:45pm

Coffee Break

15:45pm - 16:45pm

Cannabis and Psychiatry

Speech by Jose Franceschini, MD
CME Program

16:45pm - 17:15pm

Cannabis and Schizophrenia

Speech by Celeste Romero, MD
CME Program

17:15pm - 17:35pm

Making High Quality Cannabis Affordable in Chile

Speech by Ana Maria Gazmuri


Networking Happy Hour


The Role of the Press in the Education of Society

Moderator: Dr. Jairo Bouer, Guille Garat, Fábio Pannunzio, Rosengela Marques Lara, Claudia Collucci, Raquel Rojas


Cannabis Research in Uruguay

Moderator: Florencia Sachi, Prof. Dr. Carlos García, Dr. Cecilia Scorza, Hugo Rodríguez, Cecilia Fernández


Current scenario of the Cannabis Regulation Law in Uruguay

Moderator: Mercedes Ponce de León, Dr. Alberto Castelar, Lic. Julio Calzada, Lic. Milton Romani, Rafael Sanseviero

9:30am - 10:15am

Cannabis and the Future of Major Drugs

Speech by Raphael Mechoulam, PhD - video
CME Program

10:15am - 11:00am

Research on Cannabis and Sleep

Speech by Atilio Falconi, PhD
CME Program

11:00am - 11:15am

Coffee Break

11:15am - 12:15pm

Patient Care in Peru

Speech by Francesca Brivio
CME Program

12:15pm - 13:00pm

Endo and Phyto Cannabinoids in the Regulation of the Immune System

Speech by Reuven Or, MD, and Osnat Almogi-Hazan, PhD
CME Program

13:00pm - 13:45pm

Cannabis and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Speech by Eliane Nunes, MD
CME Program

13:45pm - 14:45pm

Lunch break

14:45pm - 15:45pm

Cannabis and Cancer Research

Speech by Cristina Sanchez, PhD
CME Program

15:45pm - 16:00pm

Cannabis and Cancer Care

Speech by Mara Gordon
CME Program

16:00pm - 16:30pm

Coffee Break

16:30pm - 17:00pm

Cannabis and Kidney Transplants

Speech by Leticia Cuñetti, PhD
CME Program


CANNAMERICA Closing Ceremony


What you will experience here

Medical Education

Physicians and Researchers, bringing their knowledge and sharing precious experiences on healthcare development with cannabis, including CME certification.View more

Panel Discussions

Moderated discussions, aiming to clarify polemic subjects that influence the development of the whole medical cannabis chain.

Exhibitors and Workshops

The most innovative companies and experts, showing how they are contributing for the consolidation of this new Cannabis era.

Lectures on Innovation

Learn how emerging technologies transforming cannabis medicine. Including innovative extraction techniques, drug development, novel routes of administration, and more.

Business Promotion

Mentorship and techniques for structuring, starting, and running a successful cannabis business, within a complete structure and environment set for business development. Making business as fluid as it can be.

Startup challenge

An unique challenge, promoted in partnership with F6S, to facilitate the access of Startups to markets, investors, and their target public.

Startup Competition

From March 10 to August 2, 2019, Startups are invited to take part of this challenge that will select the most relevant young companies that are developing innovative solutions to the cannabis market.

The competition is open to every kind of solution, since that the Startups show the connection of it to any of the cannabis markets.

The Startups will be evaluated by a jury, composed of representatives of CANNAMERICA supporters, entrepreneurs, investors, and market executives, who will elect the best solutions and the one that has the potential to generate the greatest positive impact to the cannabis market development and to people's lives, through their business.

The 3 first places will have a special participation at CANNAMERICA, having space on stage to pitch their solutions to the market and investors, and networking with a special introduction to all interesting professionals there.

Finalists will be announced on August 5, 2019.

See more details on the CANNAMERICA Competition on F6S.

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Supporters who see the importance of education on the market consolidation, those who are helping everything to come true.
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Medical Doctors


  • CME certification
  • Full access to the event activities
  • Breakfast, coffee break, lunch and happy hour
* Ticket for the doctors and health professionals who wish to obtain certification CME at the end of the event, and meet all the requirements on the registration.
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General Public


  • Full access to the event activities
  • Breakfast, coffee break, lunch and happy hour
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  • CME certification, when applicable
  • Full access to the event activities
  • Breakfast, coffee break, lunch and happy hour
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  • CME certification, when applicable
  • Full access to the event activities
  • Breakfast, coffee break, lunch and happy hour
* For Uruguayan citizens, permanent residents, and foreign professionals working in Uruguay. Proof of this status will be requested on the registration.
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CANNAMERICA offers AMA-PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits in cannabis medicine for physicians, and for other clinicians and medical cannabis industry professionals, a Medical Cannabis Specialist Basic Training Certificate, to attendees completing the medical portion of the conference.

Uruguayan students, group plans and non-profit organizations dedicated to teaching or scientific research, can request special prices by sending mail to explaining their case to obtain special conditions..


Notícias que saíram na mídia

Playa Mansa, Parada 4 - Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Enjoy Cassino & Resort



Convention Center @ Enjoy Resort & Casino, at Punta del Este, Uruguay.

to 16°
from 42°
to 62°

August in Uruguay is the end of winter. Usually sunny days, and a little cold.

Event Structure

  • 800 people conference room
  • Simultaneous translation (PT/EN/ES)
  • 30+ Exhibition booths
  • Breakfast, coffee break, lunch and happy hour
  • Meeting rooms
  • Workshops tent

Local Information

International travels

You can look for two different destinations within Uruguay, as international airports:

Montevideo Airport (MVD): 115 km from CANNAMERICA.
Punta del Este Airport (PDP): 20 km from CANNAMERICA.


Enjoy Resort & Casino, venue of the event - 5 star hotel

Rooms reservations are now open. If you are interested on special rates, click below and choose the dates of your stay.
Special rates Enjoy
You also can find lots of Airbnb hosts around the event site, as well as other hotels.

Ground Transportation

Scheduled transportation will bring attendees and guests, from these airports to CANNAMERICA.

Check the time of your flight arrival and let us know if you want to hire this transportation.
Car is simple to hire or rent on the airports.
Be aware on the availability.