Discover a natural alternative. Live your best life.
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo BC

Join us in the beautiful port city of Nanaimo on Saturday March 23rd, 2019, for a ground-breaking conference that will inform and empower older adults on the use of medical cannabis, include the most recent research findings, hear from experts in the field and others with “lived experience”.

As the first event of its type in Canada, presentations will also be invaluable to medical professionals, caregivers and senior service providers. Gain timely information on the future of medical cannabis and the emerging needs of older adults, with expert advice on how we can -all- live our best lives.

The Medical Cannabis Conference for older adults is the first event of its type in Canada.

Hear directly from older adults who have used and benefited from medical cannabis. Ask an expert about legalities and access. Visit the trade show featuring medical cannabis services and products from across Vancouver Island. Lean about investing in stock, insurance, and alternative health and wellness paths.


On March 23rd, you can get answers to all your questions in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Access current and practical information on how medical cannabis is being used for treating illnesses, particularly diseases associated with aging such as chronic pain, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Our conference topics feature:

Scientific Research
Provides you an opportunity to learn about the results of scientific research on cannabis use in older patients.
Medical Discussions
Medical discussions on cannabis use for pain-relief and potential contraindications with other medicines commonly prescribed to older adults.
Panel Sessions
Panel sessions will include advice by professionals on what questions to ask your health care practitioner in the areas of prescriptions, acquiring medical cannabis, and the legal ramifications of potential impairment.
Listen to First-Hand Experience
Hear from older adults with lived experience who have found relief from chronic pain conditions as a result of injury and hear about their journey in navigating acquisition of medical cannabis in our current healthcare system.
Expo area where you will be given the opportunity to obtain information on referral agencies, products and accessories from our sponsors and other senior service providers.
Conference Speakers
Dr. Rob SealeyDr. Rob SealeyKeynote Address - Cannabis 101 & Question & Answer Panel
Philippe Lucas, VP Global Patient Access TilrayPhilippe Lucas, VP Global Patient Access TilrayMedical Cannabis - The Past, The Present, The Future, Question & Answer Panel
Terry Rycroft, CEO MCRCITerry Rycroft, CEO MCRCIMCRCI - Accessing Medical Cannabis & Question & Answer Panel
Christine Basque, Executive Director,  Arthritis Society of BC & YukonChristine Basque, Executive Director, Arthritis Society of BC & YukonQuestion & Answer Panel
Pam EdgarPam EdgarLived Experience Panel
Maria Bolton & HunterMaria Bolton & HunterLived Experience Panel
Download the Conference Schedule

Find the times for sessions and workshops by downloading our PDF schedule below.


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