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The Endocannabinoid system and therapeutic role of medicinal Cannabis

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About the event

Join NICM Research Fellow and Endeavour lecturer Justin Sinclair for this webinar focussing on Endocannabinoid system and therapeutic role of medicinal Cannabis.

This webinar will feature:

1. An overview of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

  • Receptors
  • Ligands
  • Enzymes

2. ECS role in neuromodulation and homeostasis

3. Clinical Endocannabinoid deficiency and excess

4. Endometriosis: Original research surveying illicit cannabis use in women with endometriosis and self-reported outcomes.

About the Presenter:

Justin Sinclair is a Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University. Mr Sinclair coordinates the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research and Education Collaboration at NICM. For the last three  years, he has also served on United in Compassion’s Scientific Advisory Board, Australia’s leading medicinal cannabis patient advocacy group, in a pro bono capacity. His scientific background focuses on pharmacognosy (i.e. drugs that come from plants), but his research interests extend into botany, ethnopharmacology, analytical phytochemistry, ethnobotany and psychopharmacology. Mr Sinclair is currently a co-investigator on several clinical research projects in development around medicinal cannabis and spends much of his time lecturing to medical practitioners, nurses, politicians and other allied health professionals about the therapeutic applications of the cannabis genus. He has published on the topics of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system, pain management and herb/drug interactions in peer reviewed journals and is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and International Cannabinoid Research Society. 

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