ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Montel Williams will deliver the keynote address at the first annual "International Canna Pro Expo," an educational conference and expo dedicated to medical cannabis education. The event will take place October 2-4, 2015, at the Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando FL.
The two-day Expo will feature lectures, panel discussions, and networking events hosted by leading experts on Medical Cannabis. The event is open to healthcare and business professionals including doctors, nurses, and individuals in Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE).
"I am proud to be participating in this event," says Emmy Award Winning TV personality Montel Williams, who was chosen as the Expo's Keynote speaker because of his advocacy for patients who rely on medical cannabis. "I'm constantly meeting doctors and health care professionals who are eager for reputable, evidence-based information on medical cannabis. This Expo is their chance to find it."
The Expo will feature lectures on the science and history of cannabis, methods of ingestion, legal aspects, and the current business landscape. Notable speakers include Dr. Stephen Holt (Distinguished Professor of Medicine NYCPM); author Irvin Rosenfeld; political consultant Michael Bronstein; Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos (Professor of Neurology at University of South Florida); Dr. Mark Rosenberg (Integrative Cancer Expert); Dr. Sue Sisley (PTSD Researcher and Scientist); Dale Sky Jones (Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University) and Dr. Aseem Sappal (Provost & Dean of the Faculty of Oaksterdam University).
The Expo will also include networking opportunities to encourage peer-to-peer and interdisciplinary interaction among speakers and attendees.
"It's critical we arm medical professionals with the best and most current scientific research and information on medical marijuana, so they can bring that knowledge to their own communities," says Jonathan Franks, Political Director for Montel Williams. "Furthermore, this Expo is an important step toward taking medical marijuana out of the political arena and re-focusing on science, research and evidence-based medicine."
About International Canna Pro Expo:
International Canna Pro Expo is dedicated to educating medical and business professionals on the latest in Medical Cannabis research. The organizers saw a high demand for reputable, evidence-based information on Medical Cannabis, specifically among CMEs and CNEs. Continuing education credits will be offered to all healthcare professionals who attend this event.
About Montel Williams
Montel Williams is an Emmy Award winning television personality, decorated former naval officer, inspirational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur and advocate for patients worldwide. Before and after the success of his television show, Montel has been passionately involved in projects dedicated to helping others. He is an outspoken advocate for patients with MS, and for US servicemen and women. He is the CEO of Living Well, which focuses on improving individuals' physical, emotional, and financial health, and serves on the board of the MSRuntheUS, We are Family, and Fisher House Foundations.
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