New Lecture Series Begins with Medical Cannabis Theme

August 15, 2019

BRIT and UNTHSC Co-Host Lecture, Panel Discussion

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) will launch a new annual lecture series by co-hosting “Medical Cannabis: Illness & Symptom Relief,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

Event location is the UNTHSC MET Auditorium, 1000 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. Tickets, which cost $10 and include a 6 p.m. lobby reception, may be purchased by visiting http://bit.ly/2YQadkV.

Featured speaker Dr. Michael Moskowitz, MD, MPH, will outline his research and practice using medical cannabis as a means of treating pain for his patients. His book, “Medical Cannabis: A Guide for Patients, Practitioners and Caregivers,” emphasizes integration of this treatment into standard medical care using neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change throughout life) as its central focus.

A business panel discussion moderated by Hayden Blackburn of Tech FW follows Dr. Moskowitz’ speech and includes:

  • Featured speaker, Dr. Moskowitz
  • Presenting Panelist, Jose Javier Hidalgo of Fluent
  • Panelist Billy Brentlinger, BRIT Board Member
  • Panelist Tyler Sickels, SolGro, Inc.

“The use of medical marijuana is garnering increasing curiosity and serious interest among academics, the medical and business communities and more,” said Robert McClain, PhD, UNTHSC associate vice president of research and commercialization. “With the qualifications of Dr. Moskowitz in the development of brain neuroplasticity and pain treatment – along with the caliber of our panelists – this discussion promises to be informative.”

This event is the first of a co-hosted annual lecture series by BRIT and UNTHSC under a 2018 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), where both institutions agreed to collaborate on research and community education programs. “The MOU represented a great partnership benefiting both of our institutions,” said Ed Schneider, PhD, BRIT president and executive director. “The lecture series offers a forum for community education, thought-provoking dialogue and exploration of significant scientific topics like medical cannabis.”

*For speaker bios and photos, please contact Chris Smith at BRIT, csmith@brit.org.

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