The Michael. G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research brings together researchers, clinicians, patients and industry professionals with an interest in driving forward the evidence-based understanding of medicinal cannabis. Click below to view the description and members of the Board of Governors, the Scientific Advisory Board and the Medical Advisory Board for 2018. A Patient Advisory Board is also being developed.
To read our statement on industry partnerships please read the Industry Partnership Statement 2018.
The Centre’s Board of Governors (BOG) meets with the senior leadership team at least twice a year to provide operational and strategic insight and advice to the directors. The BOG also provides advice on potential collaborators from academia or industry, as well as partnerships to further research, knowledge and training opportunities offered to the Centre’s faculty and trainees.
The current BOG members are:
Jack Gauldie, PhD
Nick Kates, MB
John Kelton, MD
Paul O'Byrne, MB
An international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meets with the senior leadership team at least once a year to provide guidance on research priorities, ensure the alignment of the Centre’s activities with the mission, vision and goals, and help guarantee that the highest standards of evidence-based research methodologies are employed.The current SAB members are:
Medical, patient and industry roundtables facilitate connections with individuals prescribing or utilizing medicinal cannabis as well as industry partners involved in the production and distribution of medicinal cannabis. The Centre’s senior leadership team and members meet with roundtable participants several times a year to ensure that research is always informed by practical considerations of the end users, and relevant to their needs.
The Medical Advisory Board (MAB) ensures that the research conducted by CMCR Faculty Associates have clinical relevance.
The current MAB members are:
Jennifer Brasch, MD, Co-chair
Ramesh Zacharias, MD, Co-chair
Catharine Munn, MD
Harsha Shanthanna, MD
Marissa Slaven, MD
Michael Van Ameringen, MD