Faculty List & Disclosures


Alex Capano, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Senior Fellow Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

David Casarett, MD, MA
Chief, Palliative Care Services
Duke University
Durham, NC

Deborah Hasin, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry
Columbia University
New York, NY

William Jangro, DO
Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Mark Rubinoff, JD
Special Counsel, Technology and Intellectual Property
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Cynthia Sanoski, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Rachel Schepart, RPh
Regional Manager
NY Dispensary Sales & Operations
PharmaCannis, LLC
Buffalo, NY

Stephen Silberstein, MD
Director, Headache Center
Professor of Neurology
Jefferson Hospital for Neurosciences
Philadelphia, PA

Eugene Viscusi, MD
Professor, Anesthesiology
Thomas Jefferson University
Director, Acute Pain Services
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Eric Marsh, MD, PhD
Pediatric Neurologist
Department of Pediatrics Division of Child Neurology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Charles Pollack, MA, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FESC, FCPP
Associate Provost for Innovation in Education
Director, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Director, The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp
Associate Dean for CME and Strategic Partner Alliances
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Sara Jane Ward, PhD
Assistant Professor, Center for Substance
Abuse Research
Department of Pharmacology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
Senior Fellow, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Mark Ware, MBBS, MRCP
Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Brooke Worster, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Palliative Care Service
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

DISCLOSURE OF SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS WITH RELEVANT COMMERCIAL COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Guidelines for Commercial Support. Every effort has been made to encourage faculty to disclose any commercial relationships or personal benefit with commercial companies whose products are discussed in the educational presentation. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentations, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


The individual(s) listed below have declared that they have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CME program or with any corporate organization whose product(s) will be discussed in their presentation(s):


Speaker Faculty & Planning Committee:
Alexandra Capano
David Casarett
Melanie Elliott
Larry Good
Lumír Hanuš
Deborah Hasin
William Jangro
Charles Pollack
Mark Rubinoff
Cynthia Sanoski
Stephen Silberstein
Judy Spahr
Brian Thomas
Sara Jane Ward
Brooke Worster


OCME staff has no relationships to disclose regarding this activity. All relevant conflicts have been resolved in accordance with Jefferson Policy.


The following individual(s) have declared financial interest(s) and/or affiliations:

Speaker Faculty & Planning Committee:

Donald Abrams 

Scientific Advisor.................................. ABcann; Maui Wellness Group; Tikun Olam


Marcel BonnMiller 

Consultant..............................................Tilray (A Division of Privateer Holdings); CW Botanicals, Inc.; Zynerba Pharmaceuticals; Insys Therapeutics

Scientific Advisor...................................Realm of Caring Foundation; The Medical Cannabis Institute; The International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute

Stock Shareholder.................................Zynerba Pharmaceuticals

Other..................................................... Zynerba Pharmaceuticals


Ziva Cooper

Grant/Research Support........................Insys Therapeutics


Kevin Hill

 Other.......................................................Hazelden 


Eric Marsh

 Grant/Research Support.........................Greenwich Pharma; 

 Zogenix Pharmaceuticals Consultant...............................................SBSE 

 Scientific Advisor.................................... Eisai Pharmaceuticals; 

 Cydan Inc Other.......................................................Greenwich Pharma 


Rachel Schepert

 Other.......................................................PharmaCannis LLC 


Ryan Vandrey

 Consultant...............................................Zynerba Pharmaceuticals; Battelle Memorial Institute 

 Scientific Advisor.....................................Keystone Integrated Care, LLC 


Eugene Viscusi

 Grant/Research Support.........................Durect; Pacira 

 Consultant...............................................Medicines Co; Mallinckrodt; Merck; Salix; Cara; Pacira; Heron; AcelRX; AstraZeneca; Egalet; Pfizer; Trevena 

 Other.......................................................Medicines Co; Salix; AcelRX; AstraZeneca; Egalet; Pfizer; Trevena; Mallinckrodt 


Mark Ware

 Grant/Research Support.........................Green Sky Labs; CanniMed 


The following individual(s) have indicated that they will/may include discussion of investigational or off-label use of products. 

Donald Abrams
Larry Good
Eric Marsh
Charles Pollack
Rachel Schepert
Stephen Silberstein
Ryan Vandrey
Eugene Viscusi
Mark Ware