Program launches with endorsement from one of Mexico's leading medical associations
TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Khiron Life Sciences Corp. ("Khiron" or the "Company") (TSXV: KHRN), (OTCQB: KHRNF), (Frankfurt: A2JMZC), an integrated medical cannabis company with its core operations in Colombia, announced today that the Company has launched its Latin America medical education program with a schedule of doctor training and learning events in Bogota, Colombia on January 21-23, and in Mexico City, Mexico on February 28. These events, with more than 300 health care professionals in attendance, reflect a growing relationship between Khiron, medical associations and health care professionals across the region to inform, educate and discuss medical cannabis knowledge and developments.
The Khiron medical education program is launching in Colombia and Mexico as part of a stated strategy to build a robust doctor network across Latin America through Khiron hosted and sponsored events and conferences, and with the endorsement of leading regional medical associations. Events are education based, with global research and insight on medical cannabis and information platforms to support doctors and health care professionals in providing medical cannabis treatment options.
Alvaro Torres, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Khiron Life Sciences, commented; "The launch of our medical education program is integral to the Khiron business model and to our strategy to build a network of doctors and health care professionals across Latin America. We welcome and appreciate the endorsement of the Mexican College of Internal Medicine for KhironMed in Mexico, and look forward to working with their members as we expand our education program throughout the region."
Dr. Maria Fernanda Arboleda MD, Khiron Medical Director, added; "As clinical research continues to escalate and to support the use of medical cannabis as a complementary treatment for several medical conditions, such as chronic pain and palliative care, it is crucial that we actively involve health care providers to share and discuss updated, comprehensive and reliable knowledge and how this information should be well-applied to meet patient needs in Colombia, Mexico and across Latin America."
First Khiron ILANS Medical Cannabis Course 2019 – Bogota, Colombia
The first Khiron ILANS Medical Cannabis Course is a three-day hosted in Bogota, Colombia from January 21-23, 2019, and will provide research-based, global knowledge on medical cannabis, with presentations led by Dr. Maria Fernanda Arboleda MD, Khiron Medical Director and insight from Jairo Espinoza, founder of ILANS medical clinics and Khiron VP of Medical Affairs. The course will also discuss current and future Colombian medical cannabis legislation with Juan Diego Alvarez, Khiron VP of Regulations
Course presentations will feature sessions with international medical leaders, including renown palliative care and medical cannabis specialist Dr. Michael Dworkind,who has trained multiple health care providers in Canada, as well as pharmaceutical clinical consultant and educator, Pharmacist Michael Bolvin, as the event brings together Presidents of Colombia´s leading Medical Associations , doctors and health care professionals in a learning environment with modules designed to detail and review medical cannabis considerations and treatment for certain patient conditions.
KhironMed 2019 – Mexico City, Mexico
KhironMed 2019 will be hosted by Khiron in Mexico City, Mexico on February 28, 2019 with an opening presentation by Mr. Vicente Fox former President of Mexico and Khiron board member. The one-day symposium which is endorsed by Centro Fox, will welcome prominent doctors and health care professionals and feature keynote presentations by Dr. Maria Fernanda Arboleda MD, Khiron Medical Director, Dr. Ethan Russo, currently Director of Research and Development at the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute and Dr. Edwin Bendek, dermatologist, specialist in anti-aging and regenerative medicine and CBD based cosmeceuticals, among other speakers. For more information about this event visit https://khironmed.com/
Khiron has received the endorsement of the Mexican College of Internal Medicine for the KhironMed as well as for a schedule of medical education symposium and activities taking place across Mexico in 2019.
Dr. Roberto Lopez Espinoza, president of the Mexican College of Internal Medicine, A.C stated, "Through this event, we will train health leaders in the areas of safe use and prescription of medicinal cannabis, seeking to ensure that the learning objectives are achieved throughout the day."
About the Mexican College of Internal Medicine
The Mexican College of Internal Medicine is a medical institution that seeks to consolidate and guide the presence of internal medicine in Mexico. Among its main objectives are to promote, foster, advise and carry out academic research and continuing education activities that encourage the development and highest level of internal medicine, as well as to provide access to experts in financial and legislative issues. For further information visit https://www.cmim.org/
About Khiron Life Sciences
Khiron Life Sciences Corp. is positioned to be the dominant integrated medical cannabis company in Latin America. Khiron has core operations in Colombia and is fully licensed in the country for the cultivation, production, domestic distribution, and international export of both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) medical cannabis. In May 2018, Khiron listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, becoming one of the first Colombian based medical cannabis companies to trade on any exchange globally.
With a focused regional strategy and patient oriented approach, the Company combines global scientific expertise, agricultural advantages, branded product market entrance experience and education to drive prescription and brand loyalty to address priority medical conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, depression and anxiety in the Latin American market of over 620 million people. Khiron is led by Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Alvaro Torres, together with an experienced executive team, and a knowledgeable Board of Directors that includes former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox.
Further information on Khiron Life Sciences can be found at https://investors.khiron.ca/
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