Conference brings together global leaders in medical cannabis science, finance, agri-tech and policy
TORONTO, Jan. 11, 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 will be title sponsor of the first Cannatech Panama summit taking place February 12-13 in Panama City, Panama. Khiron will be prominently featured throughout the summit and key members of the Company's senior medical and compliance team will deliver session presentations on global medical cannabis patient, research and compliance topics with particular impact in Latin America.
With the cannabis industry in Latin America projected to reach US$12 Billion within the next decade the highly anticipated Cannatech Panama summit brings together industry leaders from Latin America and around the world in the fields of science, medicine, finance, agri-tech, innovation and government policy to discuss the latest evidence based research, market developments and insight.
Alvaro Torres, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Khiron life Sciences, commented; "The Latin America cannabis industry is rapidly evolving, and as the dominant medical cannabis company in the region it is important that Khiron play a leadership role in this first ever CannaTech Panama summit. We are committed to meeting the medical needs of 1 million patients in Latin America and look forward to our global industry colleagues coming together in Panama as we work towards this goal."
As a lead sponsor, Khiron will be featured throughout the two-day summit with events, presentations and session participation from the Company leadership team. Scheduled presentations include:
Dr. Maria Fernanda Arboleda, Medical Director, Khiron Life Sciences Topic: Medical Cannabis Research, Pain and Palliative Care
Dr. Jairo Espinoza, Founder, Latin American Institute of Neurology and Nervous System (ILANS), a Khiron Life Sciences company Topic: Cannabis Breakthrough in Modern Medicine
Matt Murphy, Vice President Compliance and Security, Khiron Life Sciences Topic: Regulatory Compliance
CannaTech is the only medical cannabis event of its kind with a global focus that offers senior industry leaders, medical and scientific experts, and new ventures the platform to come together, drive innovation, form partnerships and promote knowledge exchange.
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.
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