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2021 United in Compassion Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium

A jam packed program of events from Friday 13 August 2021 to Sunday 15 August 2021

Welcome to the fifth UIC Symposium of its type in Australia, which began as a patient led movement that changed the law and inspired a new industry for the benefit of Australian patients. Our focus remains on patients and helping them with better access by providing better education of the health workforce and promoting development of a viable, professional  and patient focused industry.

Patients, Clinicians, Researchers and Industry come together to examine exciting developments and to hear from renowned experts from home and from around the globe.

Events

A One Day Nurses Conference

Friday 13th August 8.30- 5.00 pm. A fully catered ticketed event. Sponsored by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) “The New Frontier of Medicinal Cannabis Nursing.” Nurses will have the opportunity to learn from International and Australian Medicinal Cannabis experts about the most current research, legislation, and developments including the opportunities provided by this new field within their profession.

A Three-Day Trade Exhibition

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August

Entry to this exhibition is part of the entry to any of the main ticketed Symposium Daytime Events.

An industry focused program will be held throughout the Symposium with a large physical space & high attendee capacity. Industry will have opportunity to showcase their craft, develop important business relationships, learn about global best practice and innovation including potential research partnerships and opportunities. Sponsors of the symposium are entitled to participate in the Industry Exhibition. Please see information relating to the Austrade Grant opportunity whereby sponsors can claim up to 50% of their eligible project expenditure with a minimum grant amount of $10,000 to a maximum of $250,000. Click here for further information.

Please note this opportunity finished on the 30th March although event sponsorship will remain available after that time but the Austrade grant will not be claimable beyond the end of March.

A Networking Welcome Event

Friday Evening 13th August with Canapes & Drinks

Held on the Novotel Twin Waters Private Beach. Relax, Mingle and Connect! Dress code is smart casual. Whether you are from industry, a health professional, a researcher or other, this will be a great social start to a busy weekend schedule.

A Two-Day General Symposium

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August

A fully catered ticketed event featuring local and international speakers covering a wide range of topics. This will be open to the public but will be pitched at a professional level. If international borders remain closed, international presentations will be via video link. The comprehensive program will cover topics of value to Industry, Researchers, Clinicians and Patients.

Gala Dinner Event

Saturday Night 14th August

Ticket includes three-course a la carte meal and drinks & guest speaker will provide a great atmosphere and opportunity to mingle. Additional drinks at patron’s own cost. Tables are of 10 so if you would like to book a whole table please purchase 10 seats and advise the organiser of a table name. Dress code is cocktail.

Australian Medicinal Cannabis Training Day for Health Professionals

A fully catered ticketed event which will be hosted by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians Australian Chapter featuring accredited training and expert guest speakers from Australia and abroad. Dr David Caldicott will be your Master of Ceremony for the day. The event is made possible by the generosity of Ananda Hemp and Ecofibre.

Speakers

Global and Australian Experts sharing their valuable knowledge, together in one great location!

United in Compassion is proud to present a great line-up of International and Australian Speakers. Our diverse programs showcase the most current research, dynamic speakers and diverse topics that provide essential information to anyone involved in the medicinal cannabis sector.

We will tackle the social issues that are associated with growing acceptance and access for Australian patients.

We thank all our speakers for generously providing their time and expertise to support UIC and the Australian community. The Medicinal Cannabis Community are renowned for their eagerness to share for the greater good. We recognise, respect and honour all our speakers.
Videos of each speaker will be provided as a resource for future reference after the Symposium.

A complete list of speakers will be out shortly.

The Venue

A one stop location at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the beautiful Sunshine Coast Queensland.

Consider staying on to experience all that the region has to offer from crystal clear beaches to adventures in the rain forest and picturesque Hinterland. The resort is located within minutes of the Sunshine Coast Airport and just over an hour from Brisbane by road.

Visit Sunshine Coast, in partnership with local tourism operators, has sourced a selection of discounted attractions, tour rates exclusively for 2021 Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium​ attendees and their families. Take a look here.

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Become a Sponsor

It is not too late to get involved! Information here about Austrade Approved Event Grants. Please note this opportunity closes at 5pm (AEDST) on the 30/03/21 so don’t delay.

The United In Compassion 2021 Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium has been listed on the Schedule of Approved Business Events and published on Austrade’s website.

Being on the Schedule will enable eligible businesses to apply for a grant in Phase Two of the program to cover up to 50% of the costs of attending the event as DELEGATES or EXHIBITORS.

You can still sponsor after 5pm (AEDST) on the 30/03/21 however Grants will not apply to sponsors after that date.

Read more about the Austrade Business Events Grants

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Leaders and new comers showcasing their acceptance, enthusiasm and expertise in the Medicinal Cannabis field.

United in Compassion would like to thank our fantastic event sponsors who are ultimately helping Australian patients. Through support of this event, we are able to educate, influence and support the industry and all that it encompasses. We thank all our sponsors for their generosity and acknowledge that without sponsorship the UIC Symposium would not be possible.