Associate Professor Lynda Balneaves:

Medical Cannabis and the Nurse - Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Balneaves is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Previously, she has held academic positions at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. Her research program for the past 25 years has focused on the use of complementary therapies in the context of cancer and the development and evaluation of knowledge translation and decision support interventions for individuals living with cancer and oncology health professionals. She also engages in health policy and access research related to medical and non-medical cannabis. She has received awards of excellence in research from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia as well as the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. Lynda is a Past-President of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and is Deputy Director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigations of Cannabinoids (CCIC).