The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics to be Held May 8 – 10; Registration Now in Progress

Registration Fees Increase After April 7

Portland, Oregon—(ENEWSPF)—March 31, 2014. Join us May 8, 9, 10 in Portland, Oregon, for the 8th conference in our biennial series of clinical cannabis conferences. Our goal is to bring the latest research on cannabis and the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to health care providers.  With the baby boomers reaching retirement, the 2014 conference will focus on the Endocannabinoid System and Age-Related Illnesses to help clinicians understand how and why cannabis may be a helpful dietary or medical treatment option.


Events run from May 8th to May 10th, 2014. The conference officially kicks off with a reception Thursday night starting at 7:00pm—after the preconference workshops. Registration packets, with syllabus, may be picked up at the reception. The registration table reopens at 7:30am Friday (and will remain staffed throughout the conference), and the welcome address begins promptly at 8am. The final Q & A ends at 4:30pm Saturday, May 10th.
Conference Agenda
Conference Faculty


Our conference is right in Downtown Portland, near the Willamette River. Thursday Workshops, Thursday night poolside reception, and Friday Conference will be held at the Portland University Place Hotel, and we have the great opportunity to hold the Saturday Conference at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine
just a few blocks away.


We have negotiated a super conference rate of $89/night (standard) and $99/night (deluxe) at Portland University Place Hotel. This includes two breakfasts (additional breakfast tickets may be purchased for $10). Rooms are one king or two doubles. Pet friendly rooms are also available (very limited, first-come basis), and all rooms have windows that open. Mention Patients Out of Time when booking to get our rate. Please book your room early as rooms are limited!

Friday Night Benefit Dinner — Register

Dinner will be held on a magnificent three-tier cruise boat on the Willamette River. There will be a dance floor, fresh locally sourced Pacific Northwest cuisine, music, and a live auction. Tickets are $125 ($100 of which is tax deductible). Departure details to come with the ticket—transport will be available from the hotel to the embarkation site.

Registration types

All registrations gain attendee full entrance to the conference on Friday and Saturday, entrance to the Thursday night reception, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, and a conference syllabus. Additional benefits vary by registration type. After April 7th, all registration fees increase by $50. Please register early for increased preference for main conference room seating. There will be a simulcast overflow room available.

MDs– $470 full, $260 day pass
Cost includes CMEs, and UCSF CME registration fee. Grants attendee priority seating in main conference room

Health Care Professionals– $350 full, $200 day pass
Cost includes contact hours. Grants attendee priority seating in the main conference room.
Special $100 discount available to ACNA Nurses — Not a member? Join here!

Public– $235 full, $145 day pass
Grants attendee seating in the main conference room on a first-come basis, or the simulcast room

Student– $125 full
Grants attendee entrance to the main conference room (space allowing) or the simulcast room.

Day Pass grants entrance to attendee for either Friday or Saturday conference.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Three pre-conference workshops will be offered on Thursday, May 8th, each geared toward a specific audience. There will a reception for workshop presenters and attendees on Wednesday evening (time/place TBD).

Doctors—The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine (AACM) and the Society for Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) will hold an an introductory course on cannabinoid medicine with a certification exam. — RegisterMore Information

Nurses—The American Cannabis Nurses Association will present a 6 hour core curriculum on cannabis nursing with a certification exam. — RegisterMore Information

Lawyers—New this year! Panels of lawyers from around the country will discuss topics such as medical necessity defenses, child welfare, expert witnesses, and drug testing. This workshop is CLE pending.


Have an item of cannabis memorabilia? A piece of jewelry or cool handmade scarf? Artwork or relevant books? Consider donating items for our auction. The value of the item is tax-deductible. Please contact [email protected].

Extracurricular activities

We will be organizing tours of clinics, and are planning activities during conference hours as well for the guests of attendees. Portland is also a perfect jumping off point for a more extended stay than just our conference.

Refund Policy

Refunds are less $50 processing charge. No refunds after May 1, 2014.

Questions? Concerns?

Email [email protected].

Scholarship Fund

Help us spread the knowledge by making conference attendance possible for as many people as possible. This is a tax-deductible donation.

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Many Thanks

Patients Out of Time is thankful to financial or in-kind donations from the following organizations. We depend upon donations to make this conference a success and to provide online education following the event.