Dr Richard Di Natale
Dr Richard Di Natale is the former leader of the Australian Greens and former Senator for Victoria. Richard was elected to the federal parliament in 2010, as the Greens’ first Victorian Senator and became leader in 2015.
Prior to entering parliament, Richard was a GP and public health specialist. He has worked in Aboriginal health & HIV prevention and in the drug and alcohol sector. Richard is a strong advocate for medicinal cannabis and drug law reform.
Professor Iain McGregor
Iain McGregor is Professor of Psychopharmacology, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Academic Director of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics
in the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Iain’s historical research has focused on the effects of drugs on the brain and behaviour and more recently on the discovery and development of new medications for the treatment of disease. His research spans medicinal chemistry, in silico pharmacology, the use of cellular assays and preclinical animal models of disease, and also clinical trials.
Iain has a strong interest in the area of medicinal cannabis with more than 20 years of experience in cannabinoid research. The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics was formed in 2015 with a gift of unprecedented generosity from the Lambert family to the University of Sydney.
The Lambert Initiative aims to fast track research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids in various disease states including epilepsy, anxiety, pain, cancer and mental health conditions. The Lambert Initiative is also engaged at a social and political level to improve community and professional education around medicinal cannabis and to bring about evidence-based regulatory change and improved patient access.
The Koadlow Lecture is a free public event we hold annually in honour of Dr Leslie Koadlow, a passionate rheumatologist who founded our organisation in 1968 with his secretary Alice Petty and patient Mollie Riches. Our mission – as it was 50 years ago when Les, Alice and Mollie began our journey – is to support people for better musculoskeletal health. One way we achieve this is by providing valuable, up-to-date, high-quality information for people living with MSK conditions.
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