CVMA National Issues Forum

The CVMA National Issues Forum is an annual event allowing members of the CVMA the opportunity to express their views on a topic of national interest in the veterinary community. Forum discussions have proven invaluable in exploring and formulating positions on issues important to the veterinary profession. All CVMA Convention delegates are eligible to attend this event, hosted annually during the CVMA Convention. 

2018 CVMA National Issues Forum: Therapeutic Use of Cannabinoids in Veterinary Medicine

The CVMA National Issues Forum explored issues and challenges pertaining to the Therapeutic Use of Cannabinoids in Veterinary Medicine.

The Forum was moderated by Dr. Joanne Dias, Chair of the CVMA's National Issues Committee. The presentations were followed by an interactive session including live polling and open discussions with the audience. The Forum took place on Thursday, July 5, 2018 during the 2018 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention.

View the Poll Results here.

2018 CVMA National Issues Forum Speakers

Dr. Sarah Silcox Dr. Louis-Philippe de Lorimier Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant
Dr. Sarah Silcox, President and Director of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine (CAVCM)  Dr. Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, a veterinary medical oncologist and Veterinary Information Network (VIN) consultan Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, a veterinary toxicologist and VIN consultant








Major co-sponsors: 


Grey Wolf


Supporting sponsor: 

Tetra Bio-Pharma

Past National Issues Forums