The 30th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture: "Medical Cannabis: Are You Ready for the New Frontier of Healthcare?"

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Student Union Ballroom

The Department of Nutrition will host the 30th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. This year, the department welcomes speaker Laura Lagano for a talk titled "Medical Cannabis: Are You Ready for the New Frontier of Healthcare?" 

With the expanding legalization of medical cannabis, consumers are seeking advice and guidance about its use for a myriad of health issues. Yet, few healthcare professionals learned about medical marijuana and the endocannabinoid system in their training. This session will illuminate the advances in medical cannabis care.

About Laura Lagano:

Co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy (HCA), Laura Lagano is a registered dietitian nutritionist and health educator. Prior to co-founding the Academy, Lagano worked as a nutritionist in the New York City school system, and as consultant for Fortune 100 food companies. Lagano’s combined professional experiences provided her with the foundation to help establish and launch the Holistic Cannabis Academy in 2016.

The lecture is free and open to the public.