Cannvas Appoints Dr. Shirish Patel to its Health and Innovation Advisory Board
Engineer-Turned-Clinician Brings Technology to Healthcare
TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2018 /CNW/ – Cannvas MedTech Inc. (“Cannvas” or the “Company”) (CSE: MTEC; Frankfurt: 3CM), a leading business technology company in the cannabis space, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirish Patel, MD to its Health and Innovation Advisory Board. The Health and Innovation Advisory Board oversees all content related to the Cannvas.me platform, a scalable solution for the global medical cannabis community offering interactive tools, educational modules and physician-backed content to audiences wishing to learn about healthcare through cannabis.
“I am delighted to join Cannvas’ Health and Innovation Advisory Board in an effort to continue to bring the health and wellness benefits of cannabis to patients in Canada and around the world,” said Shirish Patel, MD. “As a medical advisor for a concierge medical cannabis clinic in Toronto, I witness the benefits of medical cannabis on a regular basis. I also strongly believe that technology can play an important role in the delivery and education of medical cannabis leading improved patient outcomes. The Cannvas.me online platform will have global reach and be able to provide patients and doctors with knowledge and education on an international basis. I look forward to working with the Cannvas team on this important project.”
“We are honoured to have Dr. Patel join our Health and Innovation Advisory Board as we prepare to launch Cannvas.me, our solution to medical cannabis information and education,” said Shawn Moniz, Chief Executive Officer, Cannvas MedTech Inc. “Dr. Patel is a highly respected and accomplished medical doctor and researcher with considerable experience with leveraging technology to improve the healthcare system in Canada and the United States. He is a valuable addition to the advisory board and I look forward to collaborating with Dr. Patel to bring advanced technology to the medical cannabis space.”
Dr. Patel is an engineer-turned-clinician with a passion for neurology, psychiatry, immunology, pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, and electronic healthcare delivery. For the past three years he has been working as a Neuropsychiatric Intake Specialist and Counselor for a private psychosomatic psychiatry clinic located in Toronto, Ontario. He also works as the medical advisor for My Natural Living Life, a concierge medical cannabis clinic and most recently took on a concurrent role as the Medical Advisor for health informatics & measurement-based care with Trendlines Health Inc., a company specializing in remote data acquisition from wearable health devices for data consolidation and analysis.
Dr. Patel strengths lie in the scientific exchange and translation from clinical research to help support health care providers with clinical decision making skills. As a skilled researcher he is authoring and co-authoring several articles for publications covering topics including mobile mental health technology, neurobiology, and neurodevelopmental disorders. In 2018, Dr. Patel has presented a total of five scientific posters at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting, developed in collaboration with leading psychiatrists and psychiatry residents from Canada and the U.S.
Cannvas.me is a scalable and comprehensive solution for the global medical cannabis community offering interactive tools and physician-backed content to audiences wishing to learn about healthcare through cannabis. Its Cannvas Academy, already guided by its Medical Advisory Board, will receive additional oversight and direction from the Education Advisory Panel, made up of highly qualified members from industry and government institutions.
About Cannvas MedTech Inc.
Cannvas MedTech is a leading business technology company within the cannabis space. We design and build customer-centric solutions that enable our partners to harness the power of data to truly understand their customers, industry, and key business drivers.
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