Last updated on: 9/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Florian Strasser, MD Biography

Title:
Assistant Medical Director of Oncology and Palliative Medicine at the Swiss Society of Palliative Care
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Dec. 1, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Medical Director, Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Swiss Society of Palliative Care
  • Member, American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM)
  • Member, European Association for Palliative Care Research Steering Committee, 2003-present
  • President, Swiss Institute of Applied Cancer Research (SIAK) Project Group, 2000
Education:
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification, 1991
  • Swiss Physician Diploma, Medical School, University of Zürich, 1990
  • Medical School, University of Zürich, 1986
Other:
  • Presenter and co-author, “Oral Cannabis-Extract (CE) Versus Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for Patients with Cancer-Related Anorexia (CRA): A Randomized, Double-blind,Placebo-Controlled Multicenter Study” for the Cannabis-In-Cachexia-Study-Group, May 31-June 3 2003