Dr Jan Fizzell

Public Health Physician working as a Medical Advisor
The Office of the Chief Health Officer at the Ministry of Health

Dr. Jan Fizzell is a public health physician working as a Medical Advisor in the Office of the Chief Health Officer at the Ministry of Health. She has been working on facilitating the NSW clinical trials program for medicinal cannabis and cannabis-derived products and assisting in cannabis therapeutics policy development in NSW. Jan also has a keen interest in health technology assessment and population based screening programs.

What does the conference theme “Do More” mean to you?
In the area of medicinal cannabis use we need to do more to help people understand appropriate prescribing and the state of the evidence.

Why are you excited about participating in MM2017?
This is a great opportunity to help people understand the complexities of medicinal cannabis prescribing and evidence-informed use.

Where do you see pharmacy in 10 years?
In the field of cannabis products I would hope that we have some products on the ARTG and being routinely dispensed as medicines by pharmacists, as well as a better understanding of products in development and the availability and utility of those products.