Cannabis & Cannabinoids:
The relevance of a plant in athletic performance, injury prevention & sports medicine policy
Kevin Morley, DAT, ATC
This talk aims to explore the role of cannabis and its component phytocannabinoids in sports medicine & athletic performance. Attendees should better understand cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system as well as a broad overview of US-based laws & regulations affecting these compounds in addition to the global trends prevalent in Asia & the Pacific Rim
Dr. Kevin Morley is the head athletic trainer for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. He holds a bachelor's degree in health science with a concentration in athletic training from James Madison University, a master's degree in sports medicine from the University of Florida, and a doctor of athletic training degree from Florida International University. Prior to his time with the Predators, he spent 14 seasons in a variety of roles with the New Jersey Devils of the NHL, and 6 years at Miami (OH) University. Outside of his work in collegiate & professional ice hockey, Dr Morley has spent over 20 years working with extreme sports and non-traditional events such as the X Games, Great Outdoor Games, and Red Bull Sports. Dr. Morley lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Katie, his two children, Hayden & Andon, and their two boxers, Kilwin & Moose.