ICR is teaming up with IPO Edge, a platform that provides news and analysis of new and upcoming initial public offerings, on a Sept. 2 virtual forum that will look at how cannabis-related businesses can effectively access the capital markets. “Raising Capital in Cannabis – Are SPACs a New Solution?” will bring together cannabis companies, representatives from special-purpose acquisition companies and advisors to discuss the current market outlook. The live 2 p.m. event will include a panel discussion followed by a live Q&A session. Other sponsors include EarlyBirdCapital, Nasdaq, High Times and The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association. To register for the forum please click here.

Global Results

Global Results Communications is hosting a free virtual mentorship event on Sept. 17. “Virtual Mentorship: Roadmap for Making the Most of Your PR Career” will connect attendees who have specific skills and knowledge with individuals who need or want those skills. It will also cover such topics as basic productivity tips, how to function effectively in a busy work environment and what qualities make an employee a candidate for promotion. The mentorship, which will be hosted by GRC vice president Casey Bush, runs from 11 a.m. to noon PST (2 to 3 p.m. on the east coast). To register for the event, click here.


W2O founder & CEO Jim Weiss will lead a Sept. 15 panel discussion addressing the patient advocate perspective. Topics to be discussed by the panel include: how value and access in healthcare looks and feels different from a patient perspective, ways to navigate the challenges of a patient’s journey, and the importance of the patient’s voice being present in conversations around clinical trials, drug development and advances in specific disease areas. Panelists include Aimmune senior vice president, corporate affairs Samina Bari; Livongo Health chief product officer Amar Kendale; and Medical Marketing & Media editor-in-chief Steve Madden. To register for the event, which starts at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. on the east coast), click here.