24 February

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Resident Physician Lecture

Dr. Block will speak on “Facts VS Fiction Surrounding Medical Marijuana: Endocannabinoid Science’s Changing Perspectives” Dr. Block reviews the Cannabis plant’s documented ethnobotanical co-evolution along with human beings.  In light of recent discoveries in the endocannabinoid sciences while under Federal prohibition, new bioethical considerations confronting its controversial contemporary use and abuse will be discussed.

19 November

“The Kampong” 2015-16 Annual Lecture Series

Dr. Block will be this month’s invited guest lecturer.  This engaging talk will appeal to both health care providers and agriculturists alike: “Insights Into the Use of Botanical Medicines for Modern Patient Care” will explore the science behind plant-based therapies that provide better healthcare outcomes. A cocktail reception is offered at 6:30pm followed by the talk. 4013

21 May

Patients Out of Time – May 21-23

“Patients Out of Time” May 21-23 The Premier Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics Dr.Block speaking at Patients Out of Time

9 May

Jeffrey S. Block, M.D. ‘82 delivers the Oath of Medicine

Jeffrey S. Block, M.D. ‘82 delivers the Oath of Medicine to the 2015 University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine’s 185 new physicians (with Dean Goldschmidt on May 9, 2015)

21 February

American Orchid Society’s Highest Award: Certificate of Cultural Excellence (CCE)

On February 21, 2015 Block Botanical Garden’s specimen plant of Ludisia discolor received the American Orchid Society’s Certificate of Cultural Excellence and was awarded the clonal name of “Michelle’s Jewel” in honor of Dr. Block’s wife, Michelle. Plants receiving this award represent the highest level of orchid culture. Ludisia discolor – Michelle’s Jewel