Viola Brugnatelli is the scientific director of Cannabiscienza, an e-learning academy for Italian health care professionals on Medical Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System. Dr Brugnatelli is a lecturer on Medical Cannabis at the University of Padua (Italy) as well as a researcher at the Department of Neuroscience within the same institute. Since 2012 she is an active member of IACM and ICRS, and was recently nominated IACM Italian Ambassador. Dr Brugnatelli advocates for patient-inspired clinical research and collaborates with non-for-profit organisations. In 2018 Brugnatelli co-founded a non-for-profit which lobbies for women equality in the European cannabis sphere.