Plant. Drug. Medicine – A Clinical review of Cannabis and Cannabinoids Workshop

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Dates Available

August 27, 2019

Time

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost

CAD $385.00 + HST

Location

AAPS Training Center
200 Consumers Road, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4R4
Tel: 416-502-2277

Instructor

Dr. Shawn Meirovici N.D.

Dr. Shawn is a pioneering force behind the naturopathic treatment of disabling neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke. In 2012, he was awarded the title “Best Naturopathic Doctor in Canada” by the web-based group NaturalHealthcare.ca. Since 2015 Shawn has been actively involved in Cannabis education, helping patients understand the clinical uses of cannabis, facilitating patients acquisition of a license for medical marijuana and teaching at the institute of holistic nutrition. In 2018 Shawn underwent 6-weeks of training in therapeutic value and pharmacology of exogenous cannabinoids.

Abstract

Canada has a booming cannabis industry; those involved or planning to be involved in the clinical care of patients using cannabis need to have an understanding of how cannabis, cannabinoids and cannabis terpenes interact with our physiology.

There still exists a lot of misinformation surrounding the use of both medicinal and recreational cannabis. This course will provide a comprehensive look into the clinical applications of cannabis. Attendees will gain an understanding of cannabinoid metabolism, therapeutic indications of cannabis, dosages and
prescribing, contraindications of cannabis use, clinical relevance of cannabinoids and patient experience with cannabis through case studies.

Course Outline

  • Intro to cannabis (Phenotypes, Chemotypes, Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids)
  • The Endocannabinoid System and Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome
  • Prescribing and obtaining legal cannabis in Canada
  • Dosage, Safety, Adverse Effects, Methods of Administration, Pharmacokinetics, Synergy, Contraindications, Drug Interactions.
  • Case studies

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of cannabis from a clinical perspective. It is ideal for those working with patients who are thinking about or are taking cannabis regularly; Patient Educators, Clinic Coordinators, Pharmacists, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Naturopaths.

Certificate of Attendance and Course Material

  • All participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
  • The participants will be receiving specially prepared course manual.

Registration Fee Includes

Presentation Materials, Luncheon, Refreshment and Free Parking (Please indicate any special Dietary requirements when registering for the course)

*Please arrive ten minutes before the start time. Priority seating will be given to those with disabilities or needing assistance.

Note: Registration closes one week prior to the start of workshop.