Medical Marijuana: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know (2 Day Conference)

Start Date : November 15, 2018
End Date : November 16, 2018
Time : 8:00 am to12:15 pm

Phone : 19413881766
Email : mail@ams4cme.com

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Description

This AMS CME conference is a Live, Half-day, Commercial Support Free event & approved for 8 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

Evidence-based, Clinical, Guideline-driven CME in Florida. Serious Education in a Beautiful Location.


NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION


Following this course, the participant should be able to identify the qualifying conditions for which medicinal marijuana has been approved.  The participant should then be able to distinguish dosing, strains and delivery systems as well as analyze the use of treatment for appropriate patients. It is expected to result in improved competence with decision-making on the potential use of medicinal marijuana with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.


 


This course was designed to ­­­illustrate the clinical challenges providers face with decrease familiarity of the endocannabinoid system in an effort to help all practitioners analyze their practice strategies with other providers and specialists.  By doing this, it will provide them with increased competence to appropriately and effectively treat or refer their patients to optimize their care.


 


 


 SPECIFIC TOPIC OBJECTIVES


Day 1


The History of Medical Marijuana.


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:  COMP


1.     Describe the origins and botany of the marijuana plant


2.     Articulate the beginnings of human consumption of Cannabis derivatives for medicinal purposes


3.     Evaluate the history of criminalization of marijuana in the U.S.A


4.     Discuss the history of worldwide acceptance of medical applications of Cannabis derivatives


 


The Economics of Marijuana.


 Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:           COMP


1.    Appraise the economic position of marijuana as a worldwide industry


2.     Classify the costs currently facing different members of the American medical marijuana industry


3.     Articulate the economic ramifications of anticipated expansion of medical marijuana use


4.   Identify the economics of medical practitioners involved in Cannabis medicine


 


The Science Behind Marijuana Pharmacology.


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP


1.     Understand the central mechanism of action for the most common cannabinoids


2.     Define and understand the role of the Endocannabinoid system.


3.     Describe the pharmacological effects on the human body through a system-based approach


4.     Discuss toxicity levels of THC and impact on overall health


5.     Understand the mechanism behind tolerance and dependence


6.     Discuss Drug to Drug Interactions


7.     Discuss therapeutic uses of cannabis preparations based on different levels of evidence


 


Federal and State Laws Regarding Medical Marijuana.


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP


1.     Understand why federal policy generally prohibits medical marijuana and hinders research


2.     Discuss early attempts by states to legalize marijuana


3.     Discuss and analyze the evolution of marijuana distribution and use


4.     Discuss the pros and cons of marijuana legalization


5.     Evaluate current federal and state law as it pertains to medical marijuana


 


 


Day 2


Understanding the Qualifying Conditions -Part 1.


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP


1.    Describe traits of conditions that have qualified for government approval


2.   Analyze clinical issues favoring use of medical marijuana in qualifying conditions


3.    Contrast clinical risks of medical marijuana use


 


Understanding the Qualifying Conditions -Part 2.


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP , EBM


1.    Identify qualifying conditions in specific medical specialties


2.     Critically evaluate evidence-based research findings for specific qualifying conditions


3.    Plan for the multi-disciplinary nature of a medical marijuana practice


 


 


Prescribing Medical Marijuana (dosing, strains and delivery systems).          


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP


1.     Review and solidify understanding of cannabis pharmacology


2.     Differentiate between strains and routes of delivery for medical marijuana therapy


3.     Understand and recommend dosing regiments for medical marijuana


4.     Discuss dosing for short-term and long-term health benefits of medical marijuana


5.     Discuss the controversies and side-effects of medical marijuana use


 


 


Future Studies.  


Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP


1.     Review and solidify current medical uses for medical marijuana


2.     Discuss the therapeutic potential of cannabis


3.     Define roadblocks and controversy to cannabis research


4.     Apply current medical knowledge to advance marijuana research


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Organized by Diane Junker

American Medical Seminars, Inc. ,
100 Marina Drive

Tel: 9413881766
Mobile: 19413881766
Email: mail@ams4cme.com
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Event Categories: Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine.




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