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The endocannabinoid system and medicinal cannabis: What you didn’t learn in medical school

Sunday, May 22nd 2022
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Please join expert guest speakers from Australia and overseas for a VIRTUAL interactive and practical discussion on the foundations of cannabis in medicine, as well as the dosing and prescribing of medicinal cannabis in an Australia context. The learning outcomes are: • Discuss the history of cannabis with relation to historical medicinal use, prohibition and reinstating its medicinal value. • Describe the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), its components and its role in the physiology of other bodily systems. • Outline list of actions for common cannabinoids and terpenes. • Select the appropriate dosage form and administration of cannabis based on patient presentation/symptoms and desired outcome (i.e. duration of effect and potency) • Outline cannabis-specific drug interactions and common side effects. • Describe the available prescribing pathways for pharmaceutical cannabis in eligible patients.
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