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Cannabis in Medicine: A Primer for Health Care Professionals


Start: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:00pm
End: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:00pm

Department: Medicine
Course Number: MMJ13001A
Start: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
End: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California
UCSF Laurel Heights Auditorium


Onsite Registration

UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The session will include a brief overview on cannabinoids, the types of cannabinoids currently available, and the endocannabinoid system. This will be followed by a clinically focused section on the pulmonary effects of smoked cannabis and on different conditions for which cannabinoids are therapeutically relevant. The session will close with an open forum discussion.

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The objective is to present a balanced and expert overview of the clinical use of cannabinoids to an engaged audience of healthcare practitioners in a mainstream hospital-clinical setting.

The session will focus on the clinical and practical therapeutic potential of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the components and functions of the endocannabinoid system
  2. Understand the effects of cannabis smoking on the lung
  3. Summarize the indications for existing cannabinoid therapeutic agents
  4. Outline the issues in cannabinoid drug trials, including safety and efficacy issues
  5. Explore and discuss attitudes towards cannabinoids in clinical use

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Course Outline:

Wednesday October 24, 2012: 2-5pm, UCSF Laurel Heights Auditorium

Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System (20 mins)
M. Ware, MD

Marijuana Use and Medical Outcomes (30 mins)
S. Sidney, MD, MPH

Pulmonary Effects of Cannabis (30 mins)
D. Tashkin, MD

- Break -

Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis: Cancer and Pain Management (30 mins)
D. Abrams, MD

Cannabis in Primary Care: Issues for the Practicing Physician (30 mins)
J. Hergenrather, MD

Cannabis: A Nursing Perspective (20 mins)
ML Mathre, RN

Conclusion and Moderated Discussion (10 mins)
M. Ware, MD

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Donald Abrams, MD

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Donald Abrams, MD
Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD
Mary-Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN
Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH
Donald Tashkin, MD
Mark Ware, MD

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Travel & Lodging:

UCSF - Laurel Heights Auditorium
Sublevel 1, Laurel Heights Building
3333 California St
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations are accepted up to October 10, 2012 (two weeks before the event) with a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds or cancellations after October 10, 2012; however, delegate substitution is accepted. All cancellation refund requests should be submitted in writing to the UCSF OCME by fax, mail or email (info@ocme.ucsf.edu).

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