Medical Cannabis 4-Hour Certification Live Course - Philadelphia

Medical Cannabis: Clinical Considerations and Dispensing in PA  (4 hours, 0.4 CEU)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

University of the Sciences
Pharmacology and Toxicology Center
42nd Street and Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104
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Registration:  8AM
Course:  8:30-12:45 PM (include 15 minute break)

Presenting Faculty

  • Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP, Director of Pharmacy, Doylestown Hospital, PA

  • Adam C. Lake, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, FACMQ, Faculty, Family Medicine Residency program, Penn LGHealth, Lancaster, PA

  • Maria Foy, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Palliative Care, Abington Hospital Jefferson Health; Dispensing Pharmacist, Restore PA

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Certification Course Description

Medical Cannabis: Clinical Considerations and Dispensing in PA  (4 hours, 0.4 CEU)



The purpose of this program is to educate physicians, physicians, pharmacists, certified registered nurse practitioners or physician assistants seeking to register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program. All health professionals interested in learning more about medical cannabis are also encouraged to take this course.


  1. Explain the status of cannabis as a controlled substance under U.S. federal law and the provisions of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act of 2016 relevant to the responsibilities of the practitioner or medical professional.
  2. Describe key features of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis pharmacology, and non-phytocannabinoid constitutes of cannabis.
  3. Discuss best practices in patient evaluation, medical marijuana product choice, dosage and therapeutic monitoring based on the patient’s serious medical condition; including recognition of potential drug interactions, side effects, potential addiction.
  4. Evaluate possible concurrent opioid use, risk management needs, and palliative care considerations for pain management.


ACPEPharmacists: ACPE Credits for this knowledge based program will be awarded and submitted for all pharmacist attendees who register & attest to their active attendance through the webcast platform, complete the evaluation form, successfully complete the post-test, and submit their NABP ePID and DOB verifier (MMDD). 100% attendance is required.



Alpha Zeta Omega National Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Philadelphia Alumni Chapter is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.



REFUND POLICY: No refunds. You may transfer your registration to an alternate participant, with advance notice, or apply the fee amount towards a future certification course, if available.

ACCOMMODATIONS: If you have any special needs or accommodation requests, please contact

USciences Substance Use Disorders Institute logo


Gail Groves Scott, MPH
Manager, Substance Use Disorders Institute


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495