Medical Cannabis 4-Hour Certification Live Course - Philadelphia

Medical Cannabis: Clinical Considerations and Dispensing in PA  (4 continuing education hours)

Friday, March 22, 2019

University of the Sciences
IPEX, 3rd floor
42nd Street and Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Schedule

Registration:  2:45 pm
Course:  3:00–7:15 pm (includes 15 minute break)

Presenting Faculty

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

  • Chosen Lee, Pharm D, Medical Cannabis Dispensary Pharmacist, Cure Pennsylvania

  • 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)

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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.

Purpose

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 ProgramAll health professionals interested in learning more about medical cannabis are also encouraged to take this course.

Objectives

  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.

Accreditation

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.

AZO

 

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. 

 

Satisfactory Completion

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available.

NOTE: This course date does NOT provide ACME-accredited continuing education hours, but a statement of completion for 4 CE hours will be provided to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, or other healthcare professionals for their records or use in submitting to their own accrediting organizations. Other 2019 Certification course dates do offer ACCME approved hours, including our April 16th live webinar.

Registration

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 g.scott@usciences.edu

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Contact:

Gail Groves Scott, MPH
Manager, Substance Use Disorders Institute

Address:

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

Phone:

215-596-7636

Email:

g.scott@usciences.edu