Medical Cannabis 4-Hour Certification Course

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Certification Course: Live Webinar Description

Medical Cannabis: Clinical Considerations and Dispensing in PA (4 CE credit hours)

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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 Program. All 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 and 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.

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

 

 

jointly accreditedPhysicians: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Substance Use Disorder Institute. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Credit Designation Statement

Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

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.

QUESTIONS or requests: please contact g.scott@usciences.edu

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