This symposium is primarily designed for physicians, clinicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Discussions will focus on the most common conditions for which medical cannabis is recommended, the evidence for its effectiveness, and guidelines about dosage, treatment protocols, and side-effects. National and local experts will help practitioners and other healthcare professionals develop an understanding of the science and health effects of medical cannabis, including presentations on cannabis and cancer, PTSD, chronic pain, epilepsy and opioid abuse disorder. The symposium will also feature a discussion of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program and on-going cannabis research efforts in New Mexico.
- Learn the major clinical indications, relevant supportive studies, and contraindications for the therapeutic use of medical cannabis.
- Review the science of the endocannabinoid system.
- Learn about on-going research projects and future state-wide collaborative cannabis research efforts.
- Learn the practitioners’ role and responsibilities regarding New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program and federal laws.
More information available at https://hsc.unm.edu/school-of-medicine/education/cme/2019/medical-cannabis.html