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FULL: Introduction to Medicinal Cannabis

Wed 24th July @ 6:30 pm

Free

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

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SNHN invites GPs, Primary Health Care Nurses, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals to this research-based introduction to the use of Medicinal Cannabis in the treatment of chronic conditions. Participants will learn to identify the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice.

This event is proudly sponsored by Tilray.

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DATE:
Wed 24th July


TIME:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


VENUE:
Roseville Golf Club
4 Links Road
Roseville NSW 2069
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RACGP CPD POINTS:
This activity has been allocated 4 Category 2 points under the 2017-2019 RACGP QI&CPD program.

SPEAKERS:

DR TERESA TOWPIK | GP AND ADVOCATE OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS

Dr Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalised for medicinal use. Since then, she has been studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis, how it works, and the potential applications in General Practice, especially in the management of chronic debilitating pain. In 2016, Dr Towpik founded MediHuanna, an organisation that provides science-based medicinal cannabis education for Health Professionals. Dr Towpik sees cannabis as a therapeutic agent that has huge potential in General Practice. Her goal is to change the stigma behind cannabis through education. In 2018, Dr Towpik became CMO for Compass Lifestyle Clinic. The goal and vision for this clinic is to incorporate medicinal cannabis together with other modules of healing to enhance therapeutic outcomes for patients. Dr Towpik strongly believes in doctors and other health professionals working together to provide a holistic model of care.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

• Develop a good understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis
• Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis
• Identify the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice
• Develop a good understanding of the patient management and monitoring requirements to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment
• Explore the current and potential future treatment landscape in Australia and current legislation including prescribing, access, and the Special Access Scheme (SAS)

COST:
There is no cost for GPs or Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals working within the SNHN region.

ENQUIRIES:

Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.


REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR ATTENDANCE.