Therapeutic uses of cannabis: from basic science to personalized treatments and practical dosing

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Thursday, April 14
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

9am-1pm
Lunch will be provided.

Agenda:
9:00: Welcome and Introductions – Gordon
9:05: Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – Sanchez
9:30: Cannabis for the Treatment of Seizure Disorders – Goldstrich & Gordon
10:00: Cannabis for the Treatment of Pain – Goldstrich & Gordon
10:30: Cannabis for the Treatment of Immune Disorders – Goldstrich & Gordon
11:00: Break
11:15: Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer – Sanchez & Gordon
11:45: Q & A – all faculty
12:35: complete evaluation
12:45: End

Faculty:
Cristina Sánchez, PhD
Complutense University
Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I,
School of Biology
Madrid, Spain

Joe Goldstrich, MD, FACC
Medical Director
Zelda Therapeutics
West Des Moines, IA

Mara Gordon
Director
Aunt Zelda’s, Inc / Zelda Therapeutics
Bodega Bay, CA

Manuel Guzman, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Complutense University
Madrid, Spain

Subjects to be covered in this workshop:
– Introduction to the endocannabinoid system and its involvement in the control of basic cellular and physiological functions.
– Cannabis for the treatment of four different groups of pathologies: seizure disorders, pain, immune disorders and cancer.
– Molecular bases of the corresponding physiological (non-pathological) processes: neurotransmission, pain perception, immune response and cell fate. Alterations of these mechanisms in pathological contexts.
– Clinical data proving efficacy of cannabis.
– Cannabis strain selection and dosing protocols

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of UCSF and Patients Out of Time. UCSF is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UCSF designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This specific workshop has been accredited for 3.75 CMEs.

This activity has been submitted to the Virginia Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.