Cannabis and Cannabinoids: What’s the Difference for Patients With Pain? Come to a PAINWeek Workshop and Find Out

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New Half-Day Workshop at PAINWeek 2018 Will Offer a Fast-Paced Exploration of a Hot Topic in Pain Medicine

It’s a complicated topic from both a regulatory and therapeutic perspective, and we hope to offer workshop participants a commonsense approach to follow.

At PAINWeek 2018, the program agenda will be augmented with 4 registration-only, limited attendance workshops designed to provide an in-depth examination of critical topics in pain management. The half- and full-day workshops will be led by senior PAINWeek faculty teams, and require a supplemental conference registration fee.
Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Kissing Cousins or Good Cop/Bad Cop? will be a case- based exploration of the scientific evidence that supports or refutes the use of cannabinoids, including clinical pharmacology, acute and chronic adverse effects, and the appropriate use of FDA-approved and other cannabinoids. The half-day session will also consider the interrelationship between cannabis and opioids, the management of long-term consequences of cannabis use, and how practitioners can use our growing evidence base to recommend cannabis products in states where cannabis is approved for medical use. Senior PAINWeek faculty members Douglas Gourlay, MD, MSC, FRCPC, FASAM, and Mary Lynn McPherson, PHARMD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, will lead the workshop, that will be presented on Tuesday, September 4. Dr. Gourlay commented “I look forward to joining Dr. McPherson in detailing what we know—and what we don’t know—about medical cannabis and cannabinoids, and the challenges confronting prescribers who are being asked to recommend marijuana for their patients with pain. It’s a complicated topic from both a regulatory and therapeutic perspective, and we hope to offer workshop participants a commonsense approach to follow.”

To maximize the workshop experience, participation will be limited, and early registration is encouraged. Please go to to register and learn more.

About PAINWeek:

PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management, will convene for its 12th annual meeting on September 4-8 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The conference presents 120+ hours of continuing medical education courses and master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite events. Over 2,300 practitioners are expected to attend.

PAINWeek is provided by Global Education Group. About Global Education Group:

Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CME for healthcare practitioners. The Global team works with a select group of medical education companies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare facilities to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as online activities. With each partnership or joint providership, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence and grant funding intelligence. Based in Littleton, Colo., Global has accreditation with commendation from the ACCME. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.

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