This initiative will present the science of the endocannabinoid system, risks, efficacy, and how to approach cannabinoids as an option in patient care, as well as have educated discussions with patients about the known impacts of cannabis use on health and disease. After participating in this event, attendees will:
- Build on their existing understanding of cannabinoids in clinical practice by integrating all the latest updates on the endocannabinoid system, medical and non-medical cannabinoids, and public health and policy issues related to cannabis/cannabinoids.
- Describe Canadian cannabinoid research initiatives
- Distinguish between actual and potential health risks and benefits of cannabinoids.
- Reflect on professional attitudes towards cannabis in clinical practice.
- Discuss areas of need for cannabinoid research, education and collaboration.
Certificates of Attendance
This program has been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for 10.5 Section 1 hours. Family physicians who have actively participated in accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Section 1 activities are eligible to earn up to a maximum of 50 certified credits per five year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits. Accreditation letters will be sent to participants within 4 weeks of the conference.
For questions about certificates, please contact:
Specialist Physicians (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
Please note: Learning from poster presentations may be claimed as a scanning activity under Section 2. You may claim 0.5 credits per poster with a documented learning outcome: https://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cpd/moc-program/moc-framework-e
Reflective Exercise for Registrants (Pre-event & Post-event) and Non-registrants
This voluntary survey is for both registrants and non-registrants of the Cannabinoids in Clinical Practice event. The goals of this survey are to: gather information to inform speakers of the audience, provide an opportunity for registrants to reflect on their clinical experiences with cannabinoids and identify educational learning needs and practice gaps and establish a baseline level of clinical knowledge on cannabinoids, and identify additional educational needs on cannabinoids in clinical practice.
Registrants are encouraged to complete this survey twice: once prior to the event and once afterwards. Reflecting on clinical experiences and perceived knowledge levels both before and after the event will provide participants with the ability to consider potential changes to practice as a result of their participation. Non-registrants wanting to provide feedback to the conference steering committee need only complete the survey one time.