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Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis

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Earn 40 (Category 1) CPD Points

(An application for RACGP QI&CPD accreditation has been submitted and is currently pending.)

Learning Outcomes

Develop good understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis

Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis

Summarise the process of the endocannabinoid system in action

Develop a good understanding of the treatment considerations, dosing & titration to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment

Identify the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice


Early bird price until Nov 2nd!


Workshop Details:

  • Time: 9am – 5pm
  • Date: 17 November, 2018
  • Venue: The University Club, UWA
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    Workshop Description

    This workshop is designed to offer health professionals practical skills in prescribing medicinal cannabis in Australia. Designed by Dr Towpik, this course has been developed using her practical experience and real case studies from her practice. This workshop aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis and its potential application in chronic pain management, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, CINV, and epilepsy.

    This course aims to provide medical practitioners with a good understanding of the endocannabinoid system, pharmacology, mechanisms of action, therapeutic benefits, adverse effects, drug interactions, treatment consideration, dosing strategies and the prescribing process in Australia.

    On completion of this workshop, medical practitioners will develop the necessary skills to confidently assess and advise patients regarding the suitability of medicinal cannabis based on each individual case.

    This workshop comes with 4 hours of interactive case studies and clinical applications. Morning Tea and Lunch provided.

    This course is designed for: 

    • General Practitioners
    • Health professionals
    • Specialists
    • Allied health practitioners
    • Nurses

    Program Outline

    This workshop is a full day program that comes with 2 hours of lectures and 4 hours of interactive case studies and clinical applications. Morning Tea and Lunch provided.

    For more information please download the program outline.

    About the Instructor

    Dr. Teresa Towpik

    Chief Medical Officer | MEDIHUANNA

    Dr Towpik is an Australian GP and an advocate of medicinal cannabis. She has been extensively studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis and applying it in her practice with promising results. Her main focus is the management of chronic debilitating pain.

    Cannabis is becoming widely accepted and requested by patients. Now, there is a growing need for doctors to obtain practical skills and knowledge to prescribe it effectively and safely. Recognising this need, Dr Towpik founded MediHuanna, an organisation providing accredited cannabis education for Health Professionals.

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