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Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis

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Earn 40 (Category 1) QI&CPD RACGP Accredited Points

ACTIVITY NUMBER: 147060

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

Workshop Details:

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  • Partnering Organisations

    compass cannabis lifestyle clinics

    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.

    This course is designed for: 

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

    RACGP Category 1 QI&CPD Requirements

    MediHuanna is an accredited provider for the RACGP in the QI&CPD program. This practical workshop has been accredited (Activity no: 147060) and members of the RACGP are eligible to claim 40 (Category 1) QI&CPD points. It is a requirement of the RACGP that members who wish to claim these points provide their RACGP number when applying for this course. Other health professionals may also apply for self-directed CPD point for their particular profession.

    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.

    Guest Speaker

    Ben Oakley

    DROP A DOLLAR FOR RARE DISEASES

    Not everyone can say that they know the exact time that there life changed forever, due to an Accident or an Injury? Yes, but a Disease? Very few people in the world can say that they know the exact time it happened.

    Ben Oakley is one of those people, one of the youngest in the world to have been struck down with a very Rare Disease. Not a slow degeneration, Ben’s life changed in an instant! A 1 in a Million disease, with only 20 people in Australia – Stiff Person Syndrome

    Ben has been treating SPS for the last 5 years with Medicinal Cannabis. Come and Hear his inspirational Story.

    6 thoughts on “Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis

    1. Dr Teresa Towpik is a wealth of information and the course was thorough, interesting and full of practical information. I highly recommend it to any practitioner who has an interest in prescribing medicinal cannabis.

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    2. I found Dr Teresa’s online course, and practical Workshop extremely informative, very well presented and easy to follow. Teresa knowledge on medicinal cannabis, how to prescribe it , and the case studies that followed I found extremely helpful. This is an excellent course for doctors and I feel should be made mandatory training for doctors so they have a bit more of an understanding of how to access it and the science behind its amazing healing properties.

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    3. The one-day ‘Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis’ workshop presented by Dr Teresa Towpik is an excellent overview of what is a new and complex field in the area of medicinal cannabis in Australia. Teresa covers all the relevant topics extensively including the whole gamut from biochemistry, pharmacology, and clinical use cases, to detailed treatment management plans. This is an essential workshop for any doctor who is looking to be educated on the prescribing of medicinal cannabis in their clinical practice.

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    4. A very useful detailed and dense introduction to the why’s and how’s of prescribing Medicinal Cannabis safely. The course helped me overcome many misconceptions I had about the practical difficulties and professional risks. I have made my first two applications to prescribe – the Course organisers and the suppliers have been very helpful with this – the ongoing support is great. The case discussions in the afternoon were a little long and drawn out for me personally, but overall, I would Highly Recommend MediHuanna. Thanks

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    5. This course was excellent, I recommended it for all doctors. Teresa was outstanding and has educated herself with an amazing level of knowledge about the physiology of cannabis and its applications.

      5.0 rating

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