Medical Cannabis Educational Seminar (Glasgow)

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Drug Science Medical Cannabis Educational Seminar

Thursday 30th January 2020

The Chief Medical Officer and advisor to the UK government has recently agreed that cannabis is a medicine. It has now been removed from Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to Schedule 2 allowing doctors to prescribe it. But few are doing so at present, meaning that tens of thousands of people with chronic illnesses are still resorting to “illegal” sources for their supply.

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Please be advised that we will contact you prior the event to remind you of your attendance. If you are unable to attend once registered please let us know as catering will be provided and we will need to confirm numbers.

This event is free for General Practitioners; Nurse Practitioners, Prescribing Leads, other Prescribing Healthcare Professionals, Specialists in Pain, Neurology, Psychiatry and Gut Disorders.

Delegates who do not meet our selection criteria may be informed they are unable to attend if places are limited.

We will write back to you, asking you to confirm your attendance at the event by Thursday 23rd January 2019.

Event Details

This evening seminar, hosted by Drug Science, made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Althea, will address the barriers that exist to prescribing medical cannabis. Including how to overcome the process of obtaining prescriptions. It will include information on its efficacy, and how to obtain certified supplies..

Delegates will learn:

  • A history of cannabis as a medicine
  • How the Endocannabinoid system works
  • The current UK regulatory position
  • The current levels of scientific evidence in a range of diagnoses
  • Practical steps in relation to access and prescribing

In addition:

  • Your attendance guarantees an opportunity to meet and share challenges with other medical practitioners and other experts in the UK.
  • You will learn about Drug Science’s ambition to create medical cannabis clinical networks, accelerating access to patients who need it, and how you can become involved in this.
  • You will gain access to Drug Science’s CPD accredited online medical cannabis education platform, with multiple learning modules available for different indications

Speakers to include:

Prof David Nutt (chair)

Edmond J Safra chair in Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences there. Prof Nutt was a member of the Committee on Safety of Medicine, and was President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr Elizabeth Iveson

Dr Elizabeth Iveson MBCHB, FRCP UK is an experienced Stroke Consultant with a background in Geriatrics and General medicine working within the NHS and Private sector for over 20 years. Her Interests and expertise include all aspects of Stroke care and Neurorehabilitation including the management of post brain and spinal injury complications such as spasticity, pain, fatigue, frailty and mood disorders. She delivers high quality, holistic care and is skilled in communication and the management of those patients with multiple needs and symptoms. Dr Iveson is the Elderly Care Lead for the York Complex care team and is experienced in caring for Elderly patients with multiple conditions in a pragmatic and holistic way in order to maximise that person’s quality of life.

United Patients Alliance

Patients present a snapshot of their experiences.

Others to be announced soon

Who should attend:

This event is free for:

General Practitioners; Nurse Practitioners, Prescribing Leads, other Prescribing Healthcare Professionals, Specialists in Pain, Neurology, Psychiatry and Gut Disorders

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