Medical Cannabis Educational Seminar (Kent and Medway)

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Drug Science Medical Cannabis Educational Seminar

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

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 Tuesday 26th November 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.

Professor Alex Stevens

Professor Alex Stevens has worked on issues of drugs, crime and health in the voluntary sector, as an academic researcher and as an adviser to the UK government. He has published extensively on these issues, with a focus on the sociology of drugs and crime, on risk behaviours by young people, on the use of evidence in policy and on quasi-compulsory drug treatment. His published works include a book on 'Drugs, Crime and Public Health', studies of decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal, of the right to use drugs, on gangs and on the ethnography of policy making.

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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