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Khiron Life Sciences Corp is a vertically integrated medical cannabis company that improves people’s quality of life, with core operations in Latin America, along with activity in North America and European countries such as the UK, Germany and Spain, with a trusted diversified supply chain.

In 2019, Khiron partnered with Drug Science as part of Project Twenty21 as the exclusive Latin American supplier and is now providing medical cannabis treatments for patients across the UK.

KhironMED is the unit from Khiron Life Sciences Corp that:

  • Develops high-quality pharmaceutical products
  • Delivers Continuous Medical Education to provide a safe prescription from medical cannabis.
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Education: An introduction to medical cannabis

This course has been designed for clinicians who are beginning their journey into prescribing medical cannabis, or who would like to improve their knowledge in medical cannabis. The goal of this course is to provide sufficient education to make the prescriber comfortable with identifying, initiating, and maintaining a patient on medical cannabis.

Members of The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society can access the Khiron educational platform in our Member’s Area to begin learning. You have been sent your username and password for the site, but if you need a reminder, please contact us.

Not a member yet? You can access this course in full for free when you Join the Society. 

  • Brief history of cannabis as a medicine
  • Cannabis is available as a medication
  • Key components of the plant
  • Strains/Chemovars
  • Plant processing

Duration: 12 minutes

  • Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
  • Methods of administration

Duration: 11 minutes

  • Guiding principles
  • Current evidence
  • Key systematic reviews

Duration: 18 minutes

  • Who should not receive medical cannabis?
  • Typical patients
  • When to refer?

Duration: 12 minutes

  • Myths versus reality about the use of medical cannabis, based on clinical evidence
  • Main barriers to the prescription of medical cannabis
  • Legal situation regarding cannabis in some countries

Duration: 66 minutes

  • Patient assessment for cannabis
  • Questions to ask during the patient assessment

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Evidence of adjuvant treatment with cannabinoids for Fibromyalgia
  • What chemotype and dosage will be selected
  • Specific considerations for symptoms.

Duration: 37 minutes

Meet our Educators

Dr.Maria Fernanda Arboleda, Khiron’s International Director for Medical Services.

Dr. Arboleda is an Anaesthesiologist, Pain and Palliative Care Physician. She completed a Spine-Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship at the McGill University Health Centre and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Supportive Cancer Care and Medical Cannabis, at the Department of Oncology, McGill University, and at Santé Cannabis, a leading specialized cannabis clinic in Canada.

Michael Boivin, Pharmacist Consultant for Commpharm Consulting Inc.

Michael Boivin has developed over 500 different continuing education activities for physician specialists, family physicians, pharmacists, and nurses. The topics he has written or presented is extensive and include medical cannabis, pain management, musculoskeletal disorders, psychiatry, oncology, among others.

Dr. Guillermo Moreno-Sanz, Khiron’s Scientific and Medical Director for Europe.

Dr. Moreno-Sanz holds a PhD in Neurosciences and has authored more than 30 scientific articles and 3 patents describing the role of the endocannabinoid system in pain perception. He developed most of his academic career at the University of California, Irvine, where he discovered a new class of cannabinoid analgesics. In 2017, Dr. Moreno-Sanz served as a consultant to the US National Academies of Sciences in the report “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids”.

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