Medical Cannabis Explained: Become a confident prescriber
Are you a healthcare professional looking to gain an expert-level knowledge of medical cannabis treatment?
Medical Cannabis Explained, our live course hosted by Professor Mike Barnes, is the perfect learning opportunity for members who want to become confident and competent prescribers of this effective therapy, or simply increase their understanding of the treatment.
The Society’s course provides healthcare professionals with an overview of medicinal cannabis, its historical use and applications, evidence for its use, up to date research, indications, conditions and symptoms suitable for treatment with cannabis based medicinal products (CBPMs), overviews of different products available in the UK including licensed producers, CBD/THC ratio dosages and much more – all centered around best practices for safe and responsible prescribing.
It also offers insight into how these treatments may benefit patients suffering from various conditions such as chronic pain or mental health issues like anxiety or depression. The course also provides guidance on local legal regulations surrounding cannabis medicine so that practitioners can ensure they are prescribing it responsibly and within the law.
By taking this course, participants will gain a deep understanding of the medicinal cannabis plant and its use. For Specialist Consultants, it will enable them to make informed decisions when recommending it as an option for their patients’ care plans. For non-prescribers, the course will provide a comprehensive understanding of medical cannabis as a discipline and the science behind the cannabis plant.
Medical Cannabis Explained is hosted by the Society’s Professor Mike Barnes, the first UK doctor to successfully negotiate a prescription for medical cannabis from the government (in the case of Alfie Dingley). Recognised as a powerful and influential voice in medical cannabis policy in Europe, in his role as President of the Society, Prof. Barnes is dedicated to medical cannabis education and peer support for doctors and health care professionals.
On completion of the training, you will receive a CPD-certified certificate.