Patients Out of Time 2015 Legal Seminar

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ATTORNEYS: This year Patients Out of Time is proud to be holding a legal seminar for continuing legal education credit! We have been approved for 8 hours of CLE credits by the Florida Bar Association. A detailed agenda is available here. This day-long seminar, featuring nationally-renowned experts in this exciting and ever-changing field, will be held Thursday, May 21. Registration fee is only $175 per person (and includes a luncheon)! Registration is live – click here to start.

Patients Out of Time is pleased to announce that in order to continue providing high quality, cutting-edge education, our conference is now held annually rather than every other year. The theme for the conference is: Celebrating the Past Embracing the Future. Patients Out of Time is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and we plan to make this conference even better than all others. Lodging for the conference will be at the West Palm Beach Marriott. Address: 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Reservations: 561-833-1234 and ask for the Patients Out of Time room rate.
The Ninth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics is scheduled for May 21-23, 2015 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Registration is now live – click here to get started. Register Now! Space is limited and tickets are selling out fast. You can also purchase tickets separately for the Opening reception May 21, daily luncheon events, and Friday night’s benefit dinner event, but do it soon while they’re still available. See you there!

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Ninth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics

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The Ninth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics will be held on May 21-23, 2015 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. The theme for the conference is: Celebrating the Past * Embracing the Future. Patients Out of Time will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary and we plan to make this conference even better than all others. Registration information will be posted soon.

Lodging for the conference will be at the West Palm Beach Marriott. Address: 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Reservations: 561-833-1234 and ask for the Patients Out of Time room rate.

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2015 Clinical and Legal Conference on Medical Cannabis

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The Ninth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics is scheduled for May 21-23, 2015 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Registration is now live – click here to get started. Register Now! Space is limited and tickets are selling out fast. You can also purchase tickets separately for the Opening reception May 21, daily luncheon events, and Friday night’s benefit dinner event, but do it soon while they’re still available. See you there!


ATTORNEYS: This year Patients Out of Time is proud to be holding a legal seminar for continuing legal education credit! We have been approved for 8 hours of CLE credits by the Florida Bar Association. The full schedule is available here. This day-long seminar featuring nationally-renowned experts in this exciting and ever-changing field will be held on Thursday, May 21. Registration fee is only $175 per person (and includes a luncheon)! Payment and registration for the legal seminar may be accepted at the door (cash/credit cards/checks accepted), online registration coming soon. Audio recordings will also be made available and may be purchased separately along with seminar materials.

Patients Out of Time is pleased to announce that in order to continue providing high quality, cutting-edge education, our conference is now held annually rather than every other year. The theme for the conference is: Celebrating the Past Embracing the Future. Patients Out of Time is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and we plan to make this conference even better than all others. Lodging for the conference will be at the West Palm Beach Marriott. Address: 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Reservations: 561-833-1234 and ask for the Patients Out of Time room rate.

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Legal Workshop

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The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
Pre-Conference Workshop:

Legal Workshop

New! This workshop provides education for those representing dispensaries, patients, and healthcare professionals. Panels of lawyers from around the country will discuss topics such as medical necessity defenses, child welfare, expert witnesses, and drug testing. The science of medical cannabis, lawmaking trends, and ethics will also be covered. This workshop is CLE pending. Questions? contact jeanne@medicalcannabis.com

Registration Fees

General Registration: $189.00
Public/Federal Defenders: $100.00
Law School Students: $65.00

Schedule

8:30 – Welcome – Leland R. Berger
8:45 – Ethics – Geoffrey Hazard
9:45 – Medical Necessity – Jeff Blackburn
10:45 – CannaCivil Liberties Panel with Ann Witte, Michael Rose, moderated by Alan Silber

12:00 – Luncheon Keynote: The Endocannabinoid System for Lawyers – Mary Lynn Mathre

1:15 – Dispensary Law: West and East Coast Experiences with William Panzer, Matthew Kumin, and Michael Cutler, moderated by Alan Silber
2:15 – Expert Witnesses: Teaching Judges and Juries About Medical Cannabis with Paul Armentano, Denis Petro, and Todd Dalotto, moderated by Leland R. Berger
3:30 – Medical Cannabis Law in Washington (Post I-502) and Colorado (Post Amendment 64) – Douglas Hiatt and Warren Edson
4:30 – Emerging Issues: Preemption and Regulation in Medical Cannabis States – Mara Felsen and Matt Abel
5:00 – Closing Remarks – Jeanne Van Duzer Lang

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Become a Conference Exhibitor

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The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics

Exhibitor Information

For the first time, registering as an exhibitor lets you set up your exhibit on Thursday during the preconference workshops and evening reception, as well as during the usual Friday and Saturday timeslots–that is another whole day of exhibit time included! Exhibits will be located Thursday/Friday at the Portland University Place Hotel and Saturday at the National College of Natural Medicine. Volunteers are available to help transport your exhibit from one venue to the other. Each space includes one table, approximately 6’, and two chairs. Power outlets available upon request. Exhibitors are responsible for all necessary extension cords, tablecloths, etc.

Registration Fees

Nonprofits (501c3, 501c4): $750 per table — Having trouble covering the cost? 501c3s can contact Al Byrne, albyrne@hughes.net, to discuss a sliding scale rate.
Includes one complimentary general conference registrations.

Businesses: $1500 per table
Includes two complimentary general conference registrations.

Please Note

Completion of this form does not guarantee exhibit space, space is not guaranteed until confirmation is received. Spaces are limited, and Patients Out of Time will prioritize space based on first come first serve and compatibility of exhibit to our mission. Payments must be received by May 1, 2014 or risk losing reservation of space.

The exhibits and personnel representing companies, organizations or themselves shall present a professional display of the products and services marketed. Exhibitors shall set up where directed by Patients Out of Time staff and volunteers. Attendees and visitors to the conference and visitors to the Portland University Place Hotel shall be welcomed to the exhibit area during conference and event hours, 0700-2200. Details about set-up and break-down hours will be provided closer to event.

Disclaimer

Exhibit room doors will be locked overnight, however Patients Out of Time is not liable for any damaged or lost property belonging to exhibitors. Please be aware that sale or gifting of psychoactive cannabis products is in violation of federal law and Patients Out of Time’s contract with conference venues.

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Doctors Workshop

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The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
Pre-Conference Workshop:

Society for Cannabis Clinicians/American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine Certification Preparation Course

Are you seeking to be professional in your knowledge and practice of Cannabinoid medicine? The AACM Certification Prep Course and Test is becoming the nationally recognized gold standard in this field. This course is designed specifically to provide proficiency for Cannabis clinical experts.

Certification Prep Course and Test

The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine (AACM) the certification arm of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) will be holding its annual Cannabinoid Medicine certification test in conjunction with the Patients Out of Time Conference in Portland, OR.

Mission

SCC/AACM mission is to promote the professional evaluation and recommendation of cannabis. We do this by working to educate physician and the general public.

AACM Certification Criteria

In order to be an accredited health care provider member of SCC/AACM; the health care provider must:

  • pass the certification test,
  • adhere to our ethical and practice standards,
  • have two years experience practicing Cannabinoid medicine, and
  • have 20 hours of approved CME credits in Cannabinoid medicine

Please note that you may take the test before other areas are met. Remember you will only be certified after meeting all conditions, not just passing the test. When you pass the test, you will receive a document noting you passed the test.

Please join us in Portland!

Registration Fees

Preparation Course: $150
Test and Interview: $100
Course, Test, and Interview: $200

Schedule

Registration opens at 10am, Thursday, May 8th. The course begins at 11:00am and will run until 5:00pm. The credentialing test will take place after the conference at 9:30, Sunday May 11, and personal interviews will be held starting 10:30 that day. Two hours is the allotted test taking time, however it will should only take you from 60-90 minutes to complete. The written test is followed by a short 15 minute interview to assess adherence to reasonable medical/ethical practice standards.

10:00 – Onsite registration opens
10:30 – Pre course informal mingle
10:45 – Discussion of AACM/SCC merger – David Bearman, M.D., Jeff Hergenrather, M.D.

11:00 – Course Introduction
11:10 – Hx of cannabis in medicine – David Bearman, M.D.
11:35 – Endocannabinoid System, Retrograde Inhibition – Dr. John McPartland, M.D. or Dustin Sulak, D.O. (TBD)
12:10 – Cannabis as an Herbal Medicine – Michelle Sexton, Naturopath or Ray Upton and/or Johan Marcu, Ph.D.
12:45 – Neurodegenerative disease and Neuropathic pain – Greg Carter, M.D.

1:10 – Lunch and Q&A

1:30 – Dosing and Methods of delivery – Greg Carter, M.D. & Deborah Malka, M.D.
1:50 – Topicals – Jake Felice, Naturopath
1:55 – Analgesia – Deborah Malka, M.D. & Dave Bearman, M.D.
2:15 – Cannabinoid Medicine Practice Standards – Frank Lucido, M.D. or Jeff Hergenrather, M.D. and/or Greg Carter, M.D. (TBD)
2:40 – Crohn’s Disease and GI issues/nausea – Jeff Hergenrather, M.D.

3:15 – Break

3:30 – Cannabis and Cancer Treatment – Jeff Hergenrather, M.D.
4:00 – Psychiatric Issues/PTSD – Chris Fichtner, M.D.
4:40 – Questions
5:00 – Adjourn

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Nurses Workshop

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The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
Pre-Conference Workshop:

Core Curriculum for Cannabis Nursing

Presented by the American Cannabis Nurses Association

This seminar will include an overview of cannabis as medicine including history, federal status, and current legal status. The various cannabinoids will be reviewed and the newly discovered endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) that is present in all humans will be explained. Attendees will be introduced to the emerging science on the ECS, which is helping to explain how and why cannabis is a safe and effective medication for a wide array of illnesses and conditions. The nurse’s role in patient care and education regarding the safe use of cannabis, including ingestion methodologies and interactions with prescription opiates, will be discussed.

Registration Fees

ACNA members: $125 — Not a member? Join here!
Non-members: $200

Contact Hours

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Please call ML Mathre at 434-263-4484 for more information about contact hours.

Schedule

Thursday, May 8, 2014

8 am – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 8:40 Welcome Remarks – ML Mathre
8:40 – 9:10 History of Medical Cannabis Use – Alice O’Leary
9:10 – 9:45 Safe cultivation, Storage, Handling and Use – What the nurse needs to know – Julia Glick
9:40 – 10:10 The Endocannabinoid System – Cecilia Hillard
10:10 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:00 Clinical Applications in Medical-Surgical Nursing – Leslie Reyes
11:00 – 11:30 Clinical Applications in Mental Health Nursing – Bryan Krumm
11:30 – 12:00 Side effects and Medical Risks Related to Cannabis Use – Lee Porter

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 Cannabis Dosage and Administration and the Healthy Benefits of Hemp – JoAnna LaForce
1:45 – 2:15 Legal and Social Risks Related to Cannabis Use – Ken Wolski
2:15 – 2:45 Cannabis Risk of Addiction and Interaction with Opioids – ML Mathre
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 Clinical Implications for Nurses – Eileen Konieczny
3:30 – 4:05 Q And A

4:05 – 4:15 Evaluation

Workshop Faculty

Bryan Krumm, MSN, CNP
Director and Founding member, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Psychiatric Nurse Practioner at Sage Neuroscience Center
Albuquerque, NM

Julia Glick, BS, RN (Suspended)
Director and Founding member, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Corvallis, OR

Cecilia Hillard, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Eileen Konieczny, RN,
Director, American Cannabis Nurses Association
President & Chief Visionary Curaleaf
Founder Olive’s Branch
New Paltz, NY

Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN
President and Founding member, American Cannabis Nurses Association
President and Co-founder, Patients Out of Time
Howardsville, VA

Alice O’Leary, LPN
Co-founder, Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics
Retired Hospice Nurse
Franklin, NC

Lee Porter, MSN, NP, CNS
Director, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Allied Psychophysiology, LLC
Wilmington, NC

Leslie Reyes, BA, RN
Secretary, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Mental Health Care and Urgent Care Nurse
Hawthorne, NJ

Ken Wolski, RN
Director and Founding member, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Executive Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey
Trenton, NJ

JoAnna LaForce, RPh, CGP
Healthy By Nature, LLC
Santa Barbara, CA

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Tentative Faculty

Mary Abood, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Center for Substance Abuse Research
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Donald Abrams, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Chief of Hematology/Oncology
San Francisco General Hospital

Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD
Senior Resident, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
NYU School of Medicine, NYC

David Allen, MD
Sacramento, CA

Paul Armentano
Deputy Director
NORML/NORML Foundation
Vallejo, CA

Thomas A. Burns
Director, Pharmacy Programs
Oregon Health Authority
Salem, OR

Al Byrne, Lcdr (ret)
COO, Patients Out of Time
Howardsville, VA

Greg Carter, MD, MS
Medical Director, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
Spokane, WA

Valerie Leveroni Corral
Wo/man’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana
Director, WAMM
Santa Cruz, CA

Michael D. Cutler
EvansCutler Attorneys
Northampton & Boston, MA

Todd Dalotto
CAN! Research, Educating & Consulting
Chair, Oregon Health Authority’s Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana
Corvallis, OR

Perry Fine, MD’
Professor of Anesthesiology’
School of Medicine, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Dale Gieringer, PhD
Director, California NORML
Oakland, CA

Mara Gordon
Owner, Aunt Zelda’s, Inc.
Walnut Creek, CA

Jim Greig (invited)
Ankylosing Spondylitis patient
Eugene, OR

Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD
President, Society of Cannabis Clinicians
Sabastepol, CA

Cecilia Hillard, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Allyn Howlett, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Zach Klein, MSc candidate
Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University
film producer: Prescribed Grass
Tel- Aviv, Israel

Henry Lowe, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Ethno-Medicinal Chemistry, University of Technology
Kingston, Jamaica

Jahan Marcu, PhD
Green Standard Diagnostics
Nevada

Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN
President and Co-founder, Patients Out of Time
President and Founding member, American Cannabis Nurses Association
Howardsville, VA

Sean McAllister, PhD
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Connie Elkins McKelvey,Esq
legal ethics expert – invited

Michelle Newhart, PhD
Cannabis researcher
CA

Jennifer Roch
MAMA Board of Directors
Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse (MAMA)
Mosier, OR

Julian Romero, Ph D
Laboratorio de Apoyo a la Investigacion
Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon
28922 Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain

Michelle Sexton, ND
Executive Medical Research Director
The Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy
Seattle, WA

Alan Silber, Esq
Walder, Hayden & Brogan, P.A.
Roseland, NJ

Reem Smoum-Jaouni, PhD
Research Associate
The Institute for Drug Research and the Bone Laboratory
The Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel

Dustin Sulak, DO
Integr8 Health
Falmouth, Maine

Diana Sylvestre, MD
Assist. Clinical Professor UCSF
San Francisco, CA

Mark Ware, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Family Medicine
McGill University
Director of Clinical Research, Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit
Montreal General Hospital
Montreal, Canada
Executive Director, Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids

Jenny L. Wiley, PhD
Senior Fellow, Behavioral Pharmacology
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC

Debbie Wilson
TBI, PTS(d) patient
Albany, OR

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2014 Conference Agenda

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Tentative Schedule

Friday, May 9, 2014

8:00 – 8:30 Opening Remarks – Al Byrne & Donald Abrams
8:30 – 8:40 Repression of Scientific Knowledge – David Allen, MD
8:40 – 9:00 Educational Needs of Health Care Professionals – Mark Ware, MD
9:00 – 9:40 Cannabis as an Adaptogenic Herb – Michelle Sexton, ND
9:40 – 10:00 Cannabis Cultivation for Regulated Systems – Todd Dalotto

10:00 – 10:20 Break

10:20 – 10:50 History of Cannabinoid Receptors: Targets of Interest to the Pharmaceutical Industry – Allyn Howlett, PhD
10:50 – 11:20 Enndocannabinoids and Mood Disorders – Cecilia Hillard, PhD
11:20 – 11:40 New Target Receptors for Cannabinoids GPR55 and GPR18 – Mary Abood, PhD
11:40 – 12:00 Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and the Brain-Bone Connection – Jahan Marcu, PhD

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (With speaker from the Oregon Health Authority, Thomas A. Burns)

1:30 – 2:00 Cannabis, the ECS and Alzheimer’s Disease – Julian Romero, PhD
2:00 – 2:30 Cannabis in the Management of Neuromuscular Diseases – Greg Carter, MD
2:30 – 2:50 Hepatitis C and Cannabis; an Overview – Diana Sylvestre, MD
2:50 – 3:10 Break
3:10 – 3:35 CBD and THC for Cancer – Targeting Cancer with Cannabinoids – Sean McAllister, PhD
3:35 – 4:00 Clinical Applications of Cannabis in Cancer Patients – Donald Abrams, MD
4:00 – 4:30 Q & A – All Friday’s Speakers
4:30 Day end

6:30 Patients Out of Time Benefit DinnerRegister


Saturday, May 10, 2014

8:00 – 8:20 Welcoming Remarks
8:20 – 8:40 The Use of Cannabinoids for Mid Life Crisis – Henry Lowe, PhD
8:40 – 9:00 Cannabinoids: Tackling the Cardiovascular Problems – Reem Smoum, PhD
9:00 – 9:20 Addiction: The Dark Side of Cannabinoids – Jennifer Wiley, PhD
9:20 – 9:40 The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabis and Pain – Perry Fine, MD
9:40 – 10:00 The Art of Cannabinoid Medicine: Clinical Approaches to Maximize Benefit and Minimize Harm – Dustin Sulak, MD

10:00 – 10:20 Break

10:20 – 10:40 Cannabis Use in a Nursing Home Setting – Zach Klein, MSc candidate
10:40 – 11:00 Creating Cannabis Policies in Extended Care Facilities/Use of Cannabis in the Elderly – Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD
11:00 – 11:20 Cannabis Therapeutics in Hospice and Palliative Medicine – Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD
11:20 – 11:40 Death for Breakfast – Valerie Corral
11:40 – 12:00 What’s in Your Medicine?  CBD, Terpenes, and Other Ingredients in Medical Cannabis – Dale Gieringer, PhD

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (With speaker Dorothy Bray, PhD — What is the Clinical Evidence that Cannabinoids are Effective?)

1:30 – 1:50 Complex Conditions and Cannabis: Individualized Treatment Yields Promising Results – Mara Gordon
1:50 – 2:10 Is Your Patient Impaired on Cannabis? – Paul Armantano
2:10 – 2:30 The Importance of Education for the Patients – Jennifer Roch
2:30 – 2:50 Stigma and Patient Experiences – Michelle Newhart, PhD
2:50 – 3:10 Patient panel – Jim Greig, Debbie Wilson
3:10 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:00 Empowering Healthcare Providers to Protect and Guide Patient Access to Herbal Cannabis – Alan Silber (moderator), Michael Cutler & Connie Elkins McKelvey (invited)
4:00 – 4:30 Q & A – All Saturday Faculty
4:30 Day ends

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