2010 — Warwick, RI

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Accredited Medical Cannabis Therapeutics Conference April, 2010 in Rhode Island

The Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, co-sponsored by the School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco; the Rhode Island State Nurses Association and Patients Out of Time was held on April 15 – 17, 2010 at the Crowne Plaze Hotel in Warwick, RI. The Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition (RIPAC) was the local host and partner with Patients Out of Time for this forum.

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Cannabis – The Medicine Plant

Continuing education credits will be available through the University of California’s Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Nursing contact hours have been applied for through the Rhode Island State Nurses Association and are pending approval

Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics – In the News

Treating Yourself Magazine – “A Report on the 2010 Conference”, by Mark Braunstein

The American Nurse (official publication of the American Nurses Association) – “Exploring the Science of Medical Marijuana”, by Susan Trossman, RN

Conference Agenda and Faculty

Thursday April 15, 2010

7 PM – Reception & Exhibits

Friday, April 16, 2010

7:30 – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Al Byrne – Welcome/Opening Remarks – Donald Abrams, MD (UCSF), Jesse Stout (RIPAC) and Donna Policastro, RN (RISNA)

8:30 – Raphael Mechoulam, PhD – Cannabis:Opening New Vistas in Both Therapy and Chemical Biology

9:10 – John McPartland, DO – A Molecular View of the Synergistic Shotgun

9:35 – Robert Melamede PhD – Endogenous Cannabinoid System Review

10:00 Break

10:20 – Gregory L. Gerdeman, PhD – Cannabinoids and the Neurobiology of Reward, Habit Formation and Addiction

10:45 – Andrea Hohmann, PhD – Endocannabinoid System & Neuropathic Pain

11:10 – Heather Bradshaw, PhD – The Endogenous Cannabinoid System and Reproductive Pain

11:35 – Mark Ware, MD, MSc, MRCP – Safety of Medical Cannabis Use

12:00 Lunch: Steve DeAngelo – First Look: An Analytical Window into California’s Medical Cannabis Supply

1:30 – Ed Glick – Growing Cannabis for Medicine

1:50 – Lyle Craker, PhD – Chasing the Rainbow- Medical Cannabis and the Struggle to Break the NIDA Monopoly

2:10 – David Bearman, MD – American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

2:30 Break

2:50 – Philippe Lucas – It Can’t Hurt to Ask: A Patient Survey of Canadian Medical Cannabis Users

3:10 – Jennifer Burbank – Oral Preparations

3:30 – Charles Alexandre, RN & Todd Handel, MD (RI) – Steve Jenison, MD & Bryan Krumm, RN, CNP (NM) – State Programs and Supplying Patients with Medicinal Cannabis

4:10 – Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD Candidate – Geographic Snapshots of Medical Cannabis Access and Delivery in Washington State

4:30 End of day

6:00-10:00 – Benefit Dinner- Dr. Weil Presentation – Silent and Live Auction – Reggae Band – Comedy

7:00 PM – Andrew Weil, MD – Live Video Lecture – Alternative Medicine

Saturday, April 17, 2010

7:30 Registration

8:00 Al Byrne – Welcome – Melanie Dreher, RN, PhD

8:20 – Raphael Mechoulam, PhD – Head Trauma, Osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s Disease – An Unexpected Trio

9:00 – Reinaldo Takahashi, PhD – Cannabinoids and Aversive Memories in Animals: Novel Perspectives in the Treatment of PTS(d)

9:30 – Denis Petro, MD – Cannabis in the Treatment of Eye Movement Disorders, Congenital and Pendular Nystagmus

10:00 Break

10:20 – Richard Musty, PhD – Cognitive and Psychomotor Effects of Cannabis

10:50 – Michael Krawitz and Al Byrne – Veterans and Pain, PTS(d) Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injuries

11:20 – Jose Crippa,MD, PhD – Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Past, Present and Future

12:00 Lunch: Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW – The Patient as Informed Consumer: Moving Beyond Safe Access

1:30 – Jay Rostow (VA) & Rhonda O’Donnell (RI) – Cannabis for Muscle Spasms and MS

2:00 – Donald Abrams, MD – Cannabinoid:Opioid Interactions

2:30 – Jane Metrik, PhD – Variability in Marijuana’s Acute Effects: The Role of Expectancies, Pharmacology and Genetics

3:00 – Break

3:20 – Mary Lynn Mathre, RN – Harm Reduction and Cannabis

3:45 – Faculty in Attendance Q & A, Mathre-Moderator

4:30 End of Conference

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