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The mission of the PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour is to educate health care professionals regarding the basic science underlying the pharmacologic and therapeutic options associated with medical cannabis in patient care, and provide clinical insights on the use of medicinal cannabis in practice. In addition, the PA Medicinal Cannabis Educational Tour will provide authoritative information on Pennsylvania’s laws and regulations relating to approved uses, patient certifications requirements and process, and dispensing regulations and practices when medicinal marijuana is recommended for the approved medical conditions.

Educational content for the PA Medicinal Cannabis Educational Tour is provided by The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University.

The Lambert Center is the only comprehensive academic resource for education, research, and practice for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids based in a US Health Sciences University.

The PA Medicinal Cannabis Educational Tour is part of the Lambert Center’s educational initiatives in this area.

Course Information

Accreditation

Physicians

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to participants.

Pharmacists

This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

Physician Assistants

The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

(www.aapa.org)

Educational content for the PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour is provided by The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University.

The Lambert Center is the only comprehensive academic resource for education, research, and practice for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids based in a US Health Sciences University.

The PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour is part of the Lambert Center’s educational initiatives in this area.

For more information about the Lambert Center, and to find additional educational opportunities, please check out our website at

http://www.jefferson.edu/university/emerging-health-professions/lambert-center.html

Agenda

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Registration / Intro / Refreshments / Exhibits

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Presentation Overview of Medicinal Cannabis What Every PA Clinician Should Know

Speakers

Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MD - Associate Provost for Innovation in Education, Director, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions, Director, The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, Thomas Jefferson University

From 2001-2015, Dr. Pollack was Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and served as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. From 1992-2001, Dr. Pollack served in various positions in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, an urban, tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with the Medical College of the University of Arizona and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He was Research Director from 1994 to 2000, and he chaired the department from 1997 to 2001. From 2000 through mid-2001, Dr. Pollack was also Director of Emergency Medicine at Arizona Heart Hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in history and chemistry and with a master’s degree in the history of science and medicine, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Pollack earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Pollack leads The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University. The Center, which he founded in May 2016, is the only comprehensive academic resource for education, research, and practice around the use of medicinal cannabinoids to be housed in a US health sciences university.

Sara Jane Ward, PhD - Assistant Professor, Center for Substance Abuse Research, Department of Pharmacology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Senior Fellow, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Sara Jane Ward is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Substance Abuse Research and Department of Pharmacology.  She earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem NC. She conducted her own NIH-funded research under a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Temple University where she began to study the role of cannabinoids in learning and memory and reward processing.  Dr. Ward is currently working on several projects to elucidate the therapeutic potential of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, including studies supported by the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense investigating the efficacy of Cannabidiol for the treatment of peripheral and central neuropathic pain. Other projects in collaboration with TUSM faculty investigate the efficacy of Cannabidiol and synthetic cannabinoids on a range of nervous system targets including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and addiction. Dr. Ward has been a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society since 2005.

State Exhibitors

Thomas Jefferson University The Lambert Center For The Study Of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp

The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, in the Institute of Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University, goals are to (1) provide expert-developed, unbiased information to clinicians and patients about the medical uses of marijuana, hemp extract, and other cannabinoid-focused therapies, (2) conduct research and serve as a networking nidus for multicenter, multinational research to evaluate and elevate the evidence basis for cannabinoid therapy in multiple medical conditions, and (3) provide best-in-breed support for the development of entrepreneurial and socially responsible business and clinical approaches within the emerging medical cannabis industry. We have recruited an internationally renowned Steering Committee to lead the Center’s academic programs, and an illustrious board of entrepreneurs and thought leaders to our business and social impact focused projects and research.

Jefferson is the first major health sciences university in the United States to provide a comprehensive academic resource for the medicinal application and business of cannabis and hemp, in keeping with its nearly 200-year history of innovation in science and medical education. Please check back often as our various initiatives are announced on this site.

Our mission at The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp is to advance the scientific basis, research efforts, educational opportunities, positive social impact opportunities, and patient experience associated with the clinical use of cannabis-derived therapies.

Manna Life

Ananda Hemp

Ananda Hemp manufactures legal, non-psychoactive full spectrum hemp extract that harnesses the benefits of cannabinoids (CBD and several others). Derived from American-grown hemp and produced in full compliance with federal and state law, the full spectrum of CBD and other cannabinoids in Ananda Hemp’s Spectrum 200 oil, Spectrum 600 oil and Spectrum 900 softgels allow users to experience the full benefits of effect of natural plants grown outdoors.  Learn more about medicinal hemp extract’s health benefits, visit https://www.anandahemp.com

Cresco Yeltrah

City Exhibitors

Firefly
Hoban Law Group
Keystone Shops
Solterra
Standard Farms

Purchase Tickets

Philadelphia – Bluemle Life Sciences Building

Tuesday, July 25th

SE

Allentown – Hamilton Boulevard Building

Wednesday, July 26th

NE

Pittsburgh – Petersen Events Center

Tuesday, August 01st

SW

Erie

Wednesday, August 02nd

NW

Harrisburg – Harrisburg University Academic Center

Tuesday, September 26th

SC

State College – Celebration Hall

Wednesday, September 27th

NC

Promo Partners

Marijuana Policy Project
Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Pennsylvania Pain Society
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association