Medicinal Cannabis and Endometriosis: Current Research and Substitution Effect Data

Explore the implications of medicinal cannabis in managing endometriosis with Associate Professor Mike Armour. Gain insights into its efficacy, prevalence, and the challenges encountered in clinical practice and research.

About Webinar

Endometriosis, characterized by severe dysmenorrhea, non-cyclical pelvic pain, and other symptoms, often does not find sufficient relief through conventional medical and surgical interventions, leading individuals to seek alternative treatments like cannabis. This webinar will navigate through the prevalence of cannabis usage in Australia, New Zealand, and worldwide, self-reported effectiveness, substitution effects, and potential mechanisms of action in both human and animal models.

It will also discuss the challenges encountered in clinical practice and clinical trial design related to the use of medicinal cannabis for endometriosis, providing a comprehensive overview of the current landscape of medicinal cannabis in endometriosis treatment.

Learning Outcomes

Prevalence of Medicinal Cannabis Usage: Summarise the current data on the prevalence of medicinal cannabis usage for endometriosis in Australia, New Zealand, and globally.
Potential Mechanisms: Identify the potential mechanisms through which medicinal cannabis acts to alleviate endometriosis symptoms.
Challenges in Clinical Practice: Recognise the challenges faced in clinical practice and clinical trial design related to the use of medicinal cannabis for endometriosis.

Associate Professor Mike Armour is a distinguished associate professor in reproductive health at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University. With over 80 peer-reviewed articles and several textbook chapters under his belt, Mike has been a pivotal figure in endometriosis research and treatment, contributing significantly to women’s health, particularly in the realm of medicinal cannabis and herbal medicine. His extensive involvement and leadership in various committees and networks, such as the World Endometriosis Society, Endometriosis Australia, and the Menstrual Cycle Research Network, underscore his commitment and expertise in the field.

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