Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis

February 19, 2022 Workshop

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  • Earn 40 RACGP CPD Points
  • 19th of February 2022
  • 08:30 - 17:00 AEST
  • Registration closes 18th of February 2022
  • Statement of attendance

Learning Outcomes

Discuss the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis

Identify appropriate strategies of patient management and current legislation including prescribing, and patient access pathways

Discuss treatment considerations, dosing and titration to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment

Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis

Evaluate the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice

RACGP CPD Accredited eLearning Activity

The “Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis” activity has been accredited (Activity no: 195701) by the The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program in the 2020-22 triennium. Fellow GP members of the RACGP are eligible to claim 40 CPD Accredited points. It is a requirement of the RACGP that members who wish to claim these points provide their RACGP number when applying for this course. Other health professionals may also apply for self-directed CPD point for their particular profession.

Our Sponsors

Australian Natural Therapeutics Group
Little Green Pharma

About the Educators

Dr. Teresa Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalized for medicinal use. In 2016 she founded Medihuanna with the goal to educate medical practitioners to safely treat patients with medicinal cannabis. Since then, she has been studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis, how it works, and the potential applications in General Practice, especially in the management of chronic debilitating pain.

Dr. Teresa Towpik

Medihuanna Founder

Dr Orit Holtzman is the Chief Medical Officer of Compass Lifestyle Clinics where she practices Functional and Cannabinoid medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from the University of Tel Aviv, a PhD in neuroscience from the university of NSW and an MBBS from the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. After coming across Dr Teresa Towpik’s work, she has become passionate about utilising medicinal cannabis as a therapeutic agent and began prescribing cannabis in 2019. She now has more than 400 patients that have been approved for medicinal cannabis for various indications under her care and is an authorised prescriber for multiple conditions. She lives in the beautiful Blue Mountains with her husband and three children.

Dr. Orit Holtzman


Workshop Description

This introductory workshop equips medical doctors with necessary skills to prescribe and treat patients with medicinal cannabis in Australia. Developed using the latest evidence, combined with Dr Towpik’s experience and patient case studies from her clinical practice. This activity provides learners with the theory, combined with practical exercises that encourage active learning by assessing patient case studies and developing an appropriate treatment plan.

During the workshop, course participants will develop a good understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis, dosing strategies, appropriate patient care and potential applications in chronic pain management, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, CINV, and epilepsy.

On completion of this workshop, course participants will have a better understanding of the prescribing process in Australia and will be equipped with the necessary skills to confidently assess, advise, prescribe and treat patients with medicinal cannabis.

Relevance to General Practice

Medicinal Cannabis is emerging as a significant therapeutic medicine in the treatment of many medical conditions, there is increased interest among patients and there is a growing need for professionally developed training that equips medical doctors with practical skills to appropriately manage patient demand, enquires and uphold the highest standard of care during treatment.

Since 2016, Australia has seen significant changes in regulations that have substantially increased the number of patients being prescribed medicinal cannabis to treat a variety of medical conditions. The changing legal sphere and increasing public demand add new challenges for GPs who need to be aware of the legislative requirements and access schemes in Australia.

Therefore, it is vital GPs are formally educated and trained to ensure standards of care are upheld and patients are appropriately assessed when considering medicinal cannabis treatment.

Program Outline

This online workshop is a full day program that comes with 2 hours of lectures and 4 hours of interactive exercises, case studies and clinical applications. For more information please download the program outline.
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Workshop details

Earn 40 RACGP CPD Points

19th of February 2022

01:08 - 01:08 AEST

Registration closes 18th of February 2022

CPD points allocated on completion of activity

Designed for General Practitioners and Specialists that can prescribe Medicinal Cannabis

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