Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis in Australia: An Update for GPs

Optimise your practice with our focused 2-hour workshop on prescribing medicinal cannabis, tailored specifically for General Practitioners in Australia.
Harringtons Bar & Grill | 1 Forestgrove Drive, Harrington Park NSW 2567

About the workshop

Join us for an enlightening seminar on the contemporary practices of prescribing medicinal cannabis, expertly presented by Dr. Sara McDonald and chaired by Dr. Lance Holland-Keen. Designed specifically for General Practitioners, this comprehensive 2-hour session will explore the critical elements of cannabis application within medical practice, offering an updated overview of its therapeutic potential and applications.

Our expert-led discussions will equip you with the knowledge to navigate the endocannabinoid system, understand the pharmacology of cannabis, and recognise the acute toxicity and safety ratio. We will explore various treatment considerations, including delivery methods and dosing, ensuring you are well-informed to manage patients effectively. The seminar will also include engaging case studies to illustrate practical applications of these principles in clinical scenarios.

This exclusive seminar, tailored specifically for AHPRA-certified General Practitioners, will take place at the Harringtons Bar & Grill, located at 1 Forestgrove Drive, Harrington Park 2567.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network for their integral role in organising this event. Their generous provision of both the venue and catering has been instrumental in bringing this RACGP-approved seminar to fruition.

Please note, attendance is reserved for practitioners within the South Western Sydney region.


After this workshop, you will be able to:

Identify the biological functions and therapeutic implications of the endocannabinoid system in clinical practice.

Comprehend the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of cannabis, including its safety profile and potential for acute toxicity.

Evaluate and apply appropriate treatment considerations, delivery methods, and dosing strategies for medicinal cannabis in a variety of patient contexts.

Integrate knowledge from real-world case studies to effectively manage patient treatment plans and anticipate potential challenges in prescribing medicinal cannabis.

Online live workshop

Earn 2 CPD hours

Wednesday, 17 April 2024

19:00 - 21:30 AEST

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Claim 2 CPD Hours

Medihuanna is a CPD approved education provider, and this activity has been approved by the RACGP (Activity ID: 812403). Upon completing this activity, you will be eligible to claim CPD hours. The activity will include the following CPD allocation which will be uploaded to the RACGP dashboard.

Educational Activities:

1 hours

Reviewing Performance:

1 hours


CPD Points for Fellows of RACP

Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) can claim CPD credits for this activity in MyCPD.

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Medical Educator

Dr Sara McDonald

Medical Educator

About the Educator

Dr Sara McDonald is a medical doctor with a background previously in chiropractic. She has had experience in mental health and psychiatry, but has found her passion in medicinal cannabis and integrative health. Dr Sara has been treating patients with medicinal cannabis for a number of years and is excited to be involved in helping other doctors find that same passion. Given her background, she has a special interest in the applications of medicinal cannabis for chronic pain and mental health.

Session Plan

This face to face activity commences with a 1 hour presentation and 1 hour of interactive exercises, case studies and clinical applications. For more information please download the session plan.

Session Plan

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