Cannabis and the Role of the Pharmacist Breakfast Symposium

Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
(4.0 CE hrs)

Marriott Marquis Hotel | San Diego, CA
San Diego Ballroom C

Part of the pre-conference programming for the National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention (separate registration fee applies; registration for the NCPA convention is encouraged, but not required).

Fees: $299

Pharmacy Student — $50

2019 PPSI Supporters —Free

Online registration will close at 12:00am CDT on October 24.
On-site registration will be available beginning at 6:30am PDT on October 26.
For additional infomation, email contact@cannabisrxinfo.org.

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As a pharmacist, what do you need to know about marijuana, cannabidiol and its mixtures?

As front-line healthcare providers, community-based pharmacists play an essential role in alerting and educating the public on how CBD and marijuana usage impacts their health. Two well-known speakers will present the latest information followed by a panel discussion on THC/CBD and its applications. A brief history of cannabis will be presented leading up to the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018. This your chance to learn more about this growing segment that will increasingly impact your patients and practice.

Walk away with:

  • An understanding of key considerations when dealing with this natural product: botany, chemistry, potency, stability, assay results, and labeling
  • A definition of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, and knowledge of their pharmacology, receptors, kinetics dosage and claims
  • Examples of dosing and current clinical trials of cannabis-related products
  • A checklist of legal issues surrounding the possession and sale of marijuana and cannabidiol for recreational or medical use
  • How to answer the most common questions posed by consumers regarding CBD usage while taking into consideration FDA prohibitions regarding therapeutic claims
  • Understanding of the need to evaluate the potential benefits versus risks of selling CBD products in your pharmacy and DEA regulations

Who should attend:

  • Pharmacists who have patients using medical or recreational marijuana, especially who practice in states with legalized or decriminalized recreational marijuana
  • Pharmacists who have added or are considering adding CBD products to their practice
  • Pharmacists with patients using OTC products containing CBD purchased elsewhere
  • Pharmacists who work in dispensaries

Agenda

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Session 1: Cannabis and Your Patient: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Thomas C. Kupiec, PhD, ARL Bio Pharma President and CEO (bio)
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Medical marijuana and cannabidiol are hot topics in today’s pharmacy world, but what’s the science behind it all?

This presentation will discuss the pharmacology of both CBD and THC and apply this knowledge to the currently accepted clinical applications. Dr. Kupiec will present an overview of current clinical data and accepted practice guidelines related to the use of CBD and THC. This session will provide you with an understanding of the role that cannabis is playing in your patients’ treatment plans and will facilitate your delivery of patient-centered care. Finally, the complex and dynamic legal status of medical marijuana and CBD will be summarized to enhance your understanding of current and future legal developments and how they may impact your pharmacy.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:

  1. Define pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of cannabis
  2. Define the medical implications of cannabis including: THC and CBD
  3. Identify marijuana and hemp and their implications in the pharmacy
  4. Summarize state and federal marijuana and cannabidiol regulations

Session 2: Medical Cannabis Primer for Pharmacists

Melani Kane, PharmD, Cannabis Pharmacist, Prepcann, ISCPh (bio)
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Review the fundamentals of Cannabinoid medicine with Cannabis Pharmacist, Dr. Kane. This presentation will provide in depth analysis of the current evidence to support the use of Cannabis for symptoms and improving quality of life. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will leave the session with a greater understanding of formulations and managing patient conditions.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:

  1. Identify the potential benefits and harms of THC and CBD therapy
  2. Review the pharmacokinetics of widely available Cannabinoid formulations
  3. Analyze patient cases for appropriate dose, chemotype, and formulation

Session 3: Clearing the Smoke: Cannabis, CBD, and Medical Marijuana Panel Discussion

Melani Kane, PharmD, Cannabis Pharmacist, Prepcann, ISCPh
Thomas C. Kupiec, PhD, ARL Bio Pharma

Your patients are asking about using THC or CBD oil for their pain, anxiety, and insomnia—or for their kids and their pets. But how much? How often? And what should they buy? After all, they didn’t exactly cover this in pharmacy school. Hear our symposium speakers detail the important clinical, therapeutic, and regulatory issues surrounding cannabis, CBD and medical marijuana usage that pharmacy professionals need to know.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians:

  1. Identify key considerations when dealing with this natural product: botany, chemistry, potency, stability, assay results, and labeling
  2. Analyze examples of dosing and current clinical trials of cannabis-related products
  3. List legal issues surrounding the possession and sale of marijuana and cannabidiol for recreational or medical use
  4. Practice answering the most common questions posed by consumers regarding CBD usage while taking into consideration FDA prohibitions regarding therapeutic claims
  5. Discuss the need to evaluate the potential benefits versus risks of selling CBD products in your pharmacy and DEA regulations

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