MEDICAL CANNABIS COURSE For Healthcare Professionals

November 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am – November 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
River Club Conference Centre
Cape Town
MEDICAL CANNABIS COURSE For Healthcare Professionals @ River Club Conference Centre
MEDICAL CANNABIS COURSE – for healthcare professionals
A two-day, integrative, evidence-based course on medical cannabis and its safe, ethical, and effective use in clinical practice. Open to medical doctors, veterinarians, pharmacists, phytotherapists and traditional herbalists. No previous experience with medical cannabis required. Limited to 30 delegates, with 6 tickets allocated to each profession.
DATE: 21 & 22 November 2020
VENUE: River Club Conference Centre, Cape Town.
SCHEDULE: Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 9am-3pm
To present what healthcare professionals need to know about medical cannabis. Empowering healthcare professionals to make sound clinical decisions; provide informed advice and education; support quality products and ethical enterprises; collaborate on essential research; and promote local and national policies that nurture the health and wellbeing of our communities, and the planet too. This course will be followed by further courses on herbal medicine for healthcare professionals.
Subjects covered include: history of use, legalities, botany, self-medication, traditional medicine, genetics, phytochemistry, pharmacology, side-effects, safety and toxicity, preparations, research, cultivation, economics. Therapeutics will include: first-aid use, primary healthcare, anxiety, pain, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, glaucoma, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, ADHD and ASD, CNS trauma, neoplasia, and neurodegenerative disorders including MS.
– Integrative – presenting both the traditional wisdom and modern science of cannabis as medicine.
– Best-evidence based – including published research, clinical experience, and traditional knowledge.
– Collaborative – delegates with knowledge and expertise are encouraged to contribute.
Jacqui Ramage – pharmacist
Marc Blockman – pharmacologist
Gaynor Grace – medical doctor
Kora Damonse – traditional herbalist
Karen Niszl – veterinarian
Renato Afonso – medical doctor
Jimmy Symmonds – veterinarian
If you are travelling to Cape Town and need assistance with accommodation indicate as such on the form below. Protea Hotel in Mowbray is an 800m walk from the conference venue. Single and double rooms available at special rate for delegates. Contact the hotel on 021 442 5300 or email the reservations manager on
COST: R3000
Sponsored tickets are available. Please contact us with your motivation.
INCLUDES: Practical materials, handbook, and lunches and teas.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets will be refunded in full if the course is cancelled for any reason. Tickets can be transferred if you cannot attend. Contact us to arrange the transfer.
We are looking for individuals, businesses, NPO’s & NGO’s, government departments, and universities to join us in the endeavour. Contact us if you would like to sponsor the event or otherwise add value –
COVID-19: All requisite COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to. The venue is spacious allowing distancing and outside areas are available for socialising. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Please bring your own mask.

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