Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Registration: 8:00am | Conference: 9:00am to 4:00pm
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ
The 2019 Medical Cannabis Symposium will explore current evidence-based science as it relates to medical cannabis and implications for clinical research, regulation, and medical practice. Physicians, scientists, pharmacists, nurses, and industry professionals are invited to attend.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
This CE-certified activity is jointly provided by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
and the New Jersey Department of Health.
Date and Time: December 18, 2019; Registration: 8:00am; Conference: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873. Download driving directions.
Registration Fee: $125.00 per person (Cancellation Fee: $35.00)
Meals: Continental breakfast and hot lunch buffet will be provided.
Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the New Jersey Department of Health. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nurses and pharmacists should claim only those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.
8:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am: Welcoming Remarks
9:15 am - 10:05 am: Physiology of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System
Sara Ward, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
10:05 am - 10:55 am: Differentiating Recreational and Medical Cannabis Use from a Cognitive and Clinical Perspective
Staci Gruber, PhD, Director of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core & Director of Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND), McLean Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
10:55 am - 11:10 am: Break
11:10 am - 12:00 pm: Impact of Cannabis Use as it Relates to Mental Health
Kevin M. Gray, MD, Professor and Assistant Provost for Research Advancement, Medical University of South Carolina
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm: Panel Session - Local Research Opportunities and Challenges
Rutgers Faculty and Staff
1:55 pm - 2:50 pm: The Public Health Impact of Cannabis Legalization: What Do We Know so Far?
Beatriz H. Carlini, PhD, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington
2:50 pm - 3:05 pm: Break
3:05 pm - 4:00 pm: Medical Cannabis: What We Know and Need to Learn
Margaret Haney, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, Columbia University
4:00 pm: Conference Adjouns