Medical cannabis forum 2017

Saturday October 7, 2017
ANZCA House,
630 St Kilda Road
Melbourne
 
Faculty Fellows and trainees are invited to participate in this consultative forum, designed to promote discussion and inform the Faculty’s position in this controversial area.
 
Many pain medicine consultants will be well aware of the recent changes occurring in Australia regarding the use of medical cannabis, with regulatory change from the Commonwealth via TGA, from changes in scheduling, from State legislatures, and from consumers in many health settings seeking access to medical cannabis. It’s a very confusing area at the present.
 
We are very keen to engage our fellows and trainees in a broader discourse on this subject; to gauge your opinions; to develop patient information; to explain the regulatory changes; and to explain the practicalities if you seek to trial medical cannabis for selected patients. The Faculty aims to review its position and explore opportunities to establish a research strategy and develop clinical practice guidance related to cannabinoids and chronic pain.
 
Our speakers include Professor Wayne Hall (Centre for Youth Substance Abuse, University of Queensland and Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis); Professor Jenny Martin (Chair of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle); Adjunct Professor John Skerritt (Deputy Secretary for Health Products Regulation, Department of Health, ACT); Associate Professor Philip Peyton (Chair, ANZCA Clinical Trials Network Executive, Victoria) as well as specialists in addiction medicine, consumer representatives and Fellows of the Faculty.    
We would greatly value your contribution.
 
Associate Professor Carolyn Arnold
Forum convenor
 
Dr Chris Hayes
FPM Dean
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