Medical Marijuana: Regs, Responsibilities and Communication

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All presentations in .pdf format.

7:30 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m.  Opening Remarks

Richard S. Pieters, MD, FACR, President, Massachusetts Medical Society

James B. Broadhurst, MD (Moderator), Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Staff Physician, Spectrum Health Systems

8:10 a.m.  Issues for Physicians in Certifications of Medical Marijuana Patients (23 pages, 192 KB)  |  Video  (31:39)
William J. Ryder, Esq., State Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Counsel, Massachusetts Medical Society

9:00 a.m.  Medical Marijuana: An Evidenced-Based Look at Efficacy and Harms (26 pages, 623 KB) |  Video (42:12)
Alan Ehrlich, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Senior Deputy Editor, DynaMed

9:45 a.m.  Medical Marijuana in the Commonwealth: What a Physician Needs to Know (31 pages, 837 KB)  |  Video (39:16)
Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS, Director, Substance Abuse Consultation Service, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

10:30 a.m.  BREAK

10:45 a.m.  Panel Discussion
Dazed and Confused: Medical Marijuana and the Developing Adolescent Brain (16 pages, 2,174 KB)  |  Video  (23:11)
John Knight, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

Medical Marijuana in Oncology (6 pages, 113 KB)  |  Video (11:44)
J. Mark Sloan, MD, Hematologist/Oncologist, Boston Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Use of Marijuana for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (21 pages, 715 KB)  |  Video (13:34)
Riley M. Bove, MD, Neurologist, Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital

11:45 a.m.  Moderated Q&A (with all faculty)

12:25 p.m.  Closing Remarks

12:30 p.m.  Adjournment

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