Medical Marijuana (4 Modules)

Medical Marijuana: Module 1


Program Overview

Many physicians throughout Massachusetts may be impacted by the Department of Public Health's regulation calling for "the humanitarian medical use of marijuana." This CME activity addresses several key regulatory, clinical, and communication issues facing physicians when discussing the medical use of marijuana with their patients. National experts discuss issues associated with the "use of marijuana, including side effects, dosage and contraindications; substance abuse recognition, diagnosis, and treatment related to marijuana," an overview of regulations and responsibilities affecting certifying physicians and their patients.This online CME activity is based on a live activity that was held on June 18, 2014.

Medical Marijuana: An Evidence-Based Assessment of Efficacy and Harms

Faculty

Alan Ehrlich, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Senior Deputy Editor, DynaMed

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the evidential basis,  potential clinical indications, and limitations of medical marijuana.
  • Give examples of  the risks and side effects associated with cannabis use.

Course Fees

• MMS Member Physicians: $9.00
• Nonmember Physicians: $16.50
• Allied Health Professionals: $7.20

Format 

Video

CME Credit  

.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Activity Term
Start: November 3, 2014    
End: November 30, 2017   

System requirements

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Module 2: Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana in the Commonwealth: What a Physician Needs to Know

Faculty

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

Learning Objectives

  • Compare the myths about medical marijuana to the scientific evidence
  • Discuss the role and responsibilities of physicians  when evaluating a patient with a debilitating medical condition  for medical marijuana certification in Massachusetts

Course Fees

  • MMS Member Physicians: $9.00
  • Nonmember Physicians: $16.50
  • Allied Health Professionals: $7.20

Format

Video

 CME Credit 

 .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Activity Term
Start: November 3, 2014    
End: November 30, 2017   

System requirements

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Module 3: Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana in Oncology

 
Faculty

J. Mark Sloan, MD
Hematologist/Oncologist Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine Boston University School of Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Assess when cannabis may be an appropriate treatment option for oncology patients.
  • Identify the risks associated with the use of smoked cannabis in immunocompromised patients.

Course Fees

MMS Member Physicians: $3.00
Nonmember Physicians: $5.50
Allied Health Professionals: $2.40

CME Credit

.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Activity Term
Start: November 3, 2014    
End: November 30, 2017   

System requirements

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Module 4: Medical Marijuana

Dazed and Confused: Medical Marijuana and the Developing Adolescent Brain

Faculty

John R. Knight, MD 
Director of the Center of Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Boston Children's Hospital

Learning Objectives

  • Describe marijuana's effects on brain function in adolescents.
  • Review changes caused by early exposure to cannabinoids. 

Course Fees

MMS Member Physicians: $6.00
Nonmember Physicians: $11.00
Allied Health Professionals: $4.80

    Format: Video

    CME Credit:. 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, risk management study

    This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit.

    The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Activity Term
    Start: November 3, 2014    
    End: November 30, 2017   

    System requirements

    Desktops/Laptops
    Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
    Mac OSX 10.6 higher 
    Most modern browsers including:
    IE8,9,10
    Firefox 18.0+
    Chrome 26+
    Safari 5+
    Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

    Mobile/Tablet

    iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
    Android devices including tablets and phones.
    Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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