Medical Marijuana Symposium offered by Clark County Medical Society.
Medical Marijuana Symposium offered by Clark County Medical Society.

Serving physicians from each facility in the Las Vegas Medical District, Clark County Medical Society hosts a variety of programs for medical professionals in continuing education. In 2016, the Society kicked off a series of six CME programs, the first of which included two very popular sessions on Pain Medication Misuse/Abuse & Related Ethical Issues, followed by Suicide Prevention & Ethics of Assisted Suicide.

The next topic to be covered in the series is medical marijuana which takes place on April 16, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Medical Marijuana Symposium is designed for medical professionals to increase their knowledge on medical uses of marijuana in the treatment of patients. It will also include developing an understanding of how the product is tested and dispensed, focusing on current legal and regulation issues. Advance registration is highly recommended.

“We are here to support our local medical community, and provide them with opportunities to keep current on the advances in medicine as well as elevate their voices. Our CME programs are just one way we highlight medical issues impacting the community and connect physicians with resources,” Loretta Moses, Executive Director of the Clark County Medical Society and member of LVMD Advisory Council,  Planning and Marketing Sub-Committees.

The Medical Marijuana Symposium includes a panel discussion in addition to speakers from a variety of backgrounds including Garam Lee, PharmD from Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health who will be speaking on Neurological Diseases and Cannabinoids, and Brian Lawenda, MD from 21st Century Oncology providing a Medical Cannabinoids 101 overview. They will also be joined by County Commissioner, Chris Giunchigliani and District Attorney, Steven B. Wolfson as well as a number of other experts. To register for the Medical Marijuana Symposium, visit ClarkCountyMedical.org.

Coming up in May, the next scheduled CME topic is Robotics. The final two installments in the six-part 2016 CME series will be announced later this year.

Established in 1955, the Clark County Medical Society is a professional organization of more than 1,500 physicians, medical students, residents and physician assistants.  The organization advocates for physicians and their patients in Southern Nevada, the delivery of quality health care within the community.

Photo: Clark County Medical Society team hosting their CME on Suicide Prevention & Ethics of Assisted Suicide. Pictured (left to right) Amy Jo Austin, Communications Coordinator; Janice Poblete, Executive Assistant; Loretta Moses, Executive Director; Justin Bauzon, volunteer; Shirley Gallegos, Receptionist.

For more information, visit http://www.clarkcountymedical.org or call 702-739-9989.

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