RACGP CPD Accredited eLearning Activity
Earn 40 RACGP CPD Accredited Points
The “Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis” activity has been accredited (Activity no: 195701) by the The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program in the 2020-22 triennium. Fellow GP members of the RACGP are eligible to claim 40 CPD Accredited points. It is a requirement of the RACGP that members who wish to claim these points provide their RACGP number when applying for this course. Other health professionals may also apply for self-directed CPD point for their particular profession.
Discuss the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis
Discuss treatment considerations, dosing and titration to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment
Evaluate the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice
Identify appropriate strategies of patient management and current legislation including prescribing, and patient access pathways
Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis
Only GPs, Specialist Doctors and Nurse Practitioners can register for workshops
FREE of charge thanks to Entoura
Online Activity limited to 25 attendees
CPD points allocated on completion of activity
Please note this activity will be online
Date & Time: 08:30am-04:30pm AEST, 28th November 2020
Venue: Entoura Online Workshop November
Registration closes 26th November 2020
This workshop equips medical doctors with necessary skills to prescribe and treat patients with medicinal cannabis in Australia. Developed using the latest evidence, combined with Dr Towpik’s experience and patient case studies from her clinical practice. This activity provides learners with the theory, combined with practical exercises that encourage active learning by assessing patient case studies and developing an appropriate treatment plan.
During the workshop, course participants will develop a good understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis, dosing strategies, appropriate patient care and potential applications in chronic pain management, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, CINV, and epilepsy.
On completion of this workshop, course participants will have a better understanding of the prescribing process in Australia and will be equipped with the necessary skills to confidently assess, advise, prescribe and treat patients with medicinal cannabis.
This course is designed for General Practitioners and Specialists that can prescribe Medicinal Cannabis
Relevance to General Practice
Medicinal Cannabis is emerging as a significant therapeutic medicine in the treatment of many medical conditions, there is increased interest among patients and there is a growing need for professionally developed training that equips medical doctors with practical skills to appropriately manage patient demand, enquires and uphold the highest standard of care during treatment. Since 2016, Australia has seen significant changes in regulations that has substantially increased the number of patients being prescribed medicinal cannabis to treat a variety of medical conditions. The changing legal sphere and increasing public demand add new challenges for GPs who need to be aware of the legislative requirements and access schemes in Australia. Therefore, it is vital GPs are formally educated and trained to ensure standards of care are upheld and patients are appropriately assessed when considering medicinal cannabis treatment.
This online workshop is a full day program that comes with 2 hours of lectures and 4 hours of interactive exercises, case studies and clinical applications. For more information please download the program outline.Download Program Outline
About the Educator
Dr. Teresa Towpik
FOUNDER | MediHuanna
Dr Teresa Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalised for medicinal use. Since then, she has been studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis, how it works, and the potential applications in General Practice, especially in the management of chronic debilitating pain. In 2016, Dr Towpik founded MediHuanna, an organisation that provides science-based medicinal cannabis education for Health Professionals. Dr Towpik sees cannabis as a therapeutic agent that has huge potential in General Practice. Her goal is to change the stigma behind cannabis through education. Dr Towpik strongly believes in doctors and other health professionals working together to provide a holistic model of care.
About the Educator
Dr. Orit Holtzman
Educator | MediHuanna
Dr Orit Holtzman is the Chief Medical Officer of Compass Lifestyle Clinics where she practices Functional and Cannabinoid medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from the University of Tel Aviv, a PhD in neuroscience from the university of NSW and an MBBS from the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. After coming across Dr Teresa Towpik’s work, she has become passionate about utilising medicinal cannabis as a therapeutic agent and began prescribing cannabis in 2019. She now has more than 400 patients that have been approved for medicinal cannabis for various indications under her care and is an authorised prescriber for multiple conditions. She lives in the beautiful Blue Mountains with her husband and three children.