RN and Allied Health Lecture- Medical Marijuana: It's High Time to Talk

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Alisha Benner, MD. In recent years, the public and lawmakers have recognized the benefits of using marijuana as part of a treatment plan for patients with difficult diseases to manage. For example, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy find that medical marijuana diminishes nausea and can stimulate appetite. This presentation provides an overview of the complex history of medical marijuana and the current applications of its use. RN and Allied Health lectures offer CNE and ASRT continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants. We invite anyone interested to view our lectures. Lectures are viewable online via Zoom Webinar or by participating in the lecture at one of our designated viewing sites. Please contact us for more information about Zoom Webinar registration or to be connected with a site coordinator near you.

  • RN and Allied Health Lecture- Medical Marijuana: It's High Time to Talk
  • 2018-05-09T12:00:00-04:00
  • 2018-05-09T13:00:00-04:00
  • Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Alisha Benner, MD. In recent years, the public and lawmakers have recognized the benefits of using marijuana as part of a treatment plan for patients with difficult diseases to manage. For example, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy find that medical marijuana diminishes nausea and can stimulate appetite. This presentation provides an overview of the complex history of medical marijuana and the current applications of its use. RN and Allied Health lectures offer CNE and ASRT continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants. We invite anyone interested to view our lectures. Lectures are viewable online via Zoom Webinar or by participating in the lecture at one of our designated viewing sites. Please contact us for more information about Zoom Webinar registration or to be connected with a site coordinator near you.
When May 09, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (EST / UTC-400)
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Alisha Benner, MD
Lead Physician
Aspire Health

Medical Marijuana: It's High Time to Talk

In recent years, the public and lawmakers have recognized the benefits of using marijuana as part of a treatment plan for patients with difficult diseases to manage. For example, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy find that medical marijuana diminishes nausea and can stimulate appetite. This presentation provides an overview of the complex history of medical marijuana and the current applications of its use.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Recall the rich history and debate over medical marijuana

  • List at least 3 diseases for which medical marijuana has demonstrated clinical benefit

  • Discuss the “endocannabinoid system” and the “entourage effect"

Register to Attend via Zoom Webinar

To Receive Continuing Education Credit:
  • Attend the live lecture, either by going to a designated site or by using Zoom (registration link above)
  • After attending the live lecture, complete an evaluation and download your certificate.
  • The instructions and password for the evaluation will be provided after the lecture is over. 
    • If you attend at a designated site, the site coordinator will provide you with the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions. 
    • If you attend via Zoom Webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions. 
  • Attendance at the live lecture is required to receive the Live Activity Evaluation Instructions.
Lecture Resources:

UNCCN Site Coordinators:

  • All documents and information for UNCCN Site Coordinators (including connection information, presentation handout, and links to obtain certificates) can be accessed on the UNC Cancer Network Learning Portal.

*Lecture topic subject to change.