Session 12: Cannabis, Hemp, and The Brain

Egg Harbor, WI US
August 5, 2024 to August 6, 2024
We will describe cannabis and hemp with a focus on the molecules in those preparations that have been used as pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. We will discuss the health effects of using cannabis-derived products. We will present the brain's endocannabinoid system and discuss its role in the regulation of brain function.

Target Audience

  • ​​​​​Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatry Residents
  • Medical Students
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this education intervention will be able to: 

  • Identify the targets of the cannabinoid, THC, in the brain
  • Apply understanding of the endocannabinoid system to psychiatric disorders
  • Compare the effects of THC and cannabidiol (CBD) on the brain, focusing on differences in molecular targets
  • Critique the claims of beneficial effects of the cannabinoids by the public
    Additional information

    Contact

    Name: 
    Caimen Masterson
    Phone Number: 
    +1 (414) 955-7250
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 8.00 APA
      APA credit.
    • 8.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.
    Course opens: 
    03/18/2024
    Course expires: 
    11/30/2024
    Event starts: 
    08/05/2024 - 8:30am CDT
    Event ends: 
    08/06/2024 - 12:35pm CDT
    Cost:
    $387.00

    Monday:

    • Basics of the cannabis plant and the cannabinoids (THC and CBD)
    • Basics of the brain endocannabinoid signaling system

    Tuesday:            

    • Positive and negative effects of cannabis-derived molecules in Psychiatry
    • Potential therapeutic effects of drugs that target the endocannabinoid system
    The Landmark Resort
    4929 Landmark Drive
    Egg Harbor, WI 54209
    United States
    +1 (800) 273-7877

    Lodging in July and August is in great demand; you must make reservations early. A block of suites has been set aside at the Landmark Resort. These suites will be held until June 7th, 2024, or until they are filled. After that, the rooms are on a space-available basis.

    From its site on the bluff, the Landmark offers outstanding views of the waters of Green Bay with 294 units comprised of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites. Facilities include the Carrington Pub and Grill, 10 meeting and function rooms, 1 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, whirlpools and steam rooms, and a fitness center and game room. The Landmark Resort is Door County’s largest and best full-service facility. As of May 2017, all suites at the Landmark have been renovated! Visit their website for photos and details.

    The Landmark Resort
    4929 Landmark Drive
    Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
    Reservations: (800) 273-7877
    http://www.thelandmarkresort.com

    To book through our discounted group rate, please call the Landmark reservation line at (800) 273-7877 and state that you are attending the Door County Summer Institute. No group code is required. Group rates cannot be booked online.

    Cecilia J Hillard, PhD, grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee and credits her high school chemistry teacher for starting her on the journey to be a scientist.  Dr. Hillard received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and PhD in Pharmacology from the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Dr. Hillard is currently a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Director of the Neuroscience Research Center, and Associate Dean for Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her laboratory has long-standing interests in the pharmacology of the cannabinoids and biochemistry of endocannabinoid signaling.  Her laboratory has explored the roles of endocannabinoid signaling in many aspects of brain function, including emotional regulation, addiction, and neuroinflammation.  She and her colleagues have reported seminal findings regarding the role of endocannabinoids in preclinical models of schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. 

    Recently, she has been collaborating with others to explore changes in circulating endocannabinoids in humans, with the goal of using this as a translational measure of endocannabinoid tone.  Her work has been funded continuously by NIH since 1987, and she has published over 270 peer-reviewed, original papers.  Dr. Hillard received the 2011 Mechoulam Award for outstanding research in the area of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids and the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, both from the International Cannabinoid Research Society.  A long-time faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Hillard has won many awards for teaching and was awarded “Mentor of the Year” by the Graduate School in 2010 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2011.

    Todd Stollenwerk, MD, PhD, is a first-year resident in the combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed MD-PhD training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2024. He obtained his PhD in the lab of Cecilia Hillard, PhD, where he studied endocannabinoid signaling in the brain. His dissertation research used a mouse model of schizophrenia to study the effects of maternal immune activation and adolescent stress and THC exposure on the development of behavioral abnormalities. During his training, he lectured in the pharmacology and physiology courses for first-year medical students and was extensively involved in the medical student tutoring program.

     
    Activity Director:
    Carlyle H Chan, MD
    Professor of Psychiatry and 
    the Institute for Health and Equity-Bioethics and Humanities
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Planning Committee Members:
    Robert Huberty, MSW, LCSW
    Program Director
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Ellen Leitner, LCSW
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Kevin Bozymski, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
    Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Science
    Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Kylie Lenz, PA-C
    Physician Assistant 
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Heather M. Smith, PhD, ABPP
    Lead Psychologist
    Director of Psychology Training
    Milwaukee VA Medical Center
    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Jessica Reyes-Roberson, APNP
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
     
    • Carlyle H Chan

    • Robert Huberty

    • Ellen Leitner

    • Kevin Bozymski

    • Kylie Lenz

    • Heather M. Smith

    • Jessica Reyes-Roberson

    • Todd Stollenwerk

    The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed:

    Name

    Company

    Role

    Cecilia J Hillard

    Formulate Biosciences

    Ownership Interest Executive Role, Advisory Committee, and Researcher

    Accreditation Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation of Credit Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for up to 8.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

    National Association of Social Workers Credit Statement:

    This program is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # XXXXXXXXXX) for 8 continuing education contact hours.

    Psychology CE Credit Statement:
    The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

    MCW's Psychology Continuing Education Grievance Policy

    Available Credit

    • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 8.00 APA
      APA credit.
    • 8.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.

    Price

    Cost:
    $387.00
    Please login or register to take this course.

    Early Bird pricing will be available through June 15th, 2024. After that, prices will increase as noted below.

    FeeAttendee TypeAmount
    Two-Day In Person Registration (Early Bird)Physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, physician assistants, APPs and other Health Professionals$360.00
    Two-Day In Person RegistrationPhysicians, psychologists, pharmacists, physician assistants, APPs and other Health Professionals$385.00
    Two-Day In Person Registration (Early Bird)Medical students, grad students, residents$295.00
    Two-Day In Person RegistrationMedical students, grad students, residents$335.00

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