Clinical & Therapeutic Applications of Medical Cannabis


Saturday, June 1


7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Register 14536

Earn Up to 8 CME/CE Credits                                            
A unique opportunity for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, all medical professionals interested in expanding their clinical working knowledge. Legal and practice management approaches will be also covered. This full day programming is also being offered in half day sessions (morning and afternoon programming) where you will be provided CME (MD, DO, PA, APRN) and CEU/CLE (RN, LPN, PharmD, Esq) credits.

In addition to those mentioned previously, this symposium is designed for LCSW, MSW, LMT, Nutritionists, AP/DOM, DDS, D.C., CNA, Naturopathic & Homeopathic Doctors, PT/OT's, Certified Personal Trainers, Health Coaches and Wellness Coaches.

The CME/CEU 1-day program includes breakfast and lunch.  Half-day accredited sessions are $300 and include lunch.

You may attend the full day program as a non-CME/CEU seeking attendee without receiving credits for $300 and either half-day for $200.  Lunch is not included for either the full or half-day non-CME/CEU options.

Presented by: Kristen Beury, President/CEO, Medical Resource Association, Inc.


7:00 a.m.  Registration Opens
Keynote – Breakfast – Welcome – Introductions  Networking

         Michelle Snyder, PA-C Master of Ceremonies

Educational Sessions Begin:
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. (non-CME)
Moderator:  Paloma Lehfeldt, MD
Clinical - Stephen Dahmer, MD
Medical Cannabis – Healthcare Disruptor
How cannabis has become mainstream in medicine through unusual channels and its potential to outcompete traditional FDA medications in safety and efficacy.

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Jan L. Roberts, LCSW The Legitimizing of Cannabis as Medicine in Mental Health

9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Panel Discussion: 
Michelle Shuffett, MD – History and Use of Medical Cannabis
Monica B. Taing, PharmD, RPh  ECS 101: An Overview of the Endocannabinoid Receptor System

10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Moderator:  Marika Cooper
   Kenneth Weinberg, MD – Medical Cannabis and Autoimmune Disease
Andrea Beaman, Holistic Health Coach (HCC), Chef, Herbalist – Using Food as Medicine – A Deep Dive into Nutrition & Plant Based Medicine - Supporting Immune Health
   Michelle Routhenstein, MS, RD, CDE, CDN – Lifestyle Changes vs. Medication

10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Moderated by
Madelon Gauthier, Esq.
Panel Presentation:  Diversity, Financial & Legal Considerations for Medical Professionals
Landon Dais, Esq. Diversity is the Future of Medical Cannabis
Joseph T. Kelley, III – Healthcare Compliance/Legal
Cristina Buccola, Esq. – NY Legislation
obias Reid, MD – Contributor

11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.  LUNCH BREAK

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Moderator: Felicia Greenfield-Blau, LPT, CCE
Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH  Cannabis and Pain Management

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Dara Huang, MD Cannabis & Cannabinoid Medicine for Nephrological Care
Kelly King, MD – Medical Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Edward J. Wagner, Ph.D.  Sex Differences in, and dietary influences on, cannabinoid regulation of energy homeostasis

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Joe Dolce & Elizabeth Cramer Ernst, NP-C – How Botanical Medicines Differ from Pharmacological Medicines; plus Risks & Contraindications of Medical Cannabis Administration

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Role of Cannabis Nurse Leaders in Private Practice
Moderator & Contributor: 
Diane Schade, NP-C & Jamie Rollins, RN, BSN, CYT  How Do I Become a Cannabis Nurse?

4:30 p.m.– 5:15 p.m. 
Monica B. Taing, PharmD, RPh Pertinent Patient Counseling & Harm Reduction Strategies