Sep 13, 2014
Demystifying Marijuana: A Multidisciplinary Examination
The MGH Psychiatry Academy and the MGH Institute of Health Professions co-present this important one-day workshop that explores and examines the effects of marijuana on cognition, behavior, pain, and function. The event is designed for all professions – psychiatry, primary care, nursing, social work, case management, psychology, physical therapy, and more – and features a series of 20-45 minute presentations by experts on the prevalence, risks, and health impacts of marijuana. The event also includes ample opportunities for interact with and ask questions to the faculty.
The morning session focuses on a basic understanding of the neurobiology of marijuana, medical indications and uses, and potential adverse effects. Local experts provide insight into marijuana use in the greater Boston community.
During the afternoon session, the focus turns to medical use of marijuana and specifically addresses efficacy, complications and the multidisciplinary care of patients using medical marijuana. Local experts discuss Massachusetts regulations around medical marijuana. In the final panel presentation of the day, patients share contrasting experiences with marijuana and respond to questions from the audience.