2/24/21 – The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis Usage in Disease and Disorder


Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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Annie Caporellie
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Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols

Important Notes & Announcements:

Course Description:

There are numerous claims of safety and efficacy using cannadbinoids to treat many conditions, diseases and disorders. Unfortunately, these assertions often have little empirical evidence to support them. During this webinar, we will review the various cannabinoids, what they are being evaluated to treat, and what is the strength of the evidence supporting the claim.

This skills training will overview the neurobiology of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how cannabis as a medicinal agent (especially THC and CBD) interfaces with the ECS and other systems. As an example, what do we really know about the use of cannabinoids (THC and CBD) in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? The story of Timonabant will illustrate the complexity of interfacing with multiple internal systems. The ECS is involved in pain, memory, anxiety and depression and food consumption. These are areads of great interest to the pharmaceutical industry. An overview of research in these areas will be offered.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the functions of the endocannabinoid system.
2. Discuss the use of cannabinoids as medicincal agents utilized to treat various disorders including PTSD.
3. Discuss the scientific evidence supporting cannabis use in treating “wasting syndromes”, AIDs, social anxiety disorder, etc.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols is described as “one of the most influential clinical and spiritual trainers in North America.” He has served the behavioral medicine field for over 40 years and for the last 25 years has been considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery.

Dr. Nuckols is widely published, having authored more than 65 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 50 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 25 audiotape series. His latest book is titled Finding Freedom Through Illumination: Realizing Christ Consciousness. His previous publication is a best seller titled The Ego-Less SELF: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding. Dr. Nuckols’ first book Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery is also a trade best seller, as are his booklets Quitting Heroine, Quitting Alcohol and Quitting Marijuana (Hazelden). He is the author of the book Healing an Angry Heart (HCI) and video Chalk Talk on Drugs with Father Martin (Kelly Productions).

Dr. Nuckols’ background includes advanced work in such areas as medical research, pharmacology, neurobiology and psychology. His personal spiritual path has involved studies into various spiritual traditions predominately early Contemplative Christianity.

Dr. Cardwell Nuckols and the Planning Committee report that they have no relationships with commercial organizations to disclose. There will be no discussion of off label products.

Continuing Education:

American Psychological Associatation (APA) Credits – 2.0 hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for pscyhologists. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Credits – 2.0 hours
Maryland Social Workers – Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners: “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for Category 1 contiuing education credits.”

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits – 2.0 hours
Certified Counselors – National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.”

Target Audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Certified Counselors, Nurses, Addiction Counselors

Educational Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, Case Study

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to register their name and email address on the Webex platform and receive an Attention Rating of 90% or higher in order to receive credits. The Attention Rating is calculated automatically through the Webex system and reported to our team at the conclusion of the program. In order to receive the highest rate possible, stay logged into the training for the duration, do not minimize the training screen, and do not open other screens on top of the training.

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program’s completion. You will need the access code announced at the conclusion of the program in order to complete the evaluation. Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

Registration Information:

Community Provider – $30
VA VISN 5 Employee – $14

Registration will close at the end of the day on February 22nd. We will not accept registrations after this date.

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