A Medicinal Cannabis Symposium featuring international and Australian experts will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to learn more about the drug’s emergence as a potential therapeutic treatment for patients across a number of clinical areas.
Sponsored by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), the United In Compassion (UIC) Symposium includes a one-day Nurses Conference, titled The New Frontier of Medicinal Cannabis Nursing, where nurses and midwives can hear from experts about the latest research, legislation and developments in the field, and opportunities within the professions.
Medicinal cannabis has been successfully used as a treatment for conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic non-cancer pain.
To be held from 20–22 May 2022 in Queensland, the Symposium’s focus is improving patient access by educating the health workforce and promoting development of a viable, professional, and patient focused industry.
The event also includes a two-day general Symposium open to the public featuring local and international speakers covering a wide range of topics; a three-day trade exhibition; a gala dinner; and an Australian Medicinal Cannabis Training Day for Health Professionals hosted by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians Australian Chapter.
Confirmed international speakers include Associate Professor Dedi Meiri (Israel), Dr Sue Sisley (USA), Dr Peter Grinspoon (USA), Sarah Flogan RN (Canada), and Lynda Balneaves RN (Canada).
Australian icon Olivia Newton-John and her husband John Easterling will also take part in a Q&A session on Friday, 13 August.