Burning Issues with Cannabis - Calgary, September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Please note: 
If you selected the Sunday session as part of your PD event registration,
DO NOT register for this event again.

This event registration is for Sunday only.


Location:  Sheraton Cavalier

                  2620 32 Avenue

                  Calgary, AB.


Date:         Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time:        Registration & Breakfast: 7:30am-8:00am

                  Presentation: 8:00am – 12:00pm


Target Audience: Open to RxA members




Burning Issues with Cannabis


Session Description: 

The use of cannabis, both medical and recreational, is becoming increasingly prevalent. Pharmacists need to know how to advise their patients and what issues they might encounter in their practice. This session provides an overview of aspects of cannabis utilization that will aid you in providing information and support to your patients. From its use in pain to its overuse, attendees will get a wide range of cannabis-related information.


Session Instructors:  

  • Sana-Ara Ahmed, MD, FRCPC,
  • Michael Kani, BSc, MSc, BScPharm, RPh, PharmD (Candidate),
  • Eddy Lang, MDCM, CCFP(EM), CSPQ


Session Objectives: 

At the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Identify general components of medical cannabis and the evidence for its role in chronic pain syndromes
  • Describe how medical cannabis might be an appropriate therapeutic option for your patients
  • Outline the role of the pharmacist in an era of medical and recreational cannabis
  • Describe the essentials of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome and possible treatments
  • Outline the impact of cannabis use on emergency department visits and hospital care


CCCEP Accreditation: Pending

CEUs: 3.5 pending

Expiry: September 29, 2019


Attendees will receive a Statement of Attendance at the end of the session.


Registration Fee: 

RxA Member Fee: $85.00 + GST

Non-Member Fee: $150.00 + GST


Registration fee includes:

Attendance at the session and printed presentation materials.

Hot breakfast will be served.


* PLEASE NOTE:  If you are NOT already an RxA member, an RxA RxE-MEMBER Advantage credit* of $50.00 will be made towards your RxA membership registration fee for the next membership year.  Please use it towards purchasing a membership with RxA.


Cancellation and Refunds: 

Refunds (less $30 administration fee) will be issued until Friday, September 27, 2019.  No refunds will be issued after Friday , September 27, 2019. 



Please contact the Alberta Pharmacists' Association at rxa@rxa.ca if you have questions about this session.



Please note:  
If you selected the Sunday session as part of your PD event registration, 
DO NOT register for this event again. 
This event registration is for Sunday only.


Member Fee:  $85.00
Student Fee:  $85.00
Non-Member Fee:  $150.00