UNLP Medicine will define the first postgraduate degree in medical cannabis research

The Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of La Plata will determine the first postgraduate course in prescriptions and medical cannabis research. The training proposal is aimed at physicians, veterinarians and dentists, and will address the topic including ethical, legal and academic aspects.

The postgraduate course will allow professionals to gain skills for the controlled use of cannabis-based preparations with topics dealing with regulatory and ethical aspects and their applications in scientific research. International and international guests from prestigious universities and research and study centers.

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The organizers explained that in recent years, patients’ interest in the use of phyto-cannabinoid preparations and their analogues in the therapeutic approach has increased for various disorders such as pain, depression, anxiety, sleep, appetite, satiety, autism, neurological and rheumatic diseases. Chronic Diseases and Palliative Tumors.

In this scenario, they note, “It is absolutely essential that the prescriber is deeply internalized within the regulatory, ethical and legal framework in order to be able to adequately comply with the rational prescription of medical cannabis and its derivatives in the context of the practice of health professionals.”

As a result, the training will pretend that patients can receive appropriate treatment based on ethical, legal, academic and professional concepts that restore or improve health and quality of life.

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The postgraduate course entitled “Prescription and Research Training on Medical Cannabis” will start next month, under the virtual method with theoretical and practical workshops. It will run from September 2021 to July 2022.

Thursday classes from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

Training axes

Regulatory framework and bioethics (Law 27350 and its regulations, national and regional normative framework for the medical use of cannabis, bioethical principles applicable to research and prescription, ethical considerations for cannabis use and the doctor-patient relationship) knowledge about the endocannabinoid system (physiology, pathophysiology, Pharmacology, analyzes, safety and toxicology of formulations).

Research and cannabis as a research product (experimental designs and quality of evidence, national regulatory framework in clinical and experimental/preclinical research, and health technology assessment).

general aims

Gain skills related to the prescription and controlled use of cannabis-based preparations for medical use in Argentina, taking into account regulatory and bioethical aspects.

Gain the necessary skills related to the practice of clinical research on cannabis-based preparations for medical use, taking into account regulatory and bioethical aspects.

specific goals

Gain the necessary knowledge of the rationale for cannabis-based preparations for medical use. Updating knowledge regarding available plant materials, their origin, production, toxicity and regulation Updating knowledge about the endocannabinoid system, related pathophysiology and possible applications in healthcare practice.

Distinguish between conceptual frameworks associated with clinical trial, scientific evidence, and evidence-based medicine, using cannabis-based preparations for medical use.

Those interested can find the pre-registration form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUhGmZZqcljJLSBJpTW_roSyErk765XOFMaznXHKRsldHmNg/viewform

For inquiries you can write to: [email protected]

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