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CANNABIS AND PTSD

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016
12:00pm  1:30pm
  

Cannabis and PTSD: 
Existing Evidence and Clinical Considerations

Earn CE credits with this ISTSS webinar, presented by Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD

Thursday, June 9, 2016 |  Noon - 1:30 p.m. CDT

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Dr. Bonn-Miller will provide an overview of cannabis, including associated consequences and benefits stemming from its use. He will then summarize epidemiological data, particularly from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), related to recent and emerging trends in cannabis use/disorders, including among veterans with PTSD. Limitations of epidemiological tracking will be discussed and methods for improving cannabis use/disorder identification will be provided.

Following, Dr. Bonn-Miller will focus on the existing evidence related to cannabis and PTSD, including how cannabis has the potential to lead to both positive and negative outcomes as a function of its composition. Currently ongoing research will then be highlighted that addresses some existing empirical limitations. Finally, Dr. Bonn-Miller will provide an overview of treatment implications stemming from existing work, both in terms of substance abuse treatments as well as PTSD-focused interventions.

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After this webinar participants will be able to:

Explain the heterogeneity of the cannabis plant, and the well-established long- and short-term consequences and benefits associated with its use.
Describe recent trends in cannabis use within the VA, including as a function of PTSD, and why individuals with PTSD primarily report using cannabis.
Summarize existing evidence and ongoing research in the area of PTSD and cannabis, both in terms of improving substance abuse interventions and PTSD treatment approaches.

Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, PhD is a Research Health Science Specialist at the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE), National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) and Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He also holds an academic appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. 

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Prices for the webinar start as low as $20 ($35 with CE credits) for ISTSS members and $40 for nonmembers.

 

 


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