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Medicinal cannabis use in managing endometriosis
This medical education event is for general practitioners, and is presented by Dr Tamara Nation and hosted by Dr David Feng.

Activity ID 232638
This activity provides RACGP members with 3 CPD points.

This activity aims to provide general practitioners who treat women with pelvic pain and endometriosis with an understanding of the aetiology, pathophysiology and the highly variable nature of this disease to enable early detection and definitive treatment. The module will outline the current best practice approaches to symptom management and detail the instances in which medicinal cannabis may play a role in this difficult to control disease.

Learning outcomes:

1. Explain the postulated aetiology, known pathophysiology and mechanisms of nervous system involvement in endometriosis;
2. List the various ways endometriosis can present, and the symptoms that suggest chronic, severe disease or neuropathic pain is present;
3. Describe the evidence-based approach to medical management of endometriosis that includes hormone therapy, pain relief, neuropathic pain management, and indications for surgery;
4. Summarise the role of medicinal cannabis in managing chronic endometriosis pain, including appropriate formulations, dosages;
5. List the relative and total contraindications, side effects, precautions, mechanisms for patient reviews and key counselling points that are required when initiating a woman with endometriosis on medicinal cannabis.

Praxhub is a CPD Education Provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

This activity has been sponsored by Cronos Australia. If you do not wish to receive other education or information from Cronos Australia, please email info@cronosaustralia.com

Dec 9, 2020 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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