Medicinal cannabinoids: what does primary care need to know?

Medicinal cannabinoids: what does primary care need to know?

The seminar will cover the current context around medicinal cannabinoids and the appropriate role of primary care.

This seminar provides a great opportunity for networking and learning for GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists working in primary care, and in particular those with an interest in chronic pain.

The seminar will be facilitated by Professor Bruce Arroll and presenters include Dr Giresh Kanji, Dr Graham Gulbransen and Associate Professor Giles Newton-Howes. Topics discussed will include the following:

  • The current regulations around medicinal cannabinoids and use of current registered products.
  • The interactions with other medications that cannabinoids may have.
  • The role of medicinal cannabinoids in managing pain (bring along your chronic pain cases as there will be a session to discuss these).
  • Self-medicating with cannabis – what primary care need to be aware of and ask about.
  • An update on the evolving evidence of cannabis-related harm.

The “Medicinal cannabinoids: what do primary care need to know?” activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 6 CME credits, for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

To register, visit the website.

For queries, contact the organiser via email or call 04 916 7532.


15 March 2019 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


40 Mercer St

Level 9

Simpl House



Diary Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 09:30