Marijuana 2020: Clinical Considerations and Conversations


PAMED is very aware of the concerns with the spread of the coronavirus and places the health and well-being of our staff, members and partners as our top priority. While we will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation, including recommendations from the CDC and WHO, PAMED leadership feels that postponing the Marijuana workshop scheduled for Monday, April 20 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center and rescheduling it for a date later this year is the best course of action for all involved. This is being done out of an abundance of caution.

Mount Nittany Medical Center,
Galen & Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium,
1800 E Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

Medical marijuana often leaves physicians with more questions than answers. This in-person workshop is designed to:
  • Better prepare physicians to field questions from patients and their communities
  • Teach non-judgmental and inclusive language to talk with patients
  • Help physicians to set clear patient care expectations

Registration will re-open once a new date is selected.

8 a.m. Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits
8:50 a.m. Welcome and Overview of the Day TBD
9 a.m. Setting the Stage: A Patient Care Story Jeffrey Levine, DO
9:15 a.m. An Overview: Where We Are Today in PA Linda Famiglio, MD
10 a.m. Clinically Relevant Overview of the Endocannabinoid System in the Brain Marina Goldman, MD
11 a.m. Break/Exhibits
11:15 a.m. Update on Medical Cannabis: Barriers to Research and the Current State of the Evidence Arthur Robin Williams MD, MBE 
12:30 p.m. Box Lunch/Exhibits
1:15 p.m. Video – A Patient’s Perspective Linda Famiglio, MD
1:30 p.m. Diagnosis & Management Scenarios – Talking to our Patients about Marijuana Jenni Levy, MD
3:30 p.m. Wrap up and closing remarks TBD
3:45 p.m. Adjourn

$49 for members and $499 for non-members.

CME statements:

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PAMED designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.