May 8-9, 2018
In the Weeds: What Medical Marijuana Means for Ohio
In collaboration with Ohio Pain Initiative
DoubleTree Hotel- Columbus-Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235
In the Weeds:
What Medical Marijuana Means for Ohio
In collaboration with Ohio Pain Initiative
Hospice directors, managers, nurses, social workers, chaplains,
nursing facility administrators, directors of nursing, nurse managers
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Marijuana: Is It Medicine Yet?
Donald Abrams, MD
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cannabis in Pain and Palliative Care
Donald Abrams, MD
Dr. Donald Abrams, an internationally renowned specialist in the use of cannabis, will discuss the importance and relevance of the endocannabinoid system and how marijuana affects the body. The
second session will examine how cannabis can be beneficial in pain and symptom management.
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break and Refreshments
3:15 - 4:25 p.m.
Nuts and Bolts: Ohio Laws and Rules of Medical Marijuana
Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN
Bridget McCrate Protus, RPh, PharmD, MLIS, CGP
This session will explain the legal nuances of the laws and rules related to medical marijuana in Ohio.
4:25 - 4:30 p.m. Q&A / Evaluations
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address
You Want to Order What!? Case for Cannabis use in the Hospice Setting
Kimberly Curseen, MD
Join Dr. Kimberly Curseen for a discussion regarding the implications and operationalization of the use of medical marijuana within the parameters of hospice and long term care regulations.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break and Refreshments
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
1. End of Life Symptom Management: Medication Use and Drug Shortages
Amanda Lovell, RPh, PharmD
This discussion will examine criteria for selecting an appropriate route of administration and alternative considerations during shortages. Current parenteral medication shortages and how to achieve symptom
management during these times will also be examined.
2. Universal Precautions for Drug Diversion and Misuse in Hospice: Could an Ounce of Prevention Be Worth a Pound of Cure?
Cleanne Cass, DO, FAAHPM, FAAFP
Rebecca Bledsoe, PharmD
This session will describe implementation of “universal precautions” and components of a drug diversion tool kit. Precautions that can safely and effectively minimize risk of misuse will be identified.
3. Many Eyes, Many Hands: Clarity and Collaboration in Managing Substance Abuse at End of Life
Jean O'Leary-Pyles, BASW, MSW, LISW-S
This discussion will encompass the unique challenges in providing care to those who are impacted by substance abuse. Interdisciplinary approaches for effective management of end-of-life care in the face of substance abuse will be explored.
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4. Using Methadone for Pain Management **
Mary Mihalyo, BS, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
This session will discuss patient selection and use of methadone for pain management. Pharmacologic properties, dosing, and safety considerations will be discussed.
5. Medical Marijuana for Management of Neurological Diseases
Justin Kullgren, PharmD
This session will explore the use of medical marijuana for patients with neurological diseases. The efficacy and appropriateness for symptom management will be discussed.
6. Raising Consciousness about Unconscious Bias
Donna Skurzak, MA, LSW, CDP
This session will address the unconscious bias of the healthcare professional related to marijuana, illicit drugs and substance abuse. The participant will gain self-awareness and insight into how their practice and
interactions with all are impacted.
2:15- 2:45 p.m. Break and Refreshments with Exhibitors
2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Panel Presentation **
In the Field with Medical Marijuana: Lessons Learned
Panel Presenters: Kimberly Curseen, MD; Justin Kullgren, PharmD; Mary Mihalyo, BS, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Join this panel of experts to summarize highlights and clinical aspects of medical marijuana and have the opportunity to ask the experts about the challenges of implementation.
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Evaluations
Full Conference: $175 LeadingAge Ohio Member / $300 Non-member
May 8 Only: $100 LeadingAge Ohio Member / $200 Non-member
May 9 Only: $150 LeadingAge Ohio Member / $275 Non-member
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
175 Hutchinson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 885-3334
Reserve a Room:
Room rate: $112 per night: Reserve Your Room by April 18.
Two Easy Ways to Register
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2233 North Bank Drive
Columbus, OH 43220
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Substitution and Cancellation Policy: Substitutions, in writing, are welcome at no additional cost. Cancellations received by two calendar weeks prior to event date will be fully refunded. Cancellations received between 7 and 13 days prior to the event date will be refunded minus a $40 processing fee. No refunds will be issued 6 or fewer days prior to the event date.
Criteria for successful completion: Attending the entire session(s). Participant will receive contact hours only for session(s) attended. Prorated contact hours will be offered, as allowed by your professional
This event will provide 3.25 contact/clock hours on May 8; 4.25 contact hours / 5.5 clock hours on May 9.
The planning committee has declared no conflict of interest.
Presenters, unless listed, have declared no conflict of interest. Donald Abrams, MD, has declared he serves as a consultant for ABcann; AXIM, INSYS, Maui Grown Therapies, Scriptyx, Tikun Olam. All presenters agreed to present fairly and without bias.
LeadingAge Ohio is an approved provider by the Board of Executives of Long Term Services and Supports, (LAO33, 34-P-18). Core of knowledge subject area: Customer care, supports, and services, management and leadership.
As stated in the Ohio Administrative Code 4723-9-05, education that has been approved by a board or an agency that regulates a health care profession in Ohio or another jurisdiction is an acceptable option to meet nursing continuing education requirements.
(** ) Only BELTSS CEs are offered for these sessions.
LeadingAge Ohio is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-248/4-01-21)
LeadingAge Ohio is a Social Work approved provider (#RSX020502) of continuing education by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, & Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider status valid through 11/19.
Not all sessions may be appropriate for Social Worker continuing education. Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA,
Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.
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