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Medicinal cannabis symposium for nurses and midwives

Medicinal cannabis symposium for nurses and midwives

Nurses and midwives will have the opportunity to learn from local and international and medicinal cannabis experts about the latest research, legislation, and developments including the opportunities provided by this new field within their profession.

The United in Compassion (UIC)’s Medicinal Cannabis Symposium will be held 20-22 May in Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The aim of the symposium is to improve patient access by educating the healthcare workforce and promoting development of a viable, professional, and patient-focused industry.

The symposium will also include a one-day nurse’s conference, titled ‘New frontier of medicinal cannabis nursing’, sponsored by the ANMF. This one-day conference will cover the latest research, legislation and developments in the field, and opportunities within the professions.

Medicinal cannabis has been successfully used as a treatment for conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic non-cancer pain.

Nurses and midwives should be informed and understand the uses and types of therapeutic cannabis that is in use. ANMF are supportive of medicinal cannabis products being accessible and affordable as prescribed for the therapeutic treatment of a person’s symptoms, that is:

‘ … evidence-based therapeutic purposes should be supported where the person, in consultation with their treating health practitioner/s, receives some benefit or has their symptoms alleviated.’

Our position statement can be downloaded from our Federal Office website [PDF].

For more information and to register, go to the symposium webpage.