Monday 9th March 2020
Novotel – Auckland Airport, Auckland, NZ

Event Cost: Free of Charge

Registration: 9am

This course is designed for General Practitioners and Specialists that can prescribe Medicinal Cannabis

Following The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) NZ conference – An integrative approach to personal, patient and planetary wellbeing, Medigrowth is pleased to offer a practical medicinal cannabis workshop with leading Australian educator and cannabinoid medicine expert Dr. Teresa Towpik.


Workshop Description

This workshop equips medical doctors with necessary skills to prescribe and treat patients with medicinal cannabis in New Zealand. Developed using the latest evidence, combined with Dr Towpik’s experience and patient case studies from her clinical practice. This activity provides learners with the theory, combined with practical exercises that encourage active learning by assessing patient case studies and developing an appropriate treatment plan.

During the workshop, course participants will develop a good understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis, dosing strategies, appropriate patient care and potential applications in chronic pain management, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, CINV, and epilepsy.

On completion of this workshop, course participants will have a better understanding of the prescribing process in New Zealand and will be equipped with the necessary skills to confidently assess, advise, prescribe and treat patients with medicinal cannabis.

This course is designed for General Practitioners and Specialists that can prescribe Medicinal Cannabis



Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis

  • Evaluate the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice

  • Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis

  • Discuss treatment considerations, dosing and titration to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment

  • Identify appropriate strategies of patient management and current legislation including prescribing, and patient access pathways


RNZCGP CME Endorsed Workshop –  Accredited by MediHuanna

The “Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis” 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.


Program Outline

This workshop is a full day program that comes with 2 hours of lectures and 4 hours of interactive case studies and clinical applications. Morning Tea and Lunch provided. For more information please download the program outline.

Download the Program Outline – Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis


Partnering Organisation

Recognising the need for peer led medicinal cannabis training for New Zealand Healthcare professionals, MediGrowth  NZ has partnered with MediHuanna to present ‘Practical Skills in Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis’.

Morning Tea and Lunch Provided


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