Essentials of Medicinal Cannabis | Training Program
Saturday 8 September – Day One

9.00 – 9.30am Opening MC: A/Prof Kylie O’Brien, Director of Education, NIIM
Prof Avni Sali, Founding Director NIIM
‘Amazon John’ Easterling
9.30 – 10.00am Overview Prof Ian Brighthope
10.00 – 10.30am Endocannabinoid System Mr Justin Sinclair
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea Break
11.00 – 11.30am Phytocannabinoids / Exo-cannabinoids Mr Justin Sinclair
11.30 – 12.30pm Pharmacology Prof Nick Lintzeris
12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30 – 2.00pm Delivery and Dosage Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather
2.00 – 3.00pm Delivery and Dosage Q&A Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea Break
3.30 – 4.15pm Group Activity: Case Studies (1 and 2): Chronic Pain Facilitators: Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather, Mr Justin Sinclair,
Dr Judith Lacey, Dr Sinclair Bode, Dr Sue Sisley,
Dr Christabelle Yeoh
4.15 – 5.30pm Discussion Case 1 and Case 2 (Chronic Pain) Critical Friends Feedback Panel: Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather,
Dr Christabelle Yeoh
5.30pm Day Concludes

Sunday 9 September – Day Two

9.00 – 9.45am Group Activity-Case Studies:
Case 3 Cancer-Related Nausea and Anorexia
Case 4 Multiple Sclerosis
Case 5 Epilepsy
Facilitators: Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather, Dr Judith Lacey,
Dr Sinclair Bode, Dr Christabelle Yeoh, Dr Sue Sisley
9.45 – 10.15am Discussion Case 3 (Cancer-Related Nausea & Anorexia) Critical Friends Feedback Panel: Dr Judith Lacey,
Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather
10.15 – 10.45am Discussion Case 4 (Multiple Sclerosis) Critical Friends Feedback Panel: Dr Sinclair Bode,
Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather
10.45 – 11.15am Morning Tea Break
11.15 – 11.45am Discussion Case 5 (Epilepsy) Critical Friends Feedback Panel: Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather
11.45 – 12.15pm Expert Case Study & Q&A: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Dr Sue Sisley
12.15 – 1.15pm Lunch
1.15 – 1.45pm Regulations: TGA Authorised Prescriber Scheme and
HREC Application Process; Special Access Scheme &
State Based Regulations
Prof John Skerritt, A/Prof Kylie O’Brien
1.45 – 2.15pm Activity: Applying for TGA Authorised Prescriber Status
Facilitators: Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather, Dr Judith Lacey,
Dr Sinclair Bode, Dr Christabelle Yeoh
2.15 – 2.45pm Expert Case Study and Q&A: Sleep Disorders Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather
2.45 – 3.15pm Afternoon Tea Break
3.15 – 3.35pm Nursing Perspectives on Chronic Pain Leah Bisiani
3.35 – 4.05pm Case Study – Parkinson’s Disease Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather
4.05 – 4.35pm Patient Advocacy, Sources of Reliable Information for
Patients, Practitioner Associations
Carol Ireland (Epilepsy Action Australia)
with Prof Ian Brighthope
4.40pm Wrap Up and Conclusion of Training
A/Prof Kylie O’Brien