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Mental Health, Medicinal Cannabis and Nutritional Medicine
Saturday 20 July 2019
About the Conference
Research indicates that mental health conditions are some of the most common conditions that patients use medicinal cannabis for. Yet few healthcare practitioners know much about medicinal cannabis or other nutritional approaches to the treatment of mental health disorders. This knowledge is vital for healthcare practitioners. Whether or not you want to or can use medicinal cannabis as a treatment option or not, you need to know the facts so that you can answer questions from your patients.
This one-day conference explores what medicinal cannabis is, the endocannabinoid system, delivery methods and pharmacokinetics/ dynamics, its evidence base in the treatment of a range of mental health conditions. It will also cover other nutritional medicine approaches to moods and mental health. The conference features keynote speaker Dr Sue Sisley MD, expert in PTSD and medicinal cannabis, and a host of Australian academics and clinicians.
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Global Health Initiative Foundation for:
Community, Research, Education, Access, Training and Empowerment.
Building strong communities locally and globally by working with local communities on strategic healthcare solutions and public health initiatives.
Advancing sustainable healthcare by conducting clinical research into medicinal cannabis and other nutritional medicines in targeted areas of need.
Enabling health and wellbeing of individuals and communities by providing public education about nutrition/diet, exercise, environmental and other factors, and nutritional medicines such as medicinal cannabis.
Creating access to medicinal plant-based products including medicinal cannabis, through partnering with other organizations to provide optimal healthcare to underserved regions around the world.
Providing evidence-based training and certification in medicinal cannabis for medical practitioners, nurses, and allied healthcare practitioners via face-to-face and eLearning online training courses.
By lifting our communities together and living and promoting the values of self-respect and respect for others, we help build a strong foundation for a healthier world.
The GHI Foundation is focused on six main strategic areas:
We facilitate and conduct clinical research into the efficacy of medicinal cannabis and other plant-based medicines for the treatment of key areas of illness, and work collaboratively with local communities on community health projects in areas of need.
GHI provides evidence-based public education on a range of health issues, including nutritional and environmental approaches to health, with a focus on medicinal cannabis
GHI provides healthcare practitioner education in integrative medicine approaches to health, with a focus on medicinal cannabis, through a range of educational activities.
GHI provides consultancy services to medicinal cannabis, hemp, and other natural medicine companies including advice on education, R&D strategy, clinical study protocols, product information brochures and company/product-focused education.
Global Health Initiative is leading the effort to educate physicians, healthcare providers and potential patients about the benefits of cannabinoid-based medicine as part of its Human Health programs.