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Endocannabinoids, Cannabis, and Immunity is a Course

Endocannabinoids, Cannabis, and Immunity

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 Course Title: Endocannabinoids, Cannabis and Immunity

Presenter:  Heather Zwickey, PhD

Format:  On-Demand, Self-Paced Course

Category: Professional and Continuing Education – Lecture

Location: Online

Estimated Effort:  2 hours to complete (video lecture presentation lesson, handout review, quiz)

Level:  Advanced  

Credential: Certificate of Completion

CEUs: 2 CEUs

Various professional organizations and boards may accept this offering for continuing education requirements. Please verify with your respective relevant professional organization and email ce@muih.edu with questions.

Lecture Overview:

Do endogenous endocannabinoids and medical cannabis have the same effect? As medical cannabis becomes legal in more and more states, understanding how it interacts with the immune system is critical. The study of cannabis led to the discovery of the endocannabinoid system. These endogenous neuronal compounds have profound effects on the immune system. This online lecture will discuss the effects of endocannabinoids as well as medical cannabis on immunity.

Lecture Full Description:

Do endogenous endocannabinoids and medical cannabis have the same effect? As medical cannabis becomes legal in more and more states, understanding how it interacts with the immune system is critical. The study of cannabis led to the discovery of the endocannabinoid system. These endogenous neuronal compounds have profound effects on the immune system. This online lecture will discuss the effects of endocannabinoids as well as medical cannabis on immunity.

The research on cannabis effects on the immune system has been slow coming. However, considering that cannabis receptor 2 is primarily on lymphocytes, there is a reason to believe that endocannabinoids and cannabis have profound immune effects. Initially, the only studies of cannabis and immunity were only in people with HIV. Recently, studies of healthy individuals have been completed.

This presentation will examine the effects of endocannabinoids on immune cells and cytokines. We will then address how cannabis affects the same cells. Finally, we will look at how cannabis can be used in immune dysfunction, such as that found in pain, autoimmunity, and infectious disease.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this lecture, you will be able to:

·        Discuss the immunological effects of endocannabinoids
·        Explain how the effects of cannabis differ from endocannabinoids
·        Predict cytokine profiles stimulated by cannabis
·        List immunological diseases for which cannabis would be recommended and potential effects

Who should participate:

Naturopathic Doctors, Health and Wellness Coaches, Nutritionists, Functional Medicine Practitioners, Holistic Nurses, Registered Nurses, Acupuncturists, Psychologists, Immunologists, Scientists, Medical Students, Physicians, Health Policy Makers, Health Researchers, Supplement Manufacturers, all other Complementary and Integrative Health Practitioners and Healthcare Professionals

Recommended pre-requisites:  None

Registration Fee(s): $129

What you will get:

·        Instructional video lecture presentation  
·        PowerPoint slides for download
·        Presentation handouts for use in clinical practice
·        Lifetime access to the course content for review & application 
 ·        Certificate of Completion & CEUs (upon successful achievement of program assessments)

*CEUs should be verified with the individual professional organization(s) for which you are seeking continuing education credit.

Presenter Bio:

Heather Zwickey, PhD, trained at the world renowned National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver.  She earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. She currently leads an NIH funded clinical research training program. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, with specific interest in the gut-brain axis in Parkinson’s disease.

 

Offering Details:

MUIH students, alumni and staff/faculty may be eligible for exclusive discounts on this offering.  Email ce@muih.edu with your MUIH affiliation to receive a discount code.

For questions about this offering or CEUs, contact ce@muih.edu.

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