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Upcoming events

    • 23 Aug 2019
    • (CDT)
    • 26 Aug 2019
    • (CDT)
    • Louisville, KY

    ACNA will be present at the Nursing Organizations Alliance Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy.

    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Online Webinar
    Register

    Pharmacology Concepts of Cannabis Therapeutics

    1 Contact Hour

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    6:30 – 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

    COST

    LIVE Session Attendance

    ACNA Member: Free

    Non-ACNA Member: $35.00

    RECORDED Session Viewing

    ACNA Member: Free

    Non-ACNA Member: $35.00

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:

    1. Describe the pharmacology of phytocannabinoids.

    2. Compare physiological effects of phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals.

    3. Explain the Entourage Effect.

    Presenters

    Dr. Denise Foster, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, has authored and administered an extensive number of educational experiences in a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.  She has taught in all settings of the nursing curriculum, including classroom, hybrid, clinical, laboratory, and online. Her research interests include cannabis nursing concerns and the use of stress-reduction strategies in holistic practice. Dr. Foster has practiced as a clinician in medical-surgical care, critical care, cardiac care, and home health care settings. She has founded a cannabis nurse research and consultation practice in Virginia, where she works with and educates patients, families, health care practitioners, and communities about medicinal cannabis. She is currently writing the chapter, The Human Endocannabinoid System Physiology, for Wolters Kluwer Health publishers, which will be included in the first cannabis handbook for nurses, scheduled to be published in Spring 2020. She also developed and is teaching the nation’s first accredited academic course in a cannabis certificate program for RN to BSN students entitled, Endocannabinoid System and Pharmacology, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Foster currently serves as a Board of Director member and Secretary for the American Cannabis Nurses Association, where she chairs the Research and Education Committee and the Social Media and Communications Committee. 

    Nancy Nurge NP-BC, RN is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who received her NP degree through the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs. Ms. Nurge owns her own practice, certifying Connecticut residents for Medical Cannabis. She previously worked as a HouseCalls Nurse Practitioner following patients in their homes dealing with chronic illnesses. Through her frustration with the lack of effective pharmaceuticals in treating many of her elderly patients, Ms. Nurge became inspired and passionate with cannabis therapeutics. The largest growing segment in the cannabis market are seniors. She is using her knowledge to benefit elderly patients suffering from pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and many other debilitating diseases.  Ms. Nurge worked with Connecticut Visiting Nurses as a Hospice Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Nurge’s mission is to educate one patient at a time, and to that end has presented community outreach educational programs across Connecticut entitled, “Let’s Start a Conversation about Medical Marijuana”. She has been featured in newspapers and most recently, on Nutmeg TV “What’s Your Story,” airing on Connecticut public access television. She has been a member of the ACNA since 2018, where she is a member of ACNA’s Research and Education Committee to help improve nurses’ knowledge of cannabis therapeutics and the endocannabinoid system.

    The American Cannabis Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17085 for 1 contact hour.

    ACNA Webinar Cancellation Policy

    CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS, AND REFUND POLICY

    Registered attendees are required to notify ACNA at the earliest possible opportunity if they are unable to attend a course. ACNA can issue refunds for only those cancellations received at least 3 business days prior to an event date.

    Attendees can transfer a registration fee to a substitute attendee.  It is the responsibility of the attendee to locate a substitute.  ACNA can refund payment to an attendee only after a substitute successfully registers and submits payment prior to the start of the class.  ACNA will provide substitution options only if there is an existing waitlist and if a substitute can successfully register and submit payment prior to the start of the class.

    If, for any reason, ACNA must cancel an event, all attendees will be issued notice in writing and will receive a full refund within 10 business days of the course date.

    ACNA cannot accept substitutions or cancellation, and cannot issue refunds, if:

    • An attendee misses a session. For a completion certificate, attendees must attend the full educational session.
    • A registered attendee who cannot attend fails to contact ACNA at least 10 business days before the event date.
    • An attendee fails to receive webinar instructions due to e-mail bounce or firewall protection.
    • There is a system incompatibility issues at the attendee side.
    • There event must be rescheduled by the speaker.  ACNA will make every effort to accommodate attendees in the event of an unplanned reschedule.
    • An attendee cannot attend an entire session due to any technical issues at attendee site.
    • An attendee is, for any reason, unsatisfied with the presentation or content of the educational session.

    COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    This educational session is offered via Webinar using the Zoom conferencing platform.

    Zoom Computer System Requirements:

    • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
    • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
    • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

    Supported Operating Systems:

    • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8 or 8.1
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista with SP1 or later
    • Windows XP with SP3 or later
    • Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Mint 17.1 or higher
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
    • Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
    • CentOS 6.4 or higher
    • Fedora 21 or higher
    • OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
    • ArchLinux (64-bit only)

    Supported Tablet and Mobile Devices:

    Supported Browsers:

    • Windows: IE7+,  Firefox,  Chrome,  Safari5+
    • Mac: Safari5+,  Firefox,  Chrome
    • Linux: Firefox, Chrome
    • 18 Sep 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 21 Sep 2019
    • (PDT)
    • Portland, Oregon

    ACNA will be present at the American Society for Pain Management Nursing National Conference.

    • 07 Nov 2019
    • (CST)
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • (CST)
    • Nashville, TN

    ANCA will be present at the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators Conference. For more information, visit the event webpage: https://aonnonline.org/conferences/annual-conference. 

    • 04 Dec 2019
    • (CST)
    • 06 Dec 2019
    • (CST)
    • Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans French Quarter, LA

    Cannabis Care 2019, presented by the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA), is the premier conference for nursing professionals to gain essential knowledge and access to cutting-edge cannabis nursing expertise.

    Network with other healthcare professionals while taking advantage of ACNA-approved continuing education credits designed specifically for RNs, APRNs, clinicians, nursing business owners and nursing researchers. Join us December 4-6, 2019, at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, LA!

    To register for the conference, please visit https://www.cannacareconference.com/

    We hope to see you in New Orleans!

Past events

25 Jun 2019 The Endocannabinoid System for Nurses Webinar (LIVE)
02 Jun 2019 American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference (AHNA)
30 Apr 2019 Cannabis Nursing Experiences in the Dispensary
24 Apr 2019 American Nursing Association (ANA) Quality and Innovation and Pathway to Excellence Co-Located Conference
11 Apr 2019 Patients Out of Time: The Thirteenth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
11 Apr 2019 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Conference
03 Apr 2019 Your Patients are Using Cannabis – Here’s What You Need to Know
23 Mar 2019 GSC Oncology Nursing Society March Symposium
14 Mar 2019 California Association of Nurse Practitioners Educational Conference
13 Mar 2019 The American Academy of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly (AAHPM/HPNA)
28 Feb 2019 Cannabis Nurse Network Conference
21 Feb 2019 NOA Fall Summit
21 Feb 2019 NYC Integrative Healthcare Symposium
16 Feb 2019 Foundations of Healing Touch
15 Feb 2019 Current Perspectives in Oncology Nursing, Moffitt Cancer Center
02 Feb 2019 Southern California Meet Up
01 Feb 2019 RISNA Keynote
04 Dec 2018 Medical Cannabis: The Long and Winding Road
28 Nov 2018 ACNA MAM Meet Up
20 Nov 2018 Desert Area Chapter ONS
25 Oct 2018 BAY AREA CALIFORNIA - ACNA MEET-UP
06 Oct 2018 Southern California Meet up
26 Sep 2018 ASPMN National Conference
04 Sep 2018 ACNA National Meetup Program Launch
04 Aug 2018 INDO EXPO: Premier Cannabis Trade Show
01 Jul 2018 International Cannabinoid Research Society 2018 Symposium
12 Jun 2018 ACNA Ambassador Membership Drive Webinar
05 Jun 2018 American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference
02 Jun 2018 Southern California ACNA Meet-Up
17 May 2018 ACNA Meet-Up
12 May 2018 ACNA Meet-Up
10 May 2018 12th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
19 Apr 2018 Vermont ACNA Meet-Up
17 Apr 2018 Webinar: Cannabis Clinical Implications in the Geriatric Patient
03 Mar 2018 Southern C10-11a Meet-Up
10 Nov 2017 15 Nursing Contact Hours! All Inclusive Medical Cannabis Conference at Iberostar in Montego Bay Jamaica
11 Oct 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference
29 Sep 2017 The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Nurses Need to Know
29 Sep 2017 Conference of the IACM on Cannabinoids in Medicine
14 Sep 2017 New Mexico ACNA Meet Up for September
13 Sep 2017 Researching Medical Cannabis: Navigating Barriers to Efficacy Research
22 Jun 2017 The 27th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids
12 Jun 2017 The Cannabis Business Summit
06 Jun 2017 NM Meetup (Albuquerque)
05 Jun 2017 Eleventh Annual Native American Economic Development Conference
02 Jun 2017 United Patients Group presents - "Cannabis -a Clinical Focus"
31 May 2017 Medical Cannabis Education Symposium
18 May 2017 ACNA Meet Up in Berkeley
18 May 2017 2017 National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
05 May 2017 ACNA Meet Up in Denver
27 Apr 2017 Webinar: Extractions & Testing: Proper Practices for Successful Business Ventures
22 Apr 2017 NECANN New England Cannabis Convention
21 Apr 2017 World Medical Marijuana & Business Conference & Expo
13 Apr 2017 Southern California Meetup April 2017
09 Apr 2017 CannMed 2017 Conference
06 Apr 2017 27th Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing Conference
01 Apr 2017 New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference
15 Mar 2017 What nurses need to know about Medical Cannabis
09 Mar 2017 ACNA Southern CA March Meetup
07 Mar 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference
22 Feb 2017 Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
18 Feb 2017 What Nurses need to know about Medical Cannabis
14 Jan 2017 New Mexico MeetUp January 2017
12 Jan 2017 Cannabis Intelligence - Empowerment Through Education
10 Dec 2016 PA-Keystone MeetUP
14 Nov 2016 Marijuana for Medical Professionals
12 Nov 2016 ACNA PA Meetup
12 Nov 2016 Bioflavonoids, Terpenoids and Cannabanoids: Connecting the “noids”
22 Oct 2016 Portland Cannabis Convention
21 Oct 2016 ARNPEI Fall Conference Right Here- Right Now: Understanding: The Implications of MAID and Medical Marijuana
21 Oct 2016 Nurses' Medical Cannabis Workshop: A Clinical Focus
19 Oct 2016 ACNA CA Meetup
13 Oct 2016 ACNA NM October Meetup
04 Oct 2016 Cannabis Science Conference
30 Sep 2016 Holistic Nursing and the Endocannabinoid Connection
28 Sep 2016 What Nurses Need to Know About Medical Cannabis
25 Sep 2016 The Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know
24 Sep 2016 Medical Cannabis Symposium
12 Sep 2016 Medicinal Benefits of Marijuana
11 Sep 2016 International Medical Cannabis Conference (Cann10)
25 Aug 2016 Medical Cannabis CME
17 Aug 2016 ACNA CA Meetup
11 Aug 2016 ACNA NM August Meetup
11 Aug 2016 ACNA IL August Meetup
14 Jul 2016 ACNA IL July Meetup
14 Jul 2016 ACNA MA Meetup
13 Jul 2016 ATECAM Holistic Nursing Conference
16 Jun 2016 ACNA CO Meetup
09 Jun 2016 ACNA NM Meetup
09 Jun 2016 ACNA IL Meetup
09 Jun 2016 ACNA NY Meetup
26 May 2016 AutismOne 2016
21 May 2016 United Patients Group presents: Medical Cannabis: The Science. The Truth
14 May 2016 United in Compassion
12 May 2016 ACNA Southern CA Meetup
12 May 2016 ACNA UT Meetup
12 May 2016 ACNA IL Meetup
12 May 2016 ACNA OR Meetup
10 May 2016 The Solution to the Opioid Epidemic
30 Apr 2016 Innovation in the Cannabis Industry: Technology, Medical, & Investment
27 Apr 2016 ACNA CA Meetup
23 Apr 2016 2nd Annual Medicinal Cannabis Conference
14 Apr 2016 ACNA IL Meetup
14 Apr 2016 ACNA Annual Business Meeting
14 Apr 2016 Patients Out of Time presents The Tenth Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: "Cannabis: A Botanical Medicine"
07 Apr 2016 ACNA NJ Meetup
14 Nov 2015 San Francisco Bay Area Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
01 Oct 2015 Las Vegas Hempfest Oct. 1-3, 2015
07 Aug 2015 National Association for Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Treatment Options
19 Jul 2015 NY State Compassionate Care Act - Medical Cannabis Informational Session
29 Jun 2015 International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium
19 Jun 2015 Herbal Healing presents: US Cannabis Expo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun 2015 CORE Marijuana and Health Symposium
21 May 2015 1st Annual Advanced Core Curriculum -- Beyond the Basics
21 May 2015 2nd Annual Core Curriculum in Cannabis Nursing Pre-conference Workshop
21 May 2015 The Ninth Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics: "Celebrating the Past -- Embracing the Future" May 21-23, West Palm Beach, Florida.
20 May 2015 ACNA Annual Business Meeting
07 May 2015 Celebrating National Nurses Week with Women Grow
17 Apr 2015 Cannabis Medicine: The Role of the Nurse
10 Apr 2015 Medical Marijuana: Myths & Medicine
26 Mar 2015 Medical Marijuana: Myths & Medicine
25 Feb 2015 Cannabis Business and Health Care Insights (Ramapo College: Mahwah, New Jersey)
23 Feb 2015 Medical Marijuana in New Jersey
21 Feb 2015 FREE WEBINAR! Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System

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