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The Endocannabinoid System for Nurses Webinar (LIVE)

  • 25 Jun 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online Webinar

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The Endocannabinoid System for Nurses

1 Contact Hour

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

6:30 – 7:30PM Eastern Standard Time


LIVE Session Attendance

ACNA Member: Free

Non-ACNA Member: $35.00

RECORDED Session Viewing

ACNA Member: Free

Non-ACNA Member: $35.00

This course presents an overview of the human endocannabinoid system (ECS), with specific focus on the anatomy and physiology of the ECS, and endocannabinoids.  A review of selected conditions in which the ECS has been shown to influence health and disease is presented.

Course Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the endocannabinoid system.
  2. Classify the endocannabinoid receptors cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2), and cannabinoid receptor 3 (CB3) and their locations throughout the body systems and organs.
  3. Describe the endocannabinoids arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) and arachidonoyl ethanolamide (AEA or anandamide), including synthesis and degradation.
  4. Describe the function and physiology of the endocannabinoid system as it relates to two main human body systems.
  5. List three therapeutic effects of the endocannabinoid system within two main human body systems.


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 is also developing the first 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 Directors member and Secretary for the American Cannabis Nurses Association, where she chairs the Research and Education Committee and the Social Media and Communications Committee. 

Dr. Alexandra Christodoulou, DNP, FNP-BC, BSN, RN is a board certified family nurse practitioner who received her DNP degree through the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Christodoulou currently works in the NYC community healthcare setting treating patients across the lifespan. She previously worked as an outpatient pediatric nurse in NYC. Dr. Christodoulou became inspired and passionate with cannabis therapeutics when she learned of its benefits for pediatric patients suffering from seizures. She has been a member of the ACNA since 2015 and enjoys working with the research and education committee to improve nurses’ knowledge of cannabis therapeutics and the endocannabinoid system.

ACNA Webinar Cancellation 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.


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

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