Deep in the weeds: Upcoming webinar on medical marijuana and paediatric palliative care

Categories: Education.

A webinar discussing the history of medical marijuana and the current medical marijuana laws in the United States will take place on Thursday 18 October from 12:00 to 13:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). Current evidence and recommendations for medical marijuana use in pediatric palliative care will be discussed.

The 2018 Pediatric Webinar Series is presented in collaboration with the Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC).


The webinar will be presented by Dr  Elissa Miller,  Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine at the Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr Miller attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. Dr. Miller completed her pediatrics training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After finishing her pediatrics residency, she went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2011, she joined the faculty at Nemours and started the hospital’s palliative care programme. Since joining Nemours, Dr. Miller has built a thriving interdisciplinary palliative care team and created curricula for paediatric residents and fellow palliative care education. She has presented nationally and regionally on a number of topics.

Cost of registration

$30 Individual Registration / $150 Organization Registration

1 CEU included for nurses and social workers based in the USA.


Webinar participants will:

1. Develop an understanding of past and current medical marijuana use in the United States

2. Review evidence for medical marijuana use

3. Discuss the ethics of medical marijuana use in pediatric palliative care


Click here to find out more and to register.


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