The Medical Cannabis Institute Launches Website with Online Courses for Healthcare Professionals, Caregivers, and Patients

By September 8, 2014 Uncategorized

The Medical Cannabis Institute Launches Website with Online Courses for Healthcare Professionals, Caregivers, and Patients

Charlottesville, Va. | September 8, 2014 |

Scitent, Inc., a leading provider of eLearning business solutions for healthcare organizations, nonprofits, and associations launched The Medical Cannabis Institute today, a website featuring continuing medical education (CME) on medical cannabis (medical marijuana) topics.

The website helps educate a growing global community of healthcare professionals, caregivers, and patients who want and need to learn about the science behind and clinical application of medical cannabis. The Medical Cannabis Institute’s charter group of content providers includes Patients Out of Time, the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and Healthy Choices Unlimited, and comprises distinguished faculty and healthcare professionals who are experts in medical cannabis.

As of September 1, 2014, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana and three states have pending legislation. As the legalization of medical cannabis advances across the United States, The Medical Cannabis Institute brings together content from experts in the field to close the education gap.

According to medical cannabis expert Sunil K. Aggarwal, M.D., Ph.D., who was most recently a resident physician at New York University Medical Center and is a contributor to The Medical Cannabis Institute, “Most medical schools are lagging in teaching the scientific facts about the medicinal use of cannabis.” Dr. Aggarwal’s course, Cannabis Therapeutics in Hospice and Palliative Care, is one of many featured in The Medical Cannabis Institute online course catalog.

“Scitent is pleased to be the technology and instructional design engine behind The Medical Cannabis Institute. We look forward to working with current and future content providers to meet the growing need for medical cannabis education,” said Deb McMahon, PhD, President and CEO of Scitent.

Healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients can select from a growing list of CME online courses about medicinal cannabis.

Initial courses and topics include:

  • The Fundamentals of Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Medical Cannabis and Pain Management, Palliative Care, Cardiovascular Problems, and Neurologic Disorders
  • Clinical Applications of Cannabis in Cancer Patients
  • Cannabis Therapeutics in Hospice and Palliative Care

The Medical Cannabis Institute

To meet growing demand for sound, fair, balanced, and relevant medical cannabis education, The Medical Cannabis Institute has created an eLearning website with a host of courses to help educate a growing global community of healthcare professionals, caregivers, and patients about the science and clinical data behind medical cannabis. Many of the courses are certified for AMA PRA Category 1Credits.™ Find out more at TheMedicalCannabisInstitute.org.

About Scitent

With in-house experts in instructional design, LMS technology, marketing, eCommerce and customer support, Scitent provides eLearning business solutions for healthcare organizations, nonprofits, and associations. Scitent helps organizations not only transfer valuable learning content online, but also grow and extend the reach of their eLearning business. Find out more at www.Scitent.com.

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