Join CSAM for this FREE Webinar
Shifting Cannabis Science from Botany to Neuroscience: From Bud to Brain
Tuesday, June 6 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
Speaker: Timmen Cermak, MD
Planners: Amy de la Garza, MD & Spencer Hansen, MD
CME: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
In a sweeping overview of cannabis science, Dr. Cermak integrates bench research into practical treatment. He condenses basic science about the brain’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), explains how too frequent cannabis impacts the ECS to cause measurable cognitive and emotional changes, and then provides tips on how this information can be used to develop meaningful conversations with cannabis users. Webinar participants will understand how basic science connects to clinically relevant signs and symptoms and how the art of treatment can use science-based motivational interviewing to explore the values underlying cannabis use.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Utah Society of Addiction Medicine.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify early warning signs of cannabis overuse.
2. Describe the endocannabinoid system and the impact of cannabis overuse.
3. Select appropriate opportunities to utilize motivational interviewing to discuss cannabis use with patients.

About Timmen Cermak, MD
Dr. Timmen L. Cermak majored in philosophy at Ohio Wesleyan, graduated from Case Western Reserve Medical School in 1972 and completed psychiatric residency and a post-doctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at Stanford. He co-founded the National Association for Children of Alcoholics in 1982, is a Past-President of the California Society of Addiction Medicine and chaired the CSAM Task Force on Marijuana Policy. Dr. Cermak chaired the Youth Work Group for Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy and served on the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Cannabis Advisory Committee, where he chaired the Public Health/Youth Subcommittee. He published Marijuana: What’s a Parent to Believe? with Hazelden in 2003 and From Bud to Brain: A Psychiatrist’s View of Marijuana was released in April 2020 by Cambridge University Press to provide basic science information about cannabis to healthcare professionals and educators. A book for the general public, also from Cambridge, titled Marijuana on My Mind: The Science and Mystique of Cannabis, was released on 4-20-22. Dr. Cermak retired from his private practice of psychiatry and addiction medicine in early 2021.

The California Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The California Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with CSAM and CMA policies, all planners, faculty, and moderators with control over activity content are required to disclose any financial relationships held with ineligible companies over the last 24 months.

All relevant financial disclosures will be properly mitigated and disclosed at the time of the activity.