The Public Health Challenge of Synthetic Cannabinoids Webcast – POSTPONED
May. 12, 2017
Tuition Cost: $150
May 12, 2017 – 11:00AM EST – 5:00PM EST
Synthetic cannabinoids are manmade compounds that interact with the brain through the same pathways as THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Users expose themselves to potential risks every time they consume the drug, including intoxication, episodes of psychosis, dangerously accelerated heart rate and respiration, blood pressure spikes, and convulsions or seizures. Death investigators, medical examiners and U.S. public health officials have recorded multiple instances of serious adverse reactions, tissue injury, cardiac effects and fatal idiosyncratic reactions.
Synthetic cannabinoids pose a significant public health concern and have emergency room responders, hospital personnel, legislative bodies, toxicologists, poison control centers, and laboratories all looking for the best solutions to educate users, treat those suffering from toxic effects of the drugs, and investigating drug-related deaths. The symposium, broadcast live over Adobe Connect, addresses different aspects of synthetic cannabinoids use, including pharmacology, clinical symptoms and presentation, assessment and treatment of synthetic cannabinoid intoxication, laboratory testing, and public policy issues dealing with these compounds.
Who Should Attend
This course is essential for: Death Investigators, Coroners and Medical Examiners; Medical and Emergency Room Doctors; Forensic and Laboratory Scientists; Law Enforcement Personnel; Legal Professionals; and DRE Officers.