Event Date: Oct 03, 2018



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Management of MS symptoms can involve a wide array of medications, many of which may come with undesirable side effects.  This speaks to the ever growing number of individuals living with MS, who are now turning to cannabis as a treatment plan option. 

Drawing on their years of experience in patient education, Barb and Johnathan take you through the basics of medical cannabis, as well as an in depth look at available products, usage, administration methods, and access to safe medication.  Emphasis will be made on the use of cannabis treatment specific to the management of MS symptoms.


This session is hosted by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada who gratefully acknowledges the support of Biogen who provided an education grant which makes possible the MS Webinar Series.

 




Presenter(s):


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Barb Vermeulen, Client Integration

In addition to developing patient care departments and policies at the licensed producer level, Barbara has counselled and assisted thousands of patients in the access and usage of medicinal cannabis. Barbara's ability to offer straightforward and practical solutions with compassion and kindness has earned her the reputation as one of this industry's finest.


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Johnathan Werynski, Manager Patient Experience and the Counselling Team  

As a subject matter expert, Jonathan has studied cannabis for over 25 years.  He joined Canadian Cannabis Clinics in June 2014, and began initially by developing the counselling role. Currently, Jonathan leads the team of over 50 cannabis counsellors, and has counselled thousands of patients himself.  Previously, Jonathan had practiced in pain management for 17 years, and adult education for 10 years.  Living with a chronic, progressive degenerative auto immune disorder himself, Jonathan also relies on medical cannabis to help manage symptoms.