Medical Marijuana Training Course
Continuing Medical Education Program

April 27, 2019
7:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Evans Hall, Room 327 A/B
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131


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Join PCOM for a five hour PA-State Medical Marijuana Certification training course.

This course is open to healthcare providers involved in management of pain, to meet the CE/CME requirements on opioid prescribing.


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand difference between addiction and physical dependence.
  • Recognize need for balance in use of controlled substances for treatment of pain.
  • Explain federal laws and Pennsylvania regulations related to prescribing of medical marijuana.
  • List possible routes of administration.
  • Describe therapeutic uses.
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics (e.g., how delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol [delta-9-THC] is retained in the body), pharmacodynamics, adverse effects, potential drug interactions and clinical indications.
  • Identify methods of mitigating risk related to utilization of medical marijuana with respect to federal laws and regulations.
  • Anticipate, be able to identify and mitigate potential physiological and psychological adverse effects of marijuana.


Program Agenda

The Medical Marijuana Training Course will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Room 327 A/B of Evans Hall at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131.

The program co-chairs for this event are:

Frederick J. Goldstein, PhD, FCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist., Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics, Director, Comprehensive Care


Continuing Education Credit


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this program for a maximum of five hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s
participation in this activity.


On-campus parking is available in our garage; please enter on Stout Road.

All-day parking is $5.

Note: The automated gate takes quarters or one, five, 10, and 20 dollar bills. The garage is equipped to receive credit card payments (Visa, Master Card and Discover) at the two exit gates. Additionally, receipts are available for those paying by cash or credit card.

After parking, enter Evans Hall through the front entrance across from the parking garage.

Fee Policies

Registration fee of $145.

Physician assistants and other health care professionals
Registration fee of $100.

These fees include continental breakfast. Registration is limited on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be confirmed without tuition fee.

Registration fees for Saturday programs are not refundable, nor can they be credited for future programs.

Emergency Messages

Call PCOM Rowland Hall Security Desk at 215-871-6351. Ask the guard to transfer your call to extension 5350 which is the phone for Evans Hall.


Please address inquiries and other correspondence to:

Linda Miller, CME Coordinator
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1694
Phone: 215-871-6348 | Fax: 215-871-6781