Burlington, VTâ€”Howard Center will present An Overview of Cannabidiol (CBD) â€“ Magic Elixir or Not? as part of their Fall Community Education Series on Wednesday, November 13 at Dealer.com. The session will include a number of expert panelists, with discussion moderated by Sandra Steingard, MD.
Touted by some as a safe and effective cure for conditions including anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, epilepsy, and even cancer, CBD products have become widely available at local retailers and online. However, other than one prescription drug used to treat a rare form of epilepsy, the Food and Drug Administration hasnâ€™t approved any CBD products, and questions remain about both its effectiveness and safety. Join a panel of experts for an interactive discussion on what is known and not known about CBD including ways people are using it, common adverse effects and medication interactions, and other relevant and useful information.
A panel presentation featuring Paul Jerard, PA-C, founder of the Vermont Cannabinoid Clinic; Dr. Clayton D. English, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, BCGP, currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and a practicing board certified psychiatric pharmacist at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont; Bridget Conry who currently serves at Champlain Valley Dispensary/Ceres Natural Remedies in the role of Director of Brand Experience, and Cathleen Cox will join the panel to offer a patient perspective. The discussion will be moderated by Sandra Steingard, MD.
The November 13 presentation will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Dealer.com, 1 Howard Street in Burlington. Please use the north entrance on Howard Street to park. This free and open to the public series is sponsored by NorthCountry Federal Credit Union.
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