Medicinal Cannabis for Children with Epilepsy - Branch CPD Event

7:00pm Wednesday, 16 August 2017
8:00pm Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Branch CPD Event
Level 2 Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road Lecture Theatre 1
Clayton, Victoria 3168

This presentation will provide an overview of recent advances in the use of medicinal cannabis, with a focus on treatment for children with epilepsy. The evidence for medicinal cannabis in epilepsy, its place in therapy and legislative governance and the Victorian Access to Medicinal Cannabis Scheme will be addressed.

6.00pm Refreshments and short tours of the new Monash Children’s Hospital, 7.00pm Presentation.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarise the relevant legislation governing medicinal cannabis at Commonwealth and state (Victoria) level
  • Outline the current pathways for accessing medicinal cannabis in Victoria
  • Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of cannabinoids and how these may influence suitability for treating different conditions
  • Describe the role of medicinal cannabis in the treatment of epilepsy
  • Outline the dose, monitoring, potential adverse effects, precautions and contraindications for cannabidiol.

Registration Rates:

In person

Members: Free - please register below, to ensure you are not charged please enter your email address and select lookup, the discount will then be applied.
Non-members: $50.00. 

Webinar: Free to members - Register here


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* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

Additional Information


Nicole Dirnbauer, Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy, Monash Children’s Services and Site Manager, Monash Children’s Hospital Pharmacy Department

Associate Professor Michael Fahey, PhD, MBBS, FRACP, Head, Paediatric Neurology Unit, Monash Children’s Hospital /    Director of Neurogenetics, Monash Health, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Monash University / Clinical Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Melbourne University

This CPD event has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD, or 1 CPD credit, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number S2017/44


The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:


1.1 Practice legally

1.4 Manage quality and safety

4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines

4.3 Dispense prescribed medicines

7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making

7.2 Provide ongoing medication management

7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2010)