Cannabidiols: Potential Use in Epilepsy & Other Neurological Disorders


Friday, October 4, 2013
Apella at Alexandria Center
450 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY




Full Fee: $75

Reduced Fee**: $50

*After 12pm on October 1st, 2013 only onsite registration is available, provided the course has not reached capacity. Onsite registrants will incur an additional $20 fee.   

**Reduced fee applies to Physicians-in-Training; NYU School of Medicine alumni, former residents and fellows; MD's employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center; full-time active military personnel; nurse practitioners; and all other non-MD healthcare professionals.

Course Director:
 Orrin Devinsky, MD

Accreditation Statement: The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:
 The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of preclinical and clinical data on cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive component of cannabis that shows great promise in a variety of neurological disorders. The expert international faculty will discuss uses of CBD in epilepsy, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, pain disorders, psychiatric disorders, and neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

The pharmacology of plant cannabidiols, and efficacy of CBD in animal models of epilepsy and other disorders will be reviewed. The most up-to-date safety and efficacy data on CBD in normal and neuropsychiatric disorders will be presented. Planned studies to assess the potential role of CBD in treatment-resistant childhood epilepsies and ways to assess disease modification will also be covered.

Refund Policy: An administrative charge of 30% of your tuition payment will be assessed for cancellations prior to September 20th, 2013. Cancellations must be in writing and postmarked no later than the above date (faxes and emails are not accepted). Cancellations will not be accepted after the above date.

Course Cancellation Policy: In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, two weeks notice will be given and tuition will be refunded in full. The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.