Webinar - Medicinal Cannabis with Dr Leon Warne

06 May 2022

Members are invited for the uncoming webinar: Medicinal Cannabis - How to integrate this “old drug” into modern evidence-based clinical practice. This webinar is free for ASAV and IVA members. 


When:          Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Time:            8:00pm AEST

Duration:      60 Minutes

Where:         Online - wherever you like!

Presenter:    Dr Leon Warne
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About this webinar

There is rapidly growing interest in the potential therapeutic use of cannabis among veterinarians around the world. Unfortunately, there is a profound lack of formal veterinary education on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and its clinical manipulation, despite its discovery more than 30 years ago. This gap has left practitioners with a lack of knowledge, as well as comfort, in meeting the increasing demands placed on them by clients. Some of these concerns revolve around the legality of prescribing cannabis as well as challengers accessing safe, quality-controlled, pharmaceutical grade formulations. This lecture will explore these concerns as well as provide clarity around the clinically relevant questions of which situations are warranted; what is an effective dosing strategy and what precautions should be taken? 


About our presenter - Dr Leon Warne

BSc(Biol), BBiomedSc(Hons1), BSc, BVMS, MVS, MANZCVS (Anaesthesia), Diplomate ACVAA

Leon graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 2009. Following graduation he undertook an internship in anaesthesia, emergency and critical care medicine. Leon joined the Melbourne Veterinary School’s anaesthesia and analgesia section at the University of Melbourne in 2010 where he completed a specialty training program in anaesthesia and pain management, a clinical master degree in anaesthesia as well as a PhD in pain-management and assessment. In 2015 he completed an externship in paediatric anaesthesia and trauma management at The Austin and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.

Leon is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists anaesthesia chapter, and an Australasian Veterinary Boards Council registered specialist in anaesthesia. Leon is a director of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Management Australia and an adjunct senior lecturer at Murdoch University. His passion for research and development focused on providing integrative medical solutions to improve patient quality of life led Leon to his current role as Head of Research and Innovation at Little Green Pharma a leading Australian human medicinal cannabis pharmaceutical company.

His research interests are assessment and management of pain; intravenous fluid therapy; and utilisation of novel drug delivery technologies to optimise bioavailability and dosing efficacy of medicinal cannabis therapeutics.


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ASAV webinars are worth 1 VetEd point for participants. Points will be automatically awarded for those who attend the live webinar.

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