November 14, 2018 12:00PM
In this webinar, clinical pharmacist Terri Betts speaks to many of the question providers have about prescribing cannabis for chronic pain. Her presentation specifically addresses known pharmacology, especially THC and CBD effects; the evidence behind dosing; indications for which there is evidence of benefit; scientific bodies who recognize and endorse the evidence; and how cannabinoids compare to other medications for chronic pain in terms of their effectiveness and side effect profile.
Those interested are also encouraged to tune in to this podcast to learn about how Terri and her daughter Nikki, who lives with chronic pain, navigated the health care system after Nikki decided to pursue medical cannabis to manage her pain.
Terri Betts, B.Sc.Pharm, ACPR
Terri is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy at UBC, and has been a hospital clinical pharmacist for 37 years. She has worked in both adult and pediatric medicine and cardiology at the old Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver, and at BC Children’s Hospital. More recently she was the pediatrics specialist pharmacist at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, also working in adult general surgery. She has held positions as clinical pharmacy coordinator at both Shaughnessy and Lions Gate Hospitals. Terri is now semi-retired, works occasional relief shifts at Lions Gate Hospital, helps in teaching clinical practice to UBC Pharmacy students one afternoon a week, and volunteers at Pain BC.