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Rehabilitation Nurses Society
Rehabilitation Nurses Society

Our Mission

The Rehabilitation Nurses
Society is a membership
organization for medical care
coordination that provides
continuing education
and networking. The
professional goal of
its members is to advocate
for quality patient care
while utilizing community
resources in a
cost effective manner.
RNS ByLaws Update 9-30-2011
To make reservations for the RNS
December 4th meeting please
Merrilee De Bry
(714) 280-1816 - (Preferred)
(951) 237-8500 - Cell

Members -          $25.00  
Non-members - $35.00
Vegetarian meals
available with prior request

CEU’s: Approved for 2 hours
BRN provider #  01219
CCMC  pending approval
Please click on links below for revised RNS By-Laws, 2015-2017 RNS Board Nominees
and RNS member's ballot
RNS 2015-2017 Board Nominees & Ballot
RNS Tag Line Ballot
RNS Revised By-Laws 2014

April 26th RNS  Meeting & Luncheon
Topic: Medical Marijuana: A Clinical and Ethical Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Daniele Piomelli, PhD, MD, UCI Health
Location: ISYS Solutions, Inc.
2601 Saturn Street, Third Floor Classroom, Brea, CA 92821
Copyright 2018 Rehabilitation Nurses Society. All rights reserved.
Objectives of the Program
At the end of this presentation, the attendants will be able to:
1. Assess trends in the medical and recreational use of cannabis
2. Analyze the potential clinical benefits and negative consequences of medical marijuana
3. Compare the interactions between cannabis and opioids for chronic pain or disease management

4. Discuss ethical issues surrounding medical and recreational marijuana
5. Review physicians’ attitudes toward medical marijuana
To Register Contact
Registration Contact: Hanna van der Walt / (714) 595-3810
10459 La Ballena, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(no refunds for this event)
Members - $25.00
Non-members - $35.00
Vegetarian meal available upon prior request

Target Audience
RN, CCM, other allied health care professionals
Provider approved by the California BRN, Provider # CEP1219, for 2 contact hours
Approved by CCMC for 2 Ethics CCM CEs, # 180001357
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11:30 - Registration & Networking
12:00 - Lunch & Networking
12:00 - Trends in medical and recreational use of cannabis
12:30 - Clinical benefits and negative consequences of medical marijuana
 1:00 - Interactions between cannabis and opioids for pain and disease mgt
 1:30 - Ethical issues and physicians’ attitudes toward medical marijuana
 2:00 - Q&A
California is one of the ten states that also legalized marijuana for recreational use. Use of marijuana for medical
purposes remains highly controversial and the potential clinical benefits are poorly understood. Dr. Daniele
Piomelli, professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology School of Medicine at UCI has been studying the clinical effects of
cannabis for decades. He is trained in neuroscience and pharmacology and is recognized worldwide for his
research on cannabis. Dr. Piomelli is also the director of Institute for the Study of Cannabis. We are honored to
have Dr. Piomelli educate us on the clinical and pharmacological aspect of cannabis and its place in the
healthcare field. He will share with us some of the evidence-based benefits of cannabis on patients with severe
neurological disorders. Ethical implications of medical marijuana utilizing the CCMC Code of Professional Conduct
will be discussed. You will, no doubt, take away from this presentation with a new perspective whether and how
marijuana fits in health and wellness.