Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST

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McHenry County Mental Health Board 
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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McHenry County Mental Health Board

Network Training

Cannabinoid Science Education

Presented by

 Jennifer L. Triemstra, MS, PhD and Joanne Wagner, PT, PhD

Medical Science Liaisons for Greenwich Biosciences 

  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

Free: 1.75 CEU's for attending this training 

(IAODAPCA pending)

Target Audience: Psychiatrist (MD), Psychiatric Nurse (RN), Psychologist (Ph.D) Social Worker (MSW), Mental Health Counselor, CADC, Mental Health Therapist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and other mental health professionals 

Cannabis has been the focus of considerable debate, advocacy, and policy, generating both interest and misinformation. 

The field of cannabinoid science seeks to understand the structure, properties, and pharmacology of specific cannabinoids, and their potential applications for therapeutic purposes.

Research investigating the pharmacology of individual cannabinoid molecules has accelerated.

Considerable basic science evidence shows unique mechanisms for different cannabinoids and an endogenous system of related receptors and ligands. 

This training will not cover any specific product nor any specific disease state. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Review cannabis’ has a rich history dating back 5000 years and understand 20th century regulations have limited the use of cannabis for research
  • Know and understand the three classes of pharmacologically active cannabinoids: Endocannabinoids, Phytocannabinoids, & Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Know and understand the cannabinoid receptors CB1 & CB2 have been well studied, while learning about newly identified receptor targets
  • Begin to understand the wide breadth of current scientific discovery that is uncovering many potential therapeutic uses for cannabinoids




Presenter: Dr. Jennifer L. Marlo-Triemstra, MS, PhD 

Jennifer is a Medical Science Liaison for Greenwich Biosciences and helping develop a pharmaceutical-grade, investigational cannabidiol therapy for the treatment of seizures associated with epilepsy.  Jennifer received her Masters of Science from State Cloud State University and her PhD at the University of Minnesota.  Before graduate school, Jennifer spent several years working in academia performing laboratory research focused on neuroendocrinology.  She currently lives in Minneapolis with her spouse, 2 children, and a fish named ‘Pete’.

Presenter: Dr. Joanne Wagner, PT, PhD

Joanne (Jo) received her Ph.D. in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) under the mentorship of Catherine Lang PT, PhD and Alexander Dromerick, MD.  Her research focused primarily on elucidating the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying improved motor function following stroke in adults, with an emphasis on acute recovery. 

Upon completion of her Ph.D., Jo continued her training as a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Carolyn Patten PT, PhD at the Veteran’s Affairs Rehabilitation Research Center of Excellence, Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University.  There she aimed to elucidate the role of central vs. peripheral neuromuscular deficits in impaired function in chronic stroke survivors.

In August of 2017, Jo joined Greenwich Biosciences as a medical science liaison.  She resides in St. Louis, Missouri.   Her territory includes Missouri, Kansas (Kansas City), Indiana, Illinois (not Chicago), and Kentucky.