Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30


CPRI, Zarfas Hall 
600 Sanatorium Road
London, ON N6H 3W7

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Registration Fees

$55 Early Bird (register before February 5)
$65 Standard Rate (register after February 5)
$45 Group Rate (2+ participants)
$25 Student Rate (must register offline/provide copy of student ID) Download the form here, return via email along with a copy of your student ID


Education & Learning Services, CPRI 
CPRI Education 
519-858-2774 x5552 

Accreditation Information

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. You may claim a maximum of 5.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 5.0 Mainpro+ credits.

 Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

Sponsorship statement

This program has received an educational grant and in kind support from The Volunteer Organization of CPRI.


The views and opinions expressed by presenters do not necessarily state or reflect those of MCCSS/CPRI. MCCSS/CPRI does not promote, endorse, or recommend any specific products, processes, or services.

Medical Marijuana in Children and Adolescents

Presented by Dr. Michael Rieder



This will be a workshop providing key insights on the pharmacology of marijuana, the history of medical marijuana use and the evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana and marijuana products in children and adolescents. There will be a didactic presentation followed by case based discussion.


  1. To understand the pharmacology of marijuana
  2. To describe conditions where marijuana or cannabis derivatives may be useful in the therapy of children and adolescents
  3. To describe risks and benefits of marijuana or cannabis derivatives when used  in therapy of children and adolescents
  4. To describe an approach to how to prescribe and monitor marijuana or cannabis derivatives for therapy

About Dr. Michael Rieder

Dr. Michael J. Rieder is a Professor of Paediatrics, Physiology & Pharmacology and Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.  Dr. Rieder became the Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Western Ontario and the Children’s Hospital in 2016.  He is the Section Head of Paediatric Pharmacology and holds the CIHR-GSK Chair in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology at Western.  Dr. Rieder is the Specialty Committee Chair of the Royal College Clinical Investigator Program Specialty Committee and is a Scientist in the Biotherapeutics Group at the Robarts Research Institute as well as the Child Health Research Institute.  He is a member of a number of editorial boards including the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Paediatrics and Child Health.  He is also the President of the Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and a member of the Drug Therapy and Hazardous Substances Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Society.