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If you’re a licensed Quebec doctor or nurse practitioner interested in learning more about medical cannabis, you can register for our Prescriber Training Program and get free access to our Prescriber Support Line and learning modules.

For pharmacists, nurses, international doctors, and other healthcare providers we have training opportunities for you.

Please fill this form below to find out more about training opportunities.

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    The resources, support and knowledge to prescribe medical cannabis and provide critical patient education

    Doctors

    and other healthcare professionals

    Our clinical education team provides training across your medical career, with the Prescriber Training Program for Quebec doctors and nurse practitioners, a Family Medicine Residency Elective with a leading international institution, a library of unique, innovative and up-to-date educational materials and Continuing Medical Education opportunities for virtual and on-site healthcare professional training, including local and virtual preceptorships.

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    SERVICES FOR HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS

    To find out more about the services we offer to healthcare professionals, and the organizations who support them, click on the options below

    REFER A PATIENT IN QUEBEC

    If you are a Quebec healthcare practitioner and have a patient who might benefit from medical cannabis treatment, the Santé Cannabis medical team is available to provide assessment, authorization, and treatment plans upon referral.

    Our team also provides medical cannabis training and ongoing support to you, your healthcare team and your patients.

    Here are the easy steps to refer a patient to Santé Cannabis:*

    1. Identify a patient candidate

    Patients must have tried first-line pharmacological treatment and still have uncontrolled symptoms or insufficient symptom improvement.

    2. Fill out the Referral Form

    Please include a recent consultation report or detailed medical summary.

    Include relevant documentation for patients who have a history of the following conditions:

    • active or unstable cardiovascular disease
    • uncontrolled hypertension
    • psychotic disorder or episodes
    • problematic substance use or dependence

    3. Send the Referral Form and documentation to us by email or fax

    We’ll review your referral and contact the patient to book an appointment with one of our Santé Cannabis doctors within 1 month.

    4. Following the appointment- Receive a Consultation Report

    Please note that we assess and follow patients just for their medical cannabis and cannabinoid needs. Your patient remains under your primary care for their all other medical needs.

    If you are interested in taking charge of your patient’s medical cannabis treatment in the future, we will support their transfer back to you once their treatment has stabilized.

    Training opportunities for Quebec doctors and nurse practitioners include virtual and self-guided options, enroll in our Prescriber Training Program by completing the Training agreement here

    OUR MODEL OF CARE

    SANTÉ CANNABIS CLINIC MODEL: A WORLD-LEADING MODEL OF MEDICAL CANNABIS CARE

    Our clinical model has been developed over years of clinical practice and patient care, with a focus on controlled collection of clinical data. Developed with a focus on the local requirements and the needs of the Quebec community, our model is an excellent start for any new medical cannabis clinic or clinic adding medical cannabis services.

    Our peer-reviewed clinical model has shown to be successful through both in-person clinic visits and during COVID-19 via telemedicine. The model has been adapted in different local and international healthcare settings at both community-based practices and institutions.

    Looking to develop your own medical cannabis clinic model?

    NURSES AND PHARMACISTS

    Quebec Nurse Practitioners can now prescribe medical cannabis following the same guidelines as physicians. They can now register to our Prescriber Training Program. For the complete guidelines for nurse pratitioners here.

    Santé Cannabis is the only medical cannabis clinic in Canada where all patient education and support services are performed by licensed nurses.

    Our nursing team includes more than 13 full-time members, with decades of combined medical cannabis experience.

    Our multidisciplinary team has supported more than 10,000 patients to access safe, supported medical cannabis since 2014.

    For nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers, we offer individual and group training opportunities that are evidence-based and rooted in practical learning standards.

    We’ve helped nurses and pharmacists to learn both basic and advanced concepts for medical cannabis care in dynamic and practical training settings. We also offer virtual preceptorships to support the integration of cannabinoid-based medicines into clinical practice for individuals and clinical teams in both institutional and community-based settings.

    Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to access the medical cannabis training you’ve been missing. We’ve trained hundreds of healthcare professionals worldwide. Now, we can do the same for you.

    If you are interested in a training opportunity, please contact us.

    RESEARCH ON CANNABINOID-BASED MEDICINES

    The body of evidence supporting the understanding of cannabinoid-based medicines continues to grow each year. Information that is critical to the clinical use of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and medical cannabis products includes safety and effectiveness data across diverse patient populations.

    Results from peer-reviewed research continue to be the most commonly valued source of information for medical cannabis training and knowledge.

    To stay up to date on recent publications, visit our blog page and return to the site regularly for updates.

    More information on our involvement in clinical trials and real-world data collection can be found here.

    PRESCRIBER TRAINING PROGRAM IN QUEBEC

    A program by Clinicians for Clinicians, from Quebec’s medical cannabis leaders.

    Quebec’s healthcare practitioners & patients want to know more about medical cannabis. To meet this need we developed our Prescriber Training Program, which guides doctors, nurse practitioners, and their healthcare teams through medical cannabis authorization and treatment plans.

    Santé Cannabis has provided specialized care and education to over 10,000 patients since 2014.

    This program is offered for free to Quebec doctors, nurse practitioners and their multidisciplinary clinic teams*.

    OUR BEST-IN-CLASS PROGRAM OFFERS:

    • Self-learning online modules that detail treatment evidence for specific conditions and symptoms;
    • Tutorials, case studies and patient assessment support delivered on-site at your clinic;
    • A Clinical Toolkit to navigate patient assessment and follow-ups;
    • Ongoing personalized support over the phone for questions about medical cannabis and patient care from our medical team;
    • A Practical reference guidebook on developing and managing treatment plans and dosing instructions;
    • On-site or virtual clinical preceptorship opportunities with Santé Cannabis doctors and nursing team; and
    • Shared-care support for your patients from our expert nursing team.

    You will choose the best options for your learning.

    THE RESOURCES, KNOWLEDGE & SUPPORT TO PRESCRIBE MEDICAL CANNABIS.

    SIGN UP TODAY TO GET STARTED

    * This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Spectrum Therapeutics

    CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

    Santé Cannabis has provided more than 200 continuing medical education events since 2014. Our team is available for pre-developed or customized event programs.

    We also offer our own annual event dedicated to clinical education on medical cannabis-focused on the needs of Quebec healthcare professionals.

    This spring we held two virtual events,  please visit here if you missed them.

    Check out our events page to stay up to date on our upcoming events here

    VIRTUAL PRECEPTORSHIPS

    OUR EXPERTISE DELIVERING MORE THAN 100 CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIPS IS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE AS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

    • Accessible, Flexible Scheduling that fits YOUR availability
    • Efficient and Cost-effective to make the most of your limited time
    • Unique, Innovative experience to learn what goes on ‘inside’ a Medical Cannabis Clinic

    Our doctors and nurses work at the forefront of medical cannabis.

    Come join them for an intensive, practical training session

    *Sessions are 3 to 4 hours

    BEFORE YOUR SESSION

    We provide the background training content to make your session an enriching experience

    • Introductory, self-guided training modules
    • Orientation on our unique and peer-reviewed clinical model
    • Templates for the assessment, treatment plan and education forms that you will see in our clinic

    DURING YOUR TRAINING SESSION, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

    • Observe via videoconference and in real-time, actual patient assessments and follow-up appointments with our doctors and nurses.
    • Participate in case study reviews relevant to your medical specialty.
    • Attend a patient education session led by our nurse-trainers.

    COMPLETE YOUR EXPERIENCE

    With a one-on-one mentorship session with a member of our medical team to answer remaining questions and get you started with your own practice.

    We’re waiting for you to join us.

    Contact us to book a virtual session now.

    For Canadian and International healthcare professionals, virtual preceptorships are available here.

    CANADIAN PHYSICIANS

    Our doctors and nurses work at the forefront of medical cannabis.

    Join them for training designed to empower healthcare professionals to provide top quality medical cannabis care. This unique opportunity is now available virtually and easily accessible for all Canadian healthcare professionals.

    OUR WORLD CLASS PROGRAM PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

    • Learn from a diverse, multidisciplinary clinical team, including physicians, nurses and researchers.
    • Workshops and seminars can be customized to each preceptee’s province, specialty and learning objectives.
    • Follow our medical cannabis curriculum over the course of 4 weeks starting this Fall.
    • Attend a virtual clinical observership with our team of healthcare professionals and patients or even on-site at one of our clinics in Quebec
    • Optional sessions with our clinical research team to learn about real-world data collection, evidence-based collection, clinical trial development in medical cannabis.

    Find training opportunities for Canadian Healthcare Professionals here

    INTERNATIONAL DOCTORS AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

    Canada has had legal, regulated access to medical cannabis since 2001 and since then, clinical care standards have come a long way.

    At Santé Cannabis, our doctors and nurses work at the forefront of medical cannabis and have contributed to developing the best practices in medical cannabis care. Find out details about our clinical model of care by reviewing our recent publication. They have extensive experience training doctors from around the world.

    Come learn from our team through an accessible and innovative virtual training program designed to empower healthcare professionals to provide top quality medical cannabis care.

    Receive accessible, customizable training tailored to your specialty. Join our community of practice to access a clinical mentorship that can support you to integrate medical cannabis into your practice according to your country’s regulations.

    Find out more here about our international training program for healthcare professionals.

    FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY ELECTIVE

    Santé Cannabis is an approved teaching site by the Collège des médecins du Québec.

    An elective program dedicated to medical cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain and cancer-related symptoms is currently offered to Residents and Medical students at McGill University. This course is open to students in all medical specialties as part of the Family Medicine program as well as Specialty Residents from Royal College Programs at Canadian universities. The curriculum takes place on-site at our Santé Cannabis Montréal location for local students and trainees and virtually for learners across Quebec and in other provinces.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    The overarching goal of this medical cannabis elective is to produce skilled physicians who can competently and independently complete an assessment for the appropriateness of medical cannabis therapy for patients living with chronic pain or cancer-related symptoms.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    • Apply knowledge of the endocannabinoid system;
    • Demonstrate knowledge of cannabis legal regulations in Canada;
    • Gather, synthesize and evaluate evidence surrounding the effectiveness of medical cannabis for the treatment of pain in numerous chronic conditions and palliative care issues;
    • Provide high-quality, relationship-centred compassionate care using medical cannabis to patients living with chronic pain and those receiving supportive and palliative care;
    • Perform complete medical history assessments on all patients related to their need for medical cannabis.

    If you are an academic program coordinator or clinical instructor, please contact us to receive our course materials to support your curriculum development.

    CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

    Since 2014, Santé Cannabis has provided curriculum development for several international education events and projects:

    • Our completed collaborative works include medical training workshops, conference programs, multi-day courses and educational content for both postgraduate and continuing medical education in both institutional and community-based settings.
    • Our support services are dedicated to a successful project process, execution and delivery of high-quality educational events and resources.
    • Our content team and subject matter experts lead or support the planning and programming phase; or perform complete project management which includes providing medical and scientific expertise from our multidisciplinary experts.
    • Fundamentals of our service offering include expert content development and planning, drafting and editing, required translation and graphic design.

    To discuss how we can support you to execute your idea or meet the training and education needs of your community, please fill out our contact form and we will follow up with you within 48 hours.

    If you are a Quebec healthcare practitioner and have a patient who might benefit from medical cannabis treatment, the Santé Cannabis medical team is available to provide assessment, authorization, and treatment plans upon referral.

    Our team also provides medical cannabis training and ongoing support to you, your healthcare team and your patients.

    Here are the easy steps to refer a patient to Santé Cannabis:*

    1. Identify a patient candidate

    Patients must have tried first-line pharmacological treatment and still have uncontrolled symptoms or insufficient symptom improvement.

    2. Fill out the Referral Form

    Please include a recent consultation report or detailed medical summary.

    Include relevant documentation for patients who have a history of the following conditions:

    • active or unstable cardiovascular disease
    • uncontrolled hypertension
    • psychotic disorder or episodes
    • problematic substance use or dependence

    3. Send the Referral Form and documentation to us by email or fax

    We’ll review your referral and contact the patient to book an appointment with one of our Santé Cannabis doctors within 1 month.

    4. Following the appointment- Receive a Consultation Report

    Please note that we assess and follow patients just for their medical cannabis and cannabinoid needs. Your patient remains under your primary care for their all other medical needs.

    If you are interested in taking charge of your patient’s medical cannabis treatment in the future, we will support their transfer back to you once their treatment has stabilized.

    Training opportunities for Quebec doctors and nurse practitioners include virtual and self-guided options, enroll in our Prescriber Training Program by completing the Training agreement here

    SANTÉ CANNABIS CLINIC MODEL: A WORLD-LEADING MODEL OF MEDICAL CANNABIS CARE

    Our clinical model has been developed over years of clinical practice and patient care, with a focus on controlled collection of clinical data. Developed with a focus on the local requirements and the needs of the Quebec community, our model is an excellent start for any new medical cannabis clinic or clinic adding medical cannabis services.

    Our peer-reviewed clinical model has shown to be successful through both in-person clinic visits and during COVID-19 via telemedicine. The model has been adapted in different local and international healthcare settings at both community-based practices and institutions.

    Looking to develop your own medical cannabis clinic model?

    Quebec Nurse Practitioners can now prescribe medical cannabis following the same guidelines as physicians. They can now register to our Prescriber Training Program. For the complete guidelines for nurse pratitioners here.

    Santé Cannabis is the only medical cannabis clinic in Canada where all patient education and support services are performed by licensed nurses.

    Our nursing team includes more than 13 full-time members, with decades of combined medical cannabis experience.

    Our multidisciplinary team has supported more than 10,000 patients to access safe, supported medical cannabis since 2014.

    For nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers, we offer individual and group training opportunities that are evidence-based and rooted in practical learning standards.

    We’ve helped nurses and pharmacists to learn both basic and advanced concepts for medical cannabis care in dynamic and practical training settings. We also offer virtual preceptorships to support the integration of cannabinoid-based medicines into clinical practice for individuals and clinical teams in both institutional and community-based settings.

    Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to access the medical cannabis training you’ve been missing. We’ve trained hundreds of healthcare professionals worldwide. Now, we can do the same for you.

    If you are interested in a training opportunity, please contact us.

    The body of evidence supporting the understanding of cannabinoid-based medicines continues to grow each year. Information that is critical to the clinical use of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and medical cannabis products includes safety and effectiveness data across diverse patient populations.

    Results from peer-reviewed research continue to be the most commonly valued source of information for medical cannabis training and knowledge.

    To stay up to date on recent publications, visit our blog page and return to the site regularly for updates.

    More information on our involvement in clinical trials and real-world data collection can be found here.

    A program by Clinicians for Clinicians, from Quebec’s medical cannabis leaders.

    Quebec’s healthcare practitioners & patients want to know more about medical cannabis. To meet this need we developed our Prescriber Training Program, which guides doctors, nurse practitioners, and their healthcare teams through medical cannabis authorization and treatment plans.

    Santé Cannabis has provided specialized care and education to over 10,000 patients since 2014.

    This program is offered for free to Quebec doctors, nurse practitioners and their multidisciplinary clinic teams*.

    OUR BEST-IN-CLASS PROGRAM OFFERS:

    • Self-learning online modules that detail treatment evidence for specific conditions and symptoms;
    • Tutorials, case studies and patient assessment support delivered on-site at your clinic;
    • A Clinical Toolkit to navigate patient assessment and follow-ups;
    • Ongoing personalized support over the phone for questions about medical cannabis and patient care from our medical team;
    • A Practical reference guidebook on developing and managing treatment plans and dosing instructions;
    • On-site or virtual clinical preceptorship opportunities with Santé Cannabis doctors and nursing team; and
    • Shared-care support for your patients from our expert nursing team.

    You will choose the best options for your learning.

    THE RESOURCES, KNOWLEDGE & SUPPORT TO PRESCRIBE MEDICAL CANNABIS.

    SIGN UP TODAY TO GET STARTED

    * This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Spectrum Therapeutics

    Santé Cannabis has provided more than 200 continuing medical education events since 2014. Our team is available for pre-developed or customized event programs.

    We also offer our own annual event dedicated to clinical education on medical cannabis-focused on the needs of Quebec healthcare professionals.

    This spring we held two virtual events,  please visit here if you missed them.

    Check out our events page to stay up to date on our upcoming events here

    OUR EXPERTISE DELIVERING MORE THAN 100 CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIPS IS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE AS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

    • Accessible, Flexible Scheduling that fits YOUR availability
    • Efficient and Cost-effective to make the most of your limited time
    • Unique, Innovative experience to learn what goes on ‘inside’ a Medical Cannabis Clinic

    Our doctors and nurses work at the forefront of medical cannabis.

    Come join them for an intensive, practical training session

    *Sessions are 3 to 4 hours

    BEFORE YOUR SESSION

    We provide the background training content to make your session an enriching experience

    • Introductory, self-guided training modules
    • Orientation on our unique and peer-reviewed clinical model
    • Templates for the assessment, treatment plan and education forms that you will see in our clinic

    DURING YOUR TRAINING SESSION, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

    • Observe via videoconference and in real-time, actual patient assessments and follow-up appointments with our doctors and nurses.
    • Participate in case study reviews relevant to your medical specialty.
    • Attend a patient education session led by our nurse-trainers.

    COMPLETE YOUR EXPERIENCE

    With a one-on-one mentorship session with a member of our medical team to answer remaining questions and get you started with your own practice.

    We’re waiting for you to join us.

    Contact us to book a virtual session now.

    For Canadian and International healthcare professionals, virtual preceptorships are available here.

    Our doctors and nurses work at the forefront of medical cannabis.

    Join them for training designed to empower healthcare professionals to provide top quality medical cannabis care. This unique opportunity is now available virtually and easily accessible for all Canadian healthcare professionals.

    OUR WORLD CLASS PROGRAM PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

    • Learn from a diverse, multidisciplinary clinical team, including physicians, nurses and researchers.
    • Workshops and seminars can be customized to each preceptee’s province, specialty and learning objectives.
    • Follow our medical cannabis curriculum over the course of 4 weeks starting this Fall.
    • Attend a virtual clinical observership with our team of healthcare professionals and patients or even on-site at one of our clinics in Quebec
    • Optional sessions with our clinical research team to learn about real-world data collection, evidence-based collection, clinical trial development in medical cannabis.

    Find training opportunities for Canadian Healthcare Professionals here

    Canada has had legal, regulated access to medical cannabis since 2001 and since then, clinical care standards have come a long way.

    At Santé Cannabis, our doctors and nurses work at the forefront of medical cannabis and have contributed to developing the best practices in medical cannabis care. Find out details about our clinical model of care by reviewing our recent publication. They have extensive experience training doctors from around the world.

    Come learn from our team through an accessible and innovative virtual training program designed to empower healthcare professionals to provide top quality medical cannabis care.

    Receive accessible, customizable training tailored to your specialty. Join our community of practice to access a clinical mentorship that can support you to integrate medical cannabis into your practice according to your country’s regulations.

    Find out more here about our international training program for healthcare professionals.

    Santé Cannabis is an approved teaching site by the Collège des médecins du Québec.

    An elective program dedicated to medical cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain and cancer-related symptoms is currently offered to Residents and Medical students at McGill University. This course is open to students in all medical specialties as part of the Family Medicine program as well as Specialty Residents from Royal College Programs at Canadian universities. The curriculum takes place on-site at our Santé Cannabis Montréal location for local students and trainees and virtually for learners across Quebec and in other provinces.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    The overarching goal of this medical cannabis elective is to produce skilled physicians who can competently and independently complete an assessment for the appropriateness of medical cannabis therapy for patients living with chronic pain or cancer-related symptoms.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    • Apply knowledge of the endocannabinoid system;
    • Demonstrate knowledge of cannabis legal regulations in Canada;
    • Gather, synthesize and evaluate evidence surrounding the effectiveness of medical cannabis for the treatment of pain in numerous chronic conditions and palliative care issues;
    • Provide high-quality, relationship-centred compassionate care using medical cannabis to patients living with chronic pain and those receiving supportive and palliative care;
    • Perform complete medical history assessments on all patients related to their need for medical cannabis.

    If you are an academic program coordinator or clinical instructor, please contact us to receive our course materials to support your curriculum development.

    Since 2014, Santé Cannabis has provided curriculum development for several international education events and projects:

    • Our completed collaborative works include medical training workshops, conference programs, multi-day courses and educational content for both postgraduate and continuing medical education in both institutional and community-based settings.
    • Our support services are dedicated to a successful project process, execution and delivery of high-quality educational events and resources.
    • Our content team and subject matter experts lead or support the planning and programming phase; or perform complete project management which includes providing medical and scientific expertise from our multidisciplinary experts.
    • Fundamentals of our service offering include expert content development and planning, drafting and editing, required translation and graphic design.

    To discuss how we can support you to execute your idea or meet the training and education needs of your community, please fill out our contact form and we will follow up with you within 48 hours.

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