Professional Education Series: Cannabis is Harmless Think Again!

Professional Education Series: Cannabis is Harmless Think Again!

Professional Education Series: Cannabis is Harmless Think Again!


Speaker: Kevin Wandler, M.D., Dip ABAM, F.APA, MRO

Chief Medical Officer, Advanced Recovery Systems


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

Evaluate cannabis use through the neurobiological model of addiction

Examine Pennsylvania’s and New Jersey’s and Pennsylvania’s cannabis laws and their impact on cannabis use, misuse and addiction.

Describe current research on cannabis and cannabidiol for both medical and recreational use.

Implement strategies in clinical practice that align with the major medical associations and society’s perspectives of medical cannabis.


Kevin Wandler, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Recovery Systems and has been instrumental in the opening all of ARS programs since 2013. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and he is triple boarded in Addiction Medicine by The American Board of Psychiatry, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Wandler is certified by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and was the President of their Board of Directors of iaedp in 2015 and 2016. Dr. Wandler has been working with patients with substance use disorders for over 30 years and eating disorders for over 20 years. Dr. Wandler is a national and international speaker.

Program Goals and CME Credits

Global goals for The Neurobiology of Addiction are designed to illustrate the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) commitment to provide independent, needs-based education that fosters change in physicians’ knowledge, competence and performance to ultimately improve patient outcomes.


Offer a core curriculum of clinical education, including comprehensive reviews of established practice patterns as well as new developments in diagnosis and treatment

Provide updates of available pharmaceuticals, medical devices and management strategies

Disseminate information related to practice management, quality of care, ethical practices and non-clinical topics that contribute to desired patient outcomes

Provide a forum for analyzing and critiquing new medical information


Foster the translation of evidence-based science into daily clinical practice.

Provide training in clinical diagnostics and procedures, including osteopathic manipulative techniques, presented in self-paced and hands-on format.

Promote professional exchanges between and within specialty groups with similar clinical and/or educational interests

Target Audience

This live educational activity is intended for all professionals involved in delivering patient care, with particular emphasis on physicians. Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants, as well as medical students, will also benefit.


Physician (AOA) Accreditation Statement

The NJAOPS is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education (CME) activities for osteopathic physicians.

Credit Designation Statement (AOA)

NJAOPS designates this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician (AMA) Accreditation Statement

The NJAOPS is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement (AMA)

NJAOPS designates this educational activitiy for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Requirements for successful completion are attendance in a session in its entirety and completing the evaluation tool.

Health Professionals

Participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NJAOPS that the information presented at CME activities will be unbiased and based on scientific evidence. To help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, NJAOPS has provided information that Program Committee members, moderators, and speakers have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial entities that produce or market products or services related to the content of this CME activity.

Disclosure of Off-Label Use

The contents of some CME activities may contain discussions of off-label uses of some of the agents mentioned. The faculty will inform participants if discussion of any non-FDA approved uses of pharmaceuticals or medical devices will be included in their presentation.

Acknowledgement of Financial Support

This live educational activity has not received any financial supported.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the accreditation of this activity, please contact the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) at [email protected]

For questions regarding Continuing Education Events please contact Event Director, Ashley Tate at [email protected] Mailing address is 750 Orlando Ave Suite 201, Winter Park, FL 32789.

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September 16


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Category:

Advanced Recovery Systems Continuing Education Events

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Advanced Recovery Systems Continuing Education

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