Cannabidiol (CBD) and the Endocannabinoid System: Facts and Fundamentals for Health Care Practitioners
Presented by: Kelly Heim, Ph.D. and Felice Gersh, M.D.+
Thursday, May 23 • 4:00 p.m. ET
In this webinar, practitioners will gain a basic working knowledge of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and its roles in the brain, immune system, and beyond. Special attention will be given to mechanisms of action of cannabidiol (CBD). Important considerations regarding the bioavailability, composition, and quality of hemp oil products will also be presented.
- Learn the basics of the endocannabinoid system
- Understand how hemp oil constituents, cannabidiol (CBD) and beta-caryophyllene, interact with the ECS in the brain and peripheral tissues
- Learn what to look for (and what to avoid) when selecting hemp oil-based products
Live Q&A with the experts immediately following the presentation! Submit your questions
Kelly Heim, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Scientific Affairs for the health care practitioner brands of Atrium Innovations, where he oversees the scientific integrity of products and supports medical education. Dr. Heim is a pharmacologist with a doctorate in pharmacology from Dartmouth Medical School. His academic research, invited reviews and book chapters have traversed critical topics on nutritional genomics, bioavailability and the effective clinical application of dietary supplements.
Felice Gersh, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN and medical director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, California, is one of a small number of fellowship-trained, integrative gynecologists. Dr. Gersh is an award-winning physician and renowned international speaker on ovarian health, menopause, environmental toxins and other important issues affecting women of all ages.
+ Felice L. Gersh, M.D. is a retained consultant for Pure Encapsulations.