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Inflammatory Conditions: Chronic Pain, IBD & Parkinson’s Disease

Presented by Dr Philip Blair, MD

About this module:

In this presentation, Dr Philip Blair MD discusses inflammation, including various pathways, and how the endocannabinoid system is involved, then moves on to discuss three different case studies of conditions that are underpinned by inflammation: chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Dr Blair also shares some of his guidelines for dosing with CBD-predominant medicinal cannabis products.

This presentation is suitable for healthcare practitioners and assumes a knowledge of the endocannabinoid system and the pharmacodynamics of medicinal cannabis constituents including CBD.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe key pathways involved in inflammation.
  • Explain how the endocannabinoid system is involved in inflammation.
  • Explain how CBD is able to address various pathways associated with inflammation.
  • Justify the effects of various foods on cannabidiol (CBD) absorption. 
  • Formulate a treatment strategy using medicinal cannabis for the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, chronic pain and Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Philip Blair, MD

Dr. Philip Blair, MD, (Colonel, US Army, retired) is a Family Physician and consultant in disease management in the Northwest USA. He graduated from West Point in 1972, attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, training as an Army Family Physician and serving as a combat physician in the first Gulf War. After medical assignments in three continents and 29 years in uniform, he retired from the Army and has been consulting on complex disease management since 2000.

Dr. Blair has been studying, treating, and lecturing about the human body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) since 2014. His goal is to restore health and performance by enhancing the ECS using diet, exercise, appropriate medications and non-psychoactive therapies.
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