Dr. Mel Pohl, Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Las Vegas Recovery Center, will join other professionals in the behavioral health field to discuss issues surrounding the use of medical marijuana at a conference Tuesday, May 5. Sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, the “Medical Marijuana: From Theory to Practical Application” program will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Las Vegas City Hall Chambers, 495 South Main Street. Pohl will moderate the proceedings as participants take an in-depth look at how medical marijuana has affected other communities. Because dispensaries will be opening in Nevada, the behavioral health community wants to help prepare prescribers and law enforcement personnel. Topics to be covered by various speakers include:
- Marijuana – Where Is the Evidence?
- Nevada Revised Statute that Relates to Medical Marijuana – What’s in the Current Law?
- The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact
- Medicine and Marijuana – Past, Present and Future
Pohl Recognized For Extensive Background in Pain Management
A Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Pohl has brought his expertise to the development of Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. He has conducted numerous professional workshops and has written several publications about how to manage pain without the use of opiates. The nationally recognized pain rehab program uses an abstinence-based holistic approach to achieve its goals of reducing pain without opiates in order to provide clients with the opportunity for a drug-free life. Some of the commonly treated afflictions include arthritis, migraines, neuropathy, spinal disc diseases and fibromyalgia. By participating in professional conferences internationally, Pohl has been able to share his methods and philosophy. He also teaches at University of Nevada School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Further information about the Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program is available at http://pain.lasvegasrecovery.com. Add your thoughts and comments below and follow us on Facebook!