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INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF CHICAGO


Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Membership Committee Meeting

    By invitation only. 

    If you would like to join this committee or more information on this committee, please contact the IOMC Office by sending an email to iomcstaff@iomc.org or call the office at 312.709.2685. 

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    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting 

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    If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the IOMC Staff for more information by sending an email to iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

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    • 2 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Program Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only 

    If you would like to join this committee or more information on this committee, please contact the IOMC Office by sending an email to iomcstaff@iomc.org or call the office at 312.709.2685. ###

    • 4 Nov 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meeting


    Planned Giving Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only


    If you would like to join this committee or more information on this committee, please contact the IOMC Office by sending an email to iomcstaff@iomc.org or call the office at 312.709.2685. 

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    • 8 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)


    Executive Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only 

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    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)


    Advancement Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only 

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    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Meetng
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    November 12, 2021 



    Cannabis- Everything You Need to Know and Be Pain Free with CBD

    Cannabis Therapy in the 21st Century



     Virtual Meeting 

    12:00 PM CT - 1:30 PM CT  

    A confirmation is sent immediately upon registration with the virtual link for the day of the event, if you do not receive it, please contact us at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

    Complimentary - Open to all  

    Post-Election —  In the 19th century, cannabis was the most common ingredient in the American pharmacopeia. Park-Davis, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck prepared digestible and topical medicines for prescription. By the 1930’s; however, a nefarious political agenda, grounded in an inert economy and racial and ethnic bias, passed the Marijuana Tax Law, ushering in decades of needless cannabis prohibition and a famous war on drugs.

    Fortunately, the exploration of exogenous cannabinoids and discovery of the endocannabinoid system, combined with an informed public, have reconceptualized cannabis as a harm reduction (rather than gateway) substance that restores homeostasis, treats countless diseases and conditions, improves psychological health, secures sleep, and manages pain.

    Though cannabis remains on DEA Schedule 1, reserved for dangerous drugs with no medical value, it is fully or partially legal in 53 states and D.C., rendering 88% of the U.S. population eligible for cannabis therapy. Persons over 65 account for the highest increase in rate of use and studies indicate their most pressing concern is the inability to secure information and guidance about cannabis from their providers.

    By attending this virtual session with expert representatives from practice and pharma, you will:

    • Identify with the subtleties surrounding dosage and consumption of a plant-based medicine, including the significance of the relationship between patient, provider, and producer of the medication
    • Learn the experiences of a practice in which the desired treatment is designated as illegal by the federal government and not subject to payment by insurance; and
    • Appreciate the range of therapeutic application of cannabis for patients of all ages and the critical need for continued research in both practice and pharma.


        

       

    Speakers

    • Melanie Dreher, PhD, RN, Dean Emeritus, Rush University, and Anthropologist-Moderator
    • Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather, Founding member and President of the Society for Cannabis   Clinicians
    • Eloise Theisen, RN, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, and President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association

    CEU's - 1.5- pending 


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    Questions? Contact us at iomcstaff@iomc.org or call us at 312.709.2685.


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    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM (CST)


    Board of Governors Board Meeting 

    By Invitation Only

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    • 24 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the IOMC Staff for more information by sending an email to iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

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    • 2 Dec 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Meeting


    Planned Giving Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only

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    • 7 Dec 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Virtual Meeting

    Program Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only

    If you would like to join this committee or more information on this committee, please contact the IOMC Office by sending an email to iomcstaff@iomc.org or call the office at 312.709.2685.

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    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Meeting


    Advancement Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only 

    If you would like to join this committee or more information on this committee, please contact the IOMC Office by sending an email to iomcstaff@iomc.org or call the office at 312.709.2685. 

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    • 13 Dec 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)


    Executive Committee Meeting 

    By Invitation Only

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    • 17 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Meetng



    December 17, 2021 

    Save  the Date

    Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response 


     Virtual Meeting 

    12:00 PM CT - 1:00 PM CT  

    A confirmation is sent immediately upon registration with the virtual link for the day of the event, if you do not receive it, please contact us at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

    Complimentary - Open to all  

    Post-Election — Check back with us for more details and to register soon! 


     From former Biden Senior Advisor Andy SlavittPreventable is the definitive inside account of the United States' failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Slavitt chronicles what he saw and how much could have been prevented -- an unflinching investigation of the cultural, political, and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life.

    Speaker/Author   

    Andrew M. Slavitt is an American businessman and healthcare advisor who served as the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from March 2015 to January 2017 and as a temporary Senior Advisor to the COVID-19 Response Coordinator in the Biden administration. A leader of the team that helped to repair the healthcare.gov website after its initial rollout, he was nominated by Barack Obama to run CMS in July 2015.[1][2][3] In January 2021, Slavitt accepted a temporary role as Senior Pandemic Advisor[4] to President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 pandemic response team. He stepped down from that role in June 2021.


    Suggested readings 

    Andy Slavitt on How Politics Became a Public Health Crisis | MedPage Today

    The US Fumbled the Early COVID-19 Response in Two Major Ways


    CEU 1.0 * Pending