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VBMA PRACTITIONER EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR PROGRAMS
Scheduled Webinar Programs
Wednesday December 6th 2017, 8 PM Eastern US Time
You asked, we listened! Introducing a new, exciting educational format - WEBINARS! Now you'll be able to use your computer to attend and learn. Only $70 for VBMA Members!
For our fourth webinar, VBMA Board Member Rob Silver (Past President) will present a webinar on Cannabis sativa L, revised and updated from his 2015 telesminar to include all sorts of new goodies as well. The demand for more information about Cannabis for pets is growing, and all veterinarians should know more about it, even if they don't use it in their practice ,so they can thoroughly address questions their clients may have regarding its use. Both US and Canadian regulations are expected to be discussed.
CANNABIS SATIVA L - A PLANT THAT HAS CHANGED THE WORLD
The controversial plant, prohibited by governments world-wide for over 70 years, has now become legal to use for its medicinal benefits in 29 US states as well as the District of Columbia! Dr. Silver will begin this 90 minute lecture by describing the botany and the botanical compounds found in Cannabis sativa L. He will then explain how these compounds interact with the mammalian endocannabinoid system to produce specific biological effects. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the potential medical benefits that have been derived from research and observations over the past several hundred years of Cannabis sativa L. studies. Dr. Silver will also advise you regarding the current legal constraints veterinarians encounter and what forms of the plant are more legal than others.
Dr. Robert Silver is an integrative veterinarian in Boulder, Colorado. A 1982 graduate of Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Silver has been blending complementary therapies to his conventional veterinary medical practice since 1987. As a result of his experience successfully using herbal, nutraceutical and dietary therapies to treat his patients, Dr. Silver has been speaking at state and national veterinary conferences, internationally, and at veterinary colleges on the subject of integrative medicine for pets.
Dr. Silver is Chief Veterinary Officer for RxVitamins, a veterinary nutraceutical company that exclusively supplies licensed veterinary professionals with high quality, high potency professional formulations that he has formulated to either replace conventional veterinary therapeutics or to be used side-by-side with these therapies.
As a veterinarian practicing in Colorado during the legalization of medical marijuana and industrial hemp, he has acquired an expertise in the use of cannabinoid therapeutics in veterinary species, including dogs, cats, horses and birds. Although there are still regulatory issues to be resolved with this exciting emerging therapy, it behooves the veterinarian to learn and understand the mechanisms of action, risks and benefits of cannabinoids derived from the Cannabis sativa L plant. This information is not necessarily for the veterinarian to recommend or prescribe or dispense cannabinoids, but, since these therapies are so widely available to the general public in 29 states, as of this writing, veterinarians need to be part of this “conversation.”
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WIND, DAMP, COLD ARTHRITIS: A PANEL DISCUSSION ON ARTHRITIS AND THE TRANSITION INTO WINTER
VBMA Board Members Ihor Basko (President), Rob Silver (Past President) and Rona Sherebrin (President-Elect) will be participating in a panel discussion. This format is very popular as it provides three perspectives on a singular topic, all for one price. Discussion will include massage, topical and internal herbal formulas, frequency of acupuncture and accompanying treatments, remedies and formulations for the treatment of cold and flu and much more. Additional details coming soon...and don't forget about what will surely be an incredibly informative Q & A session that follows the panel presentations!