The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is Israel’s oldest University, founded in 1925 by such notable legends as Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. Today it is Israel’s leading academic intuition, offering multi-disciplinary learning and cutting edge discovery for an international audience. It is home to over 100 research centers, 6 campuses, 6 affiliated medical institutes and is the center of Israel’s biotech research. It boasts of 8 Nobel Prize winners, 1 Fields Medal in Mathematics, 1 Turing Award in Computer Science and 1 Abel Prize.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem medical researchers are launching a pioneering cannabis course, EduCann, to better educate doctors, nurses, pharmacists and medical professionals about cannabinoid research, treatments and practices. As a world leader in cannabis research and development, The Hebrew University’s Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research (MCCR) includes Professor Raphael Mechoulam, known as the “Father of Cannabis Research” because of his tremendous discoveries in this field over the past 55 years, as well as top experts, Hebrew University’s Prof. Yossi Tam, and Hadassah Medical Center’s Prof. Elyad Davidson and Dr. Yakir Rottenberg.
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The course aims to educate health professionals about the therapeutic role of medicinal cannabis in patient health. Cannabis has many medical uses from treating adults with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, to treating chronic pain and treating adults with multiple sclerosis (MS)-related spasticity. Cannabis is a new frontier in the medical world, containing a treasure trove of medical remedies.
Developed by MCCR experts and produced by The Hebrew University’s Tech Transfer Company, Yissum, the virtual course will be distributed for the global market in English and Spanish. The semester course, comprising 13 online segments, offers the medical community an in-depth look and understanding of medicinal cannabis benefits. The course curriculum covers the medical history of cannabis, treatments, drug safety, research breakthroughs, medicinal uses and practices, with the aim of providing a thorough education about cannabis to medical professionals.
Hebrew University’s Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabis Research (MCRR) is the world’s leading research and academic institution with the goal of elevating the use of cannabinoids for professional mainstream medical treatment and the ultimate enhancement of human health.
MCCR is leading a new era of Medical Cannabis research:
- MCCR promotes translational scientific research projects as well as pre-clinical and clinical research at both national and international levels aimed at better understanding how cannabinoids are relevant to various diseases at the chemical, biological, agricultural and cellular levels.
- MCCR trains young scientists and supports scholarships and/or awards to encourage M.Sc. and Ph.D. students to concentrate their research on cannabinoids.
- MCCR arranges an annual symposium on cannabinoids that will bring together students and researchers from Israel and support an annual lecture by a distinguished guest scientist from abroad. Learn about the 2021 Symposium now!
- MCCR fosters interactions with international pharmaceuticals to convert scientific achievements in the field of cannabis and cannabinoids into potential commercial value.
- MCRR cultivates interaction with other research centers, as well as with educational institutions abroad – promoting joint seminars and workshops.
In line with the experience and objectives of the Multi-Disciplinary Center for Cannabis Research, we would like to offer medical professionals around the world a custom made frontal or online course that will explain the latest science behind medical cannabis and how to use medical cannabis for patient care.
Top level researchers from the MCCR offer sessions on:
- History of Cannabis use
- Biochemistry of natural and synthetic compounds
- Agriculture methods and technologies
- Cannabis compounds
- Side effects and contra-indications
- Main indications – pain, anxiety, cancer, neurology, GI and others
- Addiction risk
- Role of different medical professionals in the Cannabis treatment
- Latest topics in Cannabis Research
Participation in the course entitles you to:
- Three months of unlimited exclusivity to all the virtual courses
- Optional Qualification Exam. Passing the exam entitles you to an official customized (with your name) certificate issued by MCCR (The Hebrew University’s Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research)
- The final exam can be taken a maximum of two times in one semester. If you do not pass the first time you can rewatch the videos before the second exam