Over the past few years, a number of Australians have expressed interest in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. There have only been a limited number of well-designed clinical studies on medicinal cannabis and so it is hard for some doctors to find quality evidence to support decisions to prescribe medicinal cannabis. Dr. Hogg will offer insights into current practice options and elucidate what current research recommends.
Associate Professor Dr. Malcolm Hogg supervises a co-ordinated range of services, linking in hospital acute and interventional pain management with outpatient multidisciplinary services. Therapies offered include interventional procedures for cancer and non-cancer pain and allied health based pain management programs. His research interests include early identification and management of people with acute pain at risk of developing chronic disabling pain. A/Prof Hogg is a current board member of Painaustralia and was a Past-President of the Australian Pain Society. He is coordinating the Waiting in Pain project, a systematic investigation into the provision of persistent pain services in Australia.
A/Prof Hogg spent his early post-graduate years at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, including the bulk of his Anaesthesia training. His overseas experience was gained at Mayo Clinic in USA, prior to 5 years at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals, for specialist experience in Pain Medicine. Upon returning to Victoria, he has developed a specialist pain medicine practice based at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with roles in student and specialist education, policy development and supporting outer-urban and rural services.
CPD Hours: 1 hour
This lecture took place on 18/09/2018
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