Las Vegas Recovery Centers Dr. Mel Pohl to Address Medical Conference on Medical Marijuana
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
On January 29th, Dr. Mel Pohl, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Central Recovery and Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), will deliver the welcoming address at a professional conference exploring the impact of medical marijuana on communities. Sponsored by Nevada’s Office of Continuing Medical Education, the conference, “Medical Marijuana: From Theory to Practical Application,” will help the professional community prepare for dispensaries scheduled to open in Nevada. The conference, which will provide continuing education credit to physicians and nurses, will be held at the Douglas/Ormsby Room at Harrah’s, 219 N. Center Street, in Reno, beginning with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required and can be done by completing the online form.
Pohl, a major force in developing Las Vegas Recovery Center’s chronic pain recovery program, is also a clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is the author numerous books, including the award-winning A Day Without Pain, which explores the treatment of chronic pain without the use of prescription painkillers. Chronic pain is the terminology used when pain continues, despite the treatment of the condition causing the pain.
The goal of Las Vegas Recovery Center’s chronic pain treatment program is to help clients learn to function without relying on the use of opiates to reduce pain. Pohl’s system, based on abstinence, cognitive behavioral therapy and holistic therapies, has proven successful in reducing pain levels. The conditions treated in LVRC’s chronic pain recovery program include complications from spinal disease, injuries, various pain syndromes, and excessive use of pain medication.
Pohl also is a board certified family practitioner, with certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His peers recommended his inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to 2011. As a recognized public speaker, Pohl has given the keynote address at numerous conferences throughout the country. He has shared his expertise on addiction treatment and chronic pain with universities, behavioral health care providers, and professional conferences. His articles and blogs have been published in numerous media, including Psychology Today. His audio library includes appearances on several radio broadcasts.
The “Medical Marijuana: From Theory To Practical Application” event is geared toward the medical, legal and law enforcement communities. Presenters will address a variety of topics, including current Nevada laws regarding the dispensing and use of medical marijuana, the impact of medical marijuana in communities where it has been legalized, and exploration of myths and truths regarding the medical marijuana industry. Speakers include Dr. Stuart Gitlow, President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine; Richard Dooley, Deputy District Attorney in the Major Narcotics Division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office; Tom Gorman, Director of Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Denver, Colorado; and Bob Doyle, Executive Director of the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance.
Requests for additional information about the conference can be made by calling the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 775-784-4782 or by sending an e-mail to jtremaine(at)medicine.nevada.edu.
About Las Vegas Recovery Center:
Nestled in a residential setting near the base of the Spring Mountains in Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) is the established leader in opioid-free, chronic pain treatment and addiction treatment in the United States. Since 2003, LVRC has been providing innovative and evidence-based treatment programs for chronic pain and addiction, many of which have influenced other respected and recognized pain treatment and addiction treatment programs worldwide.
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