Dr. Launette Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP (AM), FCFP, DABAM, FASAM
Dr. Rieb is a Family Physician and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Competency in Addiction Medicine from the Canadian College of Family Physicians. Her research areas include opioid withdrawal-associated injury site pain, and addiction in marginalized populations. Dr. Rieb is currently the Medical Director of a multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation team at CBI Health Centre. In addition, she works as a consultant for the Rapid Access Addictions Clinic at St. Paulís Hospital, and the Orchard Recovery Centre. She was the co-creator and initial Physician Director of the provinceís first Addiction Medicine Fellowship, as well as contributed to the establishment of the first Pain Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Rieb lectures internationally and is the recipient of a UBC Post Graduate Teaching Award.
Presentation: What care providers need to know about cannabis
- Name two key cannabinoids and differentiate their effects
- List potential health benefits and risks of cannabinoids, and ways to reduce harm
- Note criteria doctors use to authorize cannabis for medical purposes in adults
- Direct patients to reputable information based on published literature for clinical advice on cannabis