Fusion Dinner
Saturday, October 16

*Virtual option available

Keeping the Medical in Medical Marijuana

-Ed Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA

1.0 CME credit available


Amherst Baptist Church

100 Willow Ridge Dr.

Buffalo, NY 14228


Want to attend virtually?

Register here to receive the link (Presentation to begin at 7:00 pm).





Potluck Dinner & Fellowship

*Students & residents don't need to bring food but bring your appetites!

Presentation & Discussion


*Attendees who have not been vaccinated are kindly asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing, or have a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event. Thanks!

Ed Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA


Healthcare providers, students & residents, and others interested in the topic of medical marijuana


After the presentation, participants will be able to:​

  • Describe the differences between recreational and medical marijuana and FDA approved cannabinoids

  • Describe the mechanisms of action of the major cannabinoids

  • Describe the pharmacokinetics of the major cannabinoids

  • Identify potential drug interactions with major cannabinoids

  • List conditions for which evidence supports a use of cannabinoid therapy

  • List adverse effects associated with medical and recreational marijuana


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Edward M Bednarczyk , PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes, Pharmacoinformatics and Epidemiology(cHOPE) at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB). He received his BS in pharmacy from UB in 1984, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Buffalo General Hospital in 1985. He went on to receive his PharmD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina followed by a fellowship in Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. His scholarship is split between the use of molecular imaging to explore drug effects, and drug outcomes and utilization. He has previously served as the president of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS) of the American Pharmacists Association. Additional work has included heading the development of an on-line opioid and pain management course that that been taken by over 60,000 prescribers. He has given numerous professional and lay talks as well as interviews, focused on the medical use of cannabinoids. Currently serving as President of the WNY Chapter of the CMDA. Member of Randall Church.

*Registration required to receive virtual link. If you plan to attend in-person, registering helps us estimate attendance but is not required.