UVM Medical Center Medical Staff Meeting Thursday, June 25th

 In Local News, Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Policies: Clinical, Research and Legal Update

DATE: Thursday June 25, 2015

TIME:  5:30 PM

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:  Davis Auditorium – from the hospital parking garage, go to the building entrance on Level 2 (Orange) and follow signs to the auditorium at the far end of the building (located in the Medical Education Center between the hospital and the UVM College of Medicine).

GUEST SPEAKER:  Sheryl Ryan, MD – Professor of Pediatrics, Section Chief of Adolescent Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing at the Yale University School of Medicine

TOPIC:  Marijuana Policies: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update

BIO: Dr. Sheryl Ryan is Professor of Pediatrics, Section Chief of Adolescent Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing at the Yale University School of Medicine. She received her MD degree from Yale and completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her post-graduate training included fellowships in Behavioral and Ambulatory Pediatrics (Cooper Hospital Medical Center), in Adolescent Medicine (University of California, San Francisco), and in Health Policy and (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health). Her clinical interests include complex diagnostic problems in adolescents and young adults, mental health and behavioral/school problems in adolescents, and adolescent gynecology. Research interests include studying and intervening in high-risk behaviors in adolescents and young adults, specifically: violence prevention; substance use prevention and intervention (including the development and application of screening tools in the primary care setting); and positive youth development.

As chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Substance Abuse, Dr. Ryan is a lead author of the recent Policy Statement from the AAP, “The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update” and accompanying technical report (other lead authors: Seth Ammerman, MD, FAAP, and William Adelman, MD, FAAP; from the AAP Committee on Substance Abuse and Committee on Adolescence, published in Pediatrics in March, 2015).