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28th Annual Picchi Memorial Lecture


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Samuel Merritt University invites you to attend the 28th Annual Picchi Memorial Lecture featuring:

 “Cannabinoid Therapeutics”
Eloise Theisen, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC
Thursday, March 22, 2018 -  5:30 PM
Health Education Center
400 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
A reception with appetizers, wine, and non- alcoholic beverages will be served following the lecture.
RSVP no later than March 16, 2018 by calling 510.907.2435 or email gcaya@samuelmerritt.edu

For over 17 years, Eloise Theisen has been a dedicated and patient-focused nurse specializing in aging, cancer, chronic pain, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, and various auto-immune and neurological diseases.

An East Bay, California native, Eloise is a passionate advocate for medical cannabis and cannabis oil alternatives after seeing the positive benefits it has had for patients. In partnership with Dr. R. David Ferrara MD, she started Green Health Consultants (GHC), a clinic dedicated to ensuring patients receive the qualified counseling they need to safely and effectively use cannabinoids to manage a health condition, cure an illness, or reduce their intake of pharmaceuticals. She also provides education and training to other medical practitioners on the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a treatment option.

Eloise was a board director for the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA), (2014-2016), where she helped develop the first on-line core curriculum program for nurses on cannabinoid therapeutics. She currently serves on the Scope and Standards Committee for the ACNA. She is working to help further legalize and destigmatize therapeutic cannabis therapy. She's a regular speaker at industry events and teaches classes at universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a Post Masters certification as an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from University of Mass, Boston; an MSN in Nursing Administration from California State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University.

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