The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabis and The Aging Population

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Time: 4:30– 6 pm  Live online via Zoom
Ryan Zaklin, MD, MA

This meeting will be held via Zoom. A link will be sent by Tuesday January 19 to those who have RSVP’d. Certificates and/or download instructions will be distributed within 48 hours after receipt of the completed evaluation at the close of the program.


The Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the physiological system responsible for maintaining balance in relation to ourselves and our environment is one of the most important discoveries of this last century. Cannabinoids are the diet of the ECS. When our self-made endocannabinoids are not sufficient, we must supplement with phytocannabinoids produced by plants. Mind-body practices, such as meditation, mindfulness and yoga serve as the exercise, paving new pathways of awareness. This event will introduce the ECS to those not yet familiar, as well as give an overview on Cannabis therapeutics basics and how cannabis, along with other plants and modalities may be used to optimize the ECS, particularly as it applies to the aging population. There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.


  1. To explain the importance of The Endocannabinoid System
  2. To describe the basis of Cannabis Therapeutics
  3. To discuss the ECS and Cannabis Therapeutics as it relates to the aging population

About the speaker: 

 Dr. Zaklin earned his Master of Arts from Teachers of Columbia University and his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Virginia. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. There he studied Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. Herbert Benson and The Benson-Henry Institute. After serving on faculty at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Zaklin continued his work with Partners within the Spaulding Rehab network. In his current position within Partners he works with geriatric patients in Skilled Nursing facilities. He also maintains a private practice in Integrative Medicine and Cannabis Therapeutics in Salem, Massachusetts.

Contact Hours

Please note that anyone arriving after 4:45pm will not be entitled to a certificate.

This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide continuing education credit to board certified case managers with 1.0 contact hours.

Continuing Education Credit has been approved for 1.0 CE through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions. (SW and RN for all licenses in New England– see information below.)

Social Workers:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

Comments or concerns?

Please email Catherine

Guests policy: Guests are welcome to attend the program. If they would like to attend more than twice or if they would like a certificate, they may do so upon joining ALCA. Please send the name, credentials and contact information for your guest to Catherine and she will include them in the program information. 


Please RSVP no later than January 18th to:

Catherine Hazlehurst

Catherine Hazlehurst

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