Synthetic Cannabinoids


This is an 1199/City Education Fund sponsored program.  No out-of-pocket cost for 1199/City Fund members.   In order to participate, you must have been a full-time or part-time  worker for at least one year at a New York City agency or facility participating in the 1199SEIU/City of New York Education, Child and Eldercare Fund.

Target Audience

This continuing education (CE) session was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists and other clinicians who encounter patients that use synthetic cannabinoids.

Activity Overview

This presentation will review the pharmacology of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), challenges associated with detecting SC use, adverse effects associated with acute SC toxicity, and potential treatment strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast the pharmacology of synthetic cannabinoids and marijuana.
  • Identify chemical substances as components of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids.
  • Recognize challenges associated with detection of synthetic cannabinoids.
  • Identify adverse effects associated with synthetic cannabinoid exposure.
  • Identify the cause of serious bleeding events associated with contaminated synthetic cannabinoids in 2018.
  • Know the time course of acute synthetic cannabinoid intoxication.
  • Identify mechanisms for potential drug interactions associated with synthetic cannabinoids.
  • Recognize potential treatment strategies to for managing adverse effects of acute synthetic cannabinoid toxicity.

UAN: 0134-0000-20-173-L01-P

AUDIENCE: Intended for Health-system pharmacists, faculty, and pharmaceutical representatives.

PROGRAM TYPE: Knowledge-based


The NYSCHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 0.2 CEUs (total contact hours=2). Statements of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit are available to participants upon the conclusion of the program with a survey link. Participant must verify attendance at the meeting by entering the program CE code.

Attendees have 45 days from the date of the program to retrieve their credits. Payments to NYSCHP or WNYSHP are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (i.e., ordinary, necessary business expenses; miscellaneous itemized deduction).

There are no fees associated with these activities.



  • Operating System: Mac OSX 10.9 or later OR Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (Note: For devices running Windows they must run Windows Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher fi3/i5Ji7 or AMD equivalent)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internet connection: Broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and Microphone: built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam or HD webcam: built-in or USB plug-in

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