2021 Fall Tele-Conference

Monday November 8, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm MST

Location: via Zoom

The CNS Board is delighted to announce our program for the annual Fall Tele-Conference being held on Monday, November 8, 2021 via Zoom.

Our program this year features Dr. Domen and Dr. Donders, whose sessions will be both informative and thought-provoking.

Session 1 – Christopher Domen, PhD, ABPP
The acute and non-acute effects of cannabis use on cognition and implications for neuropsychological assessment of neurological disorders and syndromes.

Cannabis has been legalized for medicinal purposes in 36 states and the District of Columbia, as well as for recreational purposes in 18 states. Unfortunately, the science pertaining to medicinal cannabis is lagging behind state legislation. While there is some evidence supporting its efficacy for symptom management in some illnesses, there is little known regarding the potential consequences of long-term use, especially among individuals with preexisting neurological disease. This presentation will review the acute and non-acute effects of cannabis use on cognition among individuals without a known history of neurological disease. The brief literature regarding the impact of cannabis use on cognition among individuals with a neurological illness, such as Multiple Sclerosis, will then be reviewed. Recommendations will be made for advising patients with preexisting cognitive deficits interested in medicinal cannabis. Recommendations will also be made for navigating recent cannabis use by patients in the setting of a neuropsychological assessment.

Session 2 – Jacobus Donders, PhD, ABPP

This presentation will describe how neurobehavioral syndromes differ in terms of cause and presentation in children, young adults and older adults. Particular attention will be paid to the issue of assessment of mental capacity in transition-age youth with a history of compromise of the central nervous system. Finally, there will be a description of the required training to become a lifespan neuropsychologist.

Agenda

  • Session 1: Cannabis and Cognition 10:00 am – 11:00 am (MST)
  • Business Meeting for Members Only 11:30 am – 12:00 pm (MST)
  • Session 2: Lifespan Neuropsychology 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (MST)

Cost

Non-Member Professionals (to get CE credits):

  • First Session: $20
  • Second Session: $30
  • Both Sessions: $45

Non-Member Students (no CE credits will be issued):

  • First Session: $10
  • Second Session: $15
  • Both Session: $20

CNS Member Rates (to get CE Credits):

  • First Session: $15
  • Second Session: $25
  • Both Sessions: $35

CNS Trainee Rate (No CE Credits will be issued): Free

Discount codes will be sent to active CNS members via the listserv to obtain special pricing.
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2021

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Conference Objectives

Session 1 (Domen)
Participants attending the conference will be able to:

1) Describe the acute effects of cannabis use on cognition.

2) Describe the non-acute cognitive effects of cannabis use on cognition.

3) Apply knowledge learned to make informed clinical decisions regarding the impact of cannabis use by their patients and the appropriateness of neuropsychological assessment in the setting of recent cannabis use.

For Session 2 (Donders)
Participants attending the conference will be able to:

1) Recognize the differences in presentation and correlates of the same condition with onset across different ages.

2) Describe the importance of a long-term developmental perspective with brain lesions sustained earlier in life.

3) Summarize the process of evaluating mental capacities in cases of consideration of need for guardianship.

4) Appreciate what is required in terms of training to become a competent lifespan neuropsychologist.

This program includes up to 3.0 CEs. The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*Static course offerings for Session 1 and 2 will be offered for 1 week after the live event (until 11/15/2021). Questionnaires and quizzes will be due on 11/15/2021 to get CE certificates.

For additional information or any questions, contact the CNS Executive Board at info@coloradoneuropsych.org

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