Leaf Vertical Sponsored Event Marks First CME Credits For Cannabinoid Use, Which Are Officially Endorsed By The American College of Physicians
Orlando, Florida – (September 12th, 2018) – Leaf Vertical Inc., an innovative, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical research company, committed to discovering and developing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, announced today that during the Florida ACP Conference, its Medical Director, Dr. Sarah Katta, delivered the Nations first lecture for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for Cannabidiol (CBD), endorsed by the American College of Physicians. The Florida ACP Conference was held from September 7th through the 9th, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Katta was appointed Medical Director for Leaf Vertical in April of 2018 and is a well-known proponent of Cannabinoid use in conjunction with chemotherapy for specific types of malignancies. Patients under Dr. Kattas’ care receive pro-bono bottles of CBD, under the “Compassionate Care” program. The Program which is sponsored by Leaf Vertical, allows for bottles of hemp derived CBD to be given at no cost to patients, at the discretion of the doctors.
Dr. Katta stated, “This ACP event marks the first CME credits given to doctors that are officially endorsed by the American College of Physicians. I am excited to be a part of this historic, practice-changing research and this marks an enormous step forward in the recognition of doctors utilizing cannabinoids in their practices. Patients utilizing cannabinoids, CBD in particular, continually question doctors about their use. This lecture is just the first in a series of national lectures and publications and helps doctors understand how they work in the body.”
CME consists of educational activities, which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.
In general use, CME are earned by doctors at educational events that have been approved for CME credits by a medical board. CME credits are important to physicians who practice in states which require a specified number of credits annually to maintain medical licenses. Additionally, most hospitals require a specified number of CME credits for their physicians to remain credentialed to see patients. CME credits are authorized by the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award.
Unlike state run programs for Medical Marijuana, ACP CME is officially sanctioned by the medical industry nation wide. Although there is currently no enforcement, the DEA warns doctors not to “prescribe” marijuana. They are only allowed to “recommend” marijuana to their patients. Since marijuana is currently a schedule 1, any doctor who “prescribes” marijuana is risking condoning an unapproved drug and the DEA could pull their license.
About Leaf Vertical
For more information on the company, contact Leaf Verfical by phone at 407-776-9217 email support@LeafVertical.com or visit the company’s headquarters at 805 S. Kirkman Rd, Suite 202, Orlando, Florida 32811.
About Dr. Sarah Katta
Dr. Katta is one of five doctors at Southwest Cancer Center (SWCC) in Orlando Florida. SWCC was established by Dr. Thomas Katta in 1984 and has been serving Orlando for 33 years. They specialize in Hematology/Oncology and are one of the highest rated practices in the region. Five doctors practice in three locations in Orlando serving a multitude of patients. Their main offices are located at 922 Lucerne Terrace Orlando FL 32806 and 7436 Docs Grove Circle Orlando FL 32819.
About The ACP (American College of Physicians)
ACP is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization, and second-largest physician group in the United States. Our 154,000 members include internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows. You can learn more about ACP on their website: https://www.acponline.org/about-acp