After completing this 25-module course, learners earn a Certificate of Completion and the ADVENT Certification of Mastery in Clinical Cannabinology.
Cannabis Grand Rounds™
Learners can attend monthly Grand Rounds to review case studies and engage in open dialogue with faculty and guest lecturers. BEGAN March 7!
Learners can take advantage of online discussions in each module where they can interact with other learners and the course instructors.
Expect to spend 1 hour per module. Starting from your enrollment date, a new module will become available on a weekly basis.
Audio, visual and written materials are available to maximize learning and retention.
Take advantage of access to ADVENT private forums to share Q&As with faculty and fellow learners.
Low-stakes, no pressure quizzes will help you assess your understanding and retain the material as you go along. Modules awarding CME will be noted.
Case-based learning opportunities ensure that learners gain exposure to real-world cases.
Early-bird access to Cannabinoid Medicine networking seminars and ADVENT conferences.
- Take a deep dive into the history and science of cannabis. Plant science and its historical relevance is critical in framing the context for cannabinoid medicine.
- Learn about the history of cannabis, plant variety and physiology, cultivation and processing practices, regulation, and more.
- Study the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant compounds that complement or modulate cannabinoid mechanisms of action.
- Cultivate an understanding of how body-, plant-, and synthetically-derived cannabinoids affect human physiology.
- Review the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in critical detail, including healthy physiological function and consequences of dysfunction.
- Learn how cannabinoids and other modalities modulate this system to restore health and function.
- Dive into the clinical application of cannabinoid medicine through a systems, disease, and whole body-based approach, including non-cannabis approaches to care, areas of caution, the clinical assessment and plan, the lawful practice of cannabis and cannabinoid medicine, and more.
- Harnessing the power of the ECS to restore health will revolutionize medical care. Cannabis medicine is just the beginning.
Learners must read the text version, listen to an audio recording or watch the video and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available.
If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and ADVENT Academy, LLC. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this Enduring Materials Activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
"The advent of clinical cannabinology is here, where clinicians are concerned with the restoration of function to the Endocannabinoid System as the principal means by which the body heals. Harnessing the power of the ECS to restore health could revolutionize medical care."
- Dr. Rachel Knox, ADVENT Academy Faculty
- The ADVENT Cannabinology Compendium was created by world-recognized clinical cannabis specialists, and is rooted in the integration of the findings of world-renowned cannabis and cannabinoid researchers into clinical practice. It is the only training program of its kind, designed specifically for clinical preparedness.
- This program is structured to play to the strengths of a variety of learning-types, incorporating video, audio and readings into every module, so that no matter the learning preference, participants remain engaged, and knowledge retention is optimized.
CONTENT & RESOURCES
- Course content is a robust synthesis of the available research and literature. The compilation work has been done for you! Students are also provided with extensive citations, literature downloads, clinician and patient handouts, access to discussion forums, and year-long access to research and clinical updates.
What is Clinical Cannabinology?
Clinical Cannabinology, also known as Cannabinoid Medicine, is the evidence-based clinical integration of Endocannabinology™ - the study of the function, dysfunction and modulation of the complex and intricate endocannabinoid system - with Cannabinology - the study of the pharmacology of cannabinoid and cannabimimetic agents.
Who is eligible?
This training is open to licensed health professionals, other trained allied health professionals, and health coaches.
Do I need to have prior cannabis medicine training?
No. Whether completely new to cannabis and cannabinoid medicine, or well-experienced in this field, the ADVENT program is for everyone. Starting with the history of cannabis and the fundamentals of cannabinoid science, the content builds, comprehensively, from beginning to end so that participants learn and retain program material in a practical way. Additionally, the program uses a variety of learning modalities (i.e. video, audio and readings) to speak to the needs of every learning-type.
Is there a certification at the end?
A certification exam is administered at the end of the ADVENT program, and a certificate of completion is awarded upon submission. The certificate of completion does not denote level of mastery but indicates that the ADVENT training program was successfully completed, and further implies that the awardee is a steward of the advancement of cannabis and cannabinoid medicine. Along with the certificate of completion, awardees will receive an official badge to use in print and web marketing. If desired, the awardee will also be listed in a directory of practitioners who have completed training program.
A passing score of 85% or more certifies awardees with the official ADVENT Cannabinoid Compendium Certification of Mastery, denoting a competency to practice clinical cannabinoid medicine according to ADVENT's standards of care. If desired, the awardee will additionally be listed in a directory of practitioners who are taking on patients in clinical cannabinoid care who actively offer evaluations for the authorization of the medical use of cannabis in their state, and/or plan to work in consultation to organizations as cannabinoid experts. The certification is good for 2 years when re-certification is required.
Does this training offer continuing education credits?
CME will be available. Modules awarding CME will be noted.
Do I have to 'pass' tests or quizzes along the way?
Quizzes are included with every module for your convenience and to aid in the learning and retention process. However, they are low-stakes quizzes that are offered for your own benefit and are not tallied or tracked, nor are they considered as part of the certificate of completion. You are encouraged to use them, and in order to be listed in the directory of clinicians who have completed the training, you will need to have completed all the quizzes.
If eligible, a passing grade at the end of modules awarding CME will be required to earn continuing education credit for that module.
What is the time commitment? What if I fall behind schedule?
Through extensive testing we estimate that most health professionals will spend 1-2 hours per week getting through each week's modules. Some weeks may require more or less time than this, depending on the depth of content. Strictly speaking, you are free to go at your own pace. New modules will become available according to schedule, but you will have access to all released content for up to one year after purchase. If you fall behind, you will not miss any material.
Is it a self-study course where I can go along at my own pace?
Strictly speaking, you are free to go at your own pace. New modules will become available according to schedule, but you will have access to all released content for up to one year after purchase.
What happens if I have to 'drop out' of the course mid way?
We hope that you’ll have no reason to voluntarily quit. We’ve done our best to design a program that fits into even the busiest schedule. If you should need to temporarily interrupt your participation, you can return and continue at your own pace. You’ll have access to the materials for one year, which will give you plenty of time to complete the course. This is a non-refundable, self-paced program. You are free to quit at any time, but you will not receive a refund and will still be required to complete the program to receive certification and continuing education credits.
At ADVENT, our job is to prepare you. Patients today often know more about medical cannabis than their healthcare providers. Nevertheless, you must be prepared to answer your patients’ questions about cannabis.
The ADVENT Cannabinology Compendium is a cannabis training program designed for healthcare professionals that will prepare you to provide the best-informed care to your patients. This extensive healthcare education and training program equips you with the scientific knowledge you need to discuss medical cannabis with your patients, and to consider the role that cannabis can play within your patients’ overall treatment plan.
Module 1: The Vital History of Cannabis
Module 2: Plant Science and Processing
Module 3: Cannabis in Self-Directed Care & The Influence of Pharmacokinetics
Module 4: The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Module 5: Introduction to Cannabis Medicine | Synthesizing a Foundation
ADVENT designed our modules with different learning styles in mind. The scientifically-valid research is presented in reading materials and by video to maximize learning and retention. You'll engage in low-stakes quizzes to assess your comprehension, and CME credits are awarded when completed. Learn more about our unique curriculum and what places ADVENT Academy at the forefront of cannabis medicine.
Plan to spend approximately one hour on each module. Upon enrollment, you will gain immediate access to the first five modules.
Satisfactory Completion: Learners must read the text version, listen to an audio recording, or watch the video and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Physicians: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and ADVENT Academy. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement: Amedco LLC designates this Enduring Materials Activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The ADVENT Cannabinology Compendium―comprised of 25 modules and workshops―is a comprehensive course that thoroughly educates you on cannabinoid medicine, its origins, the science behind it, and its effects on the human body.
Cannabinoid medicine is the evidence-based clinical integration of endocannabinologyTM, the study of the function, dysfunction, and modulation of the complex and intricate endocannabinoid system, with cannabinology, the study of the pharmacology of cannabinoid and other cannabimimetic biologics.
The ADVENT Cannabinology Compendium is actively rolling out now—with modules 1 through 5 available today. Upon completion of the compendium, you earn the ADVENT Academy Certification of Mastery in Clinical Cannabinology.
The second set of modules, 6 through 10, will become available Fall 2019. These modules will continue the in-depth analysis of medical cannabis and prepare you through valuable CME healthcare courses online—relying on not only the written, video, and audio training tools, but also introducing Grand Rounds, Discussion Forums, and our interactive platform.
Starting today, you can take the first step toward refining your cannabis medicine education by investing in this healthcare training. Want to delve into the clinical application of cannabinoid medicine and refine your whole-body approach to care? Plan to take ADVENT's Cannabinology Compendium as modules become available and your $500 payment will be credited toward purchase.
Full access to the Cannabinology Compendium, including Cannabis Grand Rounds, discussion forums, and additional features, will be available for an annual subscription of $1,960 beginning Fall 2019.
Questions? Contact us for more information.
The ADVENT Academy curriculum is rooted in cannabis science and pharmacology. You can expect to gain important contextual knowledge of medicinal cannabis, including its history as well as key information on plant variety, cultivation, and regulation. Additionally, our curriculum provides a thorough study of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant compounds.
The courses are designed with a whole-body approach to healthcare in mind. Our faculty works to ensure that you understand how body-, plant-, and synthetically-derived cannabinoids affect human physiology and how such treatments can be paired with non-cannabis approaches to care to create individualized care plans for each patient.
Ultimately, this approach provides an imperative critical framework that prepares you for clinical assessment and planning. Paired with a deep dive into EndocannabinologyTM and clinical cannabinology, which provides critical detail and understanding of the healthy physiological function and the consequences of dysfunction for your patients, the ADVENT Cannabinology Compendium allows you to harness the power of EndocannabinologyTM to restore health, reduce pain, and improve the wellbeing of your patients.
In 2015, a group of physicians founded the American Cannabinoid Clinics with one mission in mind: to deliver precise cannabinoid medicine to every patient looking for a personalized approach to healing.
The clinics are committed to their patients, enabling direct and lawful access to providers who are not only extensively knowledgeable in cannabinoid therapeutics and cannabinoid medicine, but who are also compassionate in their approach and commitment to supporting them in their pursuits of achieving optimal wellness using cannabis therapies.
Motivated to share this model of care, the founders launched ADVENT Academy to serve a new mission: to provide premier, comprehensive, and elite training services in EndocannabinologyTM and cannabinology.
ADVENT Academy is the only cannabis education program of its kind. Designed by medical cannabis specialists and rooted in world-renowned cannabis research, ADVENT Academy provide unparalleled clinical preparation through online CME courses, workshops, and discussion forums.
The content is robust, offering comprehensive synthesis of current research and literature. The courses are designed to provide a thorough introduction to medical cannabis so that you are equipped to care for your patients. You will have access to extensive supplemental materials, including research, clinical updates, literature reviews, and clinician and patient handouts.
Both the American Cannabinoid Clinics and ADVENT Academy are committed to putting their patients first, lawfully engaging with medical cannabis, and standardizing cannabinoid medicine. As cannabis and cannabinoid medicine become increasingly mainstream, ADVENT Academy is here to provide healthcare professionals with the training they need—and to make sure patients have access to knowledgeable and trustworthy providers.
She is passionate about educating her professional peers and broader public about the safety and effectiveness of Cannabinoid Medicine, the evidence-based clinical integration of Endocannabinology™ with Cannabinology, the study of the pharmacology of cannabinoids and other cannabimimetic biologics. She further believes that the ECS validates a biopsychosociospiritual model of medicine, and that it provides the biologic evidence for the ancient medical practices that model the same.
As a Cannabinoid Medicine specialist and endocannabinologist who has counseled several thousand patients in cannabis therapeutics, she has seen first-hand how significant a role cannabis and cannabimimetic modalities play in helping patients reclaim their health and overall sense of wellness, establishing renewed ownership over their lives. She has witnessed her patients safely use cannabis as adjunctive therapy to their conventional treatment plans, to wean from prescription drugs, find relief from the side effects of toxic therapies, or avoid conventional pharmaceuticals altogether.
Dr. Rachel believes that industry-wide engagement is necessary to maintain the highest standards of care and oversight, from seed to use, in the service of providing education and compassionate, wholly informed care to patients everywhere. This passion extends into further educating communities of color in the role cannabis can play in addressing the Minority Health Disparity Gap, and the broader way in which cannabis can impact the physical, spiritual, social, economic and political wellness of these communities.
Dr. Knox is a co-founder of the American Cannabinoid Clinics and ADVENT Academy, medical committee chairperson for the Minority Cannabis Business Association, member of the Cannabis Policy Oversight Team for Portland, OR, board member of NuLeaf Project in Portland, OR, spokesperson for Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, certified member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, and Chair for the Oregon Cannabis Commission.
Rachel Knox, MD, MBA
CEO, ADVENT Academy
After completing her residency in preventive medicine, Dr. Jessica began her study of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis medicine. She delights in teaching patients, other healthcare professionals, and the public about the power and promise of this incredible system and its associated toolkit. She has spoken on numerous medical cannabis panels, presented at cannabis conferences nationwide, and appeared on nationally televised programs and global webcasts to discuss the burgeoning field of Endocannabinology™.
Dr. Jessica has also developed expertise in the design and delivery of multi-state telemedicine care. During her tenure as medical director at a Silicon Valley teleheath startup, Dr. Jessica oversaw the growth of the telemedicine practice from serving zero patients to over 100,000 patients in just over 3 years.
Dr. Jessica is a co-founder of The American Cannabinoid Clinics and ADVENT Academy. Dr. Jessica and her family founded ADVENT Academy to offer premier training for the health professional in Endocannabinology™ and Cannabinoid Medicine. Dr. Jessica serves the Academy as course director, content developer, and lecturer.
Jessica Knox, MD, MBA, MPH
CEO, American Cannabinoid Clinics
Dr. David notes the degree of results cannabis has had on a variety of maladies, but perhaps none more common than chronic pain, a condition which plagues Emergency Rooms nationwide. He has seen thousands of patients who have been able to significantly reduce or eliminate their need for opiates for chronic pain. This alone was the eye opening factor in looking at Cannabis as the medicine it truly is, and led to further study into Cannabis, the science of the ECS, and application to patient care.
Dr. David is a proponent of the continued clinical study and scientific advance of cannabis for its use in emergent, acute and chronic care management. Contrary to the mantra of conventional medicine, that there is not enough research to approve the use of Cannabis, there are thousands of published papers on the science of the ECS and Cannabis pharmacology, as well as thousands of patients who have benefited from their use of Cannabis. As numerous studies showing the risk profile of Cannabis to be better - that is, safer - than most pharmaceuticals on the market, there should be no roadblocks to the use Cannabis and thus allowing the further studies of Cannabis to substantiate therapeutic effect.
Dr. David is a co-founder of The American Cannabinoid Clinics and ADVENT Academy. Dr. David and his family founded ADVENT Academy to offer premier training for the health professional in Endocannabinology™ and Cannabinoid Medicine. Dr. David serves the Academy as course director, content developer and lecturer.
David Knox, MD
Co-Founder American Cannabinoid Clinics & ADVENT Academy
Dr. Janice is a wife, mother, physician, best-selling author and cannabis expert. Dr. Janice grew up the 4th of 15 children in Richmond, California. She did her undergraduate studies at the University of California Berkeley and medical school at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Janice uses her expertise, experience and knowledge of cannabis therapeutics to help cure and relieve symptoms of chronic disease that traditional medicine has failed to conquer. Dr. Janice is certified by the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine as a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist. Dr. Janice is a much sought-after speaker for cannabis therapeutics nationally and abroad.
Dr. Janice firmly believes that cannabinoid care starts with the understanding of the intricate and complex physiology of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Knowledge is rapidly changing as more research uncovers the depth of the ECS. Taking care of patients relies upon providers staying current of the science as the mysteries of the ECS are revealed. Along with her teammates at The American Cannabinoid Clinics, Dr. Knox believes in an integrative approach to delivering medical cannabis care that is rooted in evidence-based Lifestyle and Functional Medicine.
Dr. Janice is a co-founder of The American Cannabinoid Clinics and ADVENT Academy. Dr. Janice and her family founded ADVENT Academy to offer premier training for the health professional in Endocannabinology™ and Cannabinoid Medicine. Dr. Janice serves the Academy as course director, content developer and lecturer.
Dr. Janice also serves as the Oregon representative to the DFCR in addition to advisory board positions to PRA Global Inc, and Initiative, Inc.
Janice M. Vaughn Knox, MD, MBA
CEO, AC Group