Epilepsy FOCUS: Shared experience of cannabidiol

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Faculty Presenters: Elizabeth Thiele, Selim Benbadis, Bernhard Steinhoff, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Ulrich Brandl, Angela Kaindl, Sameer Zuberi

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touchMEETING HIGHLIGHTS Epilepsy FOCUS: Shared experience of cannabidiol

In the following two webinars, seven leading experts discuss case studies of patients treated with GW CBD, reviewing patient profiles, optimal dosing and titration, management of adverse events and polytherapy, and initiating GW CBD in patients previously on non-regulatory approved cannabis-based products. The topics highlighted in the webinars can easily be accessed from the panel on the left side of the page.

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  • Part 1: Webinars
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Webinar 2: Initiating patients with GW CBD
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Webinar 2: Managing adverse events and determining the optimal dose of GW CBD
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Webinar 2: Initiating GW CBD in patients who have previously received a non-regulatory approved cannabis-based product
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Webinar 2: Panel discussion and audience Q & A
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Webinar 1: GW CBD patient profile
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Webinar 1: Starting and maintaining patients on GW CBD and managing adverse events
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Webinar 1: GW CBD in patients who have tried or are currently receiving non-regulatory approved cannabis-based products
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Two webinars with seven leading experts discussing case studies of patients treated with cannabidiol.

About Faculty

Prof. Dr Elizabeth Thiele
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

Prof. Dr Selim Benbadis
University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Prof. Dr Bernhard Steinhoff
Kork Epilepsy Center and University of Freiburg, Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany

Prof. Dr Andreas Schulze-Bonhage
University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Prof. Dr Ulrich Brandl
University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany

Prof. Dr Angela Kaindl
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr Sameer Zuberi
Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK


Prof. Dr Elizabeth Thiele: Consultant for GW Pharmaceuticals, Zogenix, Biocodex, Aquestive, West Therapeutics, RegenexBio. Research grants from GW Pharmaceuticals, Zogenix.

Prof. Dr Selim Benbadis: Consultant for Brain Sentinel, Cavion, Ceribell, Eisai, Greenwich, LivaNova, NeuroPace, SK Biopharmaceuticals, Sunovion. Speakers’ bureau for Eisai, Greenwich, LivaNova, Sunovion. National Medical Director for RSC Diagnostic Services (EEG). Florida Medical Director of Stratus/Alliance (EEG). Member of Epilepsy Study Consortium. Grant support from Cavion, LivaNova, Greenwich, SK Biopharmaceuticals, Sunovion, Takeda, Xenon. Royalties as an author or editor for eMedicine-Medscape-WebMD, UpToDate. Editorial board for (Epilepsy Foundation) controversy section, eMedicine-Medscape-WebMD, Epileptic Disorders, Epilepsy and Behaviour, Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics.

Prof. Dr Bernhard Steinhoff: Speaker honoraria from Al-Jazeera, Desitin, Eisai, GW Pharmaceuticals, Hikma, Novartis, Sandoz, UCB. Advisory boards or consultancy agreements from Arvelle, Bial, B. Braun, Desitin, Eisai, GW Pharmaceuticals, UCB.

Prof. Dr Andreas Schulze-Bonhage: Research support from Bial, BMBF, DFG, EU, HBP, NIH. Honoraria for lectures or advice from Arvelle, Bial, Eisai, GW Pharmaceuticals, UCB.

Prof. Dr Ulrich Brandl: Honoraria for presentations, lectures, or advisory boards from Bial, Desitin, Eisai, GW Pharmaceuticals, UCB, Zogenix.

Prof. Dr Angela Kaindl: Speaker honoraria from GW Pharmaceuticals.

Prof. Dr Sameer Zuberi: Sameer Zuberi is Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Royal Hospital for Children and Honorary Professor of Paediatric Neurology in the University of Glasgow. He leads the Paediatric Neurosciences Research Group and is clinical lead of the Scottish National Genetic Epilepsy Service. His other roles include President of the European Paediatric Neurology Society, Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, past Chair of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Commission on Classification & Terminology (2013-17) and ILAE Nosology & Definitions Task Force Member.


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Prof. Dr Elizabeth Thiele
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Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

Elizabeth Thiele provides an overview of the diverse patient profiles of individuals with epilepsy who may benefit from GW CBD treatment, and how to initiate and escalate dosing, and manage adverse events.

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Overview & Learning Objectives

Epidyolex® is indicated for use as adjunctive therapy of seizures associated with LGS or DS, in conjunction with clobazam, for patients 2 years of age and older.

Epidyolex® is indicated for use as adjunctive therapy of seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) for patients 2 years of age and older.

This session is organised and funded by GW Pharmaceuticals, Plc. and is intended for an HCP or prescriber audience only. The indication may differ in your country; please refer to local prescribing information.

Learning Objectives

After watching this touchMEETING HIGHLIGHTS, you should be able to:

  • Describe some of the diverse profiles of patients who may benefit from cannabidiol
  • Understand how to initiate GW CBD and reach optimal dosing
  • Discuss potential strategies to manage patients experiencing adverse events (AEs)
  • Understand how to manage patients with previous or current experience of non-regulatory approved cannabis-based products
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Adverse Events

Adverse events should be reported according to local regulations. For the UK, reporting forms and information can be found on the MHRA yellow card site as or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. Adverse events should also be reported to GW pharma on .


MHRA. Epidyolex Summary of product characteristics available at: mhraproducts10781.

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