January/February 2019

Cannabis Educational Event Series

PDI Medical is pleased to partner with

Compassionate Care Consulting  for a series of educational events!


Events will be held at: 2101 Waukegan Road, Suite 200 in Bannockburn

Events are open to medical cannabis patients and caregivers, as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about medical cannabis. To RSVP for an event, please email Barb at Please indicate which events you will be attending along with names/email addresses of attendees.


Saturday, January 26th – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cannabis & Neuropathy: How Cannabis Treats Neuropathic Pain


Neuropathy affects nearly 20 million people in the United States. It is a result of damage to the peripheral nerves and causes weakness, numbness, and pain. Conditions that can cause neuropathy that are approved for medical cannabis in Illinois include Multiple sclerosis, Lupus, Parkinson’s, Regional Complex Pain Disorder, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, and Spinal Cord Injury.

Please join PDI Medical’s Dr. Nick Salamie and Compassionate Care Consulting in a discussion regarding how medical cannabis can effectively address neuropathy pain. Various treatment approaches that have led to successful outcomes with be explored.


Tuesday, February 12th – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cannabis as an Alternative to Opioids

The new Alternative to Opioid bill gives more people the opportunity to treat pain with cannabis instead of prescription opioids. Dr. Nick Salamie PharmD, PDI Medical pharmacist, and Compassionate Care Consulting will discuss how medical cannabis works to relieve pain and how we can assist patients to reduce or eliminate their use of opioids. We will also address how and when the new law will be implemented. If you or someone you know is being prescribed opioids, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.


Saturday, February 23rd -11:00 am – 12:00 pm

PTSD: How Cannabis Can Help

An estimated 24 million people in the US currently suffer from PTSD, and the rate of PTSD in our veterans is higher than the general population. Cannabis has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression and provide relief. Dr. Nick Salamie PharmD, PDI Medical pharmacist, along with Compassionate Care Consulting will discuss how medical cannabis assists patients with PTSD. We will also review the recent efforts on behalf of veterans to ease the process of getting medical cannabis.



Dr. Nick Salamie, Pharm D and PDI Medical Pharmacist 

Nick graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from Shenandoah University’s Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy in 2014. He attended Loyola University in Chicago for his pre-pharmacy prerequisites. Nick has been a Consulting Pharmacist and Agent in Charge at PDI Medical since 2017. Nick is a Medical Cannabis educator and presenter and is passionate about providing exceptional knowledge and guidance to medical cannabis patients. Nick believes that Cannabis is Medicine and that cannabis patients deserve to be educated about their medicine and how it can help them.