Inaugural 2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium

Apr 20, 2017 9:30am to 2:30pm
Neuroscience Research Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Inaugural 2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium
With the recent passage of Prop 64, California is now the largest legal cannabis access population in the entire world. The UCLA Brain Research Institute, Semel Institute, and Cannabinoid Affinity Group welcome you to join us for the Inaugural 2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium, a historic series of talks from visiting speakers and UCLA faculty on the latest science of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannnabinoid system as we work towards the establishment of a world-class cannabis research program at UCLA.
Free registration and details at www.uclacannabis.eventbrite.com.

PRESENTERS AND TOPICS:

9:00am-9:10am: Christopher Evans, PhD – Opening Remarks
Director, UCLA Brain Research Institute
9:15am-9:55am: Ken Mackie, MD – Our Endocannabinoid System: Unique and Ubiquitous
Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington
10:00am-10:40am: Ziva Cooper, PhD – The Abuse and Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurobiology, Columbia University
10:45am-11:05am: Michael Roth, MD – Immunomodulatory Effects of Cannabis
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
11:10am-11:30am: Donald Tashkin, MD - Pulmonary Effects of Cannabis
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
11:35am-11:55am: Shaun Hussain, MD – Cannabidiol and Pediatric Epilepsy
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
12:10pm-1:00pm LUNCH BREAK
1:00pm-1:20pm: Timothy Fong, MD – Psychiatric Effects of Cannabis
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
1:25pm-1:45pm: Thomas Strouse, MD – Cannabis and Pain Management
Medical Director, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
1:50pm-2:10pm: Igor Spigelman, PhD – Synthetic Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids for Chronic Pain
Professor, Division of Oral Biology & Medicine, UCLA School of Dentistry
2:10pm-2:25pm: Jeff Chen, MD/MBA Candidate – Accelerating Cannabis Research
Co-Director, UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group at the UCLA Brain Research Institute