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INAUGURAL 2017 UCLA CANNABIS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

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NOTE: DEMAND WAS SO STRONG THAT WE WILL BE LIVE STREAMING THE TALKS AT:

https://www.facebook.com/DavidGeffenSchoolofMedicineUCLA/


The UCLA Brain Research Institute, Semel Institute, and Cannabinoid Affinity Group are proud to present:


INAUGURAL 2017 UCLA CANNABIS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Join us for a historic series of talks from visiting speakers and UCLA faculty about the science of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannnabinoid system, as we work towards the establishment of a world-class cannabis research program at UCLA.

Breakfast and lunch provided for the first 200 RSVPs.

Sponsored by the UCLA Brain Research Institute and the Semel Institute.

PRESENTERS AND TOPICS:

8:00am-9:00am: CHECK-IN, BREAKFAST, NETWORKING


9:00am-9:10am: Christopher Evans, PhD – Opening Remarks

Director, UCLA Brain Research Institute

9:15am-9:55am: Ken Mackie, MDOur Endocannabinoid System: Unique and Ubiquitous

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

10:00am-10:40am: Ziva Cooper, PhDThe 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, MDCannabidiol and Pediatric Epilepsy

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

12:00pm-12:15pm: Ravi Aysola, MD & Rashmi Mullur, MD - A Parent's Story of Cannabidiol and Pediatric Epilepsy

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Staff Endocrinologist, VA Greater Los Angeles & UCLA Gonda Diabetes Center


12:15pm-1:00pm LUNCH NETWORKING


1:00pm-1:20pm: Timothy Fong, MD – Addiction and Cannabis

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

1:25pm-1:45pm: Joseph Pierre, MDPsychosis and Cannabis

Acting Chief, Inpatient Psychiatry West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

1:50pm-2:10pm: Thomas Strouse, MDCannabis and Pain Management

Medical Director, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

2:15pm-2:35pm: Igor Spigelman, PhDSynthetic Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids for Chronic Pain

Professor, Division of Oral Biology & Medicine, UCLA School of Dentistry

2:40pm-3:00pm: Jeff Chen, MD/MBA CandidateAccelerating Cannabis Research

Co-Director, UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group


3:00pm-4:00pm: DESSERT RECEPTION AND NETWORKING


BACKGROUND:

With the recent passage of Prop 64, California is now the largest population in the world with access to legal cannabis. Moreover, 20% of the US population has access to legal recreational cannabis, 60% has access to legal medical cannabis, and over 90% has access to some form of legal cannabis product (i.e. states have legalized the use of non-psychoactive cannabidiol derived from cannabis), all in defiance of the Federal Government's classification of cannabis as a "Schedule I drug".

Despite this unprecedented access, the science behind cannabis is sorely lacking—we simply do not know enough about the risks and therapeutic potential due to half a century of research restrictions.

This historic event will feature talks from visiting speakers and UCLA faculty on the science and their latest research regarding cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannnabinoid system, as we work towards the establishment of a world-class cannabis research program at UCLA.

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By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by UCLA and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar UCLA events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of UCLA. You release UCLA, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by UCLA or the person or entity designated to do so by UCLA.

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