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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance [ONLINE]
September 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
This will be the first introductory episode to our webinar series featuring MAPS Canada Executive Director Mark Haden. Mark Haden will be joined by our host for the series Shannon Smadella for an intimate interview styled episode. Mark will speak to more length about what is going on behind the scenes at MAPS Canada and also about the current studies we are funding.
More info can be found at… https://mapscanada.org/webinar/#webinarspeakers
Bio: Mark Haden is the Executive Director of MAPS Canada as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health. He has been published on the issue of drug policy in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the International Journal of Drug Policy and was involved in producing the Health Officers Council paper on the regulation of illegal drugs in 2005. He currently provides public education on drugs and drug policy
Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2: About The Series
We are in the middle of the psychedelic renaissance. With research projects and decriminalization proposals popping up across North America and with MDMA on the verge of approval as a treatment for PTSD, psychedelic therapy is on track to become the next major breakthrough in mental health care.
MAPS Canada has supported studies to develop psychedelics into safe and legal medical treatments since its formation in 2008. Currently, MAPS Canada is funding two separate studies on MDMA and cognitive processing therapy as a treatment for PTSD. Additionally, plans to fund studies that identify psychedelic treatments for eating disorders and others that involve Ibogaine are in the works.
To conduct and publish scientific research and education supporting the beneficial use of psychedelic medicines, MAPS Canada relies on public donations and fundraising initiatives. To support its mission MAPS Canada is launching a new webinar series, entitled “Examining The Psychedelic Renaissance”.
The 14 episode webinar series will showcase luminaries in the field of psychedelic research from around the world. Each live session will consist of a presentation from an esteemed thought leader, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Some episodes will consist of panels this time round and furthermore, we also have exclusive post Crowdcast ZOOM sessions available as well.