CTRI Special Symposium on Cannabis Across the Life Course Slated for April 13

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“Cannabis Across the Life Course: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know” is the theme of a UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) Center for Life Course Research Special Symposium scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building (MET). Talks range from “Developmental Effects of Cannabis in Animal Models from a Neuroscience Perspective” to “Breastfeeding Exposure to Cannabis” and sessions focus on topics such as “Health Risks of Cannabis Across the Life Course” and “Human Health Benefits.” The free half-day symposium is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the MET Auditorium. The MET is on the UC San Diego School of Medicine campus. The program is below, followed by sponsors.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register Today.

Cannabis Across the Life Course: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Medical Education and Telemedicine Auditorium
School of Medicine Campus
UC San Diego
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Symposium Directors:

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH
Director, CTRI Center for Life Course Research
Co-Director, Center for Better Beginnings
Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego

 
Dilip V. Jeste, MD
Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care
Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences
Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging
University of California, San Diego

 


8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome and Overview of Life Course Research Relevant to Health – Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Director, UC San Diego CTRI Center for Life Course Research, Co-Director, Center for Better Beginnings, UC San Diego
Session I: Health Risks of Cannabis Across the Life Course
8:40 am - 9:05 am Developmental Effects of Cannabis in Animal Models from a Neuroscience Perspective – Larry Parsons, PhD, Associate Professor, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Behavior, The Scripps Research Institute
9:05 am - 9:20 am Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis – Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Director, UC San Diego CTRI Center for Life Course Research, Co-Director, Center for Better Beginnings, UC San Diego
9:20 am - 9:35 am Breastfeeding Exposure to Cannabis – Philip O. Anderson, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, UC San Diego
9:35 am - 9:50 am Overview of the U.S. ABCD Study – Brain Development from Preadolescence to Adulthood – Terry Jernigan, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Science, Director, Center for Human Development, UC San Diego
9:50 am - 10:05 am The ABCD Study in San Diego – Susan Tapert, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego
10:05 am - 10:25 am Use and Risks of Cannabis in Older Populations – Arnold Gass, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, UC San Diego
10:25 am - 10:45 am Treatment for Cannabis Substance Use and Withdrawal – Barbara Mason, PhD, Director, Laboratory of Clinical Psychopharmacology Pearson Family Professor and Acting Chair, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute
10:45 am - 11:00 am Refreshment Break - Courtyard
Session II: Human Health Benefits
11:00 am - 11:20 am The Treatment of Neuropathic Pain with Cannabis, Past, Present and Future – Barth Wilsey, MD, Associate Physician of Psychiatry, UC San Diego
11:20 am - 11:40 am Short-term Effects of Cannabis on Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis – Jody Corey Bloom, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Neurosciences, UC San Diego
11:40 am - 12:00 pm The Future of Cannabis Research: Challenges and Opportunities – Tom Marcotte, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program, UC San Diego
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Closing Remarks

Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register Today.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Eddy at emeddy@ucsd.edu or (858) 246-1743.

The event is co-sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) Center for Life Course Research; the Center for Better Beginnings; the Department of Pediatrics, UC San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital; the UC San Diego Institute of Public Health; The Center for Healthy Aging and the Stein Institute for Research on Aging; and the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research.

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