“RIGHT TO SCIENCE AND FREEDOM OF RESEARCH ON NARCOTI AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES”

International Conference organized by Luca Coscioni Association and hosted at Campus Luigi Einaudi of the University of Turin

Program

9 am. Registration of participants

9.30 am – 9.45 pm.

Marco Perduca – Tania Re: Introduction

Gianmaria Ajani: Greetings

Filomena Gallo: Opening remarks

 9.45 – 10.05 Cesare Romano: Right to Science and the Rights of Science: What Are They?

10.05 – 10.20 Andrea Boggio: Presentation of research and self-determination index

10.20 – 10.40 Tom Blickman: Historical Conventions Framing with a specific focus on cannabis

10.40 – 11.00 Francisco Thoumi: Logical weaknesses of the International Drug Conventions and the consequences for policy interpretations

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 11.35 Constanza Sanchez Avilés: Traditional Psychoactive Plants: Legality, Culture and the Practice of Research

11.35 – 11.55 Michael Collins: Drug Policy Reform in The United States: Research Barriers and Treaty Challenges

11.55 – 12.15 Christopher Hallam: Conventions and Ketamine

12.15 – 12.45 Debate

12:45 – 14:45 Lunch break

14.45 – 15.00 Chair: Tania Re – Marco Perduca

15.00 – 15.10 Introduction

Raphael Mechoulam: An Overview of Cannabis Research  (via video)

15.10 – 15.30 Simona Pichini: Cannabis medical use in Italy

15.30 – 15.50 Natalie Ginsberg: The History of MDMA Research

15.50 – 16.10 Jose Carlos Bouso: Science-Based Evidence vs. Patient-Based Evidence: The Special Cases of Cannabis, Ibogaine and CBD (cannabidiol) as Examples of New Regulatory Challenges 

16.10 – 16.30 Erritzoe David: Psilocybin for Depression: the experience of research at Imperial College (UK)

16.30 – 16.50 Chris Timmerman: Dynamics of the experience and brain activity induced by DMT

16.50 – 17.00 Coffee Break

17.00 – 17.20 Gilberto Camilla: Allucinogenesis in therapy: a historical retrospective and theoretical perspectives

17.20 – 17.40 Riccardo Zerbetto: Short Intensive Residential Program (PRIB) in the Treatment of Functional Dependencies (Gambling, Sex-Emotional Addiction, Net-Addiction, Psychodrogheus Abuse)

17.40 – 18.00 Nicola Bragazzi: Are there enough scientific evidences to recommend psychotropic substances for medical use? Implications of a critical umbrella review

18.00 – 18.20 Francesco Vaccarino: Analysis of the topological variations in the human brain connectome under Psylocibin

18.20 – 18.40 Angelo Gemignani and Andrea Zaccaro: Breathing and non-ordinary states of consciousness

Cannabis in Italy

18.40 – 19.00 Paola Brusa: Cannabis for therapeutic use: normative framework in Italy and available products

19.00 – 19.20 Paolo Poli: Medical Cannabis in Patients with Chronic Pain: Effect on Pain Relief, Pain Disability, Psychological aspects. An Observational Study

19.30 – 19.50 Questions

19.50 – 20.00 Re – Perduca: Future discussion of plans

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Italian version ➦ HERE

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