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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshop: Psilocybin Research: Therapist Competencies and Therapeutic Processes
Jeffrey Guss, M.D., and Bill Richards, S.T.M., Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM • Wednesday, April 19
Skyline Room and Oakland Room • CE
SOLD OUT

Holotropic Breathwork™ Workshop: Day 1
Stanislav Grof, M.D., and Stacia Butterfield
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jr. Ballroom and OCC 210/211
SOLD OUT

Reception in the Skyline Room
7:00 PM - MIDNIGHT

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Principles of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD
Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Grand Ballroom • CE
SPACE AVAILABLE

Immersive Visionary Art
Android Jones
Thursday, April 20, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Oakland Room
SOLD OUT

Ayahuasca: From Science to Ceremony
Bia Labate, Ph.D., and colleagues
Thursday, April 20, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
California Room • CE
SOLD OUT

Psychedelic Neuroscience
David Nichols, Ph.D., and Franz Vollenweider, M.D., with Katrin Preller, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
OCC 208 • CE
SOLD OUT

Innovation, Creativity, and the New Psychedelic Culture
James Fadiman, Ph.D., and Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Skyline Room • CE
SOLD OUT

Holotropic Breathwork™ Workshop: Day 2
Stanislav Grof, M.D., and Stacia Butterfield
Thursday, April 20, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jr. Ballroom and OCC 210/211
SOLD OUT

Welcome Reception in the Skyline Room
9:00 PM - MIDNIGHT

Join us in celebration of MAPS Board Member David Bronner, whose heroic five million dollar pledge to MAPS is launching MAPS' groundbreaking Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

 

The Marketplace
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Free and open to the public

3-Day Conference: Day 1
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM • Friday, April 21

PLENARY: Conference Welcome
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Amanda Feilding, Bia Labate, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM • Friday, April 21
East Hall

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PLENARY: Psychedelics and the Future of Humanity
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Friday, April 21
East Hall

Cognitive Liberty, Neurodiversity, & Non-Pathologizing Approaches to Mental Health
Adam Andros
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Talk: Beyond Entheogenic Mind: Repurposing Our Evolutionarily Obsolete Self/Other Consciousness
James Guy
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

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Morning Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM • Friday, April 21

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The Implications of Consciousness Research for Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychotherapy
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICALCECME

Supplemental Q&A with Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Open Mic
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Evaluating the Efficacy of Ayahuasca-Assisted Treatment for Substance Dependency
Anya Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

Psychedelic Therapists: Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process in Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy
Elizabeth Nielson, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Guss, M.D.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

The Sense of Reality in Hallucinogenic Experiences: A Comparative Study of Serotoninergic and Anti-Cholinergic Plants
Martin Fortier, Ph.D. (cand.)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANT

FILM SCREENING: Sacred Plants
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM • Friday, April 21
California Room

COMMUNITY FORUM: Student Leaders: Psychedelic Advocacy on Campus
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Oakland Room

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Treating Alcohol-Related Disorders with Ayahuasca
Luís Fernando Tófoli, Ph.D.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Integration of Difficult Psychedelic Experiences
Marc Aixala, M.S.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Ayahuasca, Psychiatric Distress, and the Meaning of Life: Results from a Pilot Study in Peru
Brad Adams, Ph.D.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

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Rapid Antidepressant Effects of the Psychedelic Ayahuasca in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial
Draulio Barros de Araujo, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCECME

On Psychedelics, Morality, and Virtue
Claudio Naranjo, M.D.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Therapeutic Potential of the Plant Salvia Divinorum
Peter Addy, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room
PLANTCE

Treating Cluster Headaches, Migraines, & Inflammation With Psychedelics
Brendan Burns
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

In The Beginning - Psychedelic Art 1965 & Onward
Isaac Abrams
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

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Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM • Friday, April 21

Storytelling
Allan Badiner
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Ecstasis for the Masses: Cognitive Liberty in an Age of Unreason
Jamie Wheal
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

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Poster Session
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
West Hall

From Taboo to Treatment: The Coming of Age of Psychedelic Medicine
Amanda Feilding
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICAL

From Jungle To "Civilization": How Plant Medicines Can Promote Health In a Toxic Culture
Gabor Maté, M.D.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

Remembering Salvador Roquet
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Remembering Salvador Roquet
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Examining of the Effects of Pre- and Post-Ceremony Factors on Self-Reported Therapeutic Experiences to Identify Preliminary Guidelines for Health Care Practitioners Regarding the Ritualized Use of Ayahuasca
Melanie Oliveira, B.Sc. (Hons.), Psy.D. (cand.)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

FILM SCREENING: Icaros - A Vision
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
California Room

Tools for Navigating Inner Space and the Ayahuasca Experience
Meriana Dinkova
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

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Psychedelic Research: From Brain Imaging to Policy Reform
David Nutt, D.M., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Psych, F.Med.Sci.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICALCE

Psychedelic Use Predicts Reduced Suicidality: Findings From a Longitudinal Study of Women Sex Workers in Vancouver, Canada
Elena Argento, Ph.D. (cand.)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Nourishing the Spirit: Exploratory Research on Ayahuasca Experiences Along the Continuum of Recovery from Eating Disorders
Adele Lafrance, C. Psych.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

Conversation: Subjective Experiences in Psychedelic Studies
Thomas Brown, Tehseen Noorani, Gabby Agin-Liebes, Neşe Lisa Şenol, Rosalind Watts
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

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The Psychological and Neurophysiological Effects of Music in Combination with Psychedelics
Mendel Kaelen, Ph.D. (cand.)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICAL
CE

Microdosing: The Phenomenon, Research Results, and Startling Surprises
James Fadiman, Ph.D., and Sophia Korb, Ph.D.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISC
CE

Long-Term Effects of Ayahuasca on the Quality of Life, Well-Being and Health of Western Users: A Longitudinal Study
Debora González, Ph.D.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

Psychedelic Naturalism: Psilocybin and the Evolution of Amateur Applied Mycology
Joanna Steinhardt, Ph.D. (cand.)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANT

COMMUNITY FORUM: Therapist Training Information Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Oakland Room

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Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy – Neural Changes and the Relationship Between the Acute Peak Experience and Clinical Outcomes
Leor Roseman, M.Sc.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICALCE

The Potential Role of Epigenetics in Ayahuasca Shamanism
Joe Tafur, M.D.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Anxiety: A Large Case Series
Scott Shannon, M.D., ABIHM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

Conversation: Dr. Stephen Ross with Rodrigo Niño and Federico Rao of FUNDAMENTAL
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Holistic Support for the Voyage: Journeyers, Guides, and Beyond
Dr. Natalie Metz
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

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Afternoon Break
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM • Friday, April 21

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New Findings from Ayahuasca Research: From Enhancing Mindfulness Abilities to Promoting Neurogenesis
Jordi Riba, Ph.D.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall • CLINICALCECME

Psychedelics: The Uncertain Paths from Re-emergence to Renaissances
Bob Jesse
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Ayahuasca Legal Prosecution Worldwide: Connecting the Dots
Benjamin De Loenen, M.A.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

Cancer at the Dinner Table: Experiences of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Psychological Distress
T. Cody Swift, M.A., and Alexander Belser, Ph.D. (cand.)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • INTERDISCCE

PARTNER FORUM: FUNDAMENTAL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Oakland Room

Spirituality and Psychoactive Substances: A Perspective from the 21st Century
Reverend Martin Diaz
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

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The Dependent Co-Arising of Psychedelics and Meditation
Vanja Palmers
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Grand Ballroom • CLINICAL

Ayahuasca Practices as Intangible Cultural Heritage: A New Piece in the Drug Policy Puzzle?
Constanza Sánchez Avilés, Ph.D.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

Psilocybin Enhances Mindfulness-Related Capabilities in a Meditation Retreat Setting: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled fMRI Study
Milan Scheidegger, M.D., Ph.D., MA ETH HPK
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room • INTERDISCCE

Live Podcast: Psychedelic Salon 2.0 with Emanuel Sferios, Director of MDMA: The Movie
Hosted by Lex Pelger
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

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PLENARY PANEL: Psychedelics and Policy
Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D.; Ethan Nadelmann, Ph.D.; David Nutt, M.D.; Ben de Loenen; moderator: Natalie Ginsberg
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM • Friday, April 21
East Hall

Psychedelic Story: Terence McKenna's VR Journey of 1999
Dr. Bruce Damer
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Live Podcast: Duncan Trussell Family Hour
The Microdose VR Experience

Duncan Trussell, Android Jones, and Dr. Bruce Damer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Psymposia Stage

Sunset Cruise on the San Francisco Bay
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Friday, April 21

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COMMUNITY FORUM: LGBTQ Meet 'n Greet
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Oakland Room

EVENING FILM SCREENING: MDMA The Movie - A Pre-Screening
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom

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EVENING FILM SCREENING: Pure Ecstasy | Inside the Infamous Starck Club
9:45 PM - 11:30 PM • Friday, April 21
Jr. Ballroom

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Celebration in the Marketplace
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM • Friday, April 21

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SPECIAL SESSION: Marijuana and Yoga with Helen Kesler
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room

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SPECIAL SESSION: Marijuana and Meditation
Vanja Palmers
10:30 PM - Midnight • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room

Open Networking
Midnight - 6:00 AM • Friday, April 21
Skyline Room

Enjoy a calm atmosphere, panoramic views, and mellow music in the company of friends until sunrise. Conference and workshop attendees only (name badge required).

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

 

The Marketplace
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Free and open to the public

3-Day Conference: Day 2
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM • Saturday, April 22

Psychedelic Neuroscience
LSD Gives Up a Secret

David Nichols, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICALCE
CME

History of MDMA: An Overview
Torsten Passie, M.D., Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • CLINICALCE

Peyote: Plant Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul
Stacy B. Schaefer, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

Psychedelic Therapy and Third-Wave Behaviorism: New Directions for the Prevention of Interpersonal Violence
Zach Walsh, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

Podcast: Future Fossils (live taping)
Michael Garfield
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

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FILM SCREENING: Ayahuasca: A Triptych
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
California Room

Psychedelic 5HT2A Receptor Agonists Enhance Mood and Empathy and Reduce Social Pain in Healthy Humans: Implication for Mood Disorders
Franz X. Vollenweider, M.D., F.M.H. Psych.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICALCE

Neurobiology Underlying the Prosocial Effects of MDMA
Kim Kuypers, Ph.D.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • CLINICAL

PANEL: Injustice, Intersectional Trauma, and Psychedelics
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

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Q+A: Psychedelic Neuroscience
David Nichols, Ph.D., and Franz Vollenweider, M.D.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICAL

Ecstasy in the Laboratory: Recent Advances in MDMA Research
Harriet de Wit, Ph.D.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • CLINICALCE

Peyote as Medicine: An Examination of Therapeutic Factors that Contribute to Healing
Kevin Feeney
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

Honoring Huston Smith
Austin Hill Shaw
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

The History & Future of Set & Setting
Ido Hartogsohn, Ph.D.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

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Morning Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM • Saturday, April 22

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Poster Session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
West Hall

Toward Single Shot Therapy for Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Boris Heifets, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICALCE

PANEL: UW Psilocybin Pharmacokinetics Study: Study Volunteers Discussion
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISC

Peyote's Race Problem
Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

PANEL: Rebranding Psychedelics
Don Lattin, Michael Levine, Bryce Montgomery, Sasha Frost, Brad Burge (moderator)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room
INTERDISC

COMMUNITY FORUM: White Allies and Anti Racist Practice in the Psychedelic Community
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Oakland Room

FILM SCREENING: From Shock to Awe
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
California Room

My Life Reset: A Journey with Ibogaine
Kevin Franciotti
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Interview: Dennis McKenna | ESPD50 (Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs: 50th Ann Symposium)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

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MDMA-Assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults: Lessons from Phase 2 Clinical Research
Alicia Danforth, Ph.D. and Charles Grob, M.D.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICALCECME

Conservation Strategies for Sustainability of the Peyote Gardens: What is the Indigenous Approach?
Dawn D. Davis, M.A.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT

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New Findings from the University of Zurich Studies Into the Mechanism of Action of Psilocybin and LSD: Relevance for Treatment of Major Depression and for Enhancement of Psychotherapy
Rainer Krähenmann, M.D.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Peyote Dreams: From Collective Ritual to Personal Treatment?
Diana Negrín, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCECME

Psychotherapy with Clients who Participate in Ayahuasca Ceremonies
Adam Snider, M.A.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANT

Interview: Hamilton Morris: Hamilton's Pharmacopeia
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

The God Molecule: My Journey to 5-MeO-DMT
Dr. Gerardo R. Sandoval Isaac
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy
Don Lattin
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

My Psychedelic-Induced Shamanic Initiatory Crisis
David Lukoff
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Conversation: Esalen's Legacy and the History of Psychedelics
Dr. Jim Fadiman and John Harrison M.A., Psy. D. (c)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

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Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM • Saturday, April 22

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MDMA as Profound Change Agent: Insights from MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD Research
Marcela Ot'alora, M.A., L.P.C. and Bruce Poulter, R.N., M.P.H.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICAL
CE

Aftercare Needs Related to Pilot Participant Data from the Ongoing Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Psilocybin for Alcohol Dependence Clinical Trial at NYU
Samantha Podrebarac, M.Sc.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Indigenous Perspectives on Peyote's Healing Potentials and Conservation Challenges
Sandor Iron Rope
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • PLANT

Ibogaine and Opioid Withdrawal: Does it Work and is it Safe?
Paul Glue, M.D., FRC Psych
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

COMMUNITY FORUM: Exploring Legal Strategies, Harm Reduction, and Best Practices for the Ayahuasca Community
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Oakland Room • PLANT

FILM SCREENING: Shamans of the Global Village
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
California Room

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Epigenetic Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and New Possibilities for Therapeutic Intervention
Carla Nasca, Ph.D.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Ibogaine in Brazil: Finally Stepping Out from the Underground?
Bruno Rasmussen Chaves, M.D.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

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MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD: Lessons from Phase 2 Clinical Trials
Michael Mithoefer, M.D., Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICAL
CECME

Conflict and Transformation in Mazatec and Outsiders' Views of the Therapeutic Value of Mushroom Use in Huautla
Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

Enhanced Improvisation in Brain Processing by LSD: Exploring Neural Correlates of LSD Experience With Connectome-Specific Harmonic Waves
Selen Atasoy, Ph.D.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

Plant Medicine or Psychedelic Medicine? Understanding the Healing Processes with Ayahuasca and Ibogaine
Bruno Ramos Gomes, M.A.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

The (Living) Psychedelic Pioneers: Transpersonal Portraiture - 1988
Marc Franklin's photos narrated by Jesse Jarnow
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

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Cannabis and Spirituality: Exploring the Plant-Human-Spirit Relationship
Kathleen Harrison, M.A.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • PLANT

The Effects of Psilocybin on Perception and the Dynamics of Induced EEG/fMRI Correlates of Psychedelic Experience
Tomas Palenicek, M.D., Ph.D.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

A Novel Approach to Detoxification from Methadone Using Low, Repeated, and Cumulative Administering of Ibogaine
Clare S. Wilkins
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) and The Biogenesis of The Medicines
Marc Franklin's photos narrated by Valerie Corral
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Interview: Stephen Gray, author of Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer's Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

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Afternoon Break
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM • Saturday, April 22

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MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for Anxiety in Life-Threatening Illness
Phil Wolfson, M.D., Julane Andries, M.F.T.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICAL
CECME

Bringing MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy to Brazil
Eduardo E. Schenberg, Ph.D.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISC
CE

PANEL: Insights from Contemporary Ibogaine Research for Addiction
Geoff Noller, Ph.D., Thomas Kingsley Brown, Ph.D., moderator: Clare S. Wilkins
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISC

The Impact of Ayahuasca-Assisted Therapy for Addiction and Stress Among a Rural First Nations Community in Canada: a Qualitative Analysis
Gerald Thomas
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

COMMUNITY FORUM: Psychedelic Society Convening
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Oakland Room

Grace and Self-Effort in A Psychedelic Life
Robert J. Barnhart
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Partner Forum: The ArcView Group
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Saturday, April 22, 2017
California Room

Join The ArcView Group for a conversation about investing in the cannabis industry.

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MDMA Therapy: A Child Psychiatrist's Perspective
Ben Sessa, M.D., B.Sc., MRC Psych.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall • CLINICALCE

Medical Marijuana in a Recreational Age
Wendy Chapkis, Ph.D.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANT

Live Podcast: Here We Are
Hosted by Shane Mauss
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Combining Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD and MDMA - First Cases and Understanding the MDMA Experience from a Cognitive Behavioral Framework
Anne C. Wagner, Ph.D., C.Psych.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall
CLINICALCE

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Ibogaine and Neurotrophic Factors: GDNF, BDNF, and NGF Releasing Properties of Ibogaine and Activity of Novel Ibogaine Analogues
Ignacio Carrera, Ph.D
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

The Use of Cannabis as a Substitute for Opiate and Non-Opiate Based Pain Medication
Amanda Reiman, Ph.D.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

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PLENARY PANEL: Future of Psychedelic Psychiatry
Paul Summergrad, M.D., Thomas Insel, M.D., moderator: George Goldsmith
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM • Saturday, April 22
East Hall

Psymposia Stories
A mix of open-mic & curated storytelling - come share your tale!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Psymposia Stage

Psychedelic Comedy Banquet
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Saturday, April 22

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EVENING FILM SCREENING: The Sunshine Makers
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom

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EVENING FILM SCREENING: The Last Shaman
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Jr. Ballroom

Celebration in the Marketplace
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
West Hall

Music, Silence, Surrender, and the Search for Being
Claudio Naranjo, M.D.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room

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SPECIAL SESSION: Cannabis and Yoga with Dee Dussault
10:30 PM - Midnight • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room

Stretch. Breathe. Be. Elevate Your Senses. Cannabis-Enhanced Yoga, with Ganja Yoga creator Dee Dussault.

Open Networking
Midnight - 6:00 AM • Saturday, April 22
Skyline Room

Enjoy a calm atmosphere, panoramic views, and mellow music in the company of friends until sunrise. Conference and workshop attendees only (name badge required).

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

 

The Marketplace
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Free and open to the public

3-Day Conference: Day 3
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM • Sunday, April 23

Optimizing Psilocybin Dosing for Clinical Precision: The Case for Weight-Adjusted Dosing
Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICAL
CE

"Ibogaine Works": Examining the Effectiveness of a Psychedelic Drug Treatment from an Anthropological Perspective
Shana Harris, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • PLANTCE

What Do the Spirits Do? Towards an Understanding of the Psychological Mechanisms of Transformation
José Carlos Bouso, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

PANEL: Marijuana for PTSD
Philippe Lucas, M.A., Suzanne Sisley, M.D., Zach Walsh, Ph.D.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • CLINICAL

FILM SCREENING: A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
California Room

COMMUNITY FORUM: Ibogaine Safety
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Oakland Room

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Examining "Bad Trips": Acute and Enduring Positive and Negative Consequences of Challenging Experiences with Psilocybin
Darrick May
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICALCE

Whole Organisms or Pure Compounds? Entourage Effect versus Drug Specificity
Sidarta Ribeiro, Ph.D.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

Ayahuasca Treatment Center Safety for the Western Seeker
Raven Renèe Ray, M.A.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • PLANT

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Neural Correlates of Responses to Psilocybin During Meditation and Music Listening
Frederick Barrett
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICALCE

Integrating Plant Medicines and Psychiatry: Theory and Methods of a Model Clinic
Jordan Sloshower, M.D.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

PANEL: Political Opportunities and Barriers in Marijuana Research
Michael Collins, Amanda Reiman, Ph.D., and Nazlee Maghsoudi
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISC

Conversation: Drugstory: Changing the Way We Consume Drug Information
Mikayla Hellwich & Lauren Padgett
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

Film: The Faerie Rings
Zina Brown
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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Morning Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM • Sunday, April 23

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Poster Session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
West Hall

Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Research Project: Studies of Mystical Experience, Adverse Effects, Meditation in Healthy Volunteers, and Palliative Effects in Cancer Patients — Implications for Spirituality and Therapeutics
Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICALCECME

Drug Ethnography and Clinical Trials: Designing a Psilocybin Therapy Protocol
Brian Anderson, M.D.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

PANEL: Ketamine in Clinical Practice: Varieties, Research, and Opportunities
Phil Wolfson, M.D., Chadi Abdallah, M.D., Richard Roston, M.D., Alison McInnes, M.D.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISC

The Placebo Paradox
Katherine Hendy, Ph.D.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

FILM SCREENING: The Peyote Conservation Project
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM • Sunday, April 23
California Room

COMMUNITY FORUM: Ayahuasca Researchers Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Oakland Room

The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity
Jerry Brown
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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The Role of Plants in Knowledge Production: Collaborators or Objects of Study?
Laura Dev, M.S., Ph.D. (cand.)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • PLANT

Who is Keeping Tabs? LSD Lessons from the Past
Erika Dyck, Ph.D.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

Conversation: Rethinking the Drug War
Rhana Hashemi, Oliver Zerrudo
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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Love and Connection in Psilocybin-Facilitated Mystical Experience Research
Mary Cosimano, M.S.W.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICALCE

Re-Teaching New Tools: Critical Pedagogy and Psychedelics as Plant Teachers
Tehseen Noorani, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • PLANTCE

Ketamine's Therapeutic Potential: Practical Considerations for Clinical Use
John Hartberg, B.Sc., M.D. (cand.)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISC

Indoleamine Hallucinogens in the Treatment of Cluster Headache
Emmanuelle Schindler, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISCCE

Awakening of the Forest: Into the World of the Kaxinawá People
Leopardo Yawa Bane
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

The 2nd Psychedelic Revolution
James Oroc
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

Conversation: The Divine Arts Authors
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

Psychedelic Stories: Open Mic
Activism & the Work
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM • Sunday, April 23

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Psychedelics as Behavior Change Agents: Addiction Recovery and Beyond
Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICALCECME

Healing Encounters: Ayahuasca and the Politics of Knowledge
Emilia Sanabria
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANT

PANEL: Integration: Bridging Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Science
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

Understanding the Mechanisms of Entactogens and Psychedelics in People
Matthew Baggott, Ph.D.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISCCE

FILM SCREENING: The Reality of Truth + Q&A: Psychedelic Advocacy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
California Room

COMMUNITY FORUM: Iberoamerican Psychedelic Research, Therapy, and Culture
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Oakland Room

Conversation: The Past & Future of Psychedelics
Mike Crowley & Ben Sessa
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety
Rachel Harris, Ph.D.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANT

Scientists I Have Known and Loved: A Conversation with Ann Shulgin
Moderated by Tania Manning
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISC

Beyond Acid-Free: A Day in the Life of a Psychoactive Substances Archivist
Stephanie Schmitz
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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Psychedelic-Assisted Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Clinical Perspective
Michael Bogenshutz, M.D.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICALCECME

Beyond Ayahuasca: Occurrence and Biological Activities of Some Naturally Occurring ß-carbolines
Dennis McKenna, Ph.D.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

Accredited Certificate Program in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research at CIIS: Guidelines, Competencies and Outcomes from the Pioneering Year
Janis Phelps, Ph.D.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

PANEL: MDMA Participants
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom
CLINICAL

Conversation: Heart Medicine: Iboga for Addiction, PTSD, Art, & Love
Chor Boogie & Elizabeth Bast
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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The Varieties of Religious Leaders' Experiences: The NYU Clinical Trial on Psilocybin-Generated Mystical Experience in Religious Leaders
Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICALCE

DMT, Liminality, and Hyperspace
Graham St. John, Ph.D.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

Psilocybin Mushrooms and The Mycology of Consciousness
Paul Stamets
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • INTERDISC

Making Sunshine
Connie Littlefield
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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Afternoon Break
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Conversation: Cosmic Sister's Psychedelic Feminism Grant Recipients
Nese Devenot, Ph.D., Selma Holden, M.D., Katie Bain, Faye Sakellaridis
Moderated by Leia Friedman
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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Psilocybin for Cancer-Related Anxiety and Depression: NYU Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial and Proposed Mechanisms
Stephen Ross, Ph.D. and Gabby Agin-Liebes, Ph.D. Candidate
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall • CLINICALCECME

Ayahuasca for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Assessing Risks and Benefits through Anonymous Community Feedback
Jessica Nielson, Ph.D.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

PANEL: Psychedelic Harm Reduction: Creating the Container
Sara Gael, M.A., Richard Gottlieb, R.N., Stefanie Jones, Katherine MacLean, Ph.D., Maria Carmo Carvalho, Mitchell Gomez
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISC

The Use of Psychedelics in the Treatment of Psychotic Disorders
Kevin Franciotti
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

FILM SCREENING: Yagé Is Our Life
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
California Room

COMMUNITY FORUM: Psychedelic Therapy Trial Participants
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Oakland Room

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Biological Effects of Ayahuasca in Human Neural Stem Cells and Minibrains
Stephens Rehen, Ph.D.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

Of Roots and Fruits: A Comparison of Psychedelic and Non-Psychedelic Mystical Experiences
Alexander Belser, Ph.D. (cand.)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISC

Live Podcast: The MAPS Podcast with Shane Mauss, Lex Pegler, and TBA
Hosted by Zach Leary
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Psymposia Stage

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Patient Reports of Increased Connection to Self, Others, and World After Psilocybin for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Rosalind Watts, DClinPsy
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Sunday, April 23 • East Hall
CLINICALCE

Salvinorin-A: A Perception-Modifying Drug with a Unique Neurophysiological Profile
Jordi Riba, Ph.D.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Grand Ballroom • PLANTCE

State of the Stone 2017: New Psychoactives, Science, Tech, and Recursion Between Undergrounds and Mainstreams
Earth and Fire Erowid
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom • INTERDISC

Exploring Psychoanalytic Themes and Therapeutic Alliance in MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy
Emily Williams, M.D.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room • INTERDISCCE

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PLENARY: Closing Remarks
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Amanda Feilding, Bia Labate, Ph.D.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Sunday, April 23
East Hall

COMMUNITY FORUM: Psychedelics in Recovery
Kevin Franciotti.
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Oakland Room

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Open Networking
7:00 PM - Midnight • Sunday, April 23
Skyline Room

Enjoy a calm atmosphere, panoramic views, and mellow music in the company of friends until sunrise. Conference and workshop attendees only (name badge required).

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EVENING FILM SCREENING: Dying to Know
7:45 PM - 9:15 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom

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EVENING FILM SCREENING: Orange Sunshine
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM • Sunday, April 23
Jr. Ballroom

Integration After-Party
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Oakland Metro Operahouse
Tickets available

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Post-Conference Workshops
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Ketamine: Science, Therapy, and Transformation
Phil Wolfson, M.D.
Monday, April 24, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
OCC 210/211 • CE
SOLD OUT

Women's Visionary Council: Psychedelic Culture and Community
Anne Tara Szostek, Annie Oak, M.S., Denis Berry, Mariavittori Mangini, Ph.D., F.N.P
Monday, April 24, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
California Room • CE
SOLD OUT

Psychedelic Harm Reduction: Supporting and Transforming Challenging Experiences
Zendo Project
Monday, April 24, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
OCC 208 • CE
SPACE AVAILABLE

Visionary Art
Alex Grey and Allyson Grey
Monday, April 24, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Oakland Room
SOLD OUT

Integrating Psychedelic Experiences
Ingmar Gorman M.A., Katherine MacLean, Ph.D., Julie Megler, R.N., and Tanya Maté, N.D.
Monday, April 24, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Jr. Ballroom • CE
SOLD OUT

 

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