January 12, 2022 - 9:00 AM to January 13, 2022 - 3:00 PM



Registration for this free online event is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-on-psychedelics-as-therapeutics-gaps-challenges-opportunities-tickets-216497739567?keep_tld=1


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Image credit: Modified from image by Calvin Ly, Olson Lab, University California Davis

The NIH Workshop on Psychedelics as Therapeutics is sponsored by NIMH, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Hallucinogens, psychedelics, and entactogens all appear to induce similar changes in neural network growth and function and so are sometimes grouped as “psychoplastogens”. Data suggest that psychoplastogens may facilitate changes in memory, behavior, and thought patterns, an effect that can be harnessed to therapeutic benefit. Therefore, the purpose of the workshop is to examine findings related to psychoplastogens in the treatment of depression, post-traumatic stress, and substance, and alcohol use disorders.

The workshop will cover mechanistic understanding of psychoplastogens, discuss what settings are needed for a therapeutic effect, and the necessity and nature of concomitant psychotherapies. Clinical study data will be presented to understand and overcome challenges in conducting psychedelic research and identifying knowledge gaps. The design of clinical trials will be discussed, including how they might be conducted in a manner that comply with drug regulatory agency requirements. In addition, presenters will discuss how to design psychedelic therapies that can realistically and ethically be implemented and reimbursed by medical insurers.

Sponsored by:
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Registration for this free online event is required.