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Launch of the Drug Science Medical Psychedelics Working Group

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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July 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Drug Science is proud to be launching the ‘Medical Psychedelics Working Group’. Please join us in celebrating its launch on the 14th of July

Drug Science recognises that the future of psychedelic medicine is promising, and there is potential for widespread application of psychedelic drugs within public health models. The UK is a world leader in the development of clinical psychedelic research, which is now expanding globally.

Building off the success of the Medical Cannabis Working Group, the Medical Psychedelics Working Group (MPWG) is a consortium of Drug Science experts, academics, policy specialists and industry partners. The group’s aim is to provide quality research and analysis regarding the medicalisation of psychedelics to treat mental health conditions. The group will explore innovation within the psychedelic space with a specific focus on how psychedelics can be integrated into primary and secondary healthcare. Evidence-based science, sharing data, and strong partnerships are keys to success for the psychedelic community.

On the 14th of July, we would like you to join us in celebrating the launch of this group with a series of talks from some of the best and brightest minds in this field:

Session 1 – Policy discussion – Psychedelics for veterans with PTSD

Speakers

Keith Abraham – CEO of Heroic Hearts Project (UK)

Guy Murray – Military Veteran

Jeff Smith – MP & Founder of the Labour Campaign for Drug Policy Reform

Crispin Blunt – MP & Chair of the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group

Session 2 – The future of psychedelic research

Speakers

Professor David Nutt -Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris – Head of Centre for Psychedelic Research, Imperial College London

Dr James Rucker – Consultant Psychiatrist, Kings College London

Session 3 – The Medical Psychedelics Working Group launch

Speakers

Professor Jo Neill – Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Manchester

Professor David Nutt -Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London

Drug Science is a leading international voice on the scientific, ethical and political developments regarding psychedelic drugs. To find out more about how to be a part of this group, we encourage you to join us on the 14th of July. This meeting will be followed up by an exclusive event for collaborators. If you would be interested in collaborating, please contact james.bunn@drugscience.org.uk