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2nd National Cannabis Conference: From Genetics to Practice

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Date Published:
26 Oct 2011
Event date: 
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, 21 September 2012 - 5:00pm

This is the second National Cannabis Conference, following the inaugural conference in Sydney in 2009. The topic areas have been chosen to respond to the developing evidence-base on issues such as cannabis and mental health. The emerging areas to be featured will include cannabis use and intervention approaches among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, school-based approaches to preventing and reducing cannabis use, the role of genetics in cannabis use and dependence, the relationship between cannabis and tobacco, synthetic cannabinoids, and promising approaches to cannabis and comorbid mental health conditions. The conference will include perspectives from health, education, youth services and criminal justice sectors.

The call for abstracts is now open.

Registrations open: 15 November 2011

Call for abstracts closes: 2 March 2012

Early bird registration closes: 17 August 2012

Invited speakers: There will be four international and 10 national invited speakers who will give presentations, workshops/symposia as well as free papers and 2 “Datablitz” and poster sessions over the three days.

International keynote speakers and workshop/symposia presenters:

  • Michael Lynskey - USA
  • Paul Morrison - UK
  • Ryan Vandrey - USA
  • Michael J. Zvolensky - USA

National keynote speakers and workshop/symposia presenters

  • Tom Calma - ACT
  • Steven J. Allsop - WA
  • Alan Clough - QLD
  • Jan Copeland - NSW
  • Paul Dillon - NSW
  • John Howard - NSW
  • Iain McGregor - NSW
  • Coralie Ober - QLD
  • Nadia Solowij - NSW
  • Wendy Swift - NSW

To register or find out more visit the event page.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Full conference registration (general): early bird price until 17/8/2011: $499. Full fee: $559.
Booking deadline: