Kosovel Hall, Saturday, 16 May, 19:00—21:00
This SNC'15 event is open to general public and no registration is required.
The event is being organized by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana in partnership with SiNAPSA.
Everyday we are surrounded by psychoactive drugs, often even without being attentive to how they shape our lives. When talking about drugs people usually think about addiction and negative effects, but can they imagine a life without morning coffee? Drugs are ubiquitous, yet researchers around the world don't have to be afraid about running out of scientific and ethical questions about them.
The panel will address hot topics in addiction and psychoactive substance research that will include the following issues.
Addiction research - alcohol
Psychoactive substance research
The audience is welcome to contribute additional questions and shape the discussion.
Andrej Kastelic, MD, PhD, is the Head of the National Center for the Treatment of Drug Addiction in Ljubljana and has been working as an expert in addiction for more than twenty years. He is the author of more than 300 publications on drug addiction and WHO guidelines for treating drug users in custodial settings as well as several manuals and leaflets for drug users and for general public on prevention of drug use. He is the President of Global Addiction Association and serves as Secretary General of the European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association (EUROPAD).
Dorit Ron, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology in Residence University of California, San Francisco
Endowed Chair in Cell Biology of Addiction in Neurology Director of the P50 NIH-NIAAA Center Grant, “Alcohol Center for Translational Genetics”
Chair of the 2015 “Gordon Conference on Alcohol’s Actions in the CNS
Permanent member of the NIH-NIAAA Board of Scientific Counselors
Dr. Ron's laboratory is interested in elucidating molecular neuroadaptations that occur in the adult brain in response to alcohol exposure. The long-term goal is to identify novel targets that could potentially be developed as therapeutics to treat alcohol abuse disorders including excessive alcohol intake, alcohol seeking and relapse.
Robin Carhart-Harris, Ph.D. is a psychologist with a Masters degree in Psychoanalysis, who completed a 4 year PhD at the University of Bristol focusing on the serotonin system. He then moved to Imperial College London in 2009 to work on the brain effects of drugs such as LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and MDMA, completing some of the first brain imaging studies of these drugs. Most recently Dr. Carhart Harris has been running a clinical trial looking at the potential of psilocybin to treat depression.
Operacijo delno financira Evropska unija iz Evropskega socialnega sklada ter Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport. Operacija se izvaja v okviru Operativnega programa razvoja človeških virov za obdobje 2007-2013, razvojne prioritete 3: Razvoj človeških virov in vseživljenjskega učenja; prednostne usmeritve 3.3: Kakovost, konkurenčnost in odzivnost visokega šolstva.
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26 January, 2015
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9 February, 2015
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1 April, 2015
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15 April, 2015
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22 April, 2015
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27 April, 2015
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