UCI’S Center for the Study of Cannabis 2021 Virtual Symposium

September 16, 2021

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Cannabis influencer Tammy Pettigrew and Healthcare Ambassador Mieko Hester-Perez take a moment to speak to a few of the speakers for UCI’S Center for the Study of Cannabis 2021 Symposium to get greater insight into their groundbreaking research on cannabis and the sexual brain on October 13, 2021.

Here's the lineup for the FREE virtual event (register now) and symposium information on the study of, How Sex Affects Cannabinoid Activity. The full list of presenters and their bios can be seen here.

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UCI Hosts Virtual Conference to Discuss the Impacts of Cannabis and the Sexual Brain

International researchers to present on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 8 AM PST.

WHO/WHAT: The NIH funded Center of Excellence: Impact of Cannabinoids Across the Lifespan(ICAL) at UCI and Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal are co-sponsoring an online virtual symposium entitled Cannabis and the Sexual Brain: How Sex Affects Cannabinoid Activity, which will be held on Wednesday October 13, 2021 (8:00am-12:35pm PST). Male and female animals, including humans, exhibit different responses to cannabis and its intoxicating constituent, THC.

This international symposium will present the available evidence for sexual dimorphisms in the pharmacological properties of THC. The conference will feature internationally renowned researchers who will discuss the evolving impact of cannabinoids across the life span.

“Little is known about cannabinoids impacts on the development of the adolescent brain,” says Daniele Piomelli, PhD, UCI School of Medicine professor of anatomy and neurobiology and co-director of the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis. “A number of studies give us pause, but much remains to be learned.”

The NIH Center of Excellence ICAL (Impact of Cannabinoids Across the Lifespan)
With support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ICAL deploys a vertically integrated strategy to uncover the enduring impact of cannabis at the molecular, synaptic and behavioral levels.

Registration is required to access the free online event.

Individual speaker bios can be viewed on the symposium landing page.

Conference Schedule

Session 1

8:00–8:10 AM Daniele Piomelli, PhD

Welcome and introduction

8:10–8:40 AM Larry Cahill, PhD

Sex Influences On Brain And Body: An issue Whose Time Has Come

8:40–8:50 AM Q&A

8:50–9:20 AM Rebecca Craft, PhD

Vive la Différence: Sex differences in Cannabinoid Analgesia.

9:20–9:30 AM Q&A

9:30–10:00 AM Ed Wagner, PhD

Sex Differences in, and Dietary Influences on, the Cannabinoid Regulation of Energy Homeostasis.

10:00–10:10 AM Q&A

Session 2

10:10–10:15 AM Marcelo Wood, PhD – ICAL Introduction

MEMBERS OF ICAL PRESENTATIONS

10:15–10:25 AM Alexa Torrens

Sex-dependent differences in the pharmacokinetics of THC.

10:25–10:35 AM Stephen Mahler, PhD

Sex Differences in Acute and Persistent Behavioral Effects of Adolescent THC in Rats

10:35–10:45 AM Gary Lynch, PhD

Adolescent Cannabis Causes Lasting, Sexually Differentiated Defects in Plasticity and Learning.

10:45–10:55 AM Ulrike Luderer, PhD

Cannabis effects on the Ovary: Peripheral actions that have to be sexually dimorphic

10:55–11:05 AM Q&A

Session 3

11:05–11:20 AM Liana Fattore, PhD

Sex-dependent differences in cannabinoid dependence

11:20–11:35 AM Patrizia Porcu, PhD

Behavioral characterization of co-exposure to cannabinoids and hormonal contraceptives in female rat

11:35–11:45 AM Q&A

Session 4

11:45–12:15 AM Christine Gall, PhD

Sex, estrogen, and enduring effects of adolescent THC

12:15–12:25 PM Q&A

12:25–12:35 PM Marcelo Wood, PhD – Closing Remarks

12:35 PM Adjourn

Symposium Description

Male and female animals, including humans, exhibit different responses to cannabis and its intoxicating constituent, THC. This international symposium will present the available evidence for sexual dimorphisms in the pharmacological properties of THC. For more information click here.

For Press Contact: Sandy Nesheiwat Rodriguez, Miller Greer & Associates, sandy@millergreer.com.

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