Are psychedelics the future of psychiatry?

Monday 3rd July 2023, 7pm

Waterstones Glasgow, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW,7PM

This is a free event, but places are filling up fast! So to prevent disappointment and reserve a place, please register for the event at Eventbrite

You are invited to a free Café Scientifique-style event to hear from Professor David Nutt on the subject of psychedelic drugs as potential treatments for mental health conditions. 

 Psychedelic drugs, also known as hallucinogens, act on the brain to cause changes in perception, mood and cognitive functions. Professor David Nutt will talk about research into how psychedelic drugs, like psilocybin [magic mushrooms] LSD and DMT [ayahuasca], are working in the brain. David will also discuss the potential of psychedelic drugs as new treatments for mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and addiction. 

David is a psychiatrist and Professor at Imperial College London. David is currently Founding Chair of the charity DrugScience.org.uk and has been president of the European Brain Council, the British Association for Psychopharmacology and British Neuroscience Association. He broadcasts widely to the general public on pharmacology and psychiatric matters, has over 60k followers on twitter and has his own very popular podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-drug-science-podcast/id1474603382

David has published 35 books and over 1000 research papers that define his many landmark contributions to psychopharmacology in anxiety disorders, depression, addiction and the clinical utility of psychedelics. Some of his work has been made into films/plays by e.g. Netflix and the BBC. 

This event is hosted by the 19th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology taking place in Glasgow July 2nd-7th. Informal enquiries can be sent to mandy.maclean@strath.ac.uk.

We hope to see you there!

 

Drugs, Death and the Legal System by Dr Stephanie Sharp

7pm Monday 2nd October 2023

Waterstones Glasgow, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW,7PM

Dr Sharp will present some cases from her work from the Old Bailey to Margate Magistrates Court. More details to follow.

Dr. Sharp is a Forensic Pharmacologist. She has an M.Sci. degree in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow, a Ph.D. in pharmacokinetics from the University of Dundee, Certificates in Civil and Criminal Law from the University of Cardiff and a certificate in Scots Law from the University of Aberdeen. She specialises in drugs of abuse and the clearance of drugs from the body. She has been a research scientist for 13 years and has researched at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and the University of Dundee. Dr. Sharp is a co-director of the Glasgow Expert Witness Service Ltd. and is a registered expert witness with the Law Society of Scotland Directory of Expert Witnesses, a Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, a full member of the British Pharmacological Society and a registered expert adviser on the National Crime Agency (NCA) database.