Lecture: How an enlightened approach to drug policy could revolutionise medicine as well as reducing drug harms Event as iCalendar

26 February 2018

6 - 7pm

Venue: School of Population Health, Building 722, Room 722-201,

Location: Gate 1, 261 Morrin Road Tāmaki Innovation Campus, St Johns, Auckland

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Public lecture
 

Join us for this informative public lecture by Professor David Nutt titled ‘How an enlightened approach to drug policy could revolutionise medicine as well as reducing drug harms’.
 

Abstract:

Professor Nutt’s talk will cover the flaws in current drug control regulations, in particular how they often lead to more harms than good.

He will then explain how the bans on drugs such as cannabis, MDMA and psychedelics severely block research in many areas of medicine, from epilepsy and pain control to PTSD and depression. This is to the detriment of patients and health professionals.

Finally, Professor Nutt will recommend sensible new approaches for drug policies to empower research and treatment and minimise harms.
 


Biography:

Professor David Nutt is the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London.

He trained at Cambridge, Guys Hospital, Oxford University and National Institutes of Health (USA). His research focuses on the use of PET and fMRI imaging to understand how drugs work in the brain and the mechanism underpinning psychiatric disorders particularly addiction and anxiety disorders.

 

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