The Symposium will highlight prominent issues in the science and therapeutic application of psychedelics, including work being performed in this field at the UW–Madison, as well as featuring nationally renowned keynote speakers, this symposium is intended for students, researchers and clinicians, and the broader community.
The symposium will include:
- A keynote session on “Decolonial Psychedelics” that engages critically with the social and cultural issues that have marginalized key voices in the renewed interest in psychedelics.
- A keynote session on “Addressing the Psychedelic Experience” that examines the relevance (or irrelevance) of the psychedelic experience in scientific research and therapeutic applications of psychedelics.
- Information and roundtables highlighting distinct models of care being applied to the use of psychedelics in therapeutic contexts.
- Cutting-edge research and scholarly updates in the form of lectures and poster presentations on recently published or ongoing work in the area of psychedelic studies.
- Social and networking opportunities that supplement the main academic program of the symposium, including catered meals, poster reception, other activities.
Allan Ajaya, PhD, Psychotherapist, Being Awareness, Madison, WI
Matthew Banks, PhD, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Esselman MBA, Executive Director, BrainFutures, Los Angeles, CA
Boris Heifets, PhD, Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Sisi Lee, PhD, Senior Data Architect Lead, Sophia, Madison, WI
Christopher Nicholas, PhD, Assistant Professor (CHS), Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
David Olson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
Charles Raison, MD, Professor, Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds Children & Families, Professor, Department of Psychiatry School of Human Ecology and School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Lucas Richert, PhD, Associate Professor, George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy Director of Graduate Studies, Health Services Research in Pharmacy Graduate Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy, Madison, WI
Eduardo Schenberg, PhD, Instituto Phaneros, Brazil
Stephanie Schmitz, MLS, Clinical Associate Professor, Betsy Gordon Archivist for Psychoactive Substances Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Darron Smith, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Germantown, TN
Chantelle Thomas MS, PhD, Executive Clinical Director Windrose Recovery, Brookfield, WI
Alberto Vargas, PhD, Associate Director, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Cody Wenthur, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research Division, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, Madison, WI
Bennett Zelner, PhD, Associate Professor of Business and Public Health Policy, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
John Dunne, PhD, Co-Chair, Distinguished Professor of Contemplative Humanities, Chair Department of Asian Languages & Cultures and Core Faculty, Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alberto Vargas, PhD, Co-Chair, Associate Director, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, UW-Madison
Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the registrant.
Room blocks have been set up at the following:
Wyndham Garden Madison Fitchburg (1.4 miles to Symposium site)
2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Group Code: 110123UWP
2023 Pychedelic Symposium
Poster Submission OVERVIEW
30 posters will be accepted. To be considered your abstract must be received by Wednesday, October 18, 2023.
Symposium registration and fee payment are also required for participation.
After that deadline, if 30 abstracts have not yet been approved, the Poster Review Committee will review and accept posters until that total is reached.
Poster sessions will be during lunch hours and end of day receptions on both Thursday and Friday.
Applicants are encouraged to submit posters on research projects relevant to the Symposium theme.
Posters should address research questions rather than product descriptions or usage.
Abstracts should be 200 – 300 words in length.
Please e-mail your abstract to Pam French, who will confirm receipt and manage communications related to the Committee’s review.
Accepted posters should be sized up to 40″ x 30″. We have foam-core boards that you can pin or clip your poster on for easel display. The orientation can be reversed; your poster can be slightly larger (or smaller) and still fit fine. We will provide pins/clips for your use.