Key topics to cover:
- History of Psychedelic Research: Overview of the historical evolution of psychedelic research.Timeline leading to the recent resurgence in psychedelic studies.
- Significance in Mental Health Context: Understanding the relevance of psychedelic medicines amidst current mental health and opioid crises.
- Legal Status Overview: General insight into the legal status of psychedelic medications.
- Medication Insights: Brief on biochemistry, clinical applications, benefits and risks associated with ketamine, MDMA, Psilocybin, LSD, Ibogaine, and DMT.
- Focus on Ketamine: Deeper exploration of the clinical applications of ketamine. Noting its current status as the sole legally used psychedelic in the US.
- The Future of Psychedelic Medicine: ethical considerations for providers, need for ongoing research, changes in current mental health care delivery needed for adoption
Key Takeaways for Attendees:
Attendees will depart with a comprehensive understanding of the historical context, current legal framework, clinical applications, and the challenges and opportunities in the realm of psychedelic medicine research.