Topical Concurrent Session 3E – Cannabis and cannabinoids for pain relief: in the lab, in the clinic and in society

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APSNZPS 2018: Topical Concurrent Session 3E

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Topical Concurrent Session 3E: Cannabis and cannabinoids for pain relief: in the lab, in the clinic and in society
Chair: Professor Chris Vaughan, Pain Management Research Institute, NSW

This session will review what is known about the neurobiology of cannabinoids, with a focus on cannabis, and their actions in the underpinning chronic pain states. It will also discuss recent findings from human clinical research that addresses the current and potential future uses of cannabis and cannabinoids in pain management. Finally it will consider translation of these research findings into broader therapeutic uses for cannabis and the cannabinoids looking at procedures, policy and review.

Speakers:
Professor Chris Vaughan, Pain Management Research Institute, NSW
Professor Jennifer Martin, University of Newcastle, NSW
Professor Louisa Degenhardt, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, NSW
Dr Susan Ballantyne, Queensland Health, QLD