Grand Rounds Presentation

Is Cannabidiol (CBD) a Candidate Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder?

Date: Thursday April 25th,
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Presenters:

Jasmine Turna, Post-Doctoral Student

Jasmine Turna received her PhD in Neuroscience from McMaster University. She is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship supervised by Dr. James MacKillop at the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal cannabis Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University. Her research focuses on the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids and surveillance studies examining the effects of cannabis legalization in Canada.

Dr. James MacKillop, PhD., HRI Senior Scientist

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research
Director, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research
Director, Michael E. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster


Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of CBD and its relevance to Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
  • Review the exiting literature regarding CBD’s effect on alcohol-related harms
  • Discuss future directions for such research

For further information, read Jasmine’s newest article: Cannabidiol as a Novel Candidate Alcohol Use Disorder Pharmacotherapy: A Systematic Review 

For those who wish to watch from a computer the day of the event, the webcast link can be found here. Note, the link will only be active 3 hours prior to the scheduled event.