Events - Apr 2019

HRI Research Day – Spring 2019

Celebrate CMHA Mental Health Week with us!

Homewood Research Institute (HRI) is proud to help the Canadian Mental Health Association #getloud about mental health with a special event on May 9, 2019.

Join us for HRI Research Day – Spring 2019, a free public event where the HRI team will be available to answer your questions about mental health and addiction research.

  • Find out how we’re engaging thought leaders across Canada to address some of our nation’s most pressing mental health and addiction challenges
  • Learn about applied research and how it’s helping to transform the way we treat mental health and addiction in real time
  • Get details on the latest research projects underway at HRI and how they can help people across Canada and beyond

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (light lunch included)
Venue: 10C (42 Carden St. Guelph – 4th Floor Community Classroom)
RSVP: Click to register today
Cost: Free

This event is helping to raise awareness about mental health in celebration of CMHA Mental Health Week. For more information about how you can help Canada #getloud during Mental Health Week, click here.

Grand Rounds Presentation

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

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


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.