Join us in this meeting to gain an in depth understanding of the effects of Cannabis which is essential for future study and everyday practice. The psychopathology linked to the use of Cannabis, especially high potency Cannabis, has immediate and long term deleterious effects. This meeting will focus on the research leading up to our current understanding of the effects of Cannabis, evidence based prevention and treatment measures as applied in the specialist Cannabis Clinic for Patients with Psychosis.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide attendees with up to date research on the use of cannabis. Exploring the following questions: Is Cannabis safe? What are the main physiological and mental effects? What is the related psychopathology? How are young people affected?
Research into the use of Cannabis and its effect on health has been pioneered by Professor Robin Murray. Dr Di Forti has set up the Cannabis Clinic for Patients with Psychosis, a specialist clinic changing the lives of people struggling with psychosis due to high potency Cannabis use.
Benefits of attending:
- Learn how Cannabis use manifests itself, especially in young people. Reference to the research will enable participants to gain an evidence-based perspective on the latest thinking about the use of Cannabis in this age group.
- Attendees will receive a description of the establishment and work of the Cannabis Clinic for Patients with Psychosis, enabling them to translate the research findings into practice and apply models of care to their local needs.
The speakers are nationally and internationally renowned specialists in the study of psychotic disorders at the Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at the Social, Genetic & the Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Department of Psychology.
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