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ICR Conference 2017

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The first Institute of Cannabis Research international conference held on April 28-30, 2017, at Colorado State University-Pueblo was a tremendous success!

On behalf of CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare, university faculty, staff, and students, along with the ICR Steering Committee, working groups and researchers…thank you for attending our inaugural ICR conference!

Over 500 cannabis scholars, researchers, industry professionals and interested persons attended the three-day event, and even a spring Colorado snowstorm didn’t lessen anyone’s enthusiasm. We owe tremendous gratitude to Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Dr. Alexandros Makriyannis, and Dr. Carl Hart for attending the conference and providing illuminating and inspiring plenary and keynote addresses. To have such internationally renowned scientists at our first conference was truly remarkable. We know that for many attendees, the opportunity to personally meet Dr. Mechoulam and Dr. Makriyannis was a dream come true. We are so pleased to have been able to provide that opportunity to so many.

Thanks to those who attended our Saturday evening reception, in which we highlighted the research of our CSU-Pueblo ICR funded researchers. It turned out to be quite a festive evening of networking. The energy and enthusiasm was contagious for all of us there!

We are currently compiling a summary of the conference that will be posted soon on the ICR website. Additionally, we are uploading conference materials and videos to the CSU-Pueblo Library ICR digital repository site. Please continue to visit the ICR website for additional information. We have asked conference attendees for feedback through an email evaluation instrument we sent out last week. Please give us your thoughtful feedback on your experience at the conference.

And, save the dates of April 27, 28 and 29, 2018 for next year’s ICR international conference!

Facts about the ICR 2017 inaugural conference

Registered attendees 582
Presenters 98
Presentations 77
States represented 19
Countries represented 9 (presenters and attendees)

Conference Plenary and Keynote Presentations

We are tremendously grateful to these internationally renown scientists for presenting their research at the inaugural 2017 ICR international research conference.

Friday, April 28 Opening Address

Dr. Carl Hart, Chair, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York City. Dr. Hart's presentation was sponsored by the CSU-Pueblo Center for Teaching and Learning "How and Why Marijuana Research is Biased toward Negative Effect"

Saturday, April 29 Keynote Address

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, presenting the inaugural "Mechoulam Lecture". Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the Institute of Drug Research, Hebrew University, Israel. "The Endocannabinoid System: A Look Back and Ahead"

Sunday, April 30 Closing Address

Dr. Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Director of the Center for Drug Discovery, Northeastern University, Boston. "Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System: Therapeutic Opportunities"

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