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ICR Conference 2018

Second Annual Conference Announcement

Exploring All Things Cannabis: Research in Action

The ICR 2017 Conference attracted over 500 attendees and researchers from every field of cannabis expertise. We look forward to making ICR 2018 an even bigger and more eclectic exploration of all things cannabis. The ICR at CSU-Pueblo will hold its second annual conference at CSU-Pueblo from April 26-28, 2018. The conference will be a 3-day forum where cannabis experts will share knowledge about scientific, medical, industrial, legal, economic, and social elements of cannabis research.

Abstract submissions for the 2018 ICR Conference have now closed. Information on the 2019 Conference dates and call for papers will be announced in April.

ICR 2018 Plenary Speakers


    Opening Plenary Address: Dr. Audra Stinchcomb

    Dr. Audra StinchcombDr. Audra Stinchcomb, a former CSU-Pueblo Student, is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Stinchcomb’s research is focused on transdermal prodrugs, microneedle-enhanced delivery, and translational research models. Transdermal cannabinoid delivery has been a major research focus, with new prodrugs developed to improve aqueous solubility, chemical stability, as well as skin permeation.


    Mechoulam Lecturer: Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo

    Dr. Vincenzo Di MarzoDr. Vincenzo Di Marzo is a Research Director at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry of the National Research Council (ICB-CNR) in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy, coordinator of the Endocannabinoid Research Group in the Naples region. 

ICR 2018 Conference Details & Logistics


    Registration Information

    Registration costs: 

    • $300 if registered by March 15, 2018
    • $350 if registered by April 25, 2018
    • $400 on and after April 26, 2018
    • $99.00 for Veterans, Active Military Duty Personnel, and students with the appropriate ID

    If you are a member of the press, please contact Cora Zaletel at for Press Registration Information.

    Register for the ICR 2018 Conference


    Conference Schedule

    A detailed schedule of each session will be available in the coming weeks, but below is a copy of the basic schedule for this year’s ICR Conference.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    2:00pm On-Site Registration Opens
    4:00-6:00pm Open Forums
    7:00-8:30pm Opening Plenary- Dr. Audra Stinchcomb and Reception

    Friday, April 27, 2018
    7:30-8:30pm Coffee and Conversation
    8:45-9:45am Official Welcome to ICR 2018 Conference
    10:00-11:15am Friday Session 1
    11:30am-12:30pm Friday Lunch Break
    12:30-1:45pm Friday Session 2
    2:00-3:15pm Friday Session 3
    3:30-4:45pm Friday Session 4
    5:00-7:30pm Friday Reception

    Saturday, April 28, 2018
    7:30-8:30pm Coffee and Conversation
    8:30-9:45am Saturday Session 1
    10:00-11:15am Saturday Session 2
    11:30am-1:30pm Saturday Keynote: Second Annual Mechoulam Lecture
    1:30-2:45pm Saturday Session 3
    3:00-4:15pm Saturday Session 4
    6:00-8:30pm Saturday Evening Closing Reception

    Hotel and Shuttle Information

    For the conference, we have reserved hotel blocks near campus. Be sure to mention the Institute of Cannabis Research when making your reservations.

    Wingate by Wyndham $93.00/night, 719.586.9000

    LaQuinta $80.10/night, 719.542.3500

    The ICR will run continuous shuttles from CSU-Pueblo to the Wingate and the LaQuinta throughout the entirety of the conference if you do not have alternative transportation. 


    Traveling to Pueblo


    Denver International Airport is about two hours from Pueblo, Colorado Springs is about an hour from Pueblo, and Pueblo does have a small airport as well. If you do not plan to rent a vehicle at the airport, here are links to shuttle services for both DIA and COS to Pueblo: 

    Transit Van Shuttle Services

    Front Range Shuttle



    On-campus parking is free for the entire conference (April 26-28). Most events will be located in the Occhiato Student Center and Massari Arena, on the north side of campus. The closest parking lots are N-2, N-3, and N-4.

    Consult the campus map for more information.


Kathryn Starkey, M.A.
Institute of Cannabis Research

Institute of Cannabis Research

Faculty and Staff

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