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Myth Busting: The Effects of Youth Cannabis Use on the Developing Brain

Event

Title:
Myth Busting: The Effects of Youth Cannabis Use on the Developing Brain
When:
Fri, 11. March 2016, 09:30 h - Thu, 11. February 2016, 11:30 h
Where:
Wildrose Centre, Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Clair - Calgary, Alberta
Category:
Public Meeting

Description

Eventbrite: Register here FREE

 

Did you know that Canadian youth use marijuana more than any other illicit drug? In fact, our young people use marijuana more than any other country in the developed world and many youth view marijuana to be harmless. The ongoing public debate makes it difficult to know what the truths are and what the myths are about the harms of marijuana use.

 

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Health Canada, invites you to attend a panel presentation that will address these questions and share key findings from our new report, The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence

 

Panelists with expertise in medicine, neuroscience, and youth developmental and psychosocial well-being will discuss the myths youth hold about marijuana and will outline what we conclusively know, what is still not known, and where the research evidence is emerging in relation to the effects of regular cannabis use on the developing brain. 

 

Moderator
Dr. Franco Vaccarino
President and Professor of Psychology, University of Guelph

Panelists
Dr. Kim Corace
Director, Program Development and Research, Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah
Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine and O'Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary

Dr. Philip Tibbo
Professor, Dr. Paul Janssen Chair in Psychotic Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
Director, Nove Scotia Early Psychosis Program

 

A video of the sessions (with French subtitles) will be posted in March 2016. In addition, materials shared at the event are available in both official languages.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These events are supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research​.​


Venue

Location:
Wildrose Centre, Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Clair - Website
Street:
255 Barclay Parade SW
ZIP:
T2P 5C2
City:
Calgary
State:
Alberta
Country:
Canada

Description

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
 

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