The Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is hosting Psychedelic Science 2017, a medical conference that will discuss the healing potential of psychedelic medication. The pre-conference workshops will be held on April 19-20, 2017. The main part of the conference will be held on April 21-23, 2017. On April 24, 2017, the post-conference workshops will be presented. A tentative schedule of the talks to be presented at the convention is available on the conference website.
The conference will address the many different aspects of psychedelic use in therapy and shamanic healing practices. Some topics will include MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, the use of ayahuasca as a tool for healing that is employed by many shamanic practices in Central America, and the role psychologists play in helping people overcome difficult psychedelic experiences. The use of LSD, one of the first psychedelic drugs tested on humans, will also be discussed at the conference. One of the talks at the conference will be about the history of LSD use in psychotherapy.
Doctors who need continuing medical education (CME) or members of the public who are interested in this fascinating aspect of psychological research are still able to enroll in the conference. Since open spaces are limited and filling up quickly, people who want to register for this conference need to sign up soon or they will risk missing Psychedelic Science 2017 and will need to wait until MAPS offers their next conference.
The Sunset Cruise and Comedy Banquet have already sold out; only a limited amount of tickets for the main conference are left. People who want to attend the convention should not delay and sign up for the conference as soon as it is possible; Psychedelic Science 2013 sold out, so people wishing to go to Psychedelic Science 2017 this April need to act quickly, or they will risk missing this year’s conference.