Introduction to Therapeutic Ketamine (Berkeley, California)


February 17, 2019

From the event website:


Dr. Bennett will give an overview of the field of therapeutic ketamine. Ketamine is medicine that was developed as a surgical anesthetic, but which also has rapid-acting antidepressant effects and visionary properties. Dr. Bennett will describe different ways of working with ketamine for depression, including low-dose infusions, ketamine-facilitated psychotherapy, and psychedelic ketamine journeys. She will also talk about which patients are appropriate for ketamine treatment and which patients would not be a good fit for this approach, according to the most current medical literature. In addition, Dr. Bennett will talk briefly about the pharmacology of ketamine and legal considerations about working with it in clinical practice.

The talk will be approximately 90 min, followed by an additional 30 min of live Q&A. This talk is geared toward medical and mental health professionals, but it is open to everyone. Please note that this is an introductory level presentation, and not a comprehensive training.

For more information, visit the event website.