MAPS Conference: Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century

Summer 2009 Vol. 19, No. 2 Research Edition

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From April 15 to April 18, 2010, MAPS will be hosting “Psychedelic Science in the Twenty-First Century,” an international psychedelic conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will have continuing medical education (CME) credits available for psychiatrists, other physicians, psychologists, social workers and nurses. The conference will also be open to the general public. There will be two tracks of presentations at the conference: the CME track will have leading researchers presenting their evidence based findings from numerous studies that have recently, or are currently, taking place around the world, while the second track will have psychologists, artists, and other culturally intriguing presenters from the psychedelic community. There will be a special banquet on Saturday evening to honor the lifetime achievements of psychedelic luminaries Alexander “Sasha” and Ann Shulgin.

Confirmed speakers include: Stanislav Grof, MD; Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin MD; Ann Shulgin; Alex and Allyson Grey; Andrew Weil, MD; Michael Mithoefer, MD; Ann Mithoefer, BSN; Charles Grob, MD; Alicia Danforth, PhD candidate; David Nichols, PhD; Franz Vollenweider, MD; Torsten Passie, MD, PhD; Matt Baggott, PhD candidate; Jose Carlos Bouso, PhD candidate; Peter Gasser, MD; Julie Holland, MD; Sergio Marchevsky, MD; Francisco Moreno, MD; Peter Oehen, MD; Jordi Riba, MD; Michele Weitz, BA; John Harrison, PsyD candidate; Jeffery Kamlet, MD; Clare Wilkins; June May Ruse, PhD; Ingrid Pacey, MD; Rick Doblin, PhD; Valerie Mojeiko; Amanda Feilding; Ben Sessa, MD; Caroline “Mountain Girl” Garcia; and others.

Taking place at a lovely Holiday Inn (formerly a Hilton) near San Jose International Airport, the conference will start with a reception on Thursday evening and will have three days of programming through Sunday afternoon. The hotel was chosen for its reasonable prices and close proximity to the airport and public transit. Registration information will be available soon. To be placed on a registration list, please send an email to:

This will be a remarkable event that will be even more remarkable if you join us!