The Realities of Research
Time & Location
About The Event
Happy New Year Cannabis Professionals!
One of the most common things we hear in the cannabis and hemp industries is that we need more research! Due to decades of prohibition, clinical research on cannabis species has been stunted resulting in a lack of good research. This month I am thrilled to have Dr. Monika Fleshner presenting on the Realities of Research in the cannabis industry. She will be speaking on her experience doing cannabis research, and what clinical trials on cannabis look like from a university perspective.
Monika Fleshner, PhD is a professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology, a member of the Center for Neuroscience, the director of the Stress Physiology laboratory and the winner of the Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Lectureship Award, Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology. She was President of the International Society for Exercise Immunology (ISEI, 2011-2013), President (2011-2012) and Secretary/Treasurer (2004-2006) of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS) and serves on the editorial boards of the Neurobiology of Stress, Brain, Behavior and Immunity (Special Issue) and Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Dr. Fleshner teaches undergraduate and graduate immunology. Her research has contributed to our understanding of the 1) impacts of acute and chronic stressor exposure (mental and physical) on sleep and circadian biology and neural, hormonal and immunological function; 2) how such systems interact to affect the whole organism; and 3) mechanisms of increased stress robustness (resistance/resilience) produced by exercise, prebiotics and cannabis constituents. Her laboratory has published ~190 peer-reviewed papers exploring the physiology and pathophysiology of the stress response and developing effective interventions capable of increasing stress robustness.
To learn more about Dr. Fleshner and her work you can check out the CU Boulder Experts page.
Tentative Schedule: 6:30-7:00: Arrival and Networking 7:00- 7:15: Welcome and Announcements 7:15-7:45: Dr. Fleshner's Presentation 7:45-8:00: Q & A 8:00-8:30: Individual Introductions 8:30-9:00: Open Networking
Once again, we will be at the Boulder Riverside at 6:30pm. There is No Cannabis consumption allowed at this event, so please respect our lovely venue.
This meetup is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring anyone you think might be curious about the Cannabis industry, learn something, or otherwise benefit from this meetup or topic!
Parking is available and free after 7pm in the small lot on the North West corner of Arapahoe and Broadway next to Mustard's Last Stand. Additional parking can be found in the Boulder Public Library parking lot a couple blocks west on Arapahoe past Broadway.
Thank you everyone and I hope you have an excellent month!