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Psychedelic Science 2017 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2016

IMPORTANT DATES

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: November 1
DECISIONS ANNOUNCED: December 1
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 31

Psychedelic Science 2017 is a six-day global gathering featuring three days of conference programming, three full days of workshops, a sunset cruise on the San Francisco Bay, a Psychedelic Comedy Banquet, a free marketplace of goods and ideas, and much more. The three-day conference will include three simultaneous tracks of presentations by leading and up-and-coming international researchers in the fast-growing field of psychedelic science and medicine.

Psychedelic Science 2017 is the third international Psychedelic Science conference, building on the success of Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century (2010, San Jose, California) and Psychedelic Science 2013 (Oakland, California). Both previous Psychedelic Science conferences sold out.

The three-day conference will be organized in three simultaneous tracks: Clinical Research, Interdisciplinary Research, and Plant Medicines. Posters will be displayed in the Marketplace (free and open to the public) from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23. A specific time will be designated for poster presentations.

Potential topics for the Call for Abstracts include:

  • Completed or ongoing clinical research into the basic and/or applied science of psychedelics in human subjects
  • Scientific research into the relationship between psychedelics and religion or spirituality
  • Scientific research that uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the benefits and/or risks of psychedelics in humans, including therapeutic methods and outcomes
  • Empirical social science research into the use of psychedelics in contemporary cultures with implications for science, policy, education, or harm reduction
  • Other empirical research into the risks, benefits, or scientific applications of psychedelic compounds

OPTION 1: ORAL PRESENTATION

Each selected speaker will be scheduled for a 30-minute oral presentation, with 20-25 minutes for the presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. Digital slide and multimedia capabilities will be available. Additional guidelines will be provided to accepted presenters.

OPTION 2: POSTER SESSION

An area of the Marketplace (in the West Hall) will be dedicated to mounted poster presentations. Poster stands will be provided for poster displays of up to 4 feet high by 8 feet wide. Posters should be clear, aesthetically pleasing, and designed for an audience with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. Information should be divided into sections, and all posters must have a clear title including the title of the paper or project, author(s), affiliations, the location where the research was conducted, relevant sponsors or funding sources, and conflicts of interest (if any). Selected presenters must agree to be present at the poster location at the time assigned during poster session open hours. Additional guidelines will be provided to accepted presenters.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Complete the submission form on the next page before the deadline of November 1, 2016. Abstracts of up to 300 words must state the objective of the research, its methodology, key results, and the significance of the findings. You will be asked to indicate whether you are submitting for (1) an oral presentation only, (2) a poster presentation only, or (3) if you are willing to present in either format.

Only one proposal will be considered from each individual. If you are a co-author on multiple research papers, each co-author may submit only one proposal.

Submissions will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee. Accepted presenters must make their own arrangements for travel and accommodations. Individuals accepted for Oral Presentations will be eligible for a 50% discounted rate for conference registration ($225 for the Three-Day Conference), and individuals accepted for the Poster Sessions will be eligible for a 25% discounted rate ($337.50).

CONTACT

Please direct all questions to conference@maps.org. Please contact us if you have questions about international submissions, language accessibility, travel visas, etc.

Psychedelic Science 2017 is presented by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and The Beckley Foundation.

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