Tue, Sep 27|
Vuka Bouldin Creek
The Science of Psychedelics: An Evening with UT's Center for Psychedelic Research & Therapy
***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*** Come learn about the emerging field of psychedelic science from the co-directors of the newly formed Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy at UT Dell Medical School, the first center of its kind in Texas.
Time & Location
Sep 27, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Vuka Bouldin Creek, 411 W Monroe St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
About the event
A psychedelic research center in Texas? Yup, you heard it right. As conventional therapies prove woefully inadequate and rates of depression, anxiety, and PTSD spike, more and more people are turning to psychedelics for healing and transformation. Researchers, including some in our very own Lonestar state, are advancing the field of psychedelic science and studying the impact, efficacy, and potential of these long stigmatized, mind-bending compounds.
In this presentation, Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD and Greg Fonzo, PhD, co-directors of the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy at The University of Texas at Austin's Dell Medical School, will share their vision for their newly formed center, the first of its kind in Texas, and the impact this forthcoming psychedelic research could have on the current mental health crisis. How can psychedelic-assisted therapy be useful? What are the promises? The pitfalls? How do these mind-altering molecules actually work in the brain? Who stands to benefit from this form of therapy? What do we know about the medicinal power of psychedelic compounds and what remains a mystery?
Come learn about the emerging field of psychedelic science, the promise it holds, and how it could change the way we conceptualize and treat mental illness.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Nemeroff is chair and professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is also co-director of the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy. Additionally, he directs the Institute for Early Life Adversity Research within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as part of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. Prior to joining Dell Med, Nemeroff served as chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and clinical director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He received his medical degree and doctorate degrees in neurobiology from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After psychiatry residency training at UNC and Duke University, he held faculty positions at Duke University Medical Center and at Emory University School of Medicine before relocating to the University of Miami in 2009.
Dr. Fonzo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. He is also Co-Director of UT's newly launched Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia Honors Program in 2005 with a dual bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology in 2013 from the San Diego State University/University of California-San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. He completed his postdoctoral research fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Fonzo’s research focuses broadly on utilizing non-invasive neuroscience tools to understand mechanisms of affective disorder psychopathology and treatment and leveraging this understanding to improve clinical care and patient outcomes with neuromodulatory, psychotherapeutic, and psychedelic approaches.
The ticket cost will cover fees for renting the event space, A/V equipment, and it will further the mission of the Psychedelic Society of Texas and the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy at UT Dell Medical Center. These are sliding scale tickets -- please feel free to choose the ticket price based on what works for your financial situation. We appreciate your generosity and willingness to further psychedelic community, education, and scientific research!
Please RSVP before this one-of-a-kind event fills up!
6:00pm - Doors open
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Networking & connection. Non-alcoholic, sparkling refreshments will be served.
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Presentation
8:00 - 8:30pm - Q & A
8:30 - 9:00pm - Mingling, wrap-up
PsyT Disclaimer: Version September 2022
PsyT does not hold ceremonies or promote illegal activities during our events. This is not a place to seek, encourage, or participate in the procurement of controlled substances. You agree that you will not contact us for such things and will not engage in any such activities in your participation in any PsyT event. We provide a platform to discuss experiences that offer transformation in our personal and professional lives. You acknowledge that any information we provide is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
**Please do not use our space to promote or source substance and retreats**
$35 Supporter Ticket
Your monetary contribution will cover the cost of renting the event space and A/V equipment and will further the mission of the Psychedelic Society of Texas and the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy at UT Dell Medical. Thank you in advance!$35.00+$0.88 service fee
$45 Supporter Ticket
Your monetary contribution will cover the cost of renting the event space and A/V equipment and will further the mission of the Psychedelic Society of Texas and the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy at UT Dell. Thank you in advance for your support!$45.00+$1.13 service fee
$55 Supporter Ticket
Your monetary contribution will cover the cost of renting the event space and A/V equipment and will further the mission of the Psychedelic Society of Texas and the Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy at UT Dell. Thank you in advance for your support!$55.00+$1.38 service fee