The Pharmacology and Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL20D (San Jose Convention Center)
Roger Pertwee, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Professor Roger Pertwee will review the state of cannabinoid pharmacology from receptors and ligands to behavioural effects, by describing recently discovered actions of plant-derived cannabinoids that have revealed promising novel clinical uses of one or other of these cannabinoids for the improved treatment of several serious disorders that affect the brain or other parts of the body. Discussion will focus on the strength of the evidence for these potential new areas of cannabinoid therapeutics.