California To Host Psychedelic Science Conference


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​MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, has announced “Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century,” its international conference on psychedelic research.

The conference, which will be held in San Jose, California April 15-18, brings together international experts on psychedelic drugs.
According to MAPS, it will be the largest such conference in the United States in 17 years.
There will be three full days of programming with concurrent tracks exploring clinical and spiritual applications, issues relevant to health care professionals, and social and cultural issues surrounding the therapeutic, spiritual, cultural and recreational uses of psychedelics.

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“Seraphic Transport Docking On The Third Eye” by Alex Grey [2004]. Alex and Allyson Grey, visionary artists, will be at the MAPS conference.

​Some of the studies to be presented at the conference will examine: MDMA in treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); psilocybin in treating anxiety associated with life-threatening illnesses; and LSD-assisted psychotherapy in patients with anxiety associated with life-threatening illnesses.
Featured will be workshops with psychedelic luminaries Stanislav Grof, M.D., co-founder of transpersonal psychology; Rick Doblin, Ph.D., founder and executive director of MAPS; MDMA/PTSD researcher Michael Mithoefer, M.D.; Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N.; visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey; David Nichols, Ph.D.; Franz Vollenweider, M.D.; consciousness researcher and psychotherapist Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.; Earth and Fire Erowid, founders of; and Annie Oak, Mariavittoria Mangini and Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia of the Women’s Visionary Congress.
Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century is open to the general public; registration information is available at
Tickets are limited, and may sell out. Prospective participants should book before March 15 to avoid a $50 late registration fee.
The conference is also accredited to offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to physicians and Continuing Education credits to psychologists, nurses, and social workers.