Bedrocan Series

In Bedrocan Series, hear from the real experts in the medical cannabis field, learn about uses, and gain understanding into the latest scientific studies and insights. Through a free online meeting, we connect you with doctors, researchers and scientists who have extensive experience with medicinal cannabis. In just half an hour, we can bring you up to speed.

Below you will find an overview of the speakers on the program. The language of instruction is English.

Cannabis as a medicine, the scientific approach

With Renger Witkamp

With a background in Biology and Pharmacy Renger works as a professor at Wageningen University & Reserach, Netherlands, where he currently leads the Nutritional Biology group. Renger has diverse experience both scientific and in management positions. Since 2005 Renger has been involved the field of cannabis research and the functioning of the endocannabinoid system. In addition to his role in education and research he is the chairman of the Institute Medicinal Cannabis Netherlands.

Date: Thursday June 17, 2021
Time: 12.30 – 1 pm (CET)
Duration: 30 minutes

Cannabis as a medicine, the effects on our brain

With Matthijs Bossong

Matthijs Bossong studied Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. After completing his PhD in Utrecht on the role of the endocannabinoid system in human brain functions relevant for psychiatric disorders, he started his postdoc position in September 2011 at the Institute of Psychiatry of King’s College London. Here, Matthijs worked on two multimodal neuroimaging studies with people at an ultra-high risk for developing psychosis. One of these projects involved a treatment with the cannabinoid compound cannabidiol. In September 2014, he started his second postdoc at the Department of Psychiatry of the UMC Utrecht, where he coordinated a large-scale international multicenter study in which the potential of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of psychosis was examined in adolescent at-risk individuals. In July 2021, Matthijs starts in a new role at the University Medical Center Utrecht.

Date: Thursday July 8, 2021
Time: 12.30 – 1 pm (CET)
Duration: 30 minutes

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