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International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness, Melbourne, Australia

Monday November 16 - Thursday November 19

Mind Medicine Australia will hold a two-day International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness in November 2020 in Melbourne, bringing together clinicians, scientists, academics, mental and public health professionals, philanthropists, Government, law and policy leaders, business, industry, consumers and other interested stakeholders.

The event will also feature a two-day pre-Summit introductory workshop program (16-17 November) for anyone with an interest in the topic and who is considering further development of their current therapeutic skills or who are eager to gain a detailed understanding of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of mental illness.

The Summit will feature a rich program with a mixture of international and national keynotes, workshops, hot spots, panel conversations and gala dinner with Q & A.

Leading international speakers confirmed for the 2-day summit including Australia Ambassadors include: Head of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London Prof David Nutt (UK), Executive Director of MAPS Dr Rick Doblin (USA), psychiatrist, researcher and writer Dr Ben Sessa (UK), Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Im­perial College London Dr Robin Carhart-Harris (UK), James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University, Prof Dan Ariely (USA/Israel), Anthropologist, ethnobotanist and Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society Dr Wade Da­vis (Canada), Chairman and CEO of Eleusis Shlomi Raz (USA), leading Psychotherapist and Founder of the UK TRIPP Network Maria Papaspyrou (UK), Clinical Psychologist who was part of the team working on psilocybin trials at Imperial College, Renee Harvey (UK), Associate Di­rector of the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Prof Matthew Johnson (USA), Founder & Executive Director Neuros­cape Adam Gazzaley M.D, PHD (USA), Clinical Psychologist, Research Scientist and Author Dr Adele Lafrance (USA), Psychedelic Psychiatrist & Researcher Dr Reid Robison (USA), Director of the University of Auckland’s Health Psychology Practitioner Pro­gramme Dr Lisa Reynolds (NZ), Deputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group – TGA John Skerritt and more TBA.

Key themes will include:

  • Ethical, legal, and implementation frameworks for psychedelic treatments
  • The current state of mental health in Australia and existing treatments
  • Clinical outcomes of psychedelic treatment for mental illness
  • Therapeutic mechanisms of psychedelic treatments
  • Enhancing effectiveness and minimising risks for psychedelic treatment
  • The way forwards for Australia: Challenges and preparation towards creating a new paradigm

Psychedelic therapies have been granted Breakthrough Therapy status by the FDA in the USA due to current promising research in the treatment of depression and PTSD. We look forward to collaborating with you to explore psychedelic treatment options to help address the mental health crisis we currently face, and offer treatments to those who need it most.

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to gather in Melbourne in November 2020.

Together we can change the paradigm for mental health.

Venues: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, University location for Therapist 2-day workshop



Disclaimer Mind Medicine Australia does not encourage or facilitate illegal use of psychedelics or plant medicines. MMA focus is focused on clinical and legal use only supported by the emerging science and legislative processes. Mind Medicine Australia reserves the right to record and publish webinars on various social media platforms. You agree that you will not discuss any names, locations or specific details of illegal use of psychedelics both verbally or via any written forms of communication via Mind Medicine Australia social media platforms (for example facebook, instagram and zoom private and public chat forms during the webinar). Breaches of these guidelines may result in not being able to participate in the event. We thank you for support and cooperation on these matters.


Monday November 16
Thursday November 19


Sofitel Melbourne
25 Collins St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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