The 30th Annual 

International Cannabinoid Research Society

Symposium on the Cannabinoids

CANCELLED

due to COVID-19


OUR 30th YEAR


of outstanding cannabinoid science research

CANCELLATION  STATEMENT

07 April, 2020

Dear all,

   Following very careful consideration over the past number of weeks, and significant consultation with the ICRS 2020 Scientific Programme Committee, we regret to inform you that the ICRS Board of Directors has taken a decision to cancel both the main ICRS2020 Symposium and the associated Satellite Symposium on Cannabinoids and Chronic Pain – originally scheduled for July 4 - 9 in Galway, Ireland – due to the COVID-19 crisis.  

   Postponement to later this year was deemed not feasible due to the dynamic and uncertain nature of the COVID-19 crisis, and the consequent difficulties of selecting a new date with any degree of confidence.  


   This very difficult decision was not taken lightly, but is in keeping with our recent COVID-19 statements whereby the health and well-being of our membership and delegates takes precedence over all other considerations.


REIMBURSEMENT


  If you had already registered for this year’s Symposium, you will receive full reimbursement of the registration fee as soon as possible.  We would be grateful for your patience and understanding as we work through the logistics on this.   No funds for registration will be taken from the bank accounts of trainees who applied for ICRS Trainee Travel Awards.
 
   FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY BOOKED ACCOMMODATIONS IN GALWAY for this year’s Symposium, we strongly advise you to look carefully at the cancellation policy linked to your accommodation booking.


GO WEST BOOKINGS


   IF YOU BOOKED ACCOMMODATIONS via the Go West booking site, Go West has confirmed that they will reimburse you automatically – without the need for you to take any further action.   Full reimbursement will be provided (minus a €35 administration fee for accommodations bookings or a €15 administration fee for social outing bookings) as per their cancellation policy.  If for some reason you DO NOT WISH to cancel the accommodation or tours booked via Go West, then you should inform them directly by emailing ICRS2020@gowest.ie before the end of this week, Friday April 10th.  If the original form of payment was completed via credit card, then the refund for accommodation and/or tour fee paid will be issued direct to the credit card used for payment.  If payment was made via bank transfer, Go West will contact each delegate by email to confirm the required bank details.


    IF YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE TRAVEL RESERVATIONS, please contact your travel provider directly. 


2020 CONFERENCE ALTERNATIVE


   The Board of Directors decided against organizing a substantial virtual/online conference, due to logistical challenges, concerns around security of unpublished data, and a strong sense that this would be a poor substitute for the face-to-face collaborative discussions and social engagement that are such a central part of ICRS Symposia.


   We are pleased, however, to let you know that three recorded one-hour lectures, from each of our 2020 awardees – Dr. George Kunos (Lifetime Achievement Awardee), Dr. Yossi Tam (William A. Devane Young Investigator Awardee) and Dr. Daniela Parolaro (Mechoulam Awardee) – will be made available to ICRS Members (via our website) and 2020 registrants in July this year,  in lieu of these presentations at the Galway meeting.


   We are very grateful to these three awardees for agreeing to provide these recorded lectures which promise to be of the highest calibre, for the benefit of our Membership. These presentations also provide a mechanism to recognize and profile the outstanding achievements of these three cannabinoid scientists.   Further details will follow in due course.


   In addition, the ICRS Scientific Programme Committee will complete the peer-review of all abstracts and ICRS Trainee Travel Award applications submitted by the deadlines set.  We will communicate the outcome of these review processes to authors and applicants in due course.  Although the ICRS2020 Symposium is cancelled and there will not be any published abstract proceedings or programme, the number of abstracts received was at record levels and we feel it is important to acknowledge the effort authors have made in submitting abstracts and trainee award applications.  We recognize it may be valuable for authors’ careers and CVs (particularly trainees in the final year of their studies or contracts) to be informed that their abstract was peer-reviewed and met the criteria for acceptance.   For the same reason, we also wish to acknowledge Trainee Travel Award recipients, all of whom will receive an award letter and will be listed on the ICRS website.


   Communication of this information to authors will not preclude submission of the same abstract to a future ICRS meeting, including ICRS2021 which will take place as planned in Jerusalem, Israel.


   We are also pleased to let you know that the Board voted to hold the ICRS2022 meeting in Galway, Ireland.


   Finally, we would like to thank all of the members of the Board of Directors, the Scientific Programme Committee and the National University of Ireland Galway for very valuable input, advice and support in reaching the decisions communicated herein.   Further, a sincere word of thanks to all of the Members of ICRS, all ICRS2020 registrants, abstract authors, and our kind sponsors, for your patience and support over the past weeks as we have navigated this unprecedented and challenging situation.



Yours sincerely,


David Finn, Ph.D.

President

Melanie Kelly, Ph.D
Executive Director

Jason Schechter, Ph.D.

Managing Director
International Cannabinoid Research Society

We'll see you in Galway 2022

 

This year, we were proud to share the beauty of Galway with our ICRS2020 Delegates worldwide.  We look forward to holding an upcoming annual ICRS Symposium on the Cannabinoids in such a spectacular venue.

 

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ICRS2020

SPEAKERS

and AWARDEES


Presidential Plenary Lecture

Margaret McCarthy,

BS, MA, PhD


James and Carolyn Frenkil Dean’s Professor and Chair,

Department of Pharmacology

University of Maryland

School of Medicine

USA


2020 AWARDEE

WILLIAM A. DEVANE

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD


Joseph (Yossi) Tam,

DMD, PhD


Associate Professor,

Department of Pharmacology

Director, Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel


 

 

 

 

 

Cancelled:

 

60+ ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Presidential Plenary Lecture

John Cryan, 

BSc (Hons),  PhD


Professor and Chair,

Department of

Anatomy and Neuroscience

University College Cork

Ireland


2020 AWARDEE

 

MECHOULAM AWARD

 

Daniela Parolaro,

PhD

 

Scientific Coordinator

 

Fondazione Zardi - Gori

Italy

 

Founder's Lecture 



Raphael Mechoulam,

PhD


Head, Medicinal Chemistry Lab 
President, Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel


Kang Tsou Memorial Lecture

Irene Tracy,  

MA (Oxon), DPhil., FRCA, FMedSci


Nuffield Chair

Anaesthetic Science

University of Oxford

United Kingdom


2020 AWARDEE

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

George Kunos,

MD, PhD

 

Scientific Director

National Institutes of Health and

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse

and Alcoholism 

USA

 

 

 

 

Cancelled:

 

HUNDREDS

OF

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

 

Be well. We will miss you July 4-9th

Take precautions. Stay healthy.

 

 

 


Registration


         ICRS2020 Registration is Cancelled

NON-MEMBER DELEGATE
MEMBER DELEGATE
STUDENT / TRAINEE DELEGATE
EMERITUS DELEGATE
NON-MEMBER DELEGATE

        $1225

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION

 

You did not need to be a Member  to participate in ICRS2020.


Arrival / Reception - July 4
All Meals and Breaks - July 5 - 8

All Plenary, Special, Oral and Poster Sessions - July 5 - 8

Banquet - July 8

Departure - July 9

$450/ea

Social Registrant

 

Arrival / Reception - July 4
All Meals and Breaks - July 5 - 8

Banquet - July 8

Departure - July 9

 

 

 

   EVENT CANCELLED 

$225/ea

Child Registrant

(5 - 16 yo, <5 yo, gratis)

 

Arrival / Reception - July 4
All Meals and Breaks - July 5 - 8

Banquet - July 8

Departure - July 9

MEMBER DELEGATE
STUDENT / TRAINEE DELEGATE
EMERITUS DELEGATE

On Saturday JULY 4, 2020, ICRS had planned to sponsor a

Medical Education Satellite Symposium

on Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Pain and Related Disorders


The event has been cancelled. Click here for cancellation info.


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ICRS2020 Venue


Bailey Allen Hall

National University of Ireland Galway University Road

Galway, H91 W5P7

Ireland

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Getting There


In 2022, Galway will still be located on the West Coast of Ireland.

 

     Dublin Airport (DUB)  


 DUB airport has direct flights from a number of North American/Canadian cities (East and West Coast), extensive direct flights from a large number of European and UK cities, and also good connections with Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.


 Click for all transport options from/to Dublin Airport and Galway and elsewhere in Ireland.  See further information below, under "By Bus". ↘


  ≈  2 hours, 20 minutes by car / bus to the Venue

     Shannon Airport   


 From the USthere are daily direct flights from most East coast hubs to Shannon Airport (SNN). 


 Click for bus services from/to Shannon Airport and Galway and elsewhere in Ireland.




 (SNN)Co. Clare, Ireland    


 From the United Kingdom, European Union and from the Emiratesthere are daily direct flights to Shannon Airport (SNN).


≈  1 hour, 15 minutes by car/bus to the Venue



By Air

 

   Ireland West Airport 

                               Knock (NOC), Co. Mayo 


 Flights from Bosnia, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and UK to NOC.


 Click for bus services from/to Knock Airport and Galway and elsewhere in Ireland.


≈  1 hour, 10 minutes by car/bus to the Venue



By Bus

 

     Bus

 

The quickest, easiest, most cost effective way to travel from Dublin Airport to Galway is by bus.

 

Eireagle

 

Citylink

 

Go Bus

 

Bus Éireann

 

 Advanced booking is still strongly advised. Buses depart frequently. Delayed flight? Your ticket will be valid on the next bus, provided there are spare seats available.  Some buses travel non-stop to Galway, while others have one stop in Dublin City before travelling onwards to Galway.

 

By Ferry and Rail

 

     Ferry 


 Ireland is accessible via ferry from both the United Kingdom and France.  6 ferry crossings are available  to Ireland, via one of three Irish Sea ships; The Isle of Inishmore, the Epsilon, and the Ulysses.


Irish Rail   


 Irish Rail offers 9 daily train transfers from Dublin City center (Heuston Station) to Galway City center. However, there is no train station at Dublin Airport, so a 30 – 45 minute bus/taxi journey from the airport to Heuston station is required.



ICRS Sponsors

Sponsors fund our Student Travel Awards

We cannot thank our sponsors enough.  Without their kind support, we would not be able to facilitate Trainee Awards.  A major feature of our Annual Symposia has been to facilitate the next generation of cannabinoid scholars by supporting their participation.  ICRS is a registered charity (U.S. 501(c)3) and so we are able to use the funds provided by our sponsors to ensure that there is a reduced burden for early career researchers to meet the world leaders in cannabinoid research.

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The Kang Tsou Memorial Fund       

 

The Monique and George Braude Memorial Foundation

50+

Countries

600+

Members

30

Years of Excellence

– JULY 4 - 9, 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

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