The 32nd Annual 

International Cannabinoid Research Society

Symposium on the Cannabinoids

June 25-30


OUR 32nd YEAR


of outstanding cannabinoid science research

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear all,

  Registration and Call for Abstracts for ICRS2022 in Galway, Ireland was open from Monday 3rd January 2022, with the following deadline dates:

 

Oral Abstracts Submissions Due: Feb 22

Trainee Grant Application Due: Mar 21
Poster Abstracts Submissions Due: Mar 21

 

In-Person Arrival June 25

Symposium: June 26 - 29

In-Person Departure: June 30

 

  ICRS2022 was run as a hybrid meeting – with options for delegates to attend and present either in-person or virtually.  Both synchronous and asynchronous HD were/are available to our Delegates, streamed all over the world.

 

  The event was a smashing success, and we cannot thank our Delegates, sponsors, speakers, and awardees alike for an incredible scientific event – ICRS2022 was one for the record books.

Best wishes and good health. We look forward to seeing you next year in Toronto for ICRS2023.


David Finn, Ph.D.

President, 2020, 2022
International Cannabinoid Research Society

Galway was amazing.

This year, we were proud to share the beauty of Galway with our ICRS2022 Delegates worldwide – from a spectacular location.

 

ICRS2022 A HYBRID SYMPOSIUM

LIVE and ONLINE

from the
 

BAILEY ALLEN HALL

National University of Ireland Galway

June 25-30, 2022
 

 

 

 


  At all times, the safety of delegates was our top priority.  Attendees were required to adhere to all prevailing Irish Government, NUI Galway, Public Health guidelines and the ICRS Code of Conduct:

 

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3361b-public-health-updates/

https://www.nuigalway.ie/covid-19/

 

  Masking and social distancing were encouraged at ICRS2022.  

 

  While our intention was for the majority of short oral and plenary talks to be delivered by delegates attending in-person, a minor proportion of short oral and plenary talks were selected for presentation by delegates attending online/virtually.

 

  For delegates unable to attend in-person in Galway, all oral presentations and plenary talks were streamed online, live/simultaneously/synchronously with Q&A, and posters were viewable online.  For both in-person and virtual delegates, all presentations (oral and poster) will now be viewable as recorded material, for a significant period of time after the live symposium concluded on June 30.  
 

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ICRS2022

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

 

ENDOCANNABINOIDS SCULPT SEX DIFFERENCES IN THE DEVELOPING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR NETWORK

 

 

Presidential Plenary Lecture

John Cryan

BSc (Hons),  PhD

 

Professor and Chair,

Department of

Anatomy and Neuroscience

University College Cork

Ireland

 

THE MICROBIOTA-

GUT-BRAIN AXIS: 

A GUT FEELING ABOUT STRESS, PAIN & MENTAL HEALTH

 

 

Kang Tsou Memorial Lecture

Irene Tracey,  

MA (Oxon), DPhil., FRCA, FMedSci

 

Nuffield Chair

Anaesthetic Science

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

ADVENTURES UNDERSTANDING PAIN, ANALGESIA AND ANAESTHESIA-INDUCED ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH HUMAN NEUROIMAGING

2022 AWARDEE

 

Mechoulam Awardee

 

Javier Fernández-Ruiz,
PhD

Professor

UCM Department of Biochemistry

and Molecular Biology

Complutense University of Madrid

SPAIN

 

TOWARDS A CANNABINOID-BASED NEUROPROTECTIVE THERAPY FOR NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS: THE RECENT EXAMPLE OF TDP-43 DEPENDENT FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA

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60+

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 

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HUNDREDS

OF

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD ⤵

18.2Mb .PDF

2022 AWARDEE

 

WILLIAM A. DEVANE

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

 

Robert Laprairie, PhD

 

Associate Professor

GSK-CIHR Research Chair in

Drug Discovery and Development

University of Saskatchewan

CANADA

 

ALLOSTERIC PHARMACOLOGY AT THE CANNABINOID RECEPTORS:  COMPLEX PATTERNS AND NOVEL QUESTIONS

 

 

 

 


Trainee Grants


 

 

TRAINEE GRANTS were available for qualifying pre- and post-Doctoral students/trainees
presenting data at ICRS2022. Applications were due 
by March 21.

 

All award applicants must be:  1) A pre- or post-Doctoral student/trainee, 2) An ICRS Trainee Member-in-Good-Standing, 3) Sponsored by an ICRS Member-in-Good-Standing, and 4) have submitted an abstract for review to ICRS2022.

 

Congratulations to the following outstanding students
who met these stringent criteria for an ICRS2022 Trainee Grant:

 

Pre-Doctoral Trainees

 

María Andrea Arnanz

Bryant Avalos

Samantha Baglot

Christina Behlke

Tallan Black

Taryn Bosquez

Laura Boullon

Stephanie Bourke

Idan Carmon

Costanza Ceni

Juliet  Chung 

Maria de Hoz Rivera

Miguel De Leon

Marie-Eve Di Raddo

Kayle  Dickson

Megan Drupals

Anthony English

Morgan Ferretti

Rebecca Ferrisi 

Tyson  Follack

Kelsey Guenther

Charleen Gust

Stefan Hall

Robin Heider

Axel Hentsch

Mary Hopkins

Erin Hughes

Ana Iden

Bryan Jenkins

Clare Johnson

Erin Johnson

Sam Johnson

Matthew Jones

Kimberly Karin

Faiz Kassim

Marta Kedziora

Hye Ji (Jay) Kim

Anastasia Kolousek

Alex Kuklish

Poulami Kumar

Nadia Leen

Savannah Lightfoot

Sarah Lunardi Baccetto

Claudia Lutelmowski

Leonard Mach

Jack Markham

Erin Martin

Renée Martin-Willett

Cesar Martinez Ramirez

Maria Martinez Vega

Melissa McHann

Daniel Mori-Fegan

Mohammed Mustafa

Nathalie Nadales

Bolanle Fatimat Olabiyi

Anna Permyakova

Gavin Petrie

Aria Petrucci

Pavel Powlowski

Antonio Reck

Maria Redmond

Carl Rodriguez

Angela Romero 

Sarah Shrader

Simar Singh

Lucy Sloan

Gabriella Smith

Eric Sparkes

Amanda Stueber

Yalin Sun

Anastasia Suraev

Alexa Torrens

Hai Tran

Nir Treves

Mark Tripson

Sarah Vanegas

María Villa-Cruz

Beth Wiese

Courtney P. Wood

Alexander Young

Ayat Zagzoog

 

Post-Doctoral Trainees

 

Donovan Argueta, Ph.D.

Samantha Ayoub, Ph.D.

Stevie Britch, Ph.D.

Marieka DeVuono, Ph.D.

Michaela Dvorakova, Ph.D.

Jacqueline-Marie Ferland, Ph.D.

Nicholas Frane, Ph.D.

Briana Hempel, Ph.D.

Catherine Hume, Ph.D.

Richard Kevin, Ph.D.

Stephanie Lake, Ph.D.

lin lin, Ph.D.

Ali Mahmoud, Ph.D.

Catharine Mielnik, Ph.D.

Alan Morris, Ph.D.

Lesley O'Brien, Ph.D.

Karen Oldfield, Ph.D.

Haley Vecchiarelli, Ph.D.

 

 


Awardees and Prizewinners


 

 

 

ICRS2022 Student Presentation Prizes - Introduction - Dave Finn, Ph.D. [2m25s, Vimeo]     ↓

 

 

ICRS2022 Student Presentation Prizes - Steve Alexander, Ph.D. [7m33s, Vimeo]     ↓

 

2022 Pre-Doctoral Presentation Prizewinners:

 

Christina Behlke (USA) – "CELL SPECIFIC ROLES OF THE CB2R IN THE ACUTE LOCOMOTOR RESPONSE TO COCAINE"

Jara Bouma (Netherlands) – "MOLECULAR BASIS FOR SELECTIVE ACTIVATION AND TARGET ENGAGEMENT OF CANNABINOID RECEPTOR 2 AGONISTS"

Yalin Sun (Canada) – "DAILY EXPOSURE TO Δ9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC) INDUCES REACTIVE GLIOSIS IN ADOLESCENT, BUT NOT ADULT NONHUMAN PRIMATE AND RAT AMYGDALA: ANTAGONISM BY CANNABIDIOL (CBD)"

Alexa Torrens (USA) – "EVIDENCE FOR SUBSTANTIAL NASAL ABSORPTION OF D9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL AND ITS ACTIVE METABOLITE 
FOLLOWING AEROSOL ADMINISTRATION

 

Alex Kuklish (USA) – ICRS Billy Martin pre-Doctoral Prize – "ENDOCANNABINOID SIGNALING REGULATES MOSSY FIBER AXON GROWTH"

 

Anastasia Suraev (Australia) – ICRS Ethan Russo Trainee Prize – "EFFECTS OF CANNABIDIOL (CBD) AND Δ9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC) ON SLEEP AND DAYTIME FUNCTION IN INSOMNIA DISORDER: A RANDOMISED, DOUBLE-BLINDED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TRIAL"

 

 

2022 Post-Doctoral Presentation Prizewinners:

 

Marieka Devuono, Ph.D. (Canada) – "LONG-TERM SEX AND DOSE-DEPENDENT NEURODEVELOPMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF ADOLESCENT EDIBLE THC CONSUMPTION IN RATS"

Michaela Dvorakova, Ph.D. (USA) – "ADOLESCENT THC TREATMENT PROMOTES AN INFLAMMATORY PHENOTYPE IN MALE MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX"

Jacqueline-Marie Ferland, Ph.D. (USA) – "CANNABIDIOL ALLEVIATES CUE-INDUCED ANXIETY LINKED TO ALTERATIONS IN CNR1 AND LIPID LEVELS IN THE NUCLEUS 
ACCUMBENS SHELL"

Briana Hempel, Ph.D. (USA) – "A FUNCTIONAL AND ANATOMICAL ASSESSMENT OF ASTROCYTIC CB1RS IN CANNABINOID ACTION"

Austin Zamarripa, Ph.D. (USA) – "EVALUATION OF CYTOCHROME P450-MEDIATED CANNABINOID-DRUG INTERACTIONS IN HEALTHY ADULT PARTICIPANTS"

 

Catharine Hume, Ph.D. (Canada) – ICRS J. Michael Walker Post-Doctoral Prize – "EFFECTS OF TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC) VAPOUR EXPOSURE ON RAT FEEDING BEHAVIOURS AND HOMEOSTATIC APPETITE-REGULATING PATHWAYS"

 

 

 


Braude Foundation
Awards


 

Born in Lisieux, France in 1925, Dr. Monique C. Braude spent her career at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, where she was instrumental in promoting preclinical research in cannabis and cannabinoids. In addition to her passion for cannabinoid research, Dr. Braude believed strongly in helping women enter scientific careers. She was an ICRS member and strong supporter of Graduate Women in Science.

 

Every year, ICRS selects outstanding female students, selected for academic excellence, abstracts review scores and presentation scores to receive recognition from the Monique C. and George L. Braude Foundation.

 

2022 Pre-Doctoral Braude Foundation Awardees

 

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2022 Post-Doctoral Braude Foundation Awardees

 

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ICRS Sponsors

Thanks to Our Kind Sponsors

We cannot thank our sponsors enough.  Their kind support faciliates Trainee Awards and other aspects of our annual symposium.  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 U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, 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 and interact with the world leaders in cannabinoid research.

Becoming an ICRS Sponsor

ICRS2022 HYBRID SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS

 

The Kang Tsou Memorial Fund       

 

The Monique and George Braude Memorial Foundation


In-Person Registration


        INCLUDED THE VIRTUAL ICRS2022 REGISTRATION FEE.

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

        $1300

                      NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION

 

You did not need to be a Member  

to participate in ICRS2022.


Arrival / Reception - June 25
All Meals and Breaks - June 26-29

All Plenary, Special, Oral and Poster Sessions - June 26-29

Banquet - June 29

Departure - June 30

$450/ea

Social Registrant

 

 

Arrival / Reception - June 25
All Meals and Breaks - June 26-29

Banquet - June 29

Departure - June 30

$225/ea

Child Registrant

(5 - 16 yo, <5 yo, gratis)

 

Arrival / Reception - June 25
All Meals and Breaks - June 26-29

Banquet - June 29

Departure - June 30

MEMBER DELEGATE
STUDENT / TRAINEE DELEGATE
EMERITUS DELEGATE

 

- OR -

 


Virtual Event Registration


        CHOOSE YOUR ICRS2022 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION TYPE

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

    $395

     MEMBER REGISTRATION 

VIRTUAL

REGISTRATION


INCLUDES

 

All Plenary, Special, Oral and

Poster Sessions

June 26, 27, 28 & 29

 

You must be an ICRS 2022

Member-in-Good Standing.

STUDENT / TRAINEE DELEGATE
EMERITUS DELEGATE

 

* Accommodations and travel arrangements were the reponsibility of the traveler.  We did our best to keep our ICRS2022 delegates as safe as possible, taking into consideration the prevailing conditions of the Summer of 2022. 

 

A truly brilliant time in Galway! 

* All pictures used with permission of Prof. Chaosheng Zhang, NUI Galway.    


Getting There


In 2022, ICRS was held in GALWAY, on the West Coast of Ireland.

 

By Air

 

   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/UK cities, and connections with Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

 

  ≈  2 hours, 20 minutes by car / bus from  Dublin Airport to the Venue.

 

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

 

By Air

 

 Shannon Airport /SNN  

 

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

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

 

≈  1 hour, 15 minutes by car/bus from Shannon Airport (Co. Clare) to the Venue.

 

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

 

 

By Air

 

 Ireland West Airport/NOC

 

 NOC Airport has regular flights from Bosnia, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and UK.

 

 

 

 ≈  1 hour, 10 minutes by car/bus from Ireland West Airport (Knock Co.) to the Venue.

 

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

 

 

By Bus

 

     Bus

 

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

 

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 Advanced booking is 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

 

     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.



 Click to read Irish Ferries COVID-19 protocols and restrictions.  






By Rail

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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