2nd Annual Conference on Psychedelics and Psychedelic Medicine

Boston, MA US
November 4, 2022 to November 5, 2022

We invite you to join us at the Westin Copley place in Boston for our 2nd Annual Conference on Psychedelics and Psychedelic Medicine conference. This conference will provide up-to-date overviews and discussions of advances in the field of psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted therapies, with an emphasis on clinical studies and practice. Mechanisms of action including pharmacology, neuroscience, psychodynamic theory will be discussed, with a focus on specific clinical entities such as depression, PTSD, an addictions. Additional panel discussions and presentations will explore history, ethics, cultural issues, plant medicine, and many other relevant topics within the rapidly growing field of psychedelic medicine.


MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals

Super Early Bird Registration (on or before August 26, 2022) $620.00
Early Bird Registration (on or before September 30, 2022) $650.00
Regular Registration (after September 30, 2022) $675.00

Other Professionals or Trainees

Super Early Bird Registration (on or before August 26, 2022) $525.00
Early Bird Registration (on or before September 30, 2022) $575.00
Regular Registration (after September 30, 2022) $620.00

Residents & Medical Students: $150.00

***The deeply discounted Super Early Bird Registration rate is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE and will not be refunded under any circumstances.



The conference syllabus is a printed book with all slide presentations and space to take notes adjacent to each slide.

Syllabus Book: $50

We provide all attendees  with completely free access to all slide presentations in digital PDF format prior to the conference. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and helps keep costs lower for all attendees. The e-syllabus will be available for 30 days after the conference. 

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by October 30, 2022.  No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after October 30, 2021. Payments made may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities. There are no exceptions to these policies.

Target Audience

This program is intended for mental health practitioners including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, social workers and clinical psychologists.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history of psychedelic-assisted therapy within psychiatry, including aspects of medical and medico-cultural history
  • Compare different models of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (eg, psycholytic vs psychedelic)
  • List key psychiatric entities for which psychedelics have already shown promise, as well as specific studies in patient populations (such as for MDD)
  • Explain the neuropsychopharmacology of classical psychedelics as well as atypical psychedelics such as ketamine and empathogens such as MDMA
  • Apply contemporary neuroimaging research to understand key hypotheses for brain-based mechanisms of action of psychedelics in normal and clinical populations
  • Explain research using psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for depression and anxiety disorders
  • Utilize existing evidence in the understanding of how psychedelics might be effective for the treatment of substance use disorders
  • Identify hypotheses for mechanisms of action of psychedelics on the brain, based on recent neuroimaging studies
  • Critique contemporary medico-cultural issues within psychedelic research, including race-based structural biases and epistemic injustice
  • Describe challenges within training and education for the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy
  • List and discuss potential risks of psychedelics, including risks of psychedelic-assisted therapy and challenges to accurately researching the effects of these therapies
  • Assess potential applications of psychedelic-assisted therapy in extra-psychiatric fields, such as within palliative care and spirituality, as well as within medicine, such as for pain and immunomodulation
  • Identify the role of plant medicines and how these understandings might inform next generations of treatments in 21st century medicine
Course summary
Registration opens: 
Course closes: 
Event starts: 
11/04/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
11/05/2022 - 5:10pm EDT

2nd Annual Conference on Psychedelics and Psychedelic Medicine

November 4-5, 2022


Faculty to be announced soon!


Day 1 – November 4, 2022

8:00-8:05 AM
Welcome and Introduction

8:05 – 8:25 AM
A Brief History of Psychedelics

8:25-8:45 AM

8:45-9:30 AM
Keynote: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: a 21st Century Approach to Mental Health?

 9:30-9:45 AM
Question & Answer

9:45-10:00 AM
Coffee Break

10:00-10:25 AM
Psychedelics and Addictions

10:25-10:50 AM
Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and Depression

10:50-11:15 AM
MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD

11:15-11:45 AM
Panel Discussion

11:45-12:45 PM
Lunch Break

12:45-1:15 PM
Using Cognitive Neuroscience To Advance Treatment with Psychedelics

1:15-1:45 PM
Psychedelics and Autism Spectrum Disorder

1:45-2:15 PM
Panel Discussion

2:15-2:30 PM
Coffee Break

2:30-2:50 PM
Challenges in Trial Design for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies

2:50-3:10 PM
Risks of Psychedelics and Psychedelic Assisted Therapies

3:10-3:40 PM
Panel Discussion

3:40-4:05 PM
Ketamine and Esketamine for Major Depression

4:05-4:25 PM
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy – Inpatient Treatment of the Future?

4:25-4:55 PM
Building an Outpatient Practice for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

4:55-5:25 PM
Panel Discussion

5:25 PM


Day 2 – November 5, 2022


8:00-8:05 AM
Welcome & Introduction

8:05-8:35 AM
Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

8:35-9:05 AM
Psychodynamics in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

9:05-9:35 AM
Panel Discussion

9:35-9:50 AM
Coffee Break

9:50-10:20 AM
Challenging Structural Racism in Psychedelic Research

10:20-10:50 AM
Education and Training in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies

10:50-11:20 AM
Ethics and Epistemic Injustice in Psychedelic Research

11:20-11:50 PM
Panel Discussion

11:50-12:50 PM
Lunch Break

12:50-1:35 PM
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies in End-of-Life Care

1:35-2:05 PM
Panel Discussion

2:05-2:20 PM
Coffee Break

2:20-2:50 PM
Psychedelics and Spirituality

2:50-3:20 PM
The Neurobiology of Plant Medicine: What Tradition Can Teach Us About Personalized Medicine

3:20-3:50 PM
Panel Discussion

3:50-4:15 PM
Potential Medical Applications of Psychedelics: Psychedelics and Inflammation

4:15-4:40 PM
Psychedelics and Pain Disorders

4:40-5:10 PM
Panel Discussion

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 (617) 262-9600

Join us at the Westin Copley Place for the 2nd Annual Conference on Psychedelics and Psychedelic Medicine

We have arranged a special discounted rate for our valued attendees.
Please book by October 3, 2022 to enjoy this group rate.

Reserve your room now!


Faculty will be announced soon!

Course Director(s)

Franklin King, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


Check back for CME information!


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David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
Susan E. Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewer
Franklin King, MD

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Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

Susan Sprich, PhD (Psychologist Reviewer)
Royalties (Co-Author): Oxford University Press
Royalties (Co-Edited Book): Springer
Honoraria (Associate Editors): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit