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Since the dawn of civilization, and likely even before, human beings have explored various plants for their mind altering properties. To many cultures such drugs have a ceremonial or religious significance. We will explore different drugs of abuse, beginning with the botanical origin and historical/cultural usage. Then different pharmacological properties will be examined. And, finally, for some plants (i.e. Cannabis) potential therapeutic applications will be considered.

7/25/2014
When: 7/25/2014
9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Phillip Rush Center
1530 Dekalb Avenue NE
Suite A
Atlanta, Georgia  30307
United States
Presenter: David Hankin, MD
Contact: Amy Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications
404-634-6272


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Since the dawn of civilization, and likely even before, human beings have explored various plants for their mind altering properties. To many cultures such drugs have a ceremonial or religious significance. We will explore different drugs of abuse, beginning with the botanical origin and historical/cultural usage. Then different pharmacological properties will be examined. And, finally, for some plants (i.e. Cannabis) potential therapeutic applications will be considered.

CE Hours: 3 (Psychopharmacology)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how different strains of Cannabis can affect the plants’ medicinal properties
  2. Explain how the chemistry of freebasing alters a drug’s use and effects
  3. Assess the pharmacological properties of the drugs derived from their plant sources
About the Presenter:

David Hankin is the clinical pharmacist for mental health at the Atlanta VA – a teaching hospital for both Emory and Morehouse Schools of Medicine. He is also associate professor of psychiatric pharmacy practice at Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Hankin is a federal employee, 100% clinical with no industry affiliations or research grants. His primary practice is in acute psychiatry on the inpatient ward – a 40 bed unit that will soon be an involuntary 1013 receiving facility.

Registration Costs

Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before July 11, 2014 to receive this rate.)
  • $70: GPA Members
  • $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
  • $130: Non-members
Registration (After July 11, 2014)
  • $80: GPA Members
  • $30: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
  • $140: Non-members
Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate. Pre-registration closes at 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 23.

Cancellation Policy:
Registrants must cancel within five (5) business days through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) Email confirmations will be sent to callers who cancel via the phone. No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
Cancellation Fee: $35

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.