Panel Discussion – Psychedelics: Ritual, Research and Regulation


Lifestyle Space: Amphitheatre

Workshop Type: Group Discussion, Lecture

Topic: Psychedelics: Ritual, Research and Regulation

Presenter: Panel Discussion


Dr Martin Williams – Executive Director and Co-founder of Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM), Research Fellow in Psychology at Swinburne University and in Computational Neuroscience at the Turner Institute of Brain and Mental Health at Monash.

Jonathan (Ronny) Carmichael – President and Co-founder of Ethnogenesis Australis (EGA)

Dr Lani Roy – Director and lead Psychologist of Signs of Life Psychology and Research Fellow in Psychology at Swinburne University

Melissa Warner – Secretary of PRISM, Co-founder of the Australian Psychedelic Society, Director of The Cyberdelic Society, Research Associate Swinburne University

Jake Payne – Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate Swinburne University

Adam Grosman – Melbourne Chapter Leader and Committee Member for the Australian Psychedelic Society.

Panel Summary:

Embark on a transformative journey with local experts at the forefront of psychedelic research, therapy, and regulation. As psychedelics continue to re-emerge into cultural consciousness, we’ll explore the landscape from the intersection of traditional ritual, ground-breaking research, evolving regulations and possible futures.

This year has seen the first legal clinical treatments in Australia, yet how we provide ethical service provision, honour wisdom traditions, and equitable accessibility remains unclear.  We will also explore what research tells us about how psychedelics work in the brain and how this knowledge can inform best practices for transformational experiences. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on shaping ethical frameworks for safe and mindful psychedelic use, as we navigate the evolving cultural landscape.

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