Cannabis and the Sexual Brain: How Sex Affects Cannabinoid Activity

October 13, 2021

8 AM – 12:35 PM (Pacific)
11 AM – 3:35 PM (Eastern)
5 PM – 9:35 PM (Central European)

FREE Virtual Event. Registration Required.

Male and female animals, including humans, exhibit different responses to cannabis and its intoxicating constituent, THC. This international symposium will present the available evidence for sexual dimorphisms in the pharmacological properties of THC. 

Featured Speakers

(Click on an image to read each person’s bio)

Larry Cahill
Larry Cahill, PhD
UCI School of Biological
Sciences
Rebecca Craft
Rebecca M. Craft, PhD
Washington State
University
Liana Fattore
Liana Fattore, PhD
Institute of Neuroscience,
Monserrato, Italy
Christine Gall
Christine Gall
UCI School of Medicine
Ulrike Luderer
Ulrike Luderer, PhD
UCI School of Medicine
Gary Lynch
Gary Lynch
UCI School of Medicine
Steven Mahler
Stephen Mahler, PhD
UCI School of Biological
Sciences
Daniele Piomelli
Daniele Piomelli
UCI School of Medicine
Patrizia Porcu
Patrizia Porcu, PhD
Institute of Neuroscience,
Monserrato, Italy 
Alexa Torrens
UCI Anatomy and Neurobiology 
Ed Wagner
Ed Wagner, PhD
Western University of
Health Sciences
Marcelo Wood, PhD
UCI School of Biological
Sciences

Agenda

Session 1 
8:00–8:10 AMDaniele Piomelli, PhD
Welcome and introduction
10 min.
8:10–8:40 AMLarry Cahill, PhD
Sex Influences On Brain And Body: An issue Whose Time Has Come.
30 min.
8:40–8:50 AMQ&A 10 min.
8:50–9:20 AMRebecca Craft, PhD
Vive la Différence: Sex differences in Cannabinoid Analgesia.
30 min.
9:20–9:30 AMQ&A10 min.
9:30–10:00 AMEd Wagner, PhD
Sex Differences in, and Dietary Influences on, the Cannabinoid Regulation of Energy Homeostasis.
30 min.
10:00–10:10 AMQ&A10 min.
Session 2   
10:10–10:15 AMMarcelo Wood, PhD – ICAL Introduction 5 min.
 MEMBERS OF ICAL PRESENTATIONS 
10:15–10:25 AMAlexa Torrens
Sex-dependent differences in the pharmacokinetics of THC.
10 min.
10:25–10:35 AMStephen Mahler, PhD
Sex Differences in Acute and Persistent Behavioral Effects of Adolescent THC in Rats
10 min.
10:35–10:45 AMGary Lynch, PhD
Adolescent Cannabis Causes Lasting, Sexually Differentiated Defects in Plasticity and Learning.
10 min.
10:45–10:55 AMUlrike Luderer, PhD
Cannabis effects on the Ovary: Peripheral actions that have to be sexually dimorphic
10 min.
10:55–11:05 AMQ&A10 min.
Session 3   
11:05–11:20 AMLiana Fattore, PhD
Sex-dependent differences in cannabinoid dependence
15 min.
11:20–11:35 AMPatrizia Porcu, PhD
Behavioral characterization of co-exposure to cannabinoids and hormonal contraceptives in female rats
15 min.
11:35–11:45 AMQ&A10 min.
Session 4  
11:45–12:15 AMChristine Gall, PhD
Talk Title: TBD
30 min.
12:15–12:25 PMQ&A10 min.
12:25–12:35 PMMarcelo Wood, PhD – Closing Remarks 10 min.
12:35 PMAdjourn