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December 14, 2016 Retreat

Cannabis and Its Medicinal Potential: State of the Research and Policy

December 14, 2016

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration required

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence (ADACE), an interdisciplinary research center of LSU Health, and Baker Donelson, a law firm of over 700 attorneys and professionals, invite you to join a full-day discussion of the scientific, clinical, and commercial aspects of medicinal cannabis legalization. Panels of subject matter experts will lead discussions about the biological and therapeutic effect of cannabis, clinical considerations & patient management, and commercialization & legislative issues related to medicinal cannabis.

Contact Info:

Kevin Dietz, PhD:

Betsy Giaimo:

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The scientific focus of the Comprehensive Alcohol Research Center (CARC) at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is to conduct cutting edge basic research on alcohol and HIV that can be translated into effective community-based interventions. Our goal is to accelerate the translation of key basic and applied research findings on alcohol and HIV to clinical practice. The CARC provides an integrated research and administrative infrastructure for interdisciplinary collaboration in the design and conduct of studies at the cutting edge of alcohol and HIV/AIDS science.

The mission of the LSUHSC CARC is to:

  • Enhance the research capability and productivity of scientists engaged in investigating the health-related effects of alcohol and HIV infection
  • Promote interdisciplinary interactions within CARC scientists as well as with the scientific community at large;
  • Attract and nurture new investigators in the field of alcohol research
  • Provide a wide range of stimulating training opportunities in alcohol-based biomedical research
  • Develop and maintain core facilities to facilitate and optimize research of CARC investigators
  • Foster the development of translational research
  • Serve as a local and national resource for scientific dissemination on the impact of alcohol use disorders on HIV disease

The success of this site is measured by the access statistics reflecting an average 360 daily page requests from domains ranging from educational to commercial originating from over 100 different countries. The top areas of interest that lead to the LSUHSC CARC web site are: the effect of alcohol on infectious diseases and HIV, effects of alcohol on the heart, drink equivalents, and alcohol chemistry. The reviewers are invited to visit this web site at:


Funding for this site is provided by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)