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Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
2019 The Occidental Hotel, 43 York St, Sydney,
Sydney 2000
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Designer drugs: What are they? New and improved? Risky or Safe? Come find out the latest research!

New psychoactive substances

Dr Samuel Banister (Team Leader in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Sydney)
There are reportedly over 900 new illicit designer drugs, and these are often more potent and more dangerous than traditional illicit substances. What can science tell us about these drugs and the challenges they present?

Dr Banister is Team Leader in Medicinal Chemistry at The University of Sydney where he develops new treatments for epilepsy based on molecules found in cannabis. He also studies the chemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of new designer drugs.

Synthetic cannabinoid madness #NOTpot

Miss Shivani Sachdev (PhD candidate, Macquarie University)
Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are gaining notoriety as an illicit class of recreational drugs associated with significant toxicity and even death; consequences very different from herbal cannabis and other forms of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC)!

Shivani Sachdev completed a Master of Research degree in Pharmacology at Macquarie University and is currently a PhD candidate at the Macquarie University where she is vice-president of the Medical Society.