The most important week for every cannabinoid scientist has just ended. This year International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) symposium was held in Leiden, Netherlands, a city of great history as one of Europe’s most prominent scientific centers for more than four centuries. Leiden was a home to thirteen Nobel Prize winners and even Albert Einstein spent some time at Leiden University during his early to middle career. We had to be there as well!
There is a huge number of over 600 million people worldwide suffering from osteoarthritis. Chronic pain and joint stiffness lead to severe decrease in quality of life or even disability. That’s why members of The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) gather each year to discuss newest results regarding osteoarthritis management. This year OARSI meeting was held in Liverpool, UK and our PhD student, Kuba, went there in order to catch up on the recent advancements in osteoarthritis research. Conference offers a great place to meet and exchange experiences for scientists and health care professionals with an aim to prevent and treat osteoarthritis through the promotion and presentation of research, education and the worldwide dissemination of new knowledge.
Neuronus 2018 IBRO Neuroscience Forum was anniversary 10th edition of Neuronus conference. It was held from April 20-22nd, 2018, at the Auditorium Maximum of Jagiellonian University. Main organiser of this conference is Student Neuroscience Society „Neuronus” which once again showed the world, that students can step up to the mark.
Although antiepileptic properties of cannabis plant had been described by Arabic physicians in 10th century , their potential has been forgotten for years as a result of repressive law regulations banning cannabis away from the pharmaceutical market.
As we managed to nest our place at the Department of Neurochemistry, we could finally set our focus on truly fundamental matter – science and endocannabinoid research!
Warm wishes for a wonderful and restful Christmas and a very happy New Year!
During the last week of June, more than 400 people from 25 countries met in Montreal for the 27th Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). As always, ICRS meeting is a very important date for every scientist in the field.