2009: The 6th Annual Ibogaine Forum, Boston, MA

The 2009 Ibogaine Conference
Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.

Presidents Day Weekend (Sat., Feb. 14 to Mon., Feb. 16)

Sponsored by

Cures not Wars

Cures not Wars

the National AIDS Brigade

SSDP, Students for Sensible Drug Policy


Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

[10:00 AM]

Facing the Habit
a film by Magnolia Martin

[11:00 AM]

Rommel Washington

[11:15 AM]

Ibogaine 101
Dana Beal

[12:20 PM]

Ibogaine Safety and Treatment Protocols for Different Drugs
Dr. Jeff Kamlet (video-conferenced), Chris Lawrence, Clare Wilkins

[01:30 PM]

Break for Lunch

[02:30 PM]

Chemistry of 18-Methoxycoronaridine
Justin Kirkland

[03:30 PM]

Ibogaine & GDNF
Roman Paskulin, M.D., Tracy Blevins, Ph.D.

[04:30 PM]

Ibogaine, Dream States and Fetal REM
Arielle Torra, Carl Anderson Ph.D.
[08:00 PM]


Sunday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

[11:00 AM]

Ibogaine: Rite of Passage
a film by Ben DeLoenen

[12:00 AM]

Break for Lunch

[01:00 PM]

Ibogaine for Hepatitis C, chronic pain management and other conditions
Preston Peet, Rocky Caravelli, Chris Lawrence, Jason Farrell, Philip Fiuty

[02:20 PM]

Ibogaine vs. other detoxes
Patrick Kroupa, Mark Corcoran, Preston Peet

[03:30 PM]
Ibogaine and other psychedelics used to curb addiction
John Harrison & John H. Halpern, M.D.
[04:40 PM]

Ibogaine and the Entheogenic Scene
Patrick Kroupa, Makky, Carl Ruck, Ph.D.

[06:00 PM]


Monday, Feb 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

[10:00 AM]

Ibogaine: The International Scene
Rosaria Davalos, Zulema Medrano, Anwar Jeewa, Jason Chamon, Ben DeLoenen (video-conferenced)

[11:00 AM]

Ibogaine Development and the Harm Reduction Movement
Doug Greene, Phil Fiuty, Mark Kinzly, Howard Lotsof

[12:00 AM]

Break for Lunch

[01:00 PM]

Integrating Ibogaine into Existing Boston Harm Reduction and Treatment Scenes
Jason Farrell, Jon Parker, Gary Langis

[02:00 PM]

Action for Ibogaine in Massachusettes & at the Federal Level
Jon Stuen, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Noah Potter (invited), Bob Sisko, Phil Fiuty


Ibogaine, derived from the African root Tabernanthe iboga, has a novel mechanism of action that is different from other pharmacotherapeutic approaches to addiction. Relevant issues to be addressed by this forum include the distinctive social and ethnographic aspects of the informal ibogaine treatment context, its cost-effectiveness as a treatment option, and the policy implications of ibogaine’s status as a Schedule 1 substance.

Ibogaine is currently without formal approval as a treatment option in the U.S. However, a distinctive unofficial treatment network, created by international self-help movements in response to the demand of the addicts, has provided ibogaine treatment in non-medical settings such as an apartment or country house.

Participants in this forum will represent the basic and clinical neurosciences, the disciplines of ethnography and sociology. The promotion of discussion and exchange of information and views among the participants receives significant emphasis in the forum program and agenda.

Topics to be covered include ibogaine’s mechanism of action, safety and efficacy, interaction with memory and neurophysiology, and ethnographic and policy perspectives. The proposed presenters have accumulated significant new data on neurobiological, clinical, and sociocultural aspects of ibogaine.

Saturday sessions will be on the 2nd Floor of North Eastern University’s Curry Student Center–Sunday and Monday on the 4th floor of Dodge Hall. Additional workshop ideas, submissions and volunteers welcome! Co-sponsored by the Northeastern SSDP, Cures Not Wars and the National AIDS Brigade.

Contact Kevin 516-884-5130 franciotti.k@gmail.com


Dana Beal 212-677-7180 dana@phantom.com.

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