Congratulations to GNC’s former Director, Prof. David Finn, on becoming President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) in Washington DC last Thursday night!
David is Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at NUI Galway and was GNC Director from 2012-2015. The overall aim of David’s research is to increase our understanding of the neurobiology of pain and psychiatric disorders including anxiety and depression. His work focuses, in particular, on the affective and cognitive dimensions of pain, stress-pain interactions, and neuroinflammatory processes, with an emphasis on the endogenous cannabinoid, opioid and monoaminergic systems. See more here.
The ICRS is an international organisation dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis. In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their research. See more here.
The next Annual Symposium of the ICRS, the 30th Symposium, will be held in NUI Galway from 4th – 9th July 2020! Watch this space: http://www.icrs2020.org/