Dr. James MacKillop Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Co-Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster

James MacKillop, PhD, is the Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Co-Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. MacKillop's research integrate concepts and methods from psychology, psychiatry, economics, genetics, and neuroscience to improve the understanding of addiction and medical applications of cannabis. His work has generated over 200 peer-reviewed publications and other works, and has been recognized by awards from the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the American Psychological Association. Funding for his research comes from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Institutes of Health, and other extramural funders.

Keynote and Featured Speakers

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Stéphane Lauzon

Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

RAdm H.C. Edmundson, OMM, MSM, CD

Deputy Commander of Military Personnel Command and Assistant to the Chief Of Military Personnel

Dr. Benjamin T. Dunkley

Clinical Associate of MEG Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children; Associate Scientist of Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto; Ad

Dr. James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Co-Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster

COL Andrew P. Cap, MD, PhD

Chairman, Coagulation & Blood Research, US Army Institute of Surgical Research; Hematology-Oncology Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General