FDA Is Hosting A Conference On CBD, Sex And Gender This Week

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As the federal government continues to develop regulations around CBD, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public conference on Thursday to highlight how the cannabinoid’s use and effects may differ based on sex and gender. The daylong meeting, organized by FDA’s Office of Women’s Health, will include presentations on “sex differences in the effects of CBD and other cannabinoids, use of CBD and other cannabinoids in pregnancy, and government agency perspectives on CBD research and evaluation,” according to an agency description. “Researchers, educators, clinicians, and patients may benefit from attending this multidisciplinary scientific conference,” it says. The @FDAWomen will host a free virtual public meeting on Thurs., 11/19 to discuss potential sex & gender differences in use and responses to cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids. @NCCIH_David & Dr. Inna Belfer, NCCIH program director, will participate. https://t.co/KEbSsT9O56 https://t.co/ERD8SCpqPq — NIH NCCIH (@NIH_NCCIH) November 12, 2020 The event will run from 9 AM to 4 PM ET on Thursday, streamed live through Adobe Connect. Access is free, but participants must register in advance. (A Federal Register notice from September indicated a registration deadline of Monday, but the system was still accepting new sign-ups as of Tuesday morning.) In addition to remarks by FDA officials, the event will feature four panels throughout the day: 9:30 a.m. — Use of CBD and Other Cannabinoids: Perspectives from Patients and Healthcare Professionals 10:45 a.m. — Sex Differences in the Effects of CBD and Other Cannabinoids 1 p.m. — Use of CBD and Other Cannabinoids in Pregnancy 2:30 p.m. — Government Agency Perspectives on CBD Research and Evaluation Speakers include an array of academics, researchers and other health professionals, such as professors from research departments at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Johns Hopkins University, among others. On the government side are panelists…

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