Keynote Speaker: Healing The Collective Body
Physician, thought-leader and advocate Mellody Hayes, MD illuminates how psychedelics act on our default mode network and offers her vision of a future where psychedelic medicines heal personal and societal trauma.
Mellody Hayes, MD is a Harvard and UCSF trained anesthesiologist and an expert on the science and clinical applications of psychedelic medicine. Passionate about transforming our society and the care of the dying, she co founded Decriminalize Nature—an organization that successfully decriminalized psychedelics in Oakland and other cities, and serves as a consultant for Senator Scott Weiner’s campaign to decriminalize psychedelics in the state of California. She has recently launched Upgrade My Heart, a psychedelic-enabled wellness program that uses technology to support transformation. Her charitable organization, How We Heal, provides funding to people of color for psychedelic medical care. She is certified in MAPS MDMA training. As a speaker and educator, she’s been interviewed on podcasts such as GOOP and Charles Eisenstein and her writings have been featured in Scientific American and the Los Angeles Times.