Scientific Meeting

RSMj's first scientific meeting was held July 28-30, 2017 in Fort Collins, CO!!! It was a resounding success. You can check out the conference program here!  

We are pleased that we will be returning to Fort Collins, CO for the second scientific meeting of RSMj from July 28-30, 2018.


We are thrilled to have Drs. Susan Weiss and Marcel Bonn-Miller as keynote speakers for our 2018 Scientific Meeting!

Susan Weiss is the Director of the Division of Extramural Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and will be discussing, "How Cannabis Research and Cannabis Policy Can Inform Each Other".

Marcel Bonn-Miller is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and will be discussing, "The Complex, Bi-Directional, and Nuanced Associations between Cannabis and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder."

The Call for Proposals is now open!

All submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, so please do not delay, submit today!

To submit an abstract for a poster presentation, symposium, and/or panel discussion, complete the form here. For all submissions, please provide enough detail regarding the method and results for peer-review.

Symposium: Symposia involve a series of talks on a common theme. Overall abstract should be <250 words, and each paper abstract should be <500 words. 3-5 talks are allowed. A chair is required; a discussant is optional (but encouraged). The chair can also serve as the discussant. DUE MARCH 1, 2018.

Panel Discussion: Panel discussions involve the scientific discussion of an important, timely topic. All panel discussions will have a member of the Conference Program committee as a moderator. Overall abstract should be <750 words and should include an explanation of the importance of the topic for discussion and a justification of the unique perspectives offered by the panel participants. DUE MARCH 1, 2018.

Poster Presentation: Abstract should be <500 words. DUE APRIL 1, 2018.

For our 2nd annual scientific meeting, we will hold the conference in the Durrell Center on CSU's beautiful campus. Registration will include breakfast and lunch throughout the conference (also housed in Durrell Center), and we will offer affordable, on-campus accommodations adjacent to the Durrell Center. If you plan to stay in the CSU dorms, you can select your room when registering for the conference. (Registration opening soon!) In addition, we have negotiated a small room block at the nearby Hilton hotel. To achieve the special, discounted rate of $136/night, book you room here! You may also call the hotel at 970-482-2626 requesting the "CSU Research Conference" room block with our group code, "MRC".

For exhibitors who would like to help sponsor our scientific meeting, please go here to find out more!  

Hilton Fort Collins
425 W. Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Fitness Center & Pool
Parking $8.00
Walking: 1.2 miles, 23 minutes, from the Durrell Center
Driving: 1.6 miles, 5 minutes, from the Durrell Center


The nearest airport for Fort Collins is the Denver International Airport. Fort Collins is about 1 hour from the airport, and there are multiple shuttles that leave hourly between Fort Collins and the Denver International Airport (Green Ride, Super Shuttle).

The Armstrong Hotel
259 S. College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Free wifi
Free parking
Complimentary access to The Old Town Athletic Club
Complimentary cruiser bicycle checkout
Walking: 1.0 miles, 21 minutes, from the Durrell Center
Driving: 1.7 miles, 10 minutes, from the Durrell Center

The Elizabeth Hotel, Autograph Collection, Marriott
111 Chestnut St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Fitness Center
Pet friendly
Free internet
Walking: 1.7 miles, 34 minutes, from the Durrell Center
Driving: 2.5 miles, 8 minutes, from the Durrell Center
Public Transit: 1.2 mile walk to and from stations, 5 minute ride via the Max Line ($1.00)

Best Western University Inn
914 S. College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Bicycle rentals $15/day
Continental breakfast
Fitness Center
Walking: 1.0 miles, 20 minutes, from the Durrell Center
Driving: 1.4 miles, 6 minutes, from the Durrell Center