Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference at CannAmerica - August 30-Sept 1, 2019

Atilio Falconi Guerra PhD

Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Physiology-Faculty of Medicine-UdelaR, Montevideo Uruguay

Atilio Falconi Guerra PhD

Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Physiology-Faculty of Medicine-UdelaR, Montevideo Uruguay

Biography

Atilio Falconi Guerra is PhD in Neurosciences at the Institute of Neurosciences of Castilla y León (INCyL), from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Salamanca-Spain. At present, he works as Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Physiology-Faculty of Medicine-UdelaR, Montevideo Uruguay, as Co-Director of the Sleep Neurobiology Laboratory of the Department of Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine, Udelar.

His current lines of research are the Effects of Natural Products on the Central Nervous System, changes in the different EEG frequency bands as well as changes in Cognitive Processes and in the Processes Involved in Consciousness, the Dream-Vigil Cycle and the processes that they control.

He is coauthor of 28 scientific papers, 1 book chapter, 26 presentations at events scientists, more than 70 presentations at conferences, and more than 12 popular publications. He is a Journal of Sleep Research reviewer and participated in 6 orientations and tutorials. In 2014, together with other researchers, he created the Interdisciplinary Nucleus of Studies on Cannabis of the University of the Republic (NIEC) of the Interdisciplinary Space of the UdelaR.

In addition to engaging in research and teaching, the NIEC maintains from its
begin an important relationship with government authorities, growers, entrepreneurs and other actors of organized civil society, around the theme of Cannabis and its derivatives. In addition to being co-responsible for the NIEC, his contribution focuses on the study of aspects of the biological effects of cannabis and the performance of preclinical trials jointly with Dr. Carlos García of the Interdisciplinary Nucleus of Studies of the Cannabis Interdisciplinary Space UdelaR.