Gabor Maté M.D. is a physician and best-selling author whose books have been published in twenty languages internationally. His interests include child development, the mind-body unity in health and illness, and the treatment of addictions. Gabor has worked in palliative care and as a family physician, and for fourteen years practiced addiction medicine in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Ayahuasca has gained popularity as a tool in the treatment of addiction, depression, PTSD. Even though there is very limited scientific evidence, there is a growing body of anecdotal reports about the clinical potential of ayahuasca. In these sessions different professionals who work with ayahuasca in clinical practice will share their insights and experience, discuss cases, the difficulties and limitations they have observed and how they envision the future of ayahuasca in this type of practice.