Canada’s premiere annual conference dedicated to Psychedelic Medicine and it’s growing role in medicine, society and commerce.


CATALYST Summit 2022 is bringing together key stakeholders of the Canadian psychedelic community, including:

Mental Health Practitioners


Canadian And International Govermental Law And Policy Makers

Business Industry Leaders

Psychedelic Medicine

Our 2022 Speakers Include:

Paul Stamets

Mycologist, Researcher, Author and Entrepreneur

Anthony Bossis

Dr. Anthony Bossis

Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Jane Philpott

Dean of Health Sciences at Queen's University, CEO of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Association (SEAMO)

Dr Ben Sessa MBBS (MD) BSc MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist; Psychedelic Therapist and Researcher; Chief Medical Officer at Awakn Life Sciences

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Adjunct Clinical Affiliate, University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Austin, Texas

Dr. Erika Dyck

Professor and Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Pamela Kryskow

Founding Board Member of Canadian Psychedelic Association

Mark Haden

Adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, School of Public and Population Health

Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Bruce Sanguin

Psychotherapist and Author

Dr. Shannon Dames

Health Professional-Investigator

Patrick Moher

CEO, Microdose Psychedelic Insights

Kelsey Ramsden

President and CEO, Mind Cure Health

Trevor Millar

Board Member, Canadian Psychedelic Association

Cory Firth

Executive Director of the Canadian Psychedelic Association

Michael Kydd

Founder and Principal, Kydder Management Group Inc.

Salimeh Tabrizi, M.Ed

Counsellor, Founding Member, Canadian Psychedelic Association

Rich Tyo

Founder, Kingston Psychedelic Society

Ian Mitchell

Emergency Physician and Associate Clinical Professor, UBC Dept. of Emergency Medicine

More speakers added weekly!

CATALYST Summit 2022 will be held in person at Queen's university in Kingston, Ontario as well as online

Insight into the latest research and science in psychedelics, presented by many of the world’s leading scientists and researchers

A range of perspectives on the therapeutic and medicinal uses and benefits of psychedelics, with an emphasis on addressing mental and emotional health issues

Historical context and background of many different psychedelic compounds and elements, including Psilocybin, MDMA, Ketamine, LSD, Ayahuasca, 5Meo-DMT, Iboga and others

An overview of current and pending legislative and regulatory changes that are rapidly occurring within Canada and around the world including hearing from Health Canada

Exposure to many of Canada’s leading companies and organizations that are building the foundation of Canada’s psychedelic revolution in 2021 and beyond

Purchase Tickets

Online options and tickets for the live event including VIP and Pre-Conference Canadian Psychedelic Association Business Day passes AVAILABLE NOW. Don’t miss Canada’s Premiere Psychedelic Research and Science event!

The latest science-backed data and evidence from clinical trials and studies from around the world

Standards, Ethics, and Best Practices

Examining the myriad of issues related to psychedelic medicine when it comes to harm reduction, best practices, standards, implementation frameworks, etc.

Legal and Regulatory Frameworks

The rapidly evolving landscape of legal, regulatory and legislative changes and trends in Canada and beyond

The Business of Psychedelics

Exploring the fast-growing area of commercialization and capitalization of the psychedelic medicine industry

Before and After the Medicine

Focusing on the crucial role that appropriate preparation and post-medicine integration play in the efficacy and benefits of psychedelics

Therapeutic Models and Protocols

An overview of the important elements to consider in effective delivery of psychedelic-assisted therapy

Sponsorship Opportunities

CATALYST will be partnering with a number of key Canadian organizations and companies within the Psychedelic space. For more details and to request a sponsorship package please get in touch.


Call For Abstracts!

Catalyst Summit 2022 invites you to apply to present your psychedelic research either in person or by poster. Submission deadline is March 31 and the approved abstracts will be notified by April 15.

If you have a question or inquiry, please use the form below to contact CATALYST Presents Foundation.

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We're pleased to announce CATALYST Summit 2022 will be taking place at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Tickets go on sale on October 20 - stay tuned for our full speaker lineup!