Placebo and Nocebo Effects: What Are the Underlying Mechanisms, How Do They Influence Trial Design, and to Which Extent Can They Be Optimized in Clinical Practice in Ethically Appropriate Ways?

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Date and Time

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
13:00 – 16:30

Location

E103 (RAI Amsterdam)

Fee

Additional Fee Required


Event/Session Summary

Placebo and Nocebo Effects: What Are the Underlying Mechanisms, How Do They Influence Trial Design, and to Which Extent Can They Be Optimized in Clinical Practice in Ethically Appropriate Ways?

Refresher Course

During the last decade, psychological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying placebo and nocebo effects have been identified and it is possible to outline how this knowledge may influence the design and outcome of clinical trials as well as to which extent these effects can be optimized in clinical practice in ethically appropriate ways.

In this refresher course, Tor Wager will outline the state-of-the-art of psychological and neurobiological underpinnings of placebo effects and suggest how this knowledge may transfer to clinical practice. Luana Colloca will give an overview of nocebo mechanisms and discuss the ethical dilemmas of applying knowledge of placebo and nocebo effects to clinical practice. Finally, Lene Vase will illustrate how placebo and nocebo mechanisms may influence the outcome of clinical tests and suggest how this knowledge can be taken into consideration in the design and the interpretation of experimental studies and clinical trials.

Speakers & Presentations

Tor Wager, PhD (USA)
Psychological and Neurobiological Mechanisms of Placebo Effects

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD (USA)
Psychological and Neurobiological Mechanisms of Nocebo Effects

Lene Vase, PhD (Denmark)
How Can Knowledge of Placebo and Nocebo Mechanisms Improve Experimental Designs and Clinical Trials?


Rates

All rates listed in USD

 Registration Type

Early
(By 18 March 2020) 

Regular
(19 March-15 July 2020) 

On Site
(After 15 July 2020)

 IASP Member

$249 $249 $299

 Nonmember

$349 $349 $399

 IASP Trainee Member

$99 $99 $149

 Nonmember Trainee

$199 $199 $249

 IASP Member from a
 Developing Country*

$99 $99 $149

 Nonmember from a
 Developing Country*

$199 $199 $249


*The Developing Country rate is available to residents of countries with a gross national income of less than $15,000,
as defined by the World Bank.