The placebo effect is a known aspect in the practice of medicine. In the clinical setting, it has been relegated to statistical confounds. In this session, we will discuss ways to identify and predict the placebo effect as well as brain connectivity that leads to placebo.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify placebo underlying mechanisms to take advantage in the clinical setting.
- Distinguish the differences between the use of placebo and nocebo effects to improve benefits from therapeutic interventions.
- Explain how to avoid nocebo effects in clinical practice.
- Indicate the differences in placebo response between genders.
Learning Mechanisms and Mechanism of Expectancy in Placebo Response
Luana Colloca, MD PhD MS
Ethical Use of Placebo in Clinical Practice: Should We Avoid it or Take Advantage of it?
Tor Wager, PhD
Understanding Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Clinical Research
Marta Pecina, MD PhD
Phenotype as Predictor of Susceptibility to Placebo
Nathaniel P. Katz, MD MS
Memory and Implications for Pain: Can Optogenetics Turn Memories On and Off?
Honored Guest Lecturer
Christine Ann Denny, PhD
Faculty and Presentations subject to change.