Pain and Placebo

The SIG on Placebo aims to:

  • Gather all available scientific data on placebo in its various aspects and manifestations.
  • Define the subject of placebo in pain research.
  • Evaluate placebo and its effects in the treatment of pain.
  • Stimulate the international study of placebo and its phenomena as a possibly useful mechanism.

Newsletters Meetings

Upcoming Meeting(s):

  • Psychoneurobiological Mechanisms of Placebo Effects: Recent Evidence And Clinical Implications
    4 August 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Meeting Agenda

  • Pain and Placebo SIG Business Meeting
    8 August 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    More Info

Past Meeting(s):

  • Placebo Symposium: Harnessing Placebo Mechanisms to Improve Clinical Outcomes
    17-18 November 2017 | Sydney, Australia

  • Placebo Effects: Can They Be Enhanced in Clinical Practice? 
    26 August 2012 | Milan, Italy
Discussion Forum

Follow the steps below to access the Pain & Placebo SIG online discussion forum, Groupsite: 

  • Login into your IASP account
  • Click on "My Account"
  • Scroll down to "My Group Memberships"
  • Click on your listed SIG - "Pain & Placebo"

Resources

IASP members can use the Online Membership Directory to locate contact information for the SIG officers.

Members of the general public should contact IASP at iaspdesk@iasp-pain.org with inquiries about the SIG.

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Officers [Term 2018-2022]

Chair: Luana Colloca (USA)

Vice Chair: Andrea Evers (Netherlands)

Past Chair/Treasurer: Damien Finniss (Australia)

Secretary: TBD

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