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.

The IASP SIG on Pain and Placebo keeps an archive of published newsletters from 1998 to 2016.

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August 26, 2012, Milano Convention Centre, Milan, Italy
“Placebo Effects: Can They Be Enhanced in Clinical Practice?”
Official Satellite Symposium of the 14th World Congress on Pain


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Term: 2012–2014

Chair: Damien Finniss (Australia)
Board Member: Luana Colloca (USA)
Board Member: Ulrike Bingel (Germany)
Board Member: Andrea Evers (Netherlands)

IASP Council Liaison

Eva Kosek, PhD, MD (Sweden)

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