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Pain and Placebo


Term 2022-2026

Chair: Luana Colloca (USA)
Secretary: Andrea Evers (The Netherlands)
Treasurer: Damien Finniss (Australia)

The Pain and Placebo Special Interest Group is committed to interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations with academic and other entities to promote a scientific understanding of the neuropsychobiological bases of the endogenous systems for pain modulation in humans and humans and their implications for patients and stakeholders.

The Pain and Placebo Special Interest Group aims to:

  • Create awareness for placebo and nocebo effects in its various aspects and manifestations in the area of pain.
  • Increase research and education of placebo effects in the area of pain
  • Stimulate international collaborations among scientists and healthcare professionals for pain and placebo effects
  • Foster the development of clinical applications to optimize pain treatments with knowledge about placebo and nocebo effects.


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