Scientific papers on topics related to the SIPS 2023 Conference themes are welcome for consideration as oral (data blitz, workshop or science slam) or poster presentations. All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the Submission page by December 15, 2022.
Accepted posters will be displayed online, which requires the author(s) to provide a PowerPoint slide of the poster.
*Contributions for the workshop should be submitted as individual contributions (presentation duration approx. 15min).
When submitting, thematically related contributions can be noted and referred to as such.
The scientific committee will then individually evaluate these contributions and compile them thematically appropriate.
Oral presentations will be selected and assigned to compliment specific panel sessions.
The Scientific Program Committee reviews all applications with a view toward the quality of the proposed scientific program. Abstracts may be rejected if they do not comply with the general concepts or requirements described in the guidelines below, or if they have low-quality scientific programs. While the Scientific Program Committee makes every effort to honor requests, due to space limitations, the committee cannot guarantee preferences.
All authors who will be attending the SIPS 2023 Conference must register online for the meeting and pay any applicable registration fees. The meeting registration site will open on October 15, 2022.
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This plenary session will focus on processes in the brain as understood by a Bayesian and predictive coding framework. What are current developments in this field? How can placebo and expectation effects be understood in the context of predictive coding frameworks? And how do mind and body interact with each other during the processing of bodily homeostatic states, e.g. interception?
In this plenary session, speakers will give an overview over different animal models in relation to placebo and expectation research. Next to discussing the state-of-the-art and what the field should focus on in the future, talks will tackle limitations and advantages of certain animal models and their contribution to translational approaches.
What do we know about psychological and biological factors contributing to the relation of patient-clinician interaction? How can we measure and positively influence this interaction and how does it contribute to the efficacy of (placebo) treatments? This plenary combines basic with applied research to give insights into a fascinating emerging research field.
The mechanisms underlying (social) observational learning will be the main focus of this plenary. While research in this field is just beginning to understand how observing others contributes to one’s own perception and behavior, speakers will also discuss what we can learn from other neighboring fields.
The speakers of this plenary will go „outside of the box“ and tackle topics such as placebo and expectation effects in marketing, sports and pedagogy from different viewpoints and other fields, such as anthropology.
This plenary session will focus on the challenges of placebo effects in RCTs. How do trials deal with these challenges? How can placebo effects be minimized and hormonized in RCTs to improve the assay sensitivity for new compounds and treatments? Do we actually have to rethink / revise our current approaches? Aspects like patient stratification, recruitment and selection will also be focus in this session.
In this plenary session we want to contrast the opportunities that open-label placebo applications may offer to improve healthcare with a critical evaluation of limitations and potential risks of OLP treatments. Further, potential mechanisms underlying their effects on health outcomes and interindividual differences will be discussed.
During the times of the COVID-19-pandemic, negative expectation effects on the severity of symptoms, side effects and treatment outcomes are discussed more than ever. This session will highlight nocebo effects in the context of the Covid pandemic ranging from the vaccination trials to long covid and shed particular light on the role of media coverage in this time.
Please review your submission carefully to make sure that all appropriate data and all authors are listed and in the correct order.
No changes to body copy, data or authors will be accepted after the submission deadline of December 15, 2022.