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    Virtual conference hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore U.S.A

     

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Virtual conference hosted by
the University of Maryland,
Baltimore U.S.A.

26 – 28 May, 2021

3rd International Conference 
of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS)

Harnessing placebo mechanisms for optimal pain management and treatment of alcohol and other drug use disorders.

Important information for all:

speakers, presenters and attendees.

The 2021 SIPS Conference is a virtual format using the SOICO Event Platform (SOCIO ).  For a successful presentation and full learning experience, make sure you have the following now…

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Funding
available

Cost should not be an obstacle to attend this conference. 

Please contact the 2021 SIPS Planning Committee if you need financial assistance in order to participate.

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Final Agenda
now available

The final Agenda of the 2021 SIPS Conference is now available

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Organizers

The Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS) is an international association of scholars who share the goal of understanding the placebo effect in medical treatment, psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative treatment.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is a U.S. public university and home to nationally ranked programs in law, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work.  Interdisciplinary and interprofessional team work is fundamental to its vision. 
Expert faculty from the UMB Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy collaborated with SIPS to design an interdisciplinary, international scientific conference to advance the science of placebo research and mind-body mechanisms, and apply this knowledge to alcohol use and pain disorders. 

On behalf of the UMB 2021 SIPS Planning Committee and SIPS, we invite you to join us for an exciting and informative program.

Conference Planning Committee
at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

Luana Colloca,
MD, PhD

Associate Professor 
School of Nursing

Chamindi,
Seneviratne, MD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

Jason Noel,
PharmD

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy

Patricia Franklin,
PhD, RN

Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Nursing


SIPS 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

Ted J. Kaptchuk

Professor of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts


Plenary Speakers

Charlotte Blease,
PhD

Harvard Medical School

Howard Fields,
MD, PhD

University of California San Francisco

Jefferson M. Fish,
PhD

St. John's University

Jens Gaab
Prof. Dr.

University of Basel,
Switzerland

Wayne Jonas,
MD

Samueli Integrative Health Programs

George F. Koob,
Ph.D.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

David Rakel,
MD

University of New Mexico School of Medicine


Keynote Speakers

Leonard Calabrese,
Professor of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Vinay Prasad,
MD, MPH

University of California San Francisco

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Virtual conference hosted by
the University of Maryland,
Baltimore U.S.A

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Program Overview

The 3 day conference is designed to provide an unparalleled platform for integrating current knowledge on placebo research in pain, alcohol use disorders, and substance use disorders.

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SOCIO Event Platform

SOCIO is an event platform that will host the 2021 SIPS Conference!

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Plenary sessions speakers 2021

Day 1 –
Wednesday, May 26

Jefferson Fish, PhD
Placebo Therapy Memories:
Influences on Writing the Book 50 Years Ago

Wayne, B. Jonas, MD
How Placebo Research Informs Healing

Day 2 –
Thursday, May 27

George F. Koob, PhD
Negative emotional state neuroadaptations in addiction and how they can become conditioned to cues and context

Howard Fields, MD, PhD
Prediction, Expectation, and Pain Control

Charlotte Blease, PhD
Sharing online clinical notes with patients: Implications for placebo and nocebo effects

 

Day 3 –
Friday, May 28

David Rakel, MD
The Clinician Effect: You are the Strongest Medicine to Reduce Pain and Suffering

Jens Gaab, Prof. Dr.
Why psychotherapy is an open-label placebo and open-label placebo is psychotherapy

 

  • Welcome to the virtual SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to the virtual SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to the virtual SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to the virtual SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to the virtual SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to the virtual SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

Organizer of the SIPS conference 2021

A Tour of the University of Maryland, Baltimore


Sponsors of the SIPS conference 2021

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact us at:  sips2021@lists.umaryland.edu