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    26 – 28 May, 2021

    University of Maryland, Baltimore U.S.A.

     

Save the Date
26 – 28 May, 2021

University of Maryland, Baltimore U.S.A.

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.


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


Plenary Speakers

Charlotte Blease,
PhD

Harvard Medical School

Wayne Jonas,
MD

Samueli Integrative Health Programs

Howard Fields,
MD, PhD

University of California San Francisco

George F. Koob,
Ph.D.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Jefferson M. Fish,
PhD

St. John's University

David Rakel,
MD

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Jens Gaab
Prof. Dr.

University of Basel,
Switzerland

Save the Date
26 – 28 May, 2021

University of Maryland, Baltimore U.S.A.

Program Overview

The 2.5 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.

program details

Plenary sessions speakers 2021

Day 1 –
Wednesday, May 26

Jeff 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 SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

  • Welcome to SIPS Conference in Baltimore 2021

Organizer of the SIPS conference 2021


Sponsors of the SIPS conference 2021

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