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.
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
Jefferson Fish, PhD
Placebo Therapy Memories:
Influences on Writing the Book 50 Years Ago
Wayne, B. Jonas, MD
How Placebo Research Informs Healing
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
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