The Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS) is holding a conference in the Netherlands this April. Go here to learn more or register.
The popular news magazine, CBS Sunday Morning, aired a cover story called “Why do placebos work?” on October 9, 2016. It features Ted Kaptchuk and study participant, Linda Buonanno.
Link to Nature article: “Honest_Fakery“
Link to WSJ article, “Why placebos really work: the latest science”
The New Yorker published a list of the seven most important findings in medical research for 2015 and cited the research of Kathryn Hall et al among them. Read the list here.
Read the article from May, 2015 HERE.
Read this ‘Perspective’ piece by Ted Kaptchuk and Frank Miller.
At a recent conference in Geneva, a group of researchers got together and decided to form an organization with the purpose of bringing together scholars interested in the placebo effect and related phenomena. Thus PiPS’ cousin, SIPS, was born. To learn more and become a member, visit SIPS’ website.
PiPS has been awarded $250,000 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The funds will be used to create a high-impact seminar series that examines the potential of placebo studies to contribute to the transformation of health care. Over a period of approximately 18 months starting in June, 2013, a series of symposia will be held that bring together representatives from relevant disciplines including clinical specialties, neuroscience, health policy, anthropology, sociology, bioethics, and the history of medicine. The symposia will be structured to encourage an in-depth conversation that broadens the discourse about how the phenomenon known as placebo response can be utilized to enhance the provider-patient relationship, improve patient outcomes, reduce morbidity, and help control health care costs. Incentives will be offered that encourage participants to engage in collaborations. Certain events will be open to the public as well as the medical community. Register as a member to learn more about these and other events. Or call 617-945-7827 for more information.