Beyond the Placebo: Biomedical, Clinical and Philosophical Aspects of the Placebo Effect (Beyond the Placebo)

Venue: Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF)

Location: Ascona, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Aug 22, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 25, 2012
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2012
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Many issues related to placebos and placebo effects puzzle physicians, patients, and the scientific community. Are placebo effects clinically relevant? How can they be understood in neurophysiological and neurophilosophical perspectives? What is their place in modern medicine? The aim of the symposium is to bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers to set the current knowledge in a broader context and to discuss the implications for the goal of good health care.


Monte Verità, Via Collina 84, CH-6612

Additional Information

Prices include conference, accommodation and full board: Registration before 30th April 12 690.- CHF Registration from 1st May until 15th June 12 1090.- CHF Junior scientists up to the postdoctoral level are invited to submit an abstract that introduces their own work in the placebo field. Basic or clinical research is welcome, as are conceptual or ethical reflections. Abstracts will be selected by a review panel for an oral or poster presentation; the presenting author will receive a waiver of the conference fee and cost for accommodation, and a travel stipend.