PROGRESS IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL AND NEUROBIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF THE PLACEBO AND NOCEBO RESPONSES

Tübingen, Germany
January 23rd to 25th, 2013

Final meeting
of the research project:
"UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF PLACEBO RESPONSES:
THE ROLE OF EXPECTATION AND CONDITIONING ACROSS DISEASES AND TREATMENTS"
sponsored by
within the funding program “Off the Beaten Track”

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM (Posters )
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
12.00-14.00
Registration
14.15-14.30
Paul Enck: Welcome address
14.30-16.00
Session 1: Mechanisms of placebo and nocebo responses
Chair: Fabrizio Benedetti, Torino, Italy
Speakers:
Jian-You Guo, Beijing, China: Studying placebo in animal models: present work and future directions
Ulrike Bingel, Hamburg, Germany: The contribution of placebo mechanisms to active treatments and implications for drug therapy
Jian Kong, Boston, USA: Is acupuncture a mode of placebo: evidence from brain imaging studies
16.00-16.30
Coffee break
16.30-18.00
Session 2: Placebo and nocebo imaging and recording
Chair: Paul Dieppe, Exeter, UK
Speakers:
Lauren Atlas, New York, USA: Brain mechanisms of placebo analgesia: Consistent findings and unanswered question
Katja Wiech, Oxford, UK: Placebo analgesia as an inferential process
Jon-Kar Zubieta, Ann Arbor, USA: Genetic influences on expectation-induced placebo responses
Christian Büchel, Hamburg, Germany: A similar mechanism for cognitive pain control and placebo analgesia in the human spinal cord
18.00-19.00
State of the art lecture (Chair: John Kelley, Boston, USA )
Irving Kirsch, Hull, U.K.:
The Emperor's New Drugs: Medication and Placebo in the Treatment of Depression
20.00
Dinner at the Kelter Restaurant (for active participants or with ticket)
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
9.00-10.30
Session 3: Young investigator orals: The best abstracts selected
Chair: Giuliana Mazzoni, Hull, U.K.
list of selected abstracts
10.30-11.00
Coffee break
11.00-12.30
Session 4: Mechanisms of placebo/nocebo: Learning & extinction
Chair: Manfred Schedlowski, Essen, Germany
Speakers:
Luana Colloca, Bethesda, USA: Placebo, nocebo and learning mechanisms
Regine Klinger, Hamburg, Germany: Clinical implication of placebo effects: intensifying patients‘ benefit for pain treatment.
Yadin Dudai, Rehovot, Israel: Brain circuits for encoding and updating information through ours and others' beliefs
12.30-14.30
Lunch & Poster Viewing
14.30-16.00
Session 5: Moderators of the response: Gender, personality, society
Chair: Winfried Rief, Marburg, Germany
Speakers:
Andrew Geers, Toledo, USA: Placebo effects: Uncovering the social and personality processes
Magne Flaten, Tromsø, Norway: Pain related negative emotions and placebo analgesia
Anthony Jones, Manchester, UK: Clinical implications of placebo analgesia
Keith Petrie, Auckland, NZL: Negative expectations and the nocebo response in the laboratory and general population
16.00-16.30
Coffee break
16.30-18.00
Session 6: Visceral and somatic placebo analgesia
Chair: Robert Jütte, Stuttgart, Germany
Speakers:
Sigrid Elsenbruch, Essen, Germany: How positive and negative expectations shape the experience of visceral pain
Ching-Liang Lu, Taipei, Taiwan: The placebo response in clinical and experimental studies in IBS
Lene Vase, Aarhus, Denmark: Placebo and nocebo effects in idiopathic and neuropathic pain conditions
18.00-19.00 State of the art lecture (Chair: Ulrike Bingel, Hamburg, Germany)
Irene Tracey, Oxford, UK:
Pain, pain anticipation, analgesia, placebo analgesia
20.15 Dinner at the Rosenau restaurant (for active participants or with ticket)
Friday, January 25th, 2013
9.00-10.30
Session 7: Placebos and the motor system
Chair: John Kelley, Boston, USA
Speakers:
Antonella Pollo, Torino, Italy: Placebo and nocebo effects in physical performance
Sarah Lidstone, Toronto, Canada: Placebos and Parkinson 's Disease: Is hope better than certainty?
Ariane Keitel et. al., Düsseldorf, Germany: The role of expectation in Parkinson´s Disease patients with deep brain stimulation (abstract selected for oral presentation)
10.30-11.00
Coffee break
11.00-12.30

Session 8: Placebos in psychology and psychiatry
Chair: Jens Gaab, Basel, Switzerland
Speakers:
Andrew Leuchter, Los Angeles, USA: Expectations, therapeutic alliance, and the outcome of placebo treatment for major depression
Wael El-Deredy, Manchester, UK: Placebo response: Cognition or perception
Winfried Rief, Marburg, Germany: Lessons to be learned from placebo arms in psychopharmacology trials
Karin B. Jensen et al, Boston MA, USA: Physicians activate their own pain modulatory brain regions during delivery of placebo analgesia (abstract selected for oral presentation)

12.30-14.30
Lunch & Poster Viewing
14.30-16.00
Session 9: Poster Blitz: The 10 best posters selected for presentation
Chair: Amir Raz, Montreal, Canada
16.00-16.30
Coffee break
16.30-18.00
Session 10: Placebos in other clinical areas
Chair: Paul Enck, Tübingen, Germany
Speakers:
Andrea Evers, Nijmegen, The Netherlands: The role of placebo effects in itch and pain: Pathways to innovative treatments
Karin Meissner, Munich, Germany: Placebo effects and the autonomic nervous system: an investigation of peripheral responses
Yun Hyung Koog, Suncheon, Korea: Is the placebo powerless? Example of acupuncture
18.00-18.30 P.Enck, M.Schedlowski, F.Benedetti: Summary and farewell

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