Parallel sessions Tuesday 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM (Subject to change)

This page contains the title, presenters, as well as the location of the parallel sessions held on Tuesday April 4, 2017. Please note that this page contains only the name of the first author of the submission.


Session 2.1: Nocebo effects (Location: Grote Zaal; Chair: David Yarnitsky)

Llewellyn Mills – Harnessing nocebo withdrawal in tapered dose reductions
Chantal Berna – Tying side effects to pain relief – An experimental model of a clinical interaction modulation
Paul Dieppe – ‘The powerful nocebo’: The need to avoid invalidating people with chronic pain
Bettina Doering – Dizzy but positive – An experimental manipulation of side effect expectancy
Carina Höfler – Emotion-specific nocebo effects: An fMRI study
Alexandra Tinnermann – Neural mechanisms of the nocebo effect and its modulation through price information in cortical, subcortical and spinal regions using cortico-spinal imaging


Session 2.2: Biological predictors of placebo effects (Location: Breezaal; Chair: Kathryn Hall)

June Forsberg – The genetic influence on fear of pain and placebo analgesia
Aleksandrina Skvortsova – Enhancing the effects of positive verbal suggestions on pain and itch through oxytocin
Philipp Reicherts – Experimenter characteristics and the participants’ gender impact placebo hypoalgesia
Jeanette Weigama Svendsen – Gender differences in pain and conditioned placebo analgesia


Session 2.3: Placebo effects in psychology and psychiatry (Location: Jan Willem Schaap zaal; Chair: Miranda Olff)

Julia Glombiewski – The mechanisms of placebo response in antidepressant trials: An experimental investigation
Katja Weimer – Placebo effects in children and adults: Same mechanisms, but different moderators?
Helen Koechlin – Efficacy and safety of SSRIs, SNRIs, and placebo in common psychiatric disorders: A comprehensive meta-analysis in children and adolescents
Joe Kossowsky – Placebo research in children: Achievements, obstacles and untapped potential
Liron Rozenkrantz – Placebo can enhance creativity

Session 2.4: Concepts in placebo research (Location: Cornelis Schuyt zaal; Chair: Per Aslaksen)

Mark Arnold – Medical students’ understanding of placebo and nocebo effects (pnes). Implications for future practice
Chris Beedie – Growing evidence for neurophysiological mechanisms of placebo effects does not legitimise the use of complimentary and alternative medicines by athletes
Klaus Linde – Placebo is a bitter pill – Why many German physicians prefer complementary or alternative treatments to placebos
Johannes Laferton – Patients’ expectations regarding medical treatment: A comprehensive review of concepts and their assessment
Toby Pilditch – Communicated beliefs about action-outcomes: The role of initial confirmation in the adoption and maintenance of unsupported beliefs
Ryan van Nood – ‘Human beings in trouble’: Wittgensteinian investigations of sustainable placebic empathy