Do We Still Need Placebo Studies? (216)

4:45 PM–5:45 PM Friday, February 28

Numerous studies have demonstrated that placebos can be powerful analgesics. If placebos aren't as inactive as we once thought, do we still need placebo-controlled studies in pain? This session will explore the placebo effect, underlying mechanisms, modifying factors, and its role in the design and interpretation of clinical pain trials.

Understanding the Placebome: How Genomics Affects Placebo Response

Kathryn Hall

The Power of Placebo in Pain Studies

Luana Colloca

'Placebo' Interventions: Are They Even Possible?

Tina Doshi

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patient and study design characteristics that can alter the placebo effect in pain studies and improve clinical trial design.
  • Assess various types of placebo treatments in pharmacological and interventional pain studies and their impact on study interpretation.
Moderator:

Tina Doshi

Co-Presenters:

Kathryn Hall

Luana Colloca