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
The Power of Placebo in Pain Studies
'Placebo' Interventions: Are They Even Possible?
- 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.