First official SIPS conference on placebo studies

Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Breestraat 60

International conference on placebo research

 The first official conference of the international Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIPS) is being organised in the spring of 2017 by Professor Andrea Evers from Leiden University. The aim of this conference is to bring the importance of the placebo effect and its clinical implications to the attention of scientists, health care providers and other interested parties. At this conference, thirty leading scientists in this field will share with you the most recent findings on placebo research.

Some of the themes that will be addressed:

  • Optimising treatment effects by using the placebo effect
  • The importance of the doctor-patient relationship
  • The use of medicines and placebos
  • Ethical aspects of the use of placebo treatments in practice

 The conference will be held in the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden, just 15 minutes walk from the central station. For more information on the conference, please go to


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