Plenary session 1 – Monday 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM

This page contains the title, and presenters from the first plenary session held on Monday July 8, 2019, in the Grote Zaal. Please note that you can click on the presenter’s name for the full abstract.

Plenary session 1: How to use placebos in clinical practice?

Jens Gaab: From good to bad to good: Why the placebo is necessary for treatment.

John Kelley: Efficacy of open-label placebos in RCTs, and possible clinical applications in mainstream medicine.

Winfried Rief: Why changing dysfunctional expectations in clinical practice is challenging.

Damien Finniss: Clinical practice: implications for the study of placebo.

Regine Klinger: Deliberate application of placebo effects: Use of placebo effects in clinical practice by modulating expectancies.