Ulrike Bingel
Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, University Hospital Essen, Germany.

Harnessing placebo effects in clinical care: Lessons learned from placebo research

In this presentation I will highlight what we have learned from experimental and clinical placebo studies over the past decades and provide suggestions how the gained insights could be translated in clinical care to optimize treatment outcomes.



Ulrike Bingel is a neurologist by background and Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the Medical Faculty, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Her research focuses on pain processing and -modulation in health and disease and interactions between pain and analgesic treatments and cognitive factors. Her work has revealed critical insights into the neurobiological basis of placebo and nocebo responses, their interaction with active pharmacological treatments and implications of these findings for clinical practice.