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DSECT/DSEN Monthly Seminar Series - Nov 28 2019 - Dr. Anne Holbrook

“Placebo: Our Most Effective Therapy?”


Presented by

Dr. Anne Holbrook, MD PharmD MSc FRCPC

Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, McMaster University  

Thursday, November 28, 2019 3- 4pm EST

Online via GoToWebinar




Placebos are inert substances which are regularly used in medication studies as a comparison to study active drug effect and safety. However, the Placebo Effect and Nocebo Effect have a very long history in medicine, and have recently come to the fore as treatments in their own right.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To cover the concepts of Placebo Effect and Nocebo effect
  2. To present studies on the effectiveness and safety of Placebos
  3. To discuss why this might be important in your research