Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Placebo Workshop @ MMU (Cheshire Faculty)

Date: Mon 4th April 2016 – 9am to 6pm
Venue: CR2 Manchester Metropolitan University - Cheshire Campus

We are privileged to welcome Prof Daniel Moerman as one of our speakers. Prof. Moerman’s book Meaning, Medicine and the Placebo Effect (2002: Cambridge University Press) is the best book on the topic, and has served to transform understandings of placebo.

A proper understanding of what has been traditionally called the placebo effect has ramifications not only for medicine and trial design, but in many academic disciplines (philosophy and psychology being obvious ones) and many practices beyond academia (sports coaching, training and injury management being obvious ones). This workshop will therefore be of interest to many colleagues across disciplines and subject areas.

Welcome and registration

9.30 – 11 am
A Personal Point of View: Against the "Placebo Effect”.
Prof. Daniel Moerman (Emeritus, University of Michigan)

Coffee break

11.15 – 12 45

Levels of Analysis and the Placebo Effect.
Dr Charlotte Blease (Wellcome Trust ISSF Research Fellow, University of Leeds)

Lunch break

14.15 – 15.45

Tell Placebo Apart.
Prof. David Teira (UNED, Spain)

Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30

Exploring the Parallels: Philosophy of Emotion and Philosophy of Placebo; World-Taking Cognitivism and The Meaning Response.
Dr Phil Hutchinson (Philosophy, MMU)

Conclusion of the workshop

The event is free to attend but we need to know numbers, so registration is compulsory (though you are welcome to register and attend for part of the day only)

Conference Room 2 (CR2) - Cheshire Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

Workshop organised by Phil Hutchinson, Marie Chollier and Prof Michael Loughlin (IDS)

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