It is with great pleasure to announce that Dr Fabrizio Benedetti (MD), the world’s most foremost authority on placebo/nocebo will be presenting at our symposium: 'Turning Primary Headache Upside Down’ Milan, Italy 4th and 5th May, 2018.
Fabrizio is Professor of Neurophysiology and Human Physiology at the University of Turin Medical School, Turin (Italy), and Director of the Centre for Hypoxia at the Plateau Rosà Labs, Plateau Rosà (Italy/Switzerland).
Dr Benedetti’s pre-eminence in the areas of placebo and nocebo is recognized internationally having been awarded the Medical Book Award of the British Medical Association in 2009; the Seymour Solomon Award of the American Headache Society in 2012; the William S. Kroger Award of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in 2015, and the EFIC-IBSA Award for the best paper in the European Journal of Pain in 2015. Furthermore, he is a nominated member of The Academy of Europe and of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain.
Frabrizio is a distinguished author; his most recent books, Placebo Effects (Oxford, 2nd Edition, 2014), The Patient’s Brain (Oxford 2010), and Placebo (Springer 2014) are considered seminal advancements in the understanding of placebo and nocebo, and compulsory reading for health professionals.
Dr Benedetti will not only be opening the symposium with ‘hot of the press’ research in his platform presentation: ‘Placebo and nocebo: different contexts, different pains’, but also bring placebo/nocebo ‘to life’ in a workshop… ‘How to make pain a rewarding experience’ later in the day.
I am writing this and thinking, WOW!; to hear and participate in Dr Benedetti’s theoretical and practical presentations on irrefutable influences in our clinical practice – placebo/nocebo – is an unprecedented opportunity.
Hope you can make it!
Dr Dean H Watson PhD (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist)