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Agents of Change - The Power of Placebo

3rd November 2018 11:00 - 17:00
Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

What is the placebo effect and what can it tell us about the way we practice healthcare today? How can expectations, suggestibility, belief, charisma of the healer, ritual and environment impact on our health? A day of provocation and engaging discussion.

A day of provocation and engaging discussion with leading scientists, cultural thinkers, artists and medics.

What is the placebo effect and what can it tell us about the way we practice healthcare today? How can expectations, suggestibility, belief, charisma of the healer, ritual and environment impact on our health? Can we be agents of our own pleasure and pain? How are we affected by those providing us with care, the manner in which we are cared for, or the setting in which care is given?

The day will include presentations from and discussions with Jon Stone, Professor of Neurology at University of Edinburgh; Jo Marchant, author of Cure; award-winning author John Burnside; Sarah Goldingay, Lecturer in Drama at Exeter University; Paul Dieppe, Professor of Health and Wellbeing at Exeter Medical School; and Elisabeth Hsu, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

Part of The Power of Placebo – a national programme of events to accompany a new performance by Clod Ensemble, Placebo.

 

Tickets are £25 standard or £15 concession, available HERE.

 

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