AHTF 2019 “Happy Hour with a Scholar”

7 pm – 8 pm, Friday, October 4th

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

The Magic of the Placebo:  The Role of the Placebo in Medicine, Surgery and Therapy


LEE OSTERMAN, M.D., FAOA

PROFESSOR, ORTHOPAEDIC AND HAND SURGERY

PRESIDENT, PHILADELPHIA HAND TO SHOULDER CENTER

AND DIRECTOR, HAND SURGERY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

CHIEF, DIVISION OF HAND SURGERY,

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AT THOMAS JEFFERSON MEDICAL COLLEGE

Throughout the history of medicine the placebo has played an important role in the healing response of patients. While sugar pills and the like are accepted in the medical model, many would be surprised to learn how effective the placebo is in surgery. Finally the empathy and care shown by the physician and therapist for the patient may be the most effective placebo. This lecture will focus on these ubiquitous effects of the placebo and how they improve patient outcomes.

 Earn .5 CUE’s

Ticket Sales

Individual Event Tickets: $35 per individual (early registration available through AHTF annual meeting registration) 

Partner:  $150 – Hand Therapist or individual who supports and sustains the funding of clinical and scientific research and education grants

Partner of AHTF Benefits:

  • Recognition at the scholar event (written in program and introduction donor slide)
  • 1 Ticket to event
  • Recognition on AHTF website
  • Recognition in AHTF Annual Report
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