The placebo/nocebo conundrum @ Online (Zoom)
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Louis Roller will discuss the placebo/nocebo conundrum.

The placebo/nocebo conundrum is about the effect that inactive substances can have on individuals. The term ‘placebo’ comes from the Latin placare, meaning to please, while the term ‘nocebo’, or nocere, means the opposite. This talk will look at the implications of the placebo/nocebo effect in medicines, how they work and their use in clinical trials. It will look at evidence of the actual existence of the placebo and the mindset required for its effects.

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Mercy Ships @ Online (Zoom)
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mercy Ships is a global organisation which brings hope and healing to communities who need it most. It uses floating hospitals to provide medical care to those in desperate need of surgery and medical treatment.

This talk will be given by Tammy Shepherd. Tammy is a hospital-based physiotherapist whose good education and economic stability has allowed her to volunteer extensively with Mercy Ships and elsewhere. Her husband and adult children are supportive of her service to the African people via both Mercy Ships and mentoring local physios in a hospital in Congo.

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