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Lyceum Society: Pain and Placebos


for Members

Lyceum Society: Pain and Placebos

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The President's Penthouse at New York University

Presented By

Presented by the Lyceum Society


The Lyceum Society is comprised of the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 am; Brief-Brief: 12:00pm; Lecture & Discussion: 1pm to 3 pm.

Please note, this meeting will be taking place at the President's Penthouse at New York University.

The President's Penthouse is located at 37 Washington Square West, NY, NY 10011, between 4th Street and Washington Place.

A map of the NYU Campus can be found here.

The closest subway station to the President's Penthouse is West 4th Street (at 6th Avenue) which is served by the A, B, C, D, E, F, V trains.
Use the West 3rd Street & 6th Avenue NE Corner Exit.
Walk straight to West 4th Street, cross over West 4th and turn right, continue to Washington Square West.
37 Washington Square West is the first building on the left.

For door to door directions by subway, bus or car, go to HopStop New York.
The TO address is: 37 Washington Square West, New York, NY.
Enter the address where you are coming from and select the transportation mode you prefer.

Pain Relief or Just Belief?

Reflections on the ability of placebo effects to relieve pain, considering any influence "placebo responders" may have upon the outcome of clinical trials involving pain-relieving treatments.


Ralph Kaslick, DDS,

NYU College of Dentistry

Dr. Kaslick graduated from Columbia College in 1956, receiving his DDS from Columbia University College of Medicine. He was active for 23 years at Fairleigh Dickinson University, serving as Professor of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, and Campus Provost. Dr. Kaslick is now Professor of Periodontics and Hospital Dentistry at NYU's College of Dentistry. He is also Chair of the Percy T. Phillips Visiting Professorship Program at Columbia Univeristy College of Dental Medicine.