Save the Date! Thursday, September 26, 2013Join us on Thursday, September 26th as we celebrate the announcement of the 2013 Winner of the Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Keynote speaker for this year’s Gala Award Dinner is Dr. Irving Kirsch, whose provocative work on the placebo effect has influenced National Health Services guidelines for the treatment of depression in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Kirsch is Professor of Psychology at Plymouth University (UK), Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), and Professor Emeritus at the University of Hull and the University of Connecticut. He has published 10 books and more than 200 scientific journal articles and book chapters on placebo effects, antidepressant medication, hypnosis, and suggestion. He originated the concept of response expectancy. His meta‐analyses on the efficacy of antidepressants were covered extensively in the international media and his book, The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, which has been published in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, and Polish, was shortlisted for the prestigious Mind Book of the Year award. It was the topic of a 60 Minutes segment on CBS and a 5-page cover story in Newsweek.
Capacity for this event is limited. You are encouraged to purchase tickets early.
|Date:||Thursday, September 26, 2013|
|Attire:||Black Tie Preferred|
|Inquiries:||Dr. Rogers Prize Coordinator|