The 18th Annual Pain Therapeutics Summit is coming to Boston on October 28-29, 2024.


 October 19-20, 2023 | San Diego, CA

Identifying and Advancing Novel Pain Drugs Through Preclinical, Clinical Development and Commercialization

2023 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Pre-Conference Workshop

4:45 PM 

Placebo Response Mitigation in Pain Clinical Trials
Placebo-controlled clinical trials with primary endpoints based on subjective measures suffer from a high degree of variability secondary to inflated placebo response and inaccurate patient reporting. This is especially problematic in analgesic studies, where formulations of drugs known to work often fail to separate from placebo in clinical trials. Dr. Singla will discuss a placebo response mitigation strategy he has deployed in over 50 analgesic clinical trials, designed to mitigate both placebo response among subjects and study bias among investigators. He'll provide a detailed overview of this material, share insights from 10 years of refining the program, and lead an interactive workshop where researchers and drug developers can test their own knowledge about investigator bias in clinical trials.

Learning Objectives
After this session attendees will:
1. Understand how and why placebo response and other sources of data variability can cause false negative results in clinical trials.
2. Have access to a series of potential techniques to employ in clinical trials that may reduce bias from study staff and study subjects, and produce more accurate data

Neil Singla, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, Lotus Clinical Research


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