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Tranceformation: Hypnosis in Brain and Body

Speaker: David Spiegel, M.D.

Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University School of Medicine

Date: March 9, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. ET to 11:00 a.m. ET

Location: Lipsett Amphitheater at the NIH Clinical Research Center (Building 10)

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Event Description

Dr. David Spiegel is the Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Spiegel has 40 years of clinical and research experience studying psycho-oncology, stress and health, pain control, psychoneuroendocrinology, sleep, and conducting randomized clinical trials involving psychotherapy for cancer patients.

In this lecture, Dr. Spiegel will discuss the randomized controlled trials his lab has conducted demonstrating the efficacy of hypnosis in reducing pain, anxiety, somatic complications, and procedure duration during radiological interventions. Dr. Spiegel will also discuss what hypnosis research has shown for relieving chronic cancer pain and for controlling various neuromuscular disorders.