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Dr. Lang to Speak at AVIR Annual Meeting, 18 March 2018

Dr. Lang is scheduled to speak at the 2018 AVIR Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California at 3:30PM on March 18. The 2018 AVIR Annual Meeting is a comprehensive, current and core meeting that is designed to bring together the entire IR Team. No other meeting offers the diversity of topics, the range of learning environments […]

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Poster Presentation at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2018, Amsterdam, 2-4 May 2018

Creating Value through Team Training in Advanced Communication Skills will be shown at the 2018 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Amsterdam. Click the image below for more information about the event.  

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Dr. Lang to Speak at Association of University Radiologists May 9th, 2018

On May 9th Dr. Lang will speak at the Association of University Radiologists meeting 2018 at Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate in Orlando, Florida. The meeting runs from May 7-10. For more information see the AUR website.  

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Dr. Lang Authors Chapter in “Neuroethics: Anticipating the Future”

Elvira V. Lang’s chapter “No pain no gain: A neuroethical place for hypnosis in invasive interventions” is now in press in the Oxford University Press book “Neuroethics: Anticipating the Future” edited by Judy Illes and Sharmin Hossain.

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Harvard Alumni Association Profiles Dr. Lang

Harvard Business School recognizes that Comfort Talk® is making a difference and profiled Dr. Lang! Click the image below to view their video profile and read the article!

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Training in Lansing Michigan

Dr. Lang is conducting a training for the MRI team at Mid-Michigan MRI at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing Michigan 11-13 October, 2016

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Book chapter in press

Dr. Elvira V. Lang’s chapter “No pain no gain: A neuroethical place for hypnosis in invasive interventions” is now in press in the Oxford University Press book “Neuroethics: Anticipating the Future” edited by Judy Illes and Sharmin Hossain

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The Power of Positive Thinking, WSJ February 15, 2016

“To minimize nocebo effects connected to medical and surgical procedures, Boston radiologist Elvira Lang has devised an approach that she calls Comfort Talk. Patients are warned of potential harms well in advance of the procedure, not immediately before. Staff soothe the patient, encouraging him or her to relax and focus on positive imagery. Dr. Lang has shown […]

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Could Talk Therapy Ease Your Pain During Surgery?

From Elle.com, an excerpt from the book Cure by Jo Marchant. “Millions of people every year undergo invasive procedures such as biopsies and keyhole surgery while wide awake. Unlike open surgery, which involves cutting a large incision in the skin, in a keyhole operation the surgeon works through a tiny opening, guided by images from […]

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I Got Hypnotized to Convince Myself to Go to the Gym. Here’s How It Worked.

Dr. Elvira Lang is featured in this article from Men’s Fitness about defining hypnosis and its practical applications –  Roger Clemens clucking like a chicken. Of all the many pop culture references that exist for hypnosis, that’s the one that keeps popping into my head. It’s from a scene in The Simpsons, the softball episode, in […]

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