Expert Conference on the Revision of the Declaration of Helsinki - Cape Town, 5-7 December 2012


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5 - 7 December 2012
The Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Agenda (final)

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Day 1 Wednesday, 5 December 2012

2:00

Welcome and opening
Zephne Van Der Spuy, President of the South African Medical Association Representative, Health Ministry of South Africa
Cecil Wilson, President of the WMA
Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of the WMA
Ramin Parsa-Parsi, Chair of the WMA DoH Workgroup


Chairs:
Peter Carmel, American Medical Association
Ramin Parsa-Parsi, Chair of the WMA DoH Workgroup

2:30

Revising the Declaration of Helsinki: Challenges and limitations
Urban Wiesing, University of Tuebingen, Germany

3:00

Keynote speech 1
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania, USA

 

Chairs:
Mzukisi Grootboom, Chairman, South African Medical Association
Konstanty Radziwill, President, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists

4:00

Keynote speech 2
Julian Kinderlerer, Cape Town University & European Group on Ethics

Day 2 Thursday, 6 December 2012


Chairs:
Miguel R. Jorge, Brazilian Medical Association
Masami Ishii, Vice-Chairman of Council, WMA

Session 1

Vulnerable groups

9:00

Ames Dhai, Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

9:15

Samia Hurst, Geneva University Medical School, Switzerland

9:30

Hans-Jörg Ehni & Elisabeth Ritter, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Session 2

Biobanks

10:00

Vilhjálmur Árnason, University of Iceland, Iceland

10:15

Julius Ecuru, National Council for Science and Technology, Uganda

 

Chairs:
Mark Sonderup, South African Medical Association
Leonid Eidelman, Israel Medical Association

Session 3

Post-study arrangements

11:15

Alex John London, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

11:30

Fazel Randera, South African Medical Association, South Africa

11:45

Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

12:00

Joseph Millum, Department of Bioethics, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, USA

 

Chairs:
Poul Jaszczak, Danish Medical Association
Alarico Rodriguez, Uruguay Medical Association

Session 4

Ethics committees

2:00

Mariela Mautone, Committee of Bioethics, Sindicato Médico del Uruguay

2:10

Joseph Mfutso-Bengo, University of Malawi, Malawi (presented by Ames Dhai)

Session 5

Enhancement

2:35

Urban Wiesing, University of Tuebingen, Germany

 

Chairs:
Margaret Mungherera, President-Elect, WMA
Xavier Deau, Conseil National de l'Ordre des Médecins, France

Session 6

Positions of international organizations

3:30

Hans Van Delden, CIOMS

3:40

Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, World Health Organisation (WHO)

3:50

Jerry A. Menikoff, Department of Health and Human Services, USA

4:00

Fergus Sweeney, European Medicines Agency (EMA)

4:10

Dominique Sprumont, TRREE Initiative & FMH Switzerland

4:20

Dafna Feinholz, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

4:30

Jörg Zinserling, Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Germany

4:40

Gavin Steel, Medicines Control Council South Africa

4:50

Salvatore Alesci, IFPMA

5:00

Christian Gluud, European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN)

Day 3 Friday, 7 December 2012

 

Chairs: Hans-Jörg Ehni, University of Tübingen, Germany
Torunn Janbu, Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee, WMA

Session 7

General consultation

9:00
9:30
10:00
10:30

Topic 1: Insurance/compensation/protection
Topic 2: Use of unproven interventions / off-label use (para. 35)
Topic 3: Broad consent (para. 25)
Topic 4: Medical research involving children


11:30

Consensus building / summing up
Round table discussion
Facilitator 1: Jeff Blackmer, Canadian Medical Association, Canada
Facilitator 2: Urban Wiesing, University of Tübingen, Germany

12:00

Closing & next steps
Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of the WMA
Cecil Wilson, President of the WMA
Zephne Van Der Spuy, President of the South African Medical Association