Celebration Ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Helsinki

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The Celebration Ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of Declaration of Helsinki was held on November 11th, 2014, 9:30 hrs to 15:30 hrs at Pörssi Talo, Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland.

Final program 

To download the speeches please click on the links below: 


Welcome coffee


Part 1: Scientific Seminar
The Declaration of Helsinki in the Real World – 
The Implementation of the Declaration

Chair: Dr. Tuula Rajaniemi, FMA President 

Dr. Ramin Parsa-Parsi
Celebrating 50 Years of the Declaration of Helsinki

Dr. Jeff Blackmer
Implementation of the DoH in the Americas: Challenges and Successes

Prof. Dr. Dominique Sprumont
The Declaration of Helsinki: A Matter of Principles

Prof. Dr. Lasse Lehtonen
The Impact of the Declaration of Helsinki on European Human Rights Development

Prof. Dr. Ames Dhai
Implementation of the DoH: Perspectives from the Developing World


Lunch and coffee


Part 2: Ceremonial Session
The Declaration of Helsinki – Ethics as the Foundation of Research

Dr. Xavier Deau, WMA President:

Prof. Dr. Urban Wiesing, Head WMA Cooperating Center:
The history and future of the Declaration of Helsinki

Address by the President of the Republic of Finland His Excellency Mr. Sauli Niinistö

Minister of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, Ms. Laura Räty:
“Is there room for physician’s ethics in political decision-making?”

Dr. Mukesh Haikerwal AO, Chairman of Council:
Note of Gratitude