Expert Conference on the Revision of the Declaration of Helsinki - Tokyo, 28 February-1 March 2013

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28 February - 1 March 2013
Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Agenda (final)

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Day 1 Thursday, 28 February 2013


Welcome address
Yoshitake Yokokura, President of the Japan Medical Association (JMA)
Fumimaro Takaku, President of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences
Cecil Wilson, President of the World Medical Association (WMA)


Welcome remarks
Norihisa Tamura, Minister, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan


Opening remarks
Ramin Parsa-Parsi, Chair of the WMA DoH Workgroup


Keynote speeches
Chair: Ramin Parsa-Parsi, Chair of WMA DoH Workgroup

Keynote speech 1
Urban Wiesing, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Keynote speech 2
Heather Widdows, University of Birmingham, UK


Session 1: Biobanks
Chair: Masami Ishii, Vice-Chairman of Council of the WMA & WMA DoH Workgroup
Chair: Miguel R. Jorge, Brazilian Medical Association & WMA DoH Workgroup

Ryuichi Ida, Doshisha University, Japan
Alastair Campbell, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore,Singapore

Day 2 Friday, 1 March 2013


Session 2: Insurance/compensation/protection
Chair: Wonchat Subhachaturas, Past President of the WMA
Chair: Torunn Janbu, Chairperson of WMA Medical Ethics Committee & WMA DoH Workgroup member

Tatsuo Kuroyanagi, Legal Advisor of the JMA, Japan
Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai, Department of Social Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Elmar Doppelfeld, Council of Europe


Session 3: Resource poor settings / Post-study arrangements
Chair: Dong Chun Shin, Chairman of Council of the CMAAO
Chair: Poul Jaszczak, Danish Medical Association & WMA DoH Workgroup

Somkiat Wattanasirichaigoon, Scientific Session of the Medical Association of Thailand & Faculty of Medicine, Srinakarinthwirot University, Thailand
Prijo Sidipratomo, Indonesian Medical Association Medical Ethics Committee, Indonesia
Jose Asa Sabili, Philippine Medical Association, Philippines


Session 4: Vulnerable groups
Chair: Ming-Been Lee, President of the CMAAO, Taiwan
Chair: Mukesh Haikerwal, Chairman of Council of the WMA

Bomoon Choi, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, & Korean Society for Medical Ethics, Republic of Korea
Ajay Kumar, Indian Medical Association, India


Session 5: Ethics Committees
Chair: Margaret Mungherera, Uganda Medical Association & President-Elect, World Medical Association
Chair: Peter Carmel, American Medical Association & WMA DoH Workgroup

Kaori Muto, Department of Public Policy, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan


Session 6: General Comments

James McCormick, U.S. Embassy Tokyo, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Yasuyuki Sahara, Research and Development Division, Ministry Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW)
Isao Teshirogi, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Salvatore Alesci, Scientific Affairs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)


Consensus building / summing up
Round table discussion
Facilitator: Jeff Blackmer, Canadian Medical Association & WMA DoH Workgroup
Facilitator: Peter Carmel, American Medical Association & WMA DoH Workgroup

Closing & next steps
Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of the WMA
Tai Joon Moon, President Emeritus of the KMA, former President of the WMA
Takashi Hanyuda, Vice-president of the JMA