WMA Declaration of Helsinki Revision: Advocacy and Communication

Start Date: August 15, 2024
End Date: August 16, 2024
Location: Washington, DC, United States, The Westin Washington DC City Center 1400 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The World Medical Association invites you to attend the WMA Declaration of Helsinki Region: Final Expert Meeting, which will take place on 15-16 August 2024 in Washington, D.C., USA, at the Westin DC City Center, 1400 M Street, NW.

Developed in 1964 by the World Medical Association’s General Assembly, the Declaration of Helsinki (DoH) is a set of ethical principles on human experimentation developed for the medical profession. In 2022, the WMA appointed a workgroup to begin the process of revising this seminal document. To encourage as much global participation in the revision process as possible, the WMA is collaborating with its members to host a series of regional/expert meetings as below:

Following a two-year revision process led by workgroup members and observers from more than 20 countries and enriched by five regional conferences, a dedicated conference on research in resource-poor settings, a global public consultation, and comments from WMA members, the DoH workgroup will present the revised draft to some of the leading minds in medical ethics for a final reality check.

Co-organized by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the WMA, this high-level discussion will provide a final opportunity to analyze the revised draft of the DoH for thoroughness and consistency before the document is submitted to the WMA Council and, if approved, to the General Assembly for adoption. Please note that this event will be held in English, and it is open to all WMA members and invited guests. The meeting will be held in person. A virtual option is not planned.

The AMA has arranged a group rate for hotel rooms at the Westin at $189 for single/double occupancy and $359 for suites. If you are planning to attend this meeting, please book your room after the registration. The link will be available on your registration confirmation page. 

The deadline for hotel reservations is July 17, 2024.  If necessary, individual rooms may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival date at no charge.

Further information about registration and the hotel reservation procedure will be available through the members’ area soon.

Please contact the WMA secretariat at doh@wma.net with any questions.

We hope to see you in Washington, D.C., in August.