50th Anniversary Of The Declaration Of Helsinki

Fifty years ago this year delegates at the World Medical Association’s annual General Assembly in Helsinki adopted a new Declaration setting out ethical regulations on biomedical research.

Today, the Declaration of Helsinki stands as one of the world’s most important international ethical documents and has become the cornerstone of contemporary research ethics.

On November 11 at the Pörssitalo, Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland leaders of the medical profession will gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. They will chart the history of the Declaration and talk about its relevance today in the light of the Ebola outbreak and the use of unproven therapies.

You are invited to attend the celebration, which will comprise a seminar in the morning and in the afternoon addresses by the President of the Republic of Finland, His Excellency Mr Sauli Niinistö, and the Finnish Minister for Health and Social Affairs Dr. Laura Räty.

During the lunch break there will be a press conference.

The full programme can be found here