Current Policies

WMA's policies on ethical and social issues

Title Tags Year Type
WMA Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Clinical Study, Ethics, Ethics Committee, Helsinki, Human Subjects, Medical Research, Patient Autonomy, Placebo, Post-Trial Access (to Care), Principle, Publication, Register, Review Committee, Risk Assessment, Subject Protection, Vulnerable Populations 2013 Declaration
WMA Declaration of Cordoba on Patient-Physician Relationship Declaration of Geneva, Declaration of Helsinki, Declaration of Lisbon, International Code of Medical Ethics, Patient Autonomy, Patient Rights, Patient-Physician Relationship 2020 Declaration
WMA Declaration of Taipei on Ethical Considerations regarding Health Databases and Biobanks Biobank, Confidentiality, Consent, Health Database, Opt-Out, Patient Rights 2016 Declaration
WMA Declaration of Ottawa on Child Health Adolescent, Assent, Child, Development, Education, Environment, Growth, Ottawa, Parents, Patient/Physician-Relationship, Privacy 2009 Declaration, Declaration of Ottawa
WMA Declaration of Reykjavik – Ethical Considerations Regarding the Use of Genetics in Health Care Bio Patents, Confidentiality, Consent, Intellectual Property, Patenting, Pharmacokinetics, Predictive Medicine, Substance Patents 2009 Declaration
WMA Statement on Human Genome Editing Gene Therapy, Gene-Editing, Genetic Engineering, Genome Editing, Germline Modification, Informed Consent, Somatic Cells 2020 Statement
WMA Resolution on Equitable Global Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine COVID-19, Immunisation, Pandemic, Vaccine, Virus 2020 Resolution
WMA Resolution on Unproven Therapy and the Ebola Virus Ebola, Epidemic, Helsinki, Unproven Therapy 2014 Resolution
WMA Statement on Conflict of Interest Conflict of Interest, Education, Independence, Kick-Backs, Loyalty, Publication, Research, Sponsoring 2009 Statement
WMA Statement concerning the Relationship between Physicians and Commercial Enterprises Affiliation, CME, Commercial Companies, Conferences, Conflict of Interest, Cooperation, Corporate Relations, CPD, Disclosure, Education, Gifts, Grants, Independence, Influence, Integrity, Research, Sponsoring, Transparency 2009 Statement
WMA Statement on Nuclear Weapons Deployment, Development, Nuclear War, Testing 2008 Statement
WMA Statement on Assisted Reproductive Technologies Assisted Reproductive Technology, Ethics, ICSI, IVF, Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, Reproductive Medicine, Surrogacy 2006 Statement
WMA Statement on Animal Use in Biomedical Research Animal, Ethics, Experiment, Research, Violence 2006 Statement
WMA Statement on Ethical Issues Concerning Patients with Mental Illness Access, Mental Health, Patients, Stigma 2006 Statement
WMA Statement on the Responsibility of Physicians in the Documentation and Denunciation of Acts of Torture or Cruel or Inhuman or Degrading Treatment Degrading Treatment, Ethics, Human Rights, Inhuman Treatment, Istanbul Protocol, Torture 2003 Resolution, Statement