Workshop: Developing Guidance on Ethical issues in Epidemics

Prato (Italy), 22-24 Nov 2015

Contact person: Dónal O'Mathúna, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This workshop revised the draft guidelines developed from the workshop held in Dublin on May 25-26, 2015.

The WHO guidelines are under review currently. A link will be provided here when they are available.

 

DAY 1 (Sunday, November 22, 2015): Introduction

Time Agenda item Lead/Presenter
Chair: Michael Selgelid (TBC)
14.00 - 14.20

Welcome and opening of the meeting;
Introduction of participants

Michael Selgelid
14.20 - 14.30 Welcome by Prato Center TBC
14.30 - 14.50 Expectations from the meeting Abha Saxena
14.50 - 15.00 Declaration of interests Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez
15.00 - 15.15 Brief recap of the Dublin meeting Dónal O’Mathúna
15.15 - 15.30

Existing ethics guidance and overarching ethical principles

Carl Coleman
15.30 - 15.45 Discussion (with a focus on the overarching principles)
15.45 - 16.00 Break
Scoping Review and Typology of Epidemics
16.00 - 16.15

Scoping Review on existing normative, scientific, and policy literature – what are the gaps in the current guidance document?

Diego Silva (webinar)
16.15 - 17.00

Re-cap of the discussion on typology from Dublin meeting

Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez

Is a typology of epidemics needed?

Diego Silva (webinar)

The view point of the epidemiologist Maria van Kerkhove
17.00 - 18.00 Discussion
Dinner

 

DAY 2 (Monday, November 23, 2015): Development of the guidance

Time Agenda item Lead/Presenter
Chair: Mark Leys

09.00 - 09.20

Translating ethics guidance documents into practice: Who is our audience?

Plenary Discussion

09.20 - 09.50

Ethical guidance in practice I:
Learning from the clinical guidelines group

Mark Leys

9.50 - 10.30

Ethical guidance in practice II:
Outbreak response, how and where can ethics guidance plug in?

Pierre Formenty

IHR overview and linking ethics to IHR Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez
Role of the IHR Emergency Committee Michael Selgelid
10.30 - 10.45 Discussion
10.45 - 11.00 Break

11.15 - 11.30

Ethical guidance in practice III: Achieving community Engagement – experience from the field

Alice Desclaux

11.30 - 12.15 Ethical guidance in practice IV: Trust Plenary Discussion
12.15 - 13.00 Vulnerable populations

Carl Coleman
D: Lisa Schwartz

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
Chair: Ron Bayer
Discussion on key topics already addressed in the literature/previous guidance with attention to the application of the epidemic typology: Plenary discussion. Carl Coleman introduces each topic. Feedback from TB meeting where relevant
14.00 - 14.30 Restrictions on freedom of movement D: Philippe Calain
14.30 - 15.00 Refusal to receive treatment for infectious diseases D: Robinah Kaitiritimba
15.00 - 15.30 Field triage and allocation of scarce resources D: BocarKouyate (Apologies)
15.30 - 15.45 Break
15.45 - 16.15 HCW rights and obligations D: Rebeccah Johnson
16.15 - 16.45 International obligations, including deployment of international aid workers D: Annick Antierens
16:45 - 18.00 General Discussion
Dinner

 

DAY 3 (Tuesday, November 24, 2015): Development of the guidance + operational tools

Time Agenda item Lead/Presenter/Chair
Chair: Aissatou Toure (TBC)
09.00 - 09.30 Recap from day 1 Michele Loi
9.30 - 10.00

Surveillance and data protection

Amy Fairchild
10.00 - 11.00 Research Ethicsand Monitored Emergency use of unproven interventions – the unfinished agenda               

D: Philippe Calain

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 11.45 Ethics Review Committees - Challenges D: Oumou Younoussa
11.45 - 12.15 R&D Framework – entry point for implementation? Abha Saxena
12.15 - 13.00 Collection, use and storage of data and bio-specimens D: Stephen Kennedy
13.00 -14.00 Lunch
Chair: Amar Jesani (TBC)
14.00 - 15.00

Translating ethics guidance on Epidemics into practice –developing tools for different audiences:

  • General public
  • Local government and first responders
  • National government
  • International organizations and NGOs
  • WHO
  • Scientific and ethics communities
Small group work
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee
15.30 - 16.30 Reporting back to plenary and discussion One presenter/working group
16.30 - 17.00 Recap, next steps and closing remarks Abha Saxena
Dinner

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