Workshop: Ethical Challenges of Research Conducted in Disaster Settings (Feb 2016)
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Krakow, 08-09 Feb 2016
Joint workshop organized by the
Disaster Bioethics COST Action IS1201 and
The Faculty of Health Science, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
The workshop attempts to bring together researchers, ethics committee members, various experts working in the field of disaster research and/or ethics. During the meeting we wish to discuss the specific ethical challenges of conducting research during or the aftermath of disasters. We also plan to organize a roundtable discussion on the updated CIOMS guidelines that is now open for public consultation (in particular, Guideline 20th that focuses on Disaster research ethics). The aim of this discussion is to provide the Working Group of CIOMS with comments until 1st March 2016.
- Guidelines on research ethics in disaster settings
- Models regarding ethical review and approval of research proposals
- Obtaining or waiving Informed consent for research in disaster settings
- Ethical issues in vaccines and medicinal product trials during epidemics
- Unregistered medicinal products and off-label use of drugs
- Research use of personal data and biological materials collected in disaster settings
The workshop will be held at the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland. The travel and accommodation expenses of accepted participants will be reimbursed according the COST rules. Reimbursement will be available up to 10 Action members.
Day 1 (Monday, February 8, 2016)
|Session 1 Chair: Goran Mijaljica|
|0900 - 0920||Welcome and Introduction|
|0920 - 0950||Peter Kakuk (University of Debrecen)
RECs and the diversity of disaster research: an ethical assessment (click for slides)
|0950 - 1020||Signe Mezinska (University of Latvia)
Challenges in ethics review process of research in disaster settings: results from a systematic review of guidelines (click for slides)
|1020 - 1050||Chesmal Siriwardhana (Anglia Ruskin University; King’s College London)
Defining the need for a post-research ethics audit in humanitarian/disaster research
|1100 - 1130||Coffee break|
|1130 - 1200||Shlomit Zuckerman (Tel Aviv University School of Medicine)
Clinical use of off-label medications in disasters and subsequent research arm: ethical perspective
|1200 - 1230||David Perlman (University of the Sciences, Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia)
Preventive disaster research ethics: use of an algorithm as decision support to parse disaster activities as research or not (click for slides)
|1230 - 1300||Mariusz Olejniczak (GCP.pl)
Operational perspective on research in emergency situations
|1300 - 1400||Lunch|
|Session 2, Chair: Zbigniew Zalewski|
|1400 - 1430||Eugenijus Gefenas (Vilnius University)
Pros and cons of placebo controlled trials in public health emergencies: the Ebola case
|1430 - 1500||Annette Rid (King’s College London)
Trial design during epidemics: what can we learn from Ebola?
|1500 - 1520||Coffee Break|
|1520 - 1555||Joanna Różyńska (University of Warsaw)
Ethics of using experimental Ebola treatments (click for slides)
Day 2 (Tuesday, February 9, 2016):
|Session 3 Chair: Peter Kakuk|
|0900 - 0930||Goran Mijaljica (Psychiatric Hospital Ugljan; University of Split School of Medicine)
What makes a person vulnerable in disaster research setting?
|0930 - 1000||János Kristóf Bodnár (University of Debrecen)
Introducing disaster-research ethical database ‘MADRES’ (click for slides)
|1000 - 1030||Coffee Break|
|1030 - 1100||Pierre Mallia (University of Malta)
The balance of utilitarian and kantian ethics for doing research in disaster situations
|1100 - 1130||Jan Piasecki (Jagiellonian University Medical College)
What does ethical guidelines for epidemiology say about research in emergency situations?
|1130 - 1200||Andrei Famenka (The State Service of Legal Medicine, Minsk)
Political interference in disaster research: implications for the integrity of researchers, public trust and well-being of the population
|1200 - 1300||Lunch|
|Session 4 Chair: Eugenijus Gefenas|
|1300 - 1500||A roundtable discussion on the updated CIOMS guidelines that is now open for public consultation (in particular, Guideline 20th that focuses on Disaster research ethics).|
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