Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m EST

PAHO’s Regional Program on Bioethics held a virtual workshop on COVID-19 vaccine research ethics on Tuesday October 27th, 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m., Washington DC time (EDT). The workshop will have simultaneous interpretation (English and Spanish). 

Objective(s) of the meeting: 

Explore salient topics realted to COVID-19 vaccine research ethics. 

Brief synthesis of the topics: 

Global experts discussed COVID-19-related ethical challanges, including review processes, human challenge trials, community involvement and vaccine trials.


1:00     Opening remarks.   

1:15     Challenges in the ethics review of COVID vaccine trials: The experience from Brazil. Sergio Surugi de Siqueira   

2:05     Duties towards research participants in vaccine trials. Joseph Millum

3:00     Community engagement for COVID-19 trials: Regional challenges. Leonardo Perelis

3:55     Criteria for the ethical acceptability of COVID-19 human challenge studies. Euzebius Jamrozik   

4:50     Closing remarks

Speakers. Brief summary of the curriculum: 
  • Sergio Surugi de Siqueira (Pontifical Catholic University from Parana, Brazil)   
  • Joseph Millum (Department of Bioethics of the Clinical Center and Fogarty International Center, NIH)  
  • Leonardo Perelis (Ramos Mejía Hospital, City of Buenos Aires)  
  • Euzebius Jamrozik (Ethox Centre and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford)
bioethics, COVID-19, vaccines
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