6th Forum – Blantyre, Malawi, 17-19 March 2005

Themes of the Forum
What Happens When the Research is Over? Post-trial Obligations of Researchers and Sponsors
Organisers

The Wellcome Trust

Supported by:

  • Aga Khan University
  • Council on Health Research for Development
  • European Commission
  • European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
  • Fogarty International Centre
  • Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • South African Medical Research Council
  • UK Medical Research Council
  • World Health Organization

Programme/Case Studies

Programme Details

THURSDAY 17TH MARCH

Chair (am): Professor Joseph Mfutso-Bengo , University of Malawi

8.45-9.00:
Welcome and introduction to the 6th Global Forum on Bioethics in Research
Professor Joseph Mfutso-Bengo , University of Malawi

9.00-9.15:
The Wellcome Trust and International Research Ethics
Anthony Woods , Head of Medical Humanities, The Wellcome Trust

9.15-9.30:
Introduction from hosts

The Honourable Dr Hetherwick Ntaba , Minister of Health, Malawi

9.30-10.45:

“What happens when the research is over?” – overview

Professor Adnan Hyder , Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH

Chair (am): Professor Malcolm Molyneux , Director, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Programme for Research into Tropical Diseases, Malawi

9.00-9.30:

Case study 2: Presentation and introduction (tbc)

9.30-10.45:

Case study 2: Breakout group discussion

Breakout group chairs: Case study 2 presenter (tbc)

Professor Malcolm Molyneux

Dr Abha Saxena (tbc)

Dr Florencia Luna

10.45-11.15: Coffee break

11.15-12.45:

Case study 2: Feedback and debate

Breakout group rapporteurs

12.45-14.00 Lunch

Chair (pm): Professor Nancy Kass, Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University

14.00-14.30:

Case study 3: Presentation and introduction
tbc (Nancy Kass to advise)

14.30-15.45:

Case study 3: Breakout group discussion

Breakout group chairs: Case study 3 presenter (tbc)

Professor Nancy Kass

Dr Akinyika Olasegun (tbc)

Professor Carel Ijsselmuiden

15.45-16.15: Coffee break

16.15-17.30:

Case study 3: Feedback and discussion

Rapporteurs from breakout groups

17.30-18.00:

GFBR Business meeting

Dr Bella Starling , Senior Project Manager, The Wellcome Trust

Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta , Aga Khan University

Plenary

19.00-19.30:

“Ethics of Health-Related Research in Developing Countries” follow-up report

Dr Sandy Thomas , Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Open discussion meeting

Evening: Forum dinner

SATURDAY 19TH MARCH

Chair (am): Dr David Coles, European Commission, Belgium

9.00-10.45:

Case study 3: Public-Private-Partnerships – Presentation and discussion

Dr Luis Jodar, International Vaccine Initiative

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.30:

Outcomes of the 6th Global Forum on Bioethics in Research

Dr Imogen Evans, UK Medical Research Council

Professor Wen Kilama, Africa Malaria Network Trust, Tanzania

12.30-12.45: Close of Meeting

12.30-14.00: Lunch and departure

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