12th Forum Satellite – Bangkok, Thailand, 30 November-1 December 2017

Theme of the Meeting
Ethics of research with refugee and migrant populations
The Wellcome Trust, National University of Singapore and the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand.


Supported by:

  • The Wellcome Trust
  • Medical Research Council-United Kingdom (MRC UK)
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health


Planning Committee

Members of the Planning Committee for this meeting were:

  • Teck Chuan Voo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Sharon Kaur, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Phaik Yeong Cheah, The Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medical Research Unit (MORU), Thailand;
  • Katherine Littler, Wellcome, UK
  • Adrienne Hunt, Wellcome, UK


Programme and Presentations


Click here to view the satellite meeting booklet, include case study summaries.



Advancing Migration and Health Research: Overview of global action, research landscape and reflections on ethics and ethical challenges
Kolitha Wickramage, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Philippines


Session1 Questions relating to the ethics of research with labour migrants and trafficked persons


Session 2 Questions relating to the ethics of research with refugees and undocumented migrants


Session 3 Questions relating to the ethics of research with migrants facing multiple vulnerabilities


Session 4 Breakout group feedback (video only)


Session 5 IRB issues and supporting researchers


Session 6 Concluding panel (video only)

A meeting report is available, along with a slide deck that provides an overview of the meeting content and conclusions. Participants are encouraged to use and revise the slides for  presentation in their local contexts.
We are very interested to hear about participants’ post-meeting activities. Please do keep us up-to-date by emailing gfbr@wellcome.ac.uk.

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