2nd Forum – Bangkok, Thailand, 14-15 October 2000

Capacity building for ethics review in developing countries and benefiting the host community

Themes of the Forum
Capacity building for ethics review in developing countries and benefiting the host community.

The World Health Organization

Supported by

  • John Fogarty Center , National Institutes of Health
  • UK Medical Research Council
  • South African Medical Research Council
  • Center for Disease Control

Programme/Case Studies

Programme Details

14 October 2000: Responsibility to the Community
08:00 – 09:00    Registration and Coffee/Tea

Opening Session: (Chairs: Nelson Sewankambo and Daniel Wikler)

09:00 – 09:30
Nelson Sewankambo, Makerere Medical School, Uganda Daniel Wikler, World Health Organization, Switzerland

09:30 – 09:45
Health research, community benefit, and national development
Natth Bhamarapravati, Centre For Vaccine Development, Mahidol University, Thailand

9:45 – 10:30
Health research and responsibility to the community
Dr. Malegaparu Makgoba, Medical Research Council, South Africa Ruth Macklin, Einstein Medical College, USA

10:30 – 10:45    Coffee/Tea

Case Studies: Responsibility to the community (Chairs: Francois Hirsch and V. Mathan)

Case Studies: Responsibility to the community (Chairs: Francois Hirsch and V. Mathan)

10:45 – 11:15
Case Study 1: VaxGen AIDS Vaccine, Thailand Vichai Chokevivat, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

11:15 – 11:45
Case Study 2: Drug Price Negotiation: Tropical Diseases Research, WHO, Juntra Karbwang, World Health Organization, Switzerland Howard Engers, World Health Organization, Switzerland

11:45 – 12:15
Case Study 3: “Good Neighbours”:  Developing an Ethical Paradigm for  Community- Based Studies  (Video Presentation) Geoff Solarsh, Africa Centre for Population and Reproductive Health Research, South Africa

12:15 – 13:30    Lunch

13:30 – 15:30
Group discussion of case studies and preparation of reports (Coffee/Tea available)

15:30 – 16:00  Reports from groups on case studies

Community Benefit and Justice (Chairs: Bebe Loff and Ju Zhang)

16:00 – 17:30
Perspectives on community benefit agreements, development, and justice Heng Leng Chee, University Putra  Malaysia, Malaysia José Esparza, World Health Organization, Switzerland Reidar Lie, University of Bergen, Norway John Horton, SmithKline Beecham, UK

17:30 – 18:00
Working Group on Community Benefit Agreements Wen Kilama, African Malaria Vaccine Testing Network, Tanzania Vasantha Muthuswamy, Indian Council of Medical Research, India Partha Majumder, Indian Statistical Institute, India Jack Killen, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA

18:30                 Reception (with informal dinner)

15 October 2000: Capacity Building

08:00 – 09:00    Coffee/Tea

Building Capacity for Ethical Review (Chairs: Robert Cook-Deegan and Daphna Feinholz-Klip)

08:30 – 09:00
What constitutes capacity for ethical review; Zulfiqar Bhutta, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

9:00 – 10:15
Current initiatives in capacity building in bioethics in research Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP):

  • Chirapan Boonyakiat, Thammasat  University, Thailand
  • Ragne Birthe Lund, Norway’s Ambassador  to Thailand
  • Leonardo de Castro, University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Vasantha Muthuswamy, Indian Council of Medical Research, India
  • Juntra Karbwang, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Vichai Chokevivat, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • Karen Hofman, Fogarty International Center, NIH, USA
  • David Picou, Caribbean Health Research Council, Trinidad and Tobago

10:15 – 10:30
Developing country perceptions of sponsor requirements for ethical  review; Adnan Hyder, Health Services Academy, Pakistan

10:30 – 10:45    Coffee/Tea

10:45 – 12:00
Group work on:

  • Capacity needs
  • Strategies to address capacity needs, including resources
  • Identifying stakeholders and their roles in capacity building, specifying the role of the community, including suggestions for the composition of the Working Group on Capacity Building
  • National, regional and global mechanisms for co-operation and the co-ordination of capacity building efforts: education, technical support, institutional development, websites, etc.

12:00 – 13:30    Lunch
Global Strategy on Bioethics Capacity Building (Chairs: Richard Cash and José Esparza)

13:30 – 14:30
Formation of a strategy on co-ordination of capacity building in ethical review of health research involving human subjects: Group  Reports and Discussion

14:30 – 15:00
Establishment of a Working Group on Co-ordination of Capacity Building in Ethical Review of Health Research involving Human Subjects.

Open Discussion

15:00 – 15:30    Coffee/Tea

15:30 -16:00
Update: Revisions of Declaration of Helsinki and CIOMS Guidelines Juhana Idänpään-Heikkila, Council for International Organizations of Medical  Sciences (CIOMS), Switzerland Seamus Gallagher, CIOMS, Switzerland The Role of the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (Chairs: Gerald Keusch and Wen Kilama)

16:00 – 17:00
Business meeting of the Global Forum  on Bioethics in Research

17:00 – 17:30
Summary and preview of future Forums Malcolm Clarke, The Gambian Government  Ethics Committee, Gambia Imogen Evans, Medical Research Council,  UK Maarten Schim van der Loeff, Medical Research Council, UK/Gambia

17:30   Forum Concludes

Case Studies


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