15 May 2012

INTENSIVE SHORT TRAINING COURSE ON ETHICAL ISSUES IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH | 28 MAY - 1 JUNE 2012




INTENSIVE SHORT TRAINING COURSE ON ETHICAL ISSUES IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
28 MAY - 1 JUNE 2012

The background: India is turning out to be a major destination in the world for clinical trials due to increased availability of participants for the study and lesser costs involved for conducting trials. After lot of pressure from interested parties, the government issued several acts, rules and regulations designed to ensure safety of the human participants in biomedical research. Over the past two decades, side by side with the growth of clinical trials in India, Institutional Ethics Committees (IEC) have also increased. As per the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) survey conducted in 2003, there were 223 IECs in the country and only 39% of these reported some members to have some form of training in bioethics. In 2011, in an article published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME), Nadig and co-workers found the percentage of trained faculty to have risen to 52%. However, this was a small study on only 11 IECs with a response rate of 52% from among the members. It is clear that the country still needs more persons trained in bioethics, so that their contribution within the IEC becomes more meaningful.

The event: The main focus of the Intensive Short Training Course in Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research is to empower participants who are presently engaged in research or are serving on institutional ethics committees; or are likely to do so in the coming years - empower them to recognize and deal with various ethical issues arising out of research being done on human subjects. The course will also train participants in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) along the guidelines laid down in the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

This course is a five-day intensive training program running from Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) spread over 20 sessions. The topics covered are of great relevance to the present day scenario of biomedical research in India, and are structured using the current guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research, the Schedule Y of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, the ICH-GCP and other relevant national and international bodies.

Pre-course event: For participants of the workshop who are desirous of refreshing their skills on research methodology, the organizers are conducting a one-day pre-training continuing medical education program on research methodology on 27th May 2012 (will be conducted only if ten or more participants are registering).

Registration and other details:
Contact person:
Dr. Vinitha R Pai
Cell: +919980145182; Landline: +918242204668 Extn 331

Delegate fees:

For the Intensive Short Training Course
On or before 10 May 2012: Rs. 5000/-
From 10 - 15 May 2012: Rs. 7000/-
NO SPOT REGISTRATION


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