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Protecting participants in health research: Riding the crest or being swept under?

When: Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Where: Parktown Health Sciences Campus
Marie Curie Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building
Start time:18:00
Enquiries:

Rechelle.Tsunke@wits.ac.za / (011) 717-1193

Professor Ames Dhai, Director of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, will present her inaugural lecture on protectionism for health research participants.

Protectionism is the notion that human beings should be protected from the risks, harms and wrongs that could result because of their participation in studies. An appraisal of health research in South Africa from the 1800s reveals three distinct waves of protectionism with the advent of the strongest being in 1996. Will we manage to uphold our Constitutional promise of protectionism and will it continue riding the crest of the wave as we grapple with several competing research claims two decades down the line?     

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